Typically, if you want to spend the holidays at the happiest place on earth, you head straight to Disneyland. This year, though, droves of dopamine seekers may find themselves flocking to another Southern California happy place over the holidays — the HAPPY PLACE, that is. Decked out in Gen Z Yellow, HAPPY PLACE is a massive and colorful pop-up exhibit in the Arts District of downtown Los Angeles and is open now through Sunday, January 7th, 2018.
On the heels of the wildly successful Museum of Ice Cream (which has popped up in LA, San Francisco, and New York) and San Francisco's Color Factory, HAPPY PLACE also seeks to create a kind of larger-than-life playground where children and adults alike can frolic and Instagram amid real life representations of their dreams.
"I want to live and raise my children in a world surrounded by what makes us happy. With the amount of unfortunate events happening recently, I believe that our world as a whole can use more happiness. To make this dream come true, we set out on a journey to create a special place filled with smiles and laughter for all," says HAPPY PLACE founder Jared Paul.
Paul heads up Faculty Productions, which, per the company's website has overseen creative development and management for touring productions like Dancing with the Stars: Live! and Glee Live!
Visitors to HAPPY PLACE can find their happy across thirteen rooms and 20,000 square feet. At that size there's liekly no shortage of good vibes to be had. Exhibits include everything from a 7-foot tall high pair of heels made out of over 1 million candies, to a giant birthday cake with candles you can blow out, a huge pot filled with 25,000 coins to jump into, and the world's largest Confetti Dome. HAPPY PLACE's installations are the creative collaboration between artists, creators, influencers, and brands.
More info and tickets are available at HAPPY PLACE's website.