Could we BE more excited? The Friends Experience is finally in Toronto (PHOTOS)

Jul 13 2022, 8:15 pm

If you’re a big Friends fan who can’t resist watching the reruns on TV, here’s something that we guarantee you’ve never seen before: “The Friends Experience: The One in Toronto,” which opens on Thursday, July 14, will probably be your favourite one yet.

The exhibit features 12 “nostalgia-packed rooms and activations” and is located at Yorkdale Shopping Centre across from the Lego store.

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Reenact the opening credits scene with your friends at the famous fountain and the orange couch, then help Ross move his couch up the stairs as you shout, “Pivot!”

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Kick back in Joey and Chandler’s La-Z-Boy recliner, and then hang out across the hall at Rachel and Monica’s apartment.

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Try not to do lunges as you step into Joey’s shoes and wear all of Chandler’s clothes as you say, “Could I be wearing more clothes?”

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The exhibit is also dotted with loads of fun trivia. For example, did you know that the show was supposed to be called Six of One?

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There’s even a wall that’s covered with Rachel’s 18-page letter to Ross — it was so long that she ran out of ink and had to switch to a blue pen.

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A massive wall with a subway-inspired map outlines who dated whom, while a brick wall outside Central Perk is covered with posters with various references to the show. Our favourite 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.”

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There are TV interviews with the show’s set and costume designers, as well as mannequins with the cast’s hairstyles, including the iconic “Rachel” ‘do that’s making a comeback.

And, of course, you can’t visit a Friends experience without stopping for a cup of Joe at Central Perk.

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At the front of the exhibit, there’s a Friends merch store that’s also open to non-ticketed guests where you can purchase a Monopoly set, tote bags, and onesies, and funny enamel pins of turkey heads and a badge for Regina Phalange.

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Irish Mae Silvestre/Daily Hive

Slots are filling up fast so purchase your scheduled tickets soon.

Seriously, could this be the best photo op ever?

The Friends Experience: The One in Toronto

When: July 14 to January 2

Time: Thursday and Friday 12 pm to 7 pm, Saturday 10 am to 8 pm, Sunday 11 am to 6 pm

Where: Yorkdale Shopping Centre (across from the LEGO® Store), 3401 Dufferin Street

Price: Standard $40

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