Opening of the bumper car course on the tarmac at JFK airport

Did a canceled flight get you down?

Starting this Friday, the TWA Hotel at JFK Airport offers a fun and nostalgic way to vent some of your travel frustrations: bumper cars.

The retro experience is the latest to be offered at the former airport hotel-turned-terminal for Trans World Airlines, which also opened an ice rink in April.

Now, every weekend through November, guests of the 512-room hotel and travelers with long layovers can step into bumpers in the shadow of TWA’s converted 1958 Lockheed Constellation aircraft in cocktail lounges in vehicles named The Bumpty Dance, Hammer Time, Nervous Wrecker and One Hit Wonder.

“Ride summer and fall on our track! TWA website promotes. “Hit us for a smashing weekend!”

Visitors can book exceptional sessions from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Fridays and from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, weather permitting. Admission is exclusively available on a first-come, first-served basis, although the hotel accepts reservations for private events.

Sessions are $20 per adult and $16 per child, with a minimum age of 12.

People lounging by the rooftop swimming pool at the TWA hotel in 2019.
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“Connie”, the 1958 Lockheed Constellation airplane restored as a cocktail bar at the hotel.
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The hotel is located in a converted old aircraft terminal.
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The hotel lobby and the old terminal.
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The underground conference center is seen at the newly opened TWA Hotel at JFK Airport on May 15, 2019.
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Roller skating sessions are the same price and include four-wheel skate rentals, though guests are welcome to bring their own as well.

In addition to the skate site and now the bumper cars, TWA also has Instagram-friendly exhibits on topics like stewardess fashion, mid-century modern design and terminal history, as well as a rooftop infinity pool and observation deck, and a room containing a wall-mounted version of Twister. The “experiential” accommodation also features a variety of vintage 1960s cars parked in the space and multiple dining options, including chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s Paris Café and the Sunken Lounge, which overlooks the ice rink.

Before being a hotel and entertainment center, the 200,000-square-foot modern concrete-and-glass masterpiece was a working aircraft terminal, though it was deemed “functionally obsolete on the day of its openness” due to its optimization for propeller planes and not jets, developer Tyler Morse told the Post in 2019.