This 1960s-Inspired Hotel Lets You Play Twister on the Walls and Ceiling

published Jan 28, 2020
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Credit: @hanklanemusic / TWA Hotel

If you get excited over the idea of an inflatable Twister that brings the classic game to a whole new level (literally), hold onto your spinners: there’s a Twister Room in NYC that goes beyond the floor and onto the walls and ceiling.

The thematic room is located inside the TWA Hotel at JFK International Airport, a new property that transformed the former TWA terminal building into an aviation lover’s dream. The hotel is 1960s themed to reflect its historic origins—something that Twister has in common, having originated during the same decade.

“When Johnny Carson played the new game of Twister with actress Eva Gabor on The Tonight Show in 1966 (the same year the game was released), a party craze was born,” TWA Hotel representatives told Time Out New York. “The TWA Hotel’s Twister Room offers visitors, both young and old, a fun, nostalgic experience; win or lose, there’s always a cocktail waiting at the adjacent Sunken Lounge.”

Credit: @artfullyawear / TWA Hotel

Multicolored polka dots cover every inch of the room (even on the ceilings). The circles range in size and allow for a twist (pun intended) on the traditional game. The spinner is on the wall for those who are ready to jump in and participate.

You don’t need to have booked a stay or be ready to play; onlookers are welcome to check out the space, too. Take a seat in the egg chair decked out in red upholstery and enjoy the people-watching opportunity (you don’t get to observe Twister games every day).

There’s no end date to the Twister Room, but that might mean it’s best to visit sooner rather than later. Who knows, maybe a massive Game of Life will take its place.