Could you imagine being a child and having the freedom to roam all over the city alone with unlimited expenses? Any child would love that experience The movie, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, was filmed in several areas of Manhattan and is a classic Christmas movie for children and and adults. Not only is it a great Christmas movie, but it’s a good film to get children’s imagination flowing including some great jokes about independence. If you’ve never seen Home Alone, the main character is, Kevin McAllister, who ends up protecting his home while his parents are away from burglars by booby-trapping his entire house with a variety of hilarious surprises. In this sequel, familiar burglars from the first movie have followed him to New York City to continue their big heist and hoping they’ll succeed. Spoiler alert: they don’t.
As fans may recall, a pair of burglars chase Kevin y as he’s stuck in New York City; a city he’s never been in before. He left for Florida with his family but unfortunately got split up from them on the train. He also ends up with his parents’ credit cards and cash so he’s got “unlimited” resources. Most would think that since he’s being chased and he’s been split from his family that he’d cave in, but he’s made New York City his playground. Kevin ran these burglars through Central Park, Midtown, and even a large toy store in downtown Manhattan. If I were in Kevin’s shoes, I’d probably do what he did because survival is like second nature to anyone who’s from New York City!
Manhattan is the most densely populated borough amongst all five of them and has a large number of skyscrapers. It makes perfect sense why Kevin would choose that adventure; the adventure of getting lost in NYC.
Imagine if our carousel at Pier 62 was set in this movie. Think about Kevin running around Pier 62 and making the burglars slip and fall running from creature to creature on the carousel. Circling around all 33 creatures causing those burglars to slip and fall and trapping them behind the chariot. That’d be a hilarious and fun sight to see and the Pier 62 carousel is placed in a great spot for a local NYC chase. You can escape over to the Skate Park , run around the wide landscape of the Hudson River Park - it’s an adventure waiting for you.
Kids, don’t think you have to get lost just to enjoy yourself like Kevin McAllister at Pier 62 carousel!