The after-hours, hard-ticket Halloween parties have begun in Orlando and soon will kick off in Southern California. And, as they always do, the parks will switch quickly over to their Christmas holiday festivities once the calendar turns to November.
But what of Thanksgiving? Save for a land in Indiana’s Holiday World, Thanksgiving might be the most underrepresented holiday in America’s theme parks. But given how much Americans love eating (and how much parks love selling food), you would have thought that someone would have tried a hard-ticket Thanksgiving themed event by now.
Well, now someone is giving it a go. To celebrate the installation of a new prop from the long-running NBC sitcom “Friends,” which was filmed there, the Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood is throwing a “Friendsgiving.”
The $139 per person, three-hour event includes a Friends-themed tour of the studio, photo ops, and a Thanksgiving-style “Friendsgiving” meal in the studio’s commissary. The event will run three times daily on Saturdays in November plus on Black Friday.
Included on the Friends tour will be the iconic fountain from the show’s opening credits, which Warner Bros. is moving from its ranch to public display on the studio lot to celebrate the show’s 25th anniversary.
“Friendsgiving guests will be among the first to grab a colorful umbrella and recreate the show’s opening credits while singing and dancing with their friends in front of the original, never-before-displayed fountain,” the studio said in its press release.
Other stops on the tour will include the preserved Central Perk coffee house set as well as the studio’s Stage 24, where the series was filmed. The studio also will stock its store with Friends 25th anniversary merchandise for the special event.Tweet
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