It’s almost been twenty years since the last episode of Friends hit the air – but fans still love the series. The series surrounds six twenty-something friends in New York City and their trials and tribulations as they traverse life, love, and sometimes even more serious matters. Sure, some of the jokes may not land like they did in the 90s but that doesn’t make fans love the show any less. Instead, it seems to bring a sense of comfort for some, and always the dream of that large rent-controlled apartment Monica had.
While not every fan can make it to the Warner Bros Lot and have a coffee at Central Perk – that doesn’t mean they can’t experience the sets from the show and a lot more. For the rest of the summer, The Friends Experience has made it’s home at Great Lakes Crossings in Auburn Hills, providing not only great photo opportunities for fans, but the chance to check out sets from the show, actual memorabilia that was only seen by the cast (Rachel’s infamous letter etc) and some experience exclusive goodies that will be perfect for any upcoming birthdays or holiday gift ideas.
Sit on the famous red couch, take pictures near the fountain, take the time to read all of Rachel’s letter and see the evolution of her trend setting hair. There’s so many great selfie opportunities that fans are going to enjoy doing, plus some things you never expected to see in person.
The installation is only at Great Lakes Crossings for a limited time, but it is one that you’re not going to want to miss. Grab your friends, PIVOT and pick up your own Hugsy while you’re there! The Friends Experience is only at Great Lakes Crossing in Auburn Hills until September 24th. Be sure to grab your tickets ahead of time, but you can walk in if you’re at the mall and want to visit The Friends Experience while you’re there.
About The Friends Experience:
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 exclusively at www.FriendsTheExperience.com/Detroit.
Voted as one of USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Best New Attractions and included in CNN’s 12 Best Immersive Experiences around the world, The 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 www.FriendsTheExperience.com/Detroit. 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.