If you’ve ever dreamed of hanging out with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in their hidden lair underneath the streets of New York City, we have a bombshell for you. Viacom teamed up with Airbnb to offer the half-shelled mutant lovers a themed dig in Manhattan in preparation for the TMNT’s second movie, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, which debuts June 3.
The TMNT lair is located in Tribeca and can sleep up to six turtle lovers per night. Turtle
fanatics can book a one night stay at the Turtle pad from May 14 to June 2. After working up an appetite playing ball on the glow-in-the-dark basketball court and gaming in the retro arcade, free pizza will be provided because you can’t hang out in the TMNT hideaway without grubbing on some slices.
"Fans of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 are so psyched for the film’s release, we knew we had to deliver something special, so the Lab partnered with Nickelodeon and Paramount Pictures to bring the Turtles’ lair to life," said Ross Martin, Viacom’s EVP of Marketing Strategy & Engagement. "And what better way to do that than for the Turtles themselves to list their lair on Airbnb while they’re out fighting crime.”
The TMNT abode is $10 per night, but the Airbnb listing says that you will get your money back after your stay. “For every guest that stays, we'll donate some dough in their name to PACER's National Bullying Prevention Center,” the listing states. “Together we can shell shock bullying, cause that's what bros do.”
The radical lair’s first week sold out in just two minutes. If you want to live vicariously through the mutant turtles while shooting hoops and chowing down on some New York-style pizza, follow @TMNTMovie for clues for when more dates with be available.
Lauren Spiler is a freelance journalist based in Athens, Georgia, but most call her Spiler.