‘Friends’ Hits the Las Vegas Strip

The “Friends” Experience will be held at the MGM Grand.

License Global

June 13, 2024

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The ‘Friends’ Experience
The ‘Friends’ ExperienceWarner Bros. Discovery Global Themed Entertainment

Later this year, The “Friends” Experience will debut its West Coast flagship location in Las Vegas at MGM Grand. “The One in Vegas” transports guests into the world of the TV show, “Friends,” allowing fans to explore the show’s iconic moments, behind-the-scenes content and photo opportunities within life-sized set recreations. Fans can become part of Ross and Rachel’s iconic Las Vegas wedding scene bursting out into the chapel’s lobby, kick back in Monica’s apartment, or even dance around the legendary fountain featured in the opening credits.

Following The “Friends” Experience tour in more than 24 global cities and eight international countries including active locations in Boston and the first-ever flagship in New York City, along with the recently announced London flagship opening later this summer, “The One in Vegas” will launch as a part of the show’s 30th anniversary year-long celebration.

“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, chief executive officer, 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’s 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’s The One in Vegas will have an onsite retail store featuring exclusive products will also be open at MGM Grand to both ticketed and non-ticketed guests.

“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,” says Michael Neubecker, president and chief operating officer, MGM Grand. “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."

To prepare for The Friends Experience in Las Vegas, fans can own the complete series on Digital, Blu-ray and DVD. “Friends:” The Complete Series will also release in 4K Ultra HD on September 24.

The “Friends” Experience will be located within The District at MGM Grand adjacent to the Grand Garden Arena. Fans are invited to visit FriendsTheExperience.com/Vegas to sign up for the waitlist and receive exclusive access to opening and ticket on-sale dates, contests and more.

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