we basically had all axis passes to the amusement area.
Anyways the WTC observatory is a fun idea but poorly executed. It's the dumbest $32 I've yet spent but I knew that going in. Call it a guilty pleasure. They make you watch some terrible videos before cutting you loose, they try to sell you a rental of a decked out ipad that tells you what/where everything is, etc. You can imagine the shape of the building, where there are these angles, and there's only a small section of the building looking directly uptown. But they rope that section off for this terrible interactive display thing where this carnival barker tells bad jokes and relays trivia. So if you want to look right out the window to midtown tough cookies. However you can see NJ fine and maybe as far as the ocean which is nice, and a few of the bridges are plainly in view. Cool place to take a picture of yourself.