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Two new cities announced for ‘Stranger Things: The Experience’

by Dave Parfitt

Last year, in an Upside-Down world, over 300,000 people looked to escape at Los Angeles’ Stranger Things: The Drive Into Experience. Now, Netflix is expanding 1985-era Hawkins, Ind. to two new cities — New York and San Francisco, with more locations to come.

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Created in partnership by Netflix and event discovery platform Fever, Stranger Things: The Experience takes guests on an immersive ’80’s adventure into the Duffer Brothers’ supernatural world.

Visitors to Stranger Things: The Experience will encounter the seamy side of Hawkins, venturing deep inside the Hawkins National Laboratory and into the Upside Down. The hour-long experience takes place on foot through a gauntlet of terrors lurking in the dark in a brand-new storyline developed with the show’s creators.

After escaping the Upside Down, fans are invited to explore the “Mix-Tape” area filled with photo-ops and favorite locations from the show, such as the Christmas lights/letters in Joyce Byers’ living room, video games in the Palace Arcade, the Scoops Ahoy ice cream shop, and even a Stranger Things-themed bar. Enjoy wandering through the area, but beware of Demogorgons from the Upside Down.

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“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!”

Stranger Things: The Experience is scheduled to open in May 2022 and tickets are on sale now. Admission prices start at $54, and families purchasing a minimum of four tickets receive an $8 discount ($46/ticket, maximum of two adults 18+ per family). VIP tickets include front-of-the-line access, a drink, and souvenir starting at $89/person. Visitors are highly encouraged to dress in their best ’80’s fashion to get into the spirit of the event.

For more information, and to purchase tickets, visit StrangerThings-Experience.com.

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