Netflix bringing ‘Stranger Things’ experience to Seattle

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SEATTLE — “Stranger Things: The Experience” is coming to Seattle in May. Fans will be able to explore the ‘Upside Down’, immerse themselves in 80s nostalgia, and help save Hawkins.

Netflix has teamed up with experience discovery platform Fever to bring “Stranger Things” worldwide, Netflix said in a news release on Wednesday.

Participants will be taken on an adventure to the show’s Hawkins National Lab with a new storyline made just for the experience.

“This brand new storyline, developed exclusively with the show’s creators, propels guests into a parallel universe where they must run the gauntlet of terrors lurking in the dark and unlock their secret powers to help save the town,” said Netflix. “With the gang’s hometown on the line, there’s room in Hawkins for heroes of all ages (5+) to work together to save the day.”

After escaping the “Upside Down,” fans will be able to explore the “Mix-Tape” room, where they can get a USS Butterscotch sundae at Scoops Ahoy, try to beat MADMAX’s high score, eat a pie from Surfer Boy Pizza, test out the first-ever ‘Stranger Things’ themed bar and even meet Vecna.

“Fans can expect mind-blowing audiovisual effects but are warned that they will also have to face their fears as things can quickly turn uʍop ǝpᴉsdn,” said Netflix.

The experience will open at 1750 Occidental Ave South in Seattle’s SoDo neighborhood this May. The waitlist is now open for the chance to buy tickets before the general public. Tickets will be on sale starting April 19, 2023, at strangerthings-experience.com/seattle.

Opening times will be Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Also, Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

“We know our Stranger Things fans will embrace the chance to be the heroes of the story, working alongside Eleven, Mike, and the rest of the gang to fight the evil threatening to consume Hawkins,” said Greg Lombardo, Head of Experiences at Netflix. “Fans love losing themselves in the world when they watch the show. Now, for the first time, they will literally be able to live an episode from the series.”

Netflix said due to mature language and graphic imagery, children under five are not allowed and those under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.