EDITOR'S NOTE: Multimedia journalist Rae Williams spoke with "Friends" fans attending the experience in Long Beach. Click the arrow above to watch the video.

LAKEWOOD, Calif. — Fans of the “Friends” TV show will be able to pose on the infamous orange couch from the Central Perk coffee shop and take selfies as they dance in front of the iconic fountain from the series’ opening credits as part of a new Friends Experience opening near Long Beach this weekend. A total of 12 rooms and activities will be available, including set recreations of Central Perk, Joey and Chandler’s living room and Monica and Rachel’s kitchen.

What You Need To Know

  • The Friends Experience: The One Near Long Beach opens at the Lakewood Center Friday

  • Fans of the '90s sitcom can experience recreations of Joey and Chandler's living room, Monica and Rachel's kitchen and Central Perk

  • The experience has visited more than ten U.S. cities since 2019 but is setting up in SoCal for the first time

  • The Friends Experience runs through Sept. 17

Originally developed to celebrate the show’s 25th anniversary in 2019, The Friends Experience has already been to more than ten cities in the U.S., including Boston, Chicago, Atlanta, Dallas, San Francisco and New York, where the touring attraction first debuted and has been a permanent attraction since 2021.

A recreation of Monica and Rachel's kitchen is part of The Friends Experience: The One Near Long Beach. (Photo courtesy of The Friends Experience)

While “Friends” fans have been able to peek behind the scenes as part of the Warner Bros. Studio Tour, The Friends Experience: The One Near Long Beach is the first time the interactive exhibit has visited Southern California. Created by Original X Production in partnership with Warner Bros. Themed Entertainment and Warner Bros., it opens at the Lakewood Center on Friday and runs through Sept. 17.

Central Perk is one of 12 rooms and activities that are part of the experience. (Photo courtesy of The Friends Experience)

General admission tickets cost $30 for children ages 4 to 10; $33 for seniors, students or military; and $35 for adults. Guided tours are also available for groups of 6, 8 or 10. For an extra $5, the experience includes digital photos of visitors posing in front of the fountain, on the couch and reenacting the show’s pivot scene.