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Friends pop-up experience coming soon to New York City

Friends Cast Photo

The ’90s sitcom nostalgia continues in New York city with news that a Friends pop-up experience is to open this September celebrating 25 years of the iconic TV show.

‘The One with the Pop-Up’ – as the immersive experience has been nicknamed – offers fans the opportunity to see set re-creations, props and costumes from the hit TV show, which first aired in 1994.

Friends 25th Anniversary LogoThe Friends pop-up experience has been created by Superfly, Warner Bros. Consumer Products and Warner Bros. Television Group. It comes on the back of The Seinfeld Experience the same team is developing elsewhere in Manhattan. On both projects, Superfly is collaborating with JRA to provide planning, design and implementation.

Friendly photo opportunities

Tickets to the Friends New York City Pop-Up go on sale this Friday, August 2. The experience begins outside a replica of the fountain from the Friends title sequence.  It later culminates with a photo opportunity on the orange couch in the show’s famous Central Perk coffee shop.

Friends pop-up experience Layout

Here are some of the other selfie-worthy moments promised along the way:

  • Peek through Rachel and Monica’s purple door.
  • Relax on Chandler and Joey’s recliner after playing some foosball.
  • Help Ross with the infamous sofa pivot.
  • Learn Monica’s top tidying tips with Method Home Products.
  • Surround yourself with Phoebe’s favourite things.
  • Stick a turkey on your head.

There will, of course, be a retail opportunity, featuring exclusive merchandise.

Friends Logo WhiteStill there for you at the Friends pop-up experience

“It’s been nearly 25 years since Friends premiered. But the fascination and universal appeal of the hit TV series lives on with fans of all ages,” says Peter van Roden, senior vice-president of Global Themed Entertainment at Warner Bros. Consumer Products. “We are excited to bring the Friends experience to life for our fans in a way that pays homage to the remarkable cast of characters, iconic sets and instantly quotable moments.”

Running for one month only, the Friends pop-up experience will be located in the heart of Manhattan’s SoHo district at 76 Mercer Street. Access to the retail store will also be available from 503 Broadway. It will open 7 days a week from September 8 to October 6, with a preview for AT&T customers on September 7. Tickets are priced at $29.50 + tax/fees and fans are encouraged to pre-book to secure their preferred time slot.

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Owen Ralph

Owen Ralph

As a Lead Features Writer for blooloop, Owen brings with him two decades of experience covering the amusement and attractions industry for trade publications, including World’s Fair, Coinslot International, Kirmes & Park Revue and Park World, where he spent 15 years as Editor. He is currently a member of the IAAPA EMEA Education Subcommittee.

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