The Plaza’s 'Home Alone 2' Package Lets You Dine Like Kevin McCallister
Most New Yorkers would tell you it’s hard to get lost in the city (it is only simple grid system), and yet, that’s exactly what Kevin McCallister does in Home Alone 2: Lost In New York, the follow-up to the 1990 Macaulay Culkin starring hit Home Alone. The comedy, released on November 20, 1992, has its 25th anniversary right around the corner and to celebrate, New York’s The Plaza—home base for much of Kevin’s city shenanigans—is giving hotel guests the chance to live out his holiday adventure.
Guests who purchase the exclusive “Home Alone 2 Anniversary Room Package” can indulge in a smattering of Home Alone-inspired stay offerings, including the chance to dine just like the character did. Eat your way through the special ‘90s-themed menu, featuring signature upscale twists on some of the decade’s most famous foods, at the Todd English Food Hall. Pick between kid favorites like gourmet ‘Todd’ pockets, Charcuterie Lunchables, SpaghettiOs, and Funyun Rings, with Sunny-D and Zima-inspired cocktails as beverage options. In true Kevin-style, you can also bring the feast straight to your hotel room, with the package’s complimentary in-room ice cream plaza-style sundae cart. Unfortunately, putting it all on your dad’s credit card is not included (or recommended).
If that’s not enough, when you stop by The Plaza’s concierge, you can request a four-hour limousine tour through the city. During the trip, guests will get the chance to follow in Kevin’s footsteps, visiting various locations in the movie. That could mean potential stops at the famous Pepsi-Cola sign in Long Island City, Manhattan’s Empire Diner, and Fulton’s Fish Market in a pocket of the Bronx.
The entire $895 package covers the hotel room, complimentary room-service ice cream, an interactive photo booth experience, a Home Alone 2: Lost in New York anniversary backpack, and one paint can complete with all five Home Alone DVD’s, including an anniversary DVD for Home Alone 2: Lost in New York. (Unfortunately, no TalkBoy is included to let you make discrete recordings. Probably for the best.)
While you’ll have to pay extra for the hotel’s concierge-based add-ons, an express pass to the top of the Empire State Building and access to Wollman Rink certainly can’t hurt your big New York City day out. The package is available beginning December 1, 2017, and runs through October 29, 2018, so you can make any day between now and then a Merry Christmas, you filthy animal.