Matt About Town: DC’s newest pop-up mixes nostalgia and mini golf

DC's newest pop-up attraction brings your favorite Disney-Pixar movies to life

Imagine your favorite Disney and Pixar characters brought to life on an 18-hole mini golf course.

Well, actually, you don’t have to.

In today’s episode of “Matt About Town,” WTOP’s Matt Kaufax heads down to The Wharf in D.C. to experience the magic of Pixar Putt!

The District’s newest pop-up just opened and is here through the summer. Put on by Junto Entertainment, its creators say all “kids” from ages 4 to 104 are welcome to come out and take their best swing!

Whether you’re fighting an Omnidroid with the Incredibles family, traveling the high seas with Nemo and friends, whipping up the perfect plate of Ratatouille, or soaring to infinity and beyond with Woody and Buzz, there’s something here for everyone. And it can get pretty competitive, too.

As Matt found out, no two holes at Pixar Putt are the same. Sometimes, your ball gets dropped into a vortex. Other times, it takes flight in the house from the Disney-Pixar movie “Up.” No matter the adventure, you’re guaranteed to relive some core memories.

Check out Matt’s video of his afternoon on the course!

Pixar Putt’s team says walk-ins are welcome, but if you’re coming with a big group or on a day where it could be busy (like a weekend), they recommend purchasing tickets in advance. Tickets and more information are available online.

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Matt Kaufax

If there's an off-the-beaten-path type of attraction, person, or phenomenon in the DC area that you think more people should know about, Matt is your guy. As the features reporter for WTOP, he's always on the hunt for stories that provide a unique local flavor—a slice of life if you will.

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