Thursday, July 18, 2024

The FRIENDS Experience to open flagship location in Las Vegas

Later this year, The FRIENDS™ Experience will debut its West Coast flagship location in Las Vegas at MGM Grand. Launching as part of the show’s 30th anniversary year-long celebration, “The One in Vegas” transports guests into the world of FRIENDS allowing fans to explore the show’s iconic moments, behind-the-scenes content and photo opportunities within life-sized set recreations.

This year marks the 5th anniversary of The FRIENDS Experience, which has traveled to 24 locations across eight countries and has permanent locations in New York, with upcoming expansions in London as well as Las Vegas.

“The global success of The FRIENDS Experience has been nothing short of phenomenal,” said Peter van Roden, Senior Vice President, Warner Bros. Discovery Global Themed Entertainment. “We’ve seen fans from all over the world embrace the chance to relive their favorite moments and connect with the show in a whole new way. With Las Vegas premiering as the West Coast flagship in our global lineup of destinations, there’s even more to look forward to as we continue celebrating the 30th anniversary of FRIENDS.”

“Las Vegas is the perfect destination to debut The FRIENDS Experience’s second U.S. flagship location,” said Stacy Moscatelli, CEO of Original X Productions. “Not only does the city attract millions of FRIENDS fans every year, but Las Vegas plays an integral role in the series featuring some of the show’s most iconic and hilarious moments. Bringing The FRIENDS™ Experience to the MGM Grand, two giants of the entertainment world, creates an enjoyable experience that we know fans will love.”

Created by Warner Bros. Discovery Global Themed Entertainment, Original X Productions (OGX), and Warner Bros. Television Group, The FRIENDS™ Experience features several nostalgia-packed rooms and activations. Fans can also get a peek behind-the-scenes and learn about the show’s production, costume design and more. An onsite FRIENDS retail store featuring exclusive products will also be open at MGM Grand to both ticketed and non-ticketed guests.

Michael Neubecker, MGM Grand’s President & COO, said, “Las Vegas is home to some of the most incredible entertainment and immersive experiences in the world, with MGM Grand at the epicenter of it all. Given FRIENDS’ wide appeal domestically and internationally, we are excited to be the long-term West Coast home to this experience that will resonate with so many of our visitors, transporting them to the iconic settings inspired by the show.”

The FRIENDS Experience will be located within The District at MGM Grand adjacent to the Grand Garden Arena.

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