The Entertainment Capital of the World is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the hit television show, Friends with events, fan experiences and more October 18-19. MGM Resorts International is offering fans an epic Friends 25th Vegas takeover that includes re-living some of the most famous moments from the hit television show and more. Here’s how you can celebrate Friends in Las Vegas:
Friday, October 18
The Fountains of Bellagio are getting in on the Friends anniversary bandwagon with a new show set to the Friends theme song, “I’ll Be There For You” by The Rembrandts. The brand-new show will debut at sunset on Friday and run on rotation throughout the weekend and beyond. As fans take in the show, they will be able to sit on the Central Perk couch and snap photos.
Saturday, October 19
AT&T 5G Friends Fan Experience at The Brooklyn Bridge, New York-New York
AT&T is giving fans opportunities to interact with their six favorite friends in unique and immersive experiences including:
Phoebe’s Yellow Cab Escape Room
Fans can hop inside Phoebe’s Yellow Cab and test their Friends trivia knowledge in Phoebe’s Yellow Cab Escape Room. The fully operational taxicab is parked on the Brooklyn Bridge at New York New York Hotel & Casino.
Central Perk LEGO®
LEGO has recreated one of the series signature sets in a massive display located at New York-New York. The life-sized re-creation from artist Nathan Sawaya is nearly 700 square feet and built out of 900,000 LEGO bricks. It took a period of four months to create and features everything from the iconic sofa to the latest menu board.
The 7th Friend Experience
Become the 7th friend with the 7th Friend Experience. Fans can record a 3D version of themselves doing Chandler’s happy dance and drop their virtual twin right into a mini replica of Monica and Rachel’s apartment. The experience uses data-intensive volumetric video to put you in the center of the action, which can be viewed on Samsung tablets and the Galaxy S10 5G.
Performance by The Rembrandts
The Rembrandts will perform an exclusive live set at The Park. The musical duo will perform their hits and other Friends-related songs. The concert will also be live streamed over AT&T 5G with Nokia to a big screen onsite.
Give it Your Best
And speaking of music from the show, fans can perform a sing along with a Friends-themed karaoke booth.
Marcel, Ross’s pet Capuchin monkey. will be on hand to meet and greet fans.
Friends in 4K & Download Station
When the show first aired in 1994 it used 35mm film. It has since been remastered in Ultra HD quality. Now, guests can experience the show in 4K as its streamed using new Samsung Galaxy S10 5G smartphones with its immersive 6.7” Dynamic AMOLED screen over AT&T’s 5G network with Nokia.
Friends Tech Timeline
See how much technology has changed since Friends aired in an interactive timeline.
Blue Man Group – Blue Friends Couch
The Blue Man Group will change the color of the iconic orange Central Perk sofa into, well a blue one. The creation will be on display inside Luxor on Saturday, Oct. 19.