the friends experience is coming to plano! head on over to central perk!
Courtesy of The FRIENDS™ Experience.

They don’t know that we know they know we know. But we do… because the The FRIENDS™ Experience is in Plano!

So, die hard fans of the hit TV series didn’t miss the quote from season 5, episode 14 that I used above — nor did they miss my intentional use of the words “die hard” just now.

I’m a fan too; we should be friends and meet at the coffeehouse. Let’s order something foamy from Gunther and discuss whether or not Ross and Rachel were on a break.

I’ve watched “FRIENDS™” reruns so many times it’s embarrassing. Except, it’s not, because clearly I’m just one of a billion others with coffee mugs that say “Pivot” on them and logo’d sweatshirts their kids gave them for mother’s day because they were paying attention.

How big a fan I am is really a “moo point” though (season 7, episode 8). Someone really smart somewhere created The FRIENDS™ Experience and y’all, it’s in Plano!

Courtesy of The FRIENDS™ Experience.

Immerse yourself in the world of FRIENDS™ like never before with twelve interactive set recreations, original props and costumes, photo ops, and a retail store. The two-story experience includes a number of Instagram-worthy photo opportunities like Joey and Chandler’s apartment, Monica and Rachel’s kitchen, and Central Perk with the iconic orange couch. We might even get to poke Ugly Naked Guy!

This immersive experience opened November 4, 2021 and will run through January 17, 2022 at The Shops at Willow Bend in Plano, 6121 W Park Blvd, Plano, TX 75093. Tickets are on sale now at

Ticket prices range from $32.50-$39.50 for timed entry on a specific day and time. Groups can reserve a time for private access starting at $384. Grab your favorite FRIEND (or your lobster) and go!

The Shops at Willow Bend | 6121 W Park Blvd, Plano, TX 75093

Open November 4, 2021 through January 17, 2022

Buy general admission or private access tickets here!

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Nicole Barron

Nicole Barron is a proud native of North Texas. An extroverted-introvert, about ten years ago she traded her heels for flip-flops to raise three children who have fully convinced her that ketchup is a...