Pop-up phenomenon to bring HAPPY vibes and innovative experiences to the Las Vegas Strip that are not to be missed; following sold-out runs in Los Angeles, Chicago, Toronto and Boston

LAS VEGAS (July 17, 2019) – Happy debuts its Las Vegas experience at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. HAPPY PLACE, an interactive, immersive pop-up exhibit with larger-than-life installations and multi-sensory themed rooms, will turn Sin City into “Grin City” with its newest location at The Shoppes at Mandalay Place opening Friday, Aug. 23. On a mission to spread happiness across the world, “the most Instagrammable pop-up in America” (Urban Daddy) has helped more than half a million people “find their happy” while exploring 12 vibrant rooms.

HAPPY PLACE features 15,000 square feet of playful spaces and cheerful moments including a Super Bloom room filled with 40,000 handmade gold flowers for the perfect photogenic floral backdrop, an Upside Down room that defies gravity and bends reality, six-foot tall X’s and O’s covered in thousands of mirrored squares and surrounded by red lips, the World’s Largest Indoor Confetti Dome, a Giant Rainbow complete with a Pot of Happiness into which guests can jump, the signature Rubber Ducky Bathtub of Fun, the wildly popular Cookie Room, which is like stepping inside of your favorite chocolate chip cookie complete with the aroma of fresh baked cookies, the just-added life-size Unicorn named Cornelius, plus other photo-friendly fantasy rooms. Las Vegas’ HAPPY PLACE also will add special features and art unique to the town.

HAPPY PLACE has brought smiles to the faces of people from all ages and backgrounds and has been a mecca of joy for celebrities, welcoming Diplo, Hilary Duff, JoJo Siwa, Kerry Washington, Kourtney Kardashian, Marshmello, New Kids On the Block, Olivia Wilde, Rashida Jones, Travis Barker, and many more.

With the perfect background to countless once-in-a-lifetime moments, HAPPY PLACE offers an extraordinary whimsical experience for groups of all sizes and ages, from birthday parties to date night to bachelorette parties. The pop-up has been the site of more than a dozen marriage proposals and prom-posals plus hundreds of first dates and private parties.

HAPPY PLACE at Mandalay Bay also will bring its charity Lemonade Stand to Las Vegas, with net proceeds benefitting local charities. To date, HAPPY PLACE has donated over $100,000 to local groups in the four cities it has resided in.

The inspiration behind HAPPY PLACE comes from its founder, Jared Paul, who is on a journey to raise his children surrounded by positivity and joy. “HAPPY PLACE exists to provide an oasis for people of all ages and backgrounds to come together and embrace moments of happiness in their everyday lives. It’s been incredible to see all of the smiles created and lives it has touched so far,” said Paul. “I am thrilled that we are coming to Las Vegas, which is already full of so much joy and HAPPY. I look forward to seeing how the city will express itself using HAPPY PLACE!”

“Las Vegas is home to the biggest residency artists in the world, who bring so much joy to thousands of guests each year,” said Kurt Melien, president of Live Nation Las Vegas. “I cannot think of a better complement to these shows and a more perfect addition to the Las Vegas entertainment landscape than HAPPY PLACE!”

Mandalay Bay President and COO Chuck Bowling said, "We look forward to the arrival of HAPPY PLACE at The Shoppes at Mandalay Place this summer. Its social popularity and success in prior markets lead us to believe it will quickly become a leading entertainment destination for Las Vegas visitors. We can’t wait for our guests to find another ’happy place’ to experience within the resort."

General admission tickets start at $30 plus additional fees and will go on sale to the public starting Saturday, Aug. 3 at 10 a.m. PT at HappyPlace.me/tickets. Family or Group Four Packs also will be available at select sessions. American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Wednesday, July 31 at 10 a.m. PT through Friday, Aug. 2 at 10 p.m. PT. M life Rewards members and Live Nation customers will receive access to a pre-sale running Friday, Aug. 2 from 10 a.m. PT to 10 p.m. PT.

To join the M life Rewards program or for more information, visit mlife.com. Visit HappyPlace.me for more information. Based on sold out runs in previous cities, HAPPY PLACE advises guests to book in advance. The exhibit is available for private bookings. Email privateevents@happyplace.me for more information.

HAPPY PLACE is produced by Faculty Productions in partnership with Live Nation Las Vegas and MGM Resorts International.

HAPPY PLACE FACTS

Las Vegas Address:

  • 3950 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89119

Las Vegas Hours of Operation beginning August 23, 2019

  • Monday through Sunday: 10 a.m. – 11 p.m.

For more information on HAPPY PLACE, please visit:

About Live Nation Las Vegas:
Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world’s leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation & House of Blues Concerts, LN Media and Artist Nation Management. Live Nation Las Vegas produces residency shows from Mariah Carey, Journey and Sting at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace; Janet Jackson, Lady Gaga, Aerosmith and Bruno Mars at Park Theater at Park MGM; Blink 182, Billy Idol and Lady Antebellum at Pearl Concert Theater at the Palms; Willie Nelson, Steely Dan and Anita Baker at The Venetian Theatre at The Venetian Resort Las Vegas; and Shania Twain, Christina Aguilera, Gwen Stefani, Def Leppard and Florida Georgia Line at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. Live Nation Las Vegas also brings other world-famous artists to many of the city’s other premier concert venues including T-Mobile Arena, Mandalay Bay Events Center, MGM Grand Garden Arena, House of Blues, Downtown Las Vegas Events Center, The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas, and more. For additional information, visit www.livenation.com. Find Live Nation Las Vegas on FacebookInstagram and follow us on Twitter.

About Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino:
Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino is set on 120 lush acres featuring Mandalay Bay Beach, a tropical pool paradise with real sand. The Mandalay Bay Events Center, award-winning restaurants, exhilarating entertainment, unique shopping, Shark Reef Aquarium and the recently expanded 2-million-square-foot Mandalay Bay Convention Center combine to make Mandalay Bay a distinctive Las Vegas resort destination. The resort offers three distinct hotel experiences: Mandalay Bay with 3,211 luxurious rooms and suites reflecting a modern tropical ambiance; Four Seasons Hotel, a AAA Five Diamond hotel offering 424 rooms and suites; and the luxury all-suite Delano Las Vegas. Mandalay Bay is owned by MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM). For more information and reservations, visit mandalaybay.com, call toll free at (877) 632-7800 or find us on Facebook and Twitter.

 

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