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Tips for those coming to Super Bowl Boulevard

People slide down the Super Bowl Toboggan Run,

People slide down the Super Bowl Toboggan Run, set up as a part of Super Bowl Boulevard, which runs through Times Square and down Broadway in New York City. (Jan. 28, 2014) Credit: Getty Images

Super Bowl Boulevard had everybody talking before it opened, and now that it is open to the public, here are a few tips you'll want to consider for you trip:

-- Dress warm. Use multiple layers and bring some hand and toe warmers.

-- The toboggan run is clearly the main attraction (on 40th and 41st streets), which many of the folks we spoke to out there on their lunch break. If you're not on your lunch break, consider avoiding the 12:30-2 p.m. time frame for shorter lines.

-- Tickets for the toboggan are $5, and they can be purchased at a kiosk on 42nd Street and 6th Avenue. The booth opens at 10 a.m. and you can buy up to six tickets per person. Tickets are sold for half-hour blocks, so you can buy them in advance. For example, you can take your lunch break to buy a ticket for any time later in the day. The toboggan run is open from noon-10 p.m.

-- The toboggan run is faster than you expect it to be.

-- All the other events are free, but you can register online for a Super Bowl Boulevard badge that gets you some extra access to things.

-- Keep your eyes open, you never know who you'll bump into along the way. We found Olympic gold-medalist Gabby Douglas, former Giants punter Sean Landeta and ex-Patriot Willie McGinest (and a few crazy fans of each team).

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