It’s cringy to imagine the idea of future generations not experiencing the quirky habits of office culture with remote work become more accessible. Professional life is shifting away from coffee talks in the musty breakroom with favorite collegues and becoming more of instagrammable work sports accompanied by pretty food, better coffee and most importantly, heahphones. However, no matter how the atmosphere of our work routine changes, the thing that will always stay consistent are the character we encounter throughout our work days. The timeless and relatable series, The Office, nailed the 9-5er lifestyle of the head with it’s comedic take on stereotypes within the workspace making it a classic sitcom that almost any employee can identify with. the series has only become more popular over the years and has created superfans like no other. And, from October 15th, 2021 through January 17th, 2022 you will have the chance to experience the show as if you are part of it.
Life in The Office
The NBC comedy debuted in 2005 and came to a close in 2013, although it feels like it’s still brand new. The writers, producer and cast members brought a great deal of wit to the show giving viewers new hoked to come across with every re-watch. Over the course of nine season you become engulfed in the “exciting” lives of Michael Scott, Jim Halpert, Pam Beesly, Dwight Schrute and other employees at the Scranton branch of Dunder Mifflin. Easy to enjoy, The Office touches on everything- that co-worker who cuts themselves too much slack, the battle of egos in a small room, cliques who take over shared space ( for book club.. @ Pam, Toby and Oscar), messy hookups and even true friendship that becomes love and butterflies and heart eyes all over (even if you don’t watch you know who I’m referring too.)
Anyways, sometimes the team will adventure to the warehouse for a basketball tournament to show off their athleticism or they’ll class it up at Chili’s for the Dundie Awards. The one thing that you don’t really see much of although is work, primarly from Michael Scott the branch manager played by Steve Carell. Carell, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer, Rainn Wilson and the entire cast took on their roles in this mockumentary series and made them into real people. Each character carries their own sense of individuality giving viewers plenty to relate to. And let’s be real, once we feel like a show gets us we are HOOKED.
Experience Life in The Office For Yourself
For those of you worried that you might not get the chance to live out your dreams of having your own cubical, don’t worry, Superfly X is here to take care of that. Superfly X was founded in 2020 and is transforming the way that fans get to interact with their favorite entertainment properties. Michael Silver, President of Global Business Development for Universal Parks and Resorts said, “We are delighted that Superfly X is presenting the world’s largest official interactive fan experience based on the beloved series, The Office.” He continued, “Fans will not only relive memorable episodes from the series but will themselves be able to participate in some of its most iconic moments.”
The experience will be located at The Shops at North Bridge on the Magnificent Mile at 540 N. Michigan Ave. Tickets have officially gone on sale which means that you can go and reserve a time slot right now. Yes, now. I know that you’re in the middle of reading this but pause for one moment and lock in a spot before it’s sold out.
What To Expect
When you enter this interactive experience you will travel between 17 rooms between two-stories all filled with props, costumes, set re-creations and more. Fans will visit Scranton Business park, the Dunder Mifflin office, and the warehouse which will double as a retail shop. The retail shop will be accessible to both ticket holders and non-ticket holders to purchase never before sold products. Inside the office will be Pam’s desk, Michael’s office, Schrute farms and other fun surprises that you’ll just have to attend to witness.
Co-president and Chief Strategy Officer of Superfly X, Stacy Moscatelli, shared “We are thrilled to partner with Universal Live Entertainment to create The Office Experience, the first official interactive experience based on The Office. We have no doubt that this incredible city, with its millions of residents and visitors, will provide the perfect backdrop for the world premier of The Office Experience.