Stranger Things: The Experience is now open in Seattle, and it’s a must for any die-hard fan of the show. Developed by the creators of the series, this new adventure into Hawkins and its mirror world, the Upside Down, will transport you into the thrilling universe of the sci-fi franchise. What can you expect? Shocking revelations at the Hawkins Lab, bitchin’ superpowers, exciting set replicas of show locations and plenty more surprises.
Here are a few reasons why you should check out the experience, right here in Seattle:
1. It’s the perfect opportunity to become a part of the gang
We know you’ve been wishing, hoping, you could become a part of El and the crew. With the Stranger Things Experience now open in Seattle, it’s your time to shine! From its nostalgic music to its neon lights, the experience truly makes you feel as though you’ve been transported back to Hawkins in the 80s.
If you were rocking a mullet in those years, this will be the perfect time to reenact your bodacious 80s look. If you’re way younger, it’s the ideal opportunity to bond with your family members who have great memories of that time — or to simply experience the iconic decade. Adults, teens, kids… everyone’s got their share at Stranger Things: The Experience!
2. The experience features high-tech 3D projections
If you’re asking us, the best part of the Stranger Things experience has to be the 3D journey into the Upside Down! You’ll get to descend into the parallel world that haunts Hawkins, coming face-to-face with some of your favorite characters…. and some not so much. Demobats will jump straight at you, making you feel as though you were truly there.
And since it’s a new storyline thought up by the show creators, you’re sure to embark on an adventure that you could never have predicted. It’s such an adrenaline pumping experience that you do not want to miss.
3. There are delicious themed food and drinks as a reward
Braving the Upside Down can be daunting, and exhausting. Thankfully, you’ll get to rejuvenate at Mix-Tape, an 80s-inspired medley of locations where set recreations, retro activities, themed food and drinks await.
You can spend hours at the Mix-Tape (we sure did!), looking through exclusive merch and sipping on delicious cocktails from The Upside. We grabbed a few slices of pizza from Surfer Boy’s and delicious Butternut Sundae at Scoops Ahoy, and let’s just say we were struggling to walk straight. So. good.
4. You’ll find amazing photo opportunities!
Now if you’re like us, and you need to get a souvenir from just about any place you visit, this will get you excited! At Mix-Tape, you can sit on the Byers’ living room couch and get your photo taken, pose by one of the Stranger Things signs and even snap flicks at the 80s photo booth for a truly nostalgic experience. You get to choose your Stranger Things-themed backgrounds and get two copies as a souvenir of the experience — ideal if you’re going on a date with your special someone!
5. You get exciting gifts as a VIP ticket holder!
If you want to make the most of your Stranger Things: The Experience journey, we’d suggest bumping your ticket up to VIP. You’ll get priority access to the experience, a complimentary drink at The Upside and adorable Stranger Things-inspired gifts to take home. Plus, you can book your VIP tickets as a group option, but if you just want to experience the Stranger Things adventure with a standard adult ticket, you’re free to do that too. Either way, we’ll see you there brochachos!