TikTok Made Me Do It! Check Out This Magical Secret Gate At The Austin Airport
I am a frequent flyer. I am not afraid to fly, my kids are great on airplanes, and my most recent flight was to the Denver Airport. Great experience, not a great airport! I mean it's not bad, there just wasn't much to it surprisingly. So I did what I typically do at all of the airports I've set foot in around the country, eat and people watch.
Side note: I was disgusted by the woman who decided to let her baby crawl around on the floor of said airport. People not only walk through that particular area day and night, they had to walk around the baby the whole time I sat there watching. Don't, just don't.
Back to the point of my story...I have always thought other than food and drink, I wish airports offered a little more 'entertainment' because let's be real, long layovers are the pits.
Enter the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport to help alleviate some of the jet lag and restlessness. Ever heard of the 'secret imaginary gate' at the Austin airport? Gosh, it's been years since I have flown into or out of the Austin airport but according to TikToker @lanathecowgirl, it is by gate 14, to the left when you come out of security.
WHAT IS THE SECRET IMAGINARY GATE AT THE AUSTIN AIRPORT?
According to austintexas.gov,
Interimaginary Departures is an immersive and interactive piece. The piece features two screens displaying rotating flight information for hundreds of imaginary destinations, from the Wizard of Oz’s Emerald City to Gallifrey, the home world of Doctor Who’s Time Lords. Every three minutes, an overhead loudspeaker provides amusing boarding information about updates on some of the otherworldly locations.
All you have to do is answer a series of questions and you will receive a ticket to a fantastical imaginary location! Have you ever wanted to visit Gotham City, Hogwarts or the Hundred Acre Wood? Next time you are at the Austin airport, be sure to get your ticket to your favorite imaginary destination.
@lanathecowgirl i already posted this but i think its so cute #austintx #airport #austinairport #topsecret ♬ Feel It All Around - Washed Out