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.
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.