The Friends Experience is finally in Toronto (PHOTOS)
If you are a big Friends fan who can’t stop watching the reruns on TV, here’s something we guarantee you’ve never seen before: Friends Experience: The One in Toronto,” which opens Thursday, July 14, will likely still be your favorite.
The exhibit features 12 “nostalgia-filled rooms and activations” and is located at Yorkdale Shopping Center across from the Lego store.
Re-enact the opening credits scene with your friends at the famous fountain and the orange couch, then help Ross move his couch down the stairs, shouting “Pivot!”
Relax in Joey and Chandler’s La-Z-Boy recliner, then hang out in the hallway of Rachel and Monica’s apartment.
Try not to lunge when stepping into Joey’s shoes and wearing all of Chandler’s clothes saying, “Can I be wear more clothes?
The exhibition is also dotted with many amusing anecdotes. For example, did you know that the show was to be called six of one?
There’s even a wall covered with Rachel’s 18-page letter to Ross – it was so long she ran out of ink and had to switch to a blue pen.
A massive wall with a subway-inspired map shows who dated whom, while a brick wall outside Central Perk is covered in posters with various references to the show. Our favorite has to be a “for sale” ad for Chandler and Joey’s entertainment unit with plenty of storage compartments – “some big enough to fit a grown man”.
There are TV interviews with the show’s set and costume designers, as well as models with the actors’ hairstyles, including the iconic “Rachel” making her return.
And, of course, you cannot visit a Friends experience without stopping for a cup of Joe at Central Perk.
At the front of the exhibit there is a Friends merch store that’s also open to ticketless guests where you can buy a Monopoly set, tote bags and onesies, and fun turkey head enamel pins and a badge for Regina Phalange.
Time slots are filling up fast, so get your scheduled tickets soon.
Seriously, could it be best photoshoot ever?
The experience of friends: that of Toronto
When: July 14 to January 2
Time: Thursday and Friday from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Yorkdale Mall (across from the LEGO® store), 3401 Dufferin Street
Price: Standard $40