November 1, 2018 The Happy Place opened right on the water in the beautiful Queen’s Quay area of Toronto. This “massive pop-up experience is filled with larger than life size installations, multi-sensory immersive rooms, and dozens of moments curated to Capture Your Happy” remains through January 1, 2019. It originated in Chicago and has been visited by more than 100,000 guests during their sold-out run in Los Angeles.
The Happy Place is an instagram paradise with quite possibly the worst lighting ever. Make sure to bring along a reflector or an additional external flash to get those magnificent shots you see all over their Facebook page. It actually reminded me quite a bit of the Trick-Eye Museum in Seoul, although this is a temporary experience.
It boasts the “world’s largest indoor Confetti Dome”a double rainbow background from which you can jump into a pot of yellow balls which is surprisingly like a vacuum and rather difficult from which to emerge!
Happy Place Toronto also has a room full of rubber duckies, which was my favourite part.
Get Tickets to The Happy Place via this link
Ticket prices: Monday/Wednesday/Thursday (and January 1st) $32.50 including HST plus ticketing fees
Friday/Saturday/Sunday $39.50 including HST plus ticketing fees. Was it worth it? It’s pretty expensive if you’re bringing a whole family. I think I would expect more for $40 + per person. More FAQ answers here.
Food at The Happy Place
We tried a couple of the bits and bites at the Happy Place. I found it to be quite overpriced for anything substantial. The rainbow grilled cheese was something I was pretty excited to try, but it came out cold and wasn’t melted enough to pull apart. I wasn’t really able to create the rainbow effect. The lukewarm pretzels were buttery and salty, which was much more satisfying than the sandwich. The s’more love tart was mostly crust. I think it would have been better had it been warm. There are plenty of restaurants in the area. I would probably take advantage of them.
The Happy Place
I had fun with my bff, but realistically would suggest having a couple of cocktails (or getting into that newly-legal MJ) before jumping into your 30-minute session at The Happy Place. We went on a media night and probably took about an hour to get through the whole place even though there weren’t that many of us. If you’re there with kids, you’ll want to get in and get out fast. Hopefully you had some practice with Kusama’s infinity mirrors, cause you won’t have long to snap that perfect picture!
HOURS OF OPERATION
11:00AM – 8:00PM
Friday/ Saturday / Sunday
10:00AM – 8:00PM
EXCEPT January 1st