The wildly popular Friends Experience is back and is scheduled to have its grand opening in NYC and re-opening in Chicago on Wednesday, March 17, 2021. Created by Superfly X, Warner Bros. Consumer Products and Warner Bros. Television Group, fans can explore Friends like never before with set re-creations, original props and costumes, photo ops and more.
“We’ve created a unique set of experiences in NYC and Chicago that immerse you in the center of your favorite Friends moments within an environment that prioritizes your health and safety, said Jonathan Mayers, CEO, Superfly X. “This innovative new format gives fans a rare opportunity to step into the center of their favorite shows and relive the moments that mean the most to them.”
The Friends Experience remains “Monica Clean” and is taking measures throughout the space to ensure a safe environment for its staff and guests. Safety protocols and procedures at the Experience include but are not limited to social distancing, requiring masks, non-invasive temperature checks and thorough cleaning and sanitization measures. Learn more about the enhanced cleaning and safety protocols at www.FriendsTheExperience.com/Chicago or www.FriendstheExperience.com/New-York
“The One in New York City” is located at 130 East 23rd Street (the corner of 23rd St and Lexington Ave). The interactive space features 18 nostalgia-packed rooms and activations including Monica’s kitchen and balcony and the iconic Friends fountain. The space provides opportunities to explore the show’s history and re-create your favorite moments including taking a photo on the orange couch in front of the fountain, sitting in Monica’s kitchen, or posing with your partner in front of the Las Vegas wedding chapel where Ross & Rachel infamously tied the knot.
The experience is open starting March 17 with tickets currently available through May 31. Guests can reserve a timed entry to visit with a ticket starting at $45.00, plus taxes and fees. In addition, guests visiting The Friends Experience in New York City can also enjoy access to an onsite Central Perk with a coffee bar, pastries, and desserts. The café will also be open to the public daily at 7 AM ET; with closing time to vary.
Celebrating the 25th anniversary of its debut in 1994, Friends remains one of television’s most beloved series. One of the highest-rated shows on television in its original network run, the series still remains a perennial go-to in syndication and on streaming services, where it continues to be a smash hit worldwide. A favorite among critics and fans alike throughout its 10-season run, Friends not only won the Emmy® for Outstanding Comedy series, but also garnered Emmy® Awards for series stars Jennifer Aniston and Lisa Kudrow. From Warner Bros. Television, Friends follows the lives and loves of a close-knit group of friends living in New York City: siblings Ross (David Schwimmer) and Monica Geller (Courteney Cox), along with friends Chandler Bing (Matthew Perry), Phoebe Buffay (Lisa Kudrow), Joey Tribbiani (Matt LeBlanc) and Rachel Green (Jennifer Aniston). Friends was created by David Crane and Marta Kauffman, who executive produced the series with Kevin Bright through Bright/Kauffman/Crane Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television
The FRIENDS Experience New York is located at 130 East 23rd Street at Lexington Avenue in the Flatiron District. Tickets on sale $45