‘Stranger Things’ fans can explore the Upside Down in new NYC experience – TechCrunch

Hawkins arrives in New York City on May 7 in a new “Stranger Things: Experience,” through a partnership with Netflix and Fever. Developed exclusively with the show’s creators, guests are sent “into a parallel universe where they must unlock their secret powers to take on the lurking gauntlet of terrors and help save the city,” according to an announcement.

Located in The Duggal Greenhouse at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, this immersive adventure takes fans to recognizable movie sets like Hawkins Plaza and Hawkins Lab, which will have “occasional psychological testing, analysis, or evaluation.” Don’t worry, it’s safe… perfectly safe…” says the official website. Other locations fans can explore include the Palace Arcade and the Upside Down (watch out for the Demogorgons!).

Along with tons of fan-favorite nostalgic moments, there will be photo ops, delicious “Stranger Things” food (including a USS Butterscotch ice cream at Scoops Ahoy) and drinks (yes, alcohol is available), the ability to interact with the performers, and even a “Stranger Things” bar that can be found within the Mix-Tape Arena portion of the ride.

The experience will last an hour and there will be an opportunity to purchase merchandise, depending on how much money you have left (the pop-up store in Times Square had some pricey items).

Some warnings about the event:

  • The experience is recommended for ages 13 and up, but younger children are welcome to attend with their parents.
  • There will be sequences of flashing lights, which may affect those who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy or other photosensitivities.
  • Latecomers will not be admitted, so please be sure to arrive 15 minutes early.

Greg Lombardo, Head of Experiences at Netflix, said:

The rift is wide open and we’re excited for our Stranger Things fans to be able to jump into the magic once again. This time they will take on the challenges themselves and work alongside Eleven, Mike and the rest of the gang to battle the evil monsters plaguing Hawkins. As Dustin would say, you always say that we should never stop being curious, always open any door of curiosity that we find.

Outside of New York, the new “Stranger Things: Experience” will also premiere in San Francisco and other cities around the world later this year.

While the first round in December sold out immediately, tickets are on sale through July 17 at $54 per person, so grab them while you can. You can reserve them here.

Tickets can be purchased as an individual or family ticket (minimum purchase of four tickets and can only be two adults) along with a group package (minimum purchase of eight tickets). VIP tickets come with a special Stranger Things treat, a first shot of the house, and top-of-the-line treatment (sounds like it’s worth it to me).

Image credits: The Movie Database

“Stranger Things” is without a doubt one of the most popular shows on Netflix, with a rapidly growing following since 2016 that has influenced some of the early Netflix games “Stranger Things: 1984”, “Stranger Things 3: The Game”, which was released in November 2021.

The streamer’s huge subscriber growth is due in part to the series, created by twin Duffer brothers, Matt and Ross. Who knew that a bunch of nosy kids encountering dangerous alien species would lead to tons of Halloween Eleven character costumes and worldwide recognition?

The flagship show changed the course of Netflix history as it witnessed an impressive rise in viewership. The third season reached a record 26.4 million American viewers in the first four days of its release. During the first weekend of the season, 40.7 million household accounts worldwide watched the ’80s-inspired series.

This new “Stranger Things: Experience” follows the “Stranger Things Drive-Into” experience that occurred in Los Angeles last year. This event sold out every day for over seven months with over 300,000 guests in total. It’s no surprise that Netflix is ​​doing this again, ahead of the season 4 premiere on May 27.

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