Your favorite Pixar characters are coming to Battery Park's Pier A this August as part of a Pixar-themed mini-golf course pop-up! Starting August 1, Pixar Putt will be set up at the park with 18 fun and interactive holes inspired by the stories, characters, and icons from some of Disney and Pixar's most beloved films including Toy Story, The Incredibles, Monsters, Inc., Finding Nemo, Coco, A Bug's Life, Wall-E, and Inside Out. There will be adult-only sessions available as well—Pixar Putt After Dark will take place on Friday and Saturday nights from 7 to 10pm for those Pixar/Disney fans 18 and older. $39.50 for adults, $29.50 for children
If competition is what you crave, you'll find satisfaction at the best mini golf NYC has to offer. There are half a dozen teeny tiny putt putt greens in the Metro area that you and the kids can play through in search of that elusive hole in one. From the 18 holes at Manhattan hot spot Pier 25 to the three separate beach, ocean and boardwalk themed courses (27 holes altogether) at Morey's Piers in Wildwood, NJ, these mini golf spots are quirky, kitschy and a whole lot of fun. At the indoor pirate-themed course at Shiprecked Miniature Golf, you can even play through when the weather outside isn't cooperating.
While most of these mini golf venues cater to kids, adults are more than welcome to join the game and there are adult beverages on order to help keep your head in the game. When a winner has been declared, there's still more to do at several of the courses. Grab a bite to eat (Brooklyn Crab), play vintage arcade games (Shipwrecked), ride a rollercoaster (Morey's Piers) or go deep into the science of space (Rocket Park Mini Golf at the New York Hall of Science).
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