The “Friends” Experience: June 30, 2023-Great Lakes Crossing Outlets

The “Friends” Experience: June 30, 2023-Great Lakes Crossing Outlets
Images courtesy of “The Friends Experience
JUNE 30, 2023
After successful runs in more than 10 North American cities, the wildly popular The FRIENDS Experience will open in the Detroit area on Friday, June 30, 2023. Originally created for the show’s 25th anniversary, fans can celebrate their favorite friends and revisit some of the series’ most iconic moments with this interactive experience created by Warner Bros.
Discovery Global Themed Entertainment, Original X Productions (OGX), and Warner Bros. Television Group. “The One Near Detroit” will be located at Great Lakes Crossing Outlets at 4780 Baldwin Rd. Tickets will go on sale Wednesday, May 24 at 10 a.m. EST
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Voted as one of USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Best New Attractions and included in CNN’s 12 Best Immersive Experiences around the worldThe FRIENDS Experience features several nostalgia-packed rooms, activations and re-created sets including Monica’s kitchen and the iconic FRIENDS fountain.
The interactive space provides opportunities to explore the show’s history and revisit your favorite moments including posing in front of Rachel and Monica’s purple door, relaxing in Chandler and Joey’s recliners, and helping Ross with the famous sofa pivot. And of course, the space will feature a re-created Central Perk with the legendary orange couch. An onsite FRIENDS retail store featuring exclusive products will also be open to both ticketed and non-ticketed guests.
The FRIENDS Experience invites fans to step inside the world of the iconic series, relive their favorite moments and celebrate the show unlike ever before,” said Stacy Moscatelli, Co-President and Chief Strategy Officer of OGX. “We are looking forward to bringing this one-of-a-kind experience to Great Lakes Crossing Outlets and welcoming fans across Michigan.”
The FRIENDS Experience will be open in Auburn Hills from June 30 through September 24, 2023. A full schedule of operating hours can be found at Timed entry tickets are available starting at $27 plus taxes and fees. Guided group tours are also available for groups of 6 to 10 guests. These tours allow fans to visit the space in the morning before general ticket holders arrive as well as ensure maximum social distancing between groups for a more private experience.
To prepare for The FRIENDS Experience’s 2023 tour stop in the Detroit area, fans can watch Friends: The Reunionspecial and binge all 236 episodes of the original beloved series on HBO Max.
About Original X Productions (OGX)
Built on a foundation of creating iconic live events and location-based entertainment, OGX (formerly known as Superfly X) is dedicated to transforming the way fans interact with their favorite entertainment properties with The
FRIENDS™ ExperienceThe Office Experience and Harry Potter™: Magic at Play.
More than 25 years after 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 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.
About Warner Bros. Themed Entertainment (WBDGTE)
Warner Bros. Discovery Global Themed Entertainment (WBDGTE), part of Warner Bros. Discovery Global Brands and Experiences, is a worldwide leader in the creation, development, and licensing of location-based entertainment, live events, exhibits, and theme park experiences based on the biggest franchises, stories and characters from Warner Bros.’ film, television, animation, and games studios, HBO, Discovery, DC, Cartoon Network and more.
WBDGTE is home to the groundbreaking locations of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal theme parks around the world, Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi, The WB Abu Dhabi, The FRIENDS Experience, The Game of Thrones Studio Tour and countless other experiences inspired by the Wizarding World, DC, Looney Tunes, Scooby-Doo, Game of Thrones, FRIENDS and more. With best-in-class partners, WBDGTE allows fans around the world to physically immerse themselves inside their favourite brands and franchises.
FRIENDS and all related characters and elements © & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. 

Lindsey Jenn

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