This holiday season, Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood will celebrate the 25th anniversary of NBC’s “Friends” with a special ‘Friendsgiving’ offering at the Studio.
UPDATE – 09/13/19: Due to popular demand, three additional dates have been added to the Friendsgiving event. Fans can now purchase tickets to this experience for Nov. 3, Nov. 10 and Nov. 24 online.
The Friendsgiving event includes an exclusive “Friends”-focused 90-minute tour through the Studio backlots, highlighting iconic filming locations for the show. Guests will see outside Stage 24, known as “The Friends Stage,” and visit the real “Central Park” location where Phoebe and Rachel took up jogging while everyone tests their show knowledge with trivia. Fans will also get to walk onto the Central Perk set and sit on the iconic orange couch, get a look at original costumes worn by the cast, and even join in a sing-along of “Smelly Cat” on the spot where Phoebe performed.
“‘Friends’ made its home here at the Studio for a decade, and 25 years later, it’s still one of the most popular shows on our tours,” said Gary Soloff, director of marketing. “With such a massive global following, we’re excited to bring fans together in the very place the show was filmed to enjoy and create new memories of the classic comedy this holiday season.”
At the end of the tour, fans will have the opportunity to check out exclusive Friends 25th Anniversary merchandise at the WB Studio Store. Guests will also be escorted to the Studio’s Commissary Fine Dining Room where the “Friends” cast often dined while filming. There, the Studio’s Executive Chef will prepare a holiday-themed meal, including turkey and ham as well as vegan/gluten-free options and all the fixings you could want. Mixologists will also be serving themed drinks alongside beer and wine for purchase.
To commemorate the series’ 25th anniversary, the fountain seen in the show’s opening credits is being moved from its current location at the Warner Bros. Ranch facility to the main lot. Guests on the “Friendsgiving” tour will be among the first to grab a colorful umbrella and recreate the show’s opening with the friends in front of the original, never-before-displayed fountain.
The Friendsgiving tour will be offered on select dates this November, and tickets are on sale now for $139 per person. This price includes a holiday meal, the “Friends”-themed tour, photo-ops at various backlot locations, trivia, and more.
For more information, and to book your tickets, visit WBStudioTour.com.