Did you ever wish you could have Eleven’s powers, Argyle’s fashion sense, or Will Byers’ haircut? Okay maybe not that last one. But if you’ve ever wanted to step inside the world of Stranger Things, there’s an experience going on in LA that lets you do just that.
Tickets are still available for Stranger Things: The Experience, located at 1345 N Montebello Blvd in Montebello — and now is the perfect time to visit the experience. Here are five reasons why!
1. There’s plenty of photo ops that will make people wonder if you’re actually in the next season of Stranger Things!
In regular Hawkins, you’d have to put in a decent amount of cardio to walk from Scoops Ahoy! to the Starcourt Mall to the Byers’ living room. But at the Stranger Things Experience, you can visit all of these iconic spots—and even stop to snap a pic with Vecna along the way—in minutes.
There’s plenty more photo ops I don’t want to spoil for you here. And each spot has interactive elements that will make your friends think you somehow got behind-the-scenes access!
2. The cutting-edge 3D effects in the Upside Down are so good, it’s scary…
Being whisked back to the charming nostalgia of the 1980s is one thing, but are you brave enough to venture into a fully realistic version of the Upside Down?
Using a blend of movie-quality set decoration and digital 3D artistry, the Stranger Things Experience has partnered with the show’s creators to deliver a terrifyingly incredible recreation of the Mind Flayer’s home turf.
3. You can keep souvenirs from the experience with any VIP ticket.
Following stellar Google reviews (4.9/5), the experience is not to be missed! Standard adult tickets are $39. There are also group bundle tickets available as VIP options, with delightful Stranger Things-inspired gifts to take home as a souvenir of the thrilling adventure! You’ll get a complimentary drink, a special Stranger Things gift, and priority access to the experience with any VIP ticket. Grab yours here!
4. Food, drinks, and merch straight out of the show are available inside!
You can’t save the world on an empty stomach, and unlocking your inner power burns calories! Throughout the venue you’ll find tasty treats that are both from and inspired by Stranger Things.
Scoops Ahoy! and Surfer Boy Pizza are of course straight out of the series itself, but there’s also the Upside Bar. Here, you’ll find non-alcoholic mocktails like the “Eleven” (lemon-lime soda and cherry lemonade) and the “Starcourt Special” (sparkling orange juice and grenadine).
The drinks are definitely worth checking out because you get to take home the souvenir cups!
And what’s a Stranger Things event without the chance to get that rad Hellfire t-shirt everyone has? In addition to treats, there’s plenty of official merchandise like satin pink jackets and even phone cases.
5. Throughout the whole journey, you’ll feel like you’ve gone back to the 1980s
Just like the show, part of the fun of Stranger Things: The Experience is feeling like you’ve traveled to a time when hairdos were big, shoulder pads were in, and gas cost $1.30 a gallon. You’ll find all the roller-skating, pinballing, arcade gaming, and neon-lit nostalgia you could ever want!
And even if you aren’t old enough to remember the days of video rental stores and leg warmers, younger audiences can discover all the best parts of the 1980s for themselves at this unique experience.Find out more about LA’s Stranger Things Experience here!