How To Stay In A Real-Life Scooby-Doo Mystery Machine This Summer

When the live-action "Scooby-Doo" movie was released in 2002, it quickly became a cult favorite, launching not only film sequels but also merchandise that encompassed everything from Halloween costumes to plush toys. One of the most integral parts of the entire Scooby-Doo franchise has always been the iconic Mystery Machine — Shaggy's van that took the squad everywhere they needed to go. 

Now, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the first live-action film, Matthew Lillard is hosting three different stays in a recreated Mystery Machine, partnering with Airbnb and Warner Brothers for the ultimate fan experience. The stay includes not only sleeping over in the van but also enjoying all-you-can-eat snacks, playing themed games, and watching the movie on a retro television set. It's the perfect summer adventure for any Scooby-Do fan or any nostalgic sort who loves everything Y2K. According to Airbnb, there will even be spooky thrills packed in. 

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According to Motor 1, guests will be able to book one of three individual one-night stays on June 24, 25, or 26 for $20 per night. During their overnight in the Mystery Machine, they will experience a virtual greeting from Lillard, as well as a myriad of 2002 throwbacks. How does listening to Sugar Ray on a portable CD player sound? Or chilling to the glow of a lava lamp inside of a van?

Dinner will include some of Scooby and Shaggy's favorite foods like hot dogs and eggplant burgers (along with the aforementioned all-you-can-eat snacks). And when you re-watch the movie, popcorn, candy, and Scooby Snacks will be on hand. Besides the Mystery Machine itself, the overnight includes an outdoor setup with lounge seating and hammock space for friends to hang out. It's a fun, retro way to relax this summer while getting away from the noise and hustle of modern-day life. 

Be on the ball to get booked

While staying overnight in the Mystery Machine sounds like a blast, it likely won't be the easiest thing to book, as there are only three slots available for potentially millions of Scooby-Doo fans vying for them. According to USA Today, Airbnb has emphasized that the Mystery Machine experience isn't a contest. Only two guests are allowed to sleep over each night, and each stay is one night only. 

Booking starts at 1 pm EST on June 16 via the Airbnb website, and it will simply be the luck of whoever gets through first. Matthew Lillard has stated that people have asked him how they can get an upper hand, but there really is nothing more than a straightforward process of trying your luck. 

All applicants must be aged 18+, have a verified Airbnb profile, and have a history of positive reviews, so make sure you have this lined up prior to June 16. Winners are also responsible for their own transportation to and from Southern California