Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
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On the guided New York TV & Movie Sites Tour, see all the sites featured in the classic holiday movie, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York. In Home Alone 2, Kevin McCallister (Macaulay Culkin) and his family plan to go to Miami, Florida for the holiday season but at the airport Kevin is separated and ends up going to New York. Alone in New York with a credit card, Kevin stays at the Plaza Hotel and the city becomes one giant playground. Harry (Joe Pesci) and Marv (Daniel Stern), two robbers from the originalHome Alone, break free from jail and are in Kevin's way once again. This time they are planning to rob Mr. Duncan's Toy Chest on Christmas Eve.
The first Home Alone 2 spotting on the New York TV and Movie Sites Tour is at Rockefeller Center, where Kevin is finally reunited with his mother at the beautiful Rockefeller Center Christmas tree. Rockefeller Center is a Historic National Landmark consisting of 19 buildings that is visited by thousands of tourists, especially during the Christmas season. The Center is known for its beautiful festive decorations and its magnificent Christmas tree. This well-known Christmas tree remains lit until the week after New Year’s Day, and is recycled through Habitat for Humanity. Right below Rockefeller Center is New York’s largest underground city. The underground Concourse features retail shops, fast food, fine dining and an ice rink.
Next, head to the Plaza Hotel, where Kevin checks into with his father’s credit card because it is the only hotel in New York that he knows the name of! The Plaza Hotel is not just an ordinary New York City hotel; it is also a New York City landmark. The Plaza is a 19-story luxury hotel that occupies the west side of the Grand Army Plaza, and extends along the exclusive Central Park South. The hotel has changed ownership many times over the years, from Hilton, Donald Trump (who is also featured in Home Alone 2), Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, to El Ad Properties. The Plaza Hotel has also been featured in many other movies including Barefoot in the Park, Big Business, Crocodile Dundee, and Almost Famous. It is also the backdrop for the famous children’s book and movie series Eloise.
Duncan’s Toy Chest is based on the famous toy store, FAO Schwarz, also seen in the film Big, where Tom Hanks’ character plays the huge foot piano. FAO Schwarz has become the top choice for kids and family fun in New York City. Many celebrities, including Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes, Cindy Crawford and Angelina Jolie, bring their kids here to enjoy a fun family time with lots of entertainment for everyone.
- On the Central Park TV & Movie Sites Tour, see the Wollman Rink, where Marv skates and steals a scarf while Harry plans the next robbery at Duncan’s Toy Chest.
- The Central Park Movie Sites Tour will also take you to the Gapstow Bridge, where Kevin meets the pigeon lady and feeds the birds.
- Lincoln Center, where the pigeon lady takes Kevin (Macaulay Culkin) to see a show on the roof.
On the New York TV and Movie Sites Tour, see the Empire Diner, where Kevin encounters a Santa on stilts on the sidewalk. The landmark diner opened in 1943, and is one of the oldest diners in the city! It’s been featured in other movies including Men In Black II, Igby Goes Down, Manhattan, and TV shows like Rescue Me, Law and Order and Third Watch.