Stranger Things: The Experience will expand Hawkins to New York and San Francisco, tickets go on sale July 8, 2021 at 11am PT (2pm ET)
One of the coolest things to do during quarantine last year was the Stranger Things: The Drive Into Experience. Fans were able to drive into Hawkins mall and parts of the upside down and get an up-close and personal look at the strange events that have befallen the town of Hawkins, Indiana. Now it looks like Netflix and Fever are expanding that with Stranger Things: The Experience, which is set to be a walk into/in-person experience taking place in New York and San Francisco. From the website, there are two main areas they are focusing on: Hawkins Lab and The Mix Tape Area. Here’s what they have up:
“Good morning, children… Hawkins Lab has something very… special… planned for you today”
Hawkins Lab is back and open to the public… and people say it’s MK-Ultra nice these days…
Strange things are happening once again. Only the bravest guests are invited to discover the secrets within the walls of the lab. There may be the occasional testing, analysis, or psych evaluation. Don’t worry it’s safe… perfectly safe…
Explore a medley of Stranger Things locations and fan-favorite moments. Enjoy immersive photo ops, engaging interactivity, delicious food and drink themed from the show, and a one-of-a-kind Stranger Things Bar that can only be found within this eclectic Mix-Tape of the Stranger Things universe.
If it’s anything like The Drive Into Experience, fans of the series will be thrilled to be immersed into Hawkins and come away with tons of memories, pictures, and likely exclusive merch. Again, tickets go on sale July 8, 2021 at 11am PT (2pm ET) here and start at $54. For the full announcement, be sure to check out the press release from Netflix below:
LOS ANGELES (July 7, 2021) — The year is 1985. The town is Hawkins. But the locations are New York and San Francisco. Following the smash hit success of Stranger Things: The Drive Into Experience, Netflix and event discovery platform Fever are now teaming up to deliver a new immersive adventure experience throwing fans into a world of supernatural mystery, enduring friendships, and 80s nostalgia in an atmospheric celebration of the Stranger Things universe.
- Following last year’s Stranger Things Drive-Into experience in Los Angeles, which sold out every day over seven months with more than 300,000 guests in total, and received rave reviews, the brand new Stranger Things: The Experience will open in New York and San Francisco with more cities to be announced in due course.
- Co-produced by Netflix and Fever, this groundbreaking experience takes fans of the global hit series inside some of its most iconic settings on an intimate guided new adventure alongside their favorite characters before the chance to hang out and explore all the major locations from the show
- Tickets will be available at https://strangerthings-experience.com on Thursday, July 8th. Fans can sign up now for the waitlist to receive early information on ticket availability by city, and can follow @strangerthings.experience for more.
Guests at the experience, which will open in spring 2022, will first embark on a perilous adventure through the darker side of Hawkins, including venturing into the infamous Hawkins Lab and the Upside Down. This brand new storyline developed exclusively with the show’s creators will see guests propelled into a parallel universe where they will have to run the gauntlet of the terrors lurking in the dark and unlock their secret powers to help save the town.
After their escape from the Upside Down, fans will be able to explore and interact with Stranger Things’ most iconic locations, grabbing a USS Butterscotch sundae at Scoops Ahoy, before trying to knock off MADMAX’s high score at the Palace Arcade – all the while avoiding encounters with the Demogorgons in the Upside Down. They will be free to wander through the space and experience every element of the Stranger Things world, including a fully themed F&B offering and exclusive merchandise.
“We know our Stranger Things fans will embrace the chance to be the heroes of the story, working alongside Eleven, Mike and the rest of the gang to escape the evil threatening to consume Hawkins.” says Greg Lombardo, Head of Experiences at Netflix. “As Dustin would say, it’s time for a curiosity voyage – so bring your paddles to travel!”
Fans can expect mind-blowing audiovisual effects but are warned that they will also have to face up to their fears as things can quickly turn uʍop ǝpᴉsdn.
Netflix and Fever launched Stranger Things: The Drive-Into Experience last fall to rave reviews
Tickets are limited and prices will start at $54. Tickets will be available at https://strangerthings-experience.com on Thursday, July 8th. Fans can sign up now for the waitlist to receive early information on ticket availability by city, and can follow @strangerthings.experience for more. [via Netflix]