‘Where’s Waldo?’ look-alikes easy to spot in Manhattan

Rain didn't stop "Waldo" look-alikes from gathering in Washington Square Park for National Where's Waldo Day on Thursday. Photo Credit: Jeff Bachner

The striped guys started at Washington Square Park around 9 a.m. Thursday before moving on to other Manhattan spots, including Hudson Yards.

Rain didn't stop "Waldo" look-alikes from gathering in Washington Square Park for National Where's Waldo Day on Thursday.
Rain didn’t stop "Waldo" look-alikes from gathering in Washington Square Park for National Where’s Waldo Day on Thursday. Photo Credit: Newsday/Nancy Borowick

A real-life game of "Where’s Waldo?" came to New York City streets on Thursday.

If you saw an assemblage of men in red-and-white striped shirts and beanies walking around Manhattan, you have spotted the mysterious man but en masse.

Lauren Albring, 26, of Bushwick gets into character at Washington Square Park.
Lauren Albring, 26, of Bushwick gets into character at Washington Square Park. Photo Credit: Jeff Bachner

For "National Where’s Waldo Day" and to celebrate the premiere of DreamWorks’ "Where’s Waldo?," Universal Kids, a NBCUniversal brand, sent the striped guys out to Washington Square Park around 9 a.m., with further stops planned at the High Line, Central Park, Battery Park City and Hudson Yards.

Unlike the real Waldo, the impersonators are ready to have their photos taken.

The new show premieres on Universal Kids on Saturday at 10 a.m.

Shaye Weaver