Ever wondered what it’s like to step into the mysterious world of the Upside Down while reliving the iconic ’80s?
The immensely popular Netflix series, Stranger Things, has captivated audiences with its supernatural thrills and nostalgic homage to the 1980s. According to The Verge, an American technology news website operated by Vox Media, Stranger Things 4 has become the second Netflix show to surpass a billion hours viewed as of 2022.
In collaboration with Netflix, The Mighty Jaxx Group brings this thrilling adventure to life through an immersive retail experience, Stranger Things – The Encounter: Singapore.
You’ll encounter 6 iconic locations straight from the Netflix show, meticulously recreated to transport you into the Upside Down. Each room offers a unique and thrilling experience, from the retro charm of Palace Arcade to the eerie experiments at Creel House.
Come along our adventure into the world of “Stranger Things”:
1. Palace Arcade
The journey began at Palace Arcade, a haven for ’80s fashion enthusiasts, where we got to browse through Stranger Things-themed snapback caps and trendy fanny packs after purchasing our tickets. Prepare yourself for the mysterious adventure as you enter the thrilling yet sinister game of fantasy at the Hellfire Club, located on level 7.
2. Hellfire Club
As we ventured into the Hellfire Club, an enthralling game of Dungeons & Dragons awaited. Led by a skilled Dungeon Master, I was chosen to roll the dice in order to unveil the ‘consequences’ as thunder roared and lights flickered, adding to the immersive atmosphere.
3. Joyce Byers’ living room
We then continued our adventure to Joyce Byers’ living room, where flickering Christmas lights recreated the iconic scene from the series. We were able to relive the moment when Will first communicated with his mother through these lights. Now, brace yourself for what lies ahead.
4. The Lab
A chilling revelation awaits at The Lab, as you venture into the depths of Hawkins National Laboratory, where eerie experiments take place.
The inclusion of a mini-game, enriched the interactive experience, it showed us how it was vital to close the rift and prevent the Demogorgon from wreaking havoc on the town. This feature provided us with opportunities to interact with other players and forge lasting memories together.
5. Upside Down
As we continued our journey, we started to feel a little uneasy as we walked through the Upside-Down room. However, the most thrilling part was still ahead. Following the path leading to Creel House where Vecna, the malicious presence, awaited us.
6. Creel House
Approaching Creel House, an unsettling ambiance enveloped us. Vecna’s menacing presence employed fiery, thunderous, and flashing light effects to strike fear. The mist and faint whispers enhanced the spine-chilling atmosphere, immersing us deeply in the mysterious realm of Stranger Things. We were definitely caught off-guard and unprepared for what awaited us… So learn from our mistakes and prepare yourself for the ultimate showdown in this hair-raising encounter.
After successfully conquering the supernatural, we treated ourselves to some sundaes and pizzas at the vibrant Starcourt Mall. The Starcourt Mall is a fully themed F&B and retail zone, presenting a variety of exclusive merchandise and delectable treats in collaboration with local brands.
Now, you can relish delicious treats and shop for exclusive Stranger Things merchandise while basking in the nostalgic shopping experience of the ’80s. You can even personalise your souvenirs using the XPass platform, adding a unique touch to your adventure.
Overall, this was a thrilling yet memorable experience that took us back to the era of neon lights, arcade games, and a touch of the supernatural.
If you’re a fan, don’t miss this extraordinary opportunity to dive into the Upside Down and experience the thrill of Stranger Things.
Stranger Things – The Encounter: Singapore
Location: Bugis+, 201 Victoria St, Singapore 188067, Level 2 Stranger Things Encounter – Visitor Center, and Level 7 Stranger Things Encounter – Event Hall
Dates: From 30 June to 1 October 2023
Monday to Thursday – 2 pm to 10 pm
Friday to Sunday – 10 am to 10 pm
Duration: Approximately 45 minutes
Tickets: Purchase tickets at strangerthingsencounter.com or at the event space