This year, anyone as rich as the McCallisters has a chance to go beyond flopping down on the couch to watch Kevin wage war on the Wet Bandits—they can actually live like him.
For the 25th anniversary of Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, the famed Plaza Hotel is offering a suite inspired by the movie, which takes place largely within its bougie walls. For $895 a night, you'll get a plush-ass room, a Home Alone backpack, and a paint bucket filled with all four movies from the franchise, even though the first two are the only good ones. And just like Kevin McCallister, guests are offered a preposterously large ice cream sundae, hand-scooped by some dude from room service, as long as whoever's eating it isn't driving.
If you're looking for the all-out, abuse-your-absentee-father's-credit-card Kevin McCallister experience, the concierge will hook you up with a four-hour limo tour to all of young Kev's favorite spots. You'll also get express passes to the top of the Empire State Building and access to the Woolman Rink in Central Park, where—if you're lucky—you might actually spot Joe Pesci beating the shit out of a few pigeons.
There's still hope for the rest of us plebes who can't afford an actual room at the Plaza. The hotel is installing a Home Alone 2 "exhibit," where visitors get to take a few photos against backdrops from the movie. The Plaza's Todd English Food Hall is also "throwing it back to the 90s" with a menu inspired by all the era's weirdest foods: fancy Spaghetti Os, charcuterie Lunchables, "Funyun Rings," and a cocktail made with Sunny D and Zima, which frankly sounds undrinkable.
Other than that, though, the whole thing seems like a pretty good time. The Plaza just has to watch out for any kids who may take being a real-life Kevin McCallister a little too far.
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