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Meet Happy Place – the world’s most Instagrammable exhibit is coming to Melbourne

It's time to get your happy back post-lockdown!

It’s filled the newsfeeds of people in Los Angeles, Chicago, Toronto, Boston, Las Vegas, Sydney, Philadelphia, Auckland and more, now pop-up phenomenon Happy Place is making its way to Melbourne.

On a mission to spread happiness around the world, the innovative experience has helped more than one million people “find their happy”, and now it’s Melbourne’s turn.

Whether your Instagram-feed is looking a little dry or you’re ready for a memorable day out, Happy Place has got you covered – so make sure you add a trip to Happy Place onto your post-lockdown bucket list.

Step inside the vibrant doors and explore larger-than-life whimsical installations and multi-sensory immersive rooms including the world’s largest indoor Confetti Dome, a giant rainbow complete with a jumpable ‘Pot of Happiness’, six-foot-tall X’s and O’s surrounded by red lips, the famed Rubber Ducky Bathtub, the wildly popular Cookie Room scented with the aroma of freshly baked chocolate chip cookies, an Upside Down room that defies gravity, and Super Bloom, a room filled with 40,000 golden handmade flowers – and that’s only the beginning.

We can see the photos and hear the laughter already.

Happy Place is coming to Crown Melbourne this December

Melbourne has had a pretty tough time throughout the global pandemic and now on the other side we are delighted to be able to bring Happy Place to all Victorians. Our mission is to allow our guests to immerse themselves in an over-the-top themed experience that is designed to deliver a super-sized dose of happiness. In 2020, it was so well received by our new friends in Sydney and we can’t wait to do the same in Melbourne.

Jared Paul, Happy Place founder, veteran American entertainment manager and live event producer

Hundreds of thousands of guests visited the very first installation in Los Angeles, with famous fans including Adele, Kourtney Kardashian, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Kerry Washington, Olivia Wilde, Hilary Duff, JoJo Siwa, Travis Barker, Jason Sudeikis, and Sarah Michelle Gellar.

Happy Place around the globe:

COVID-Safe Guidelines

Happy Place is committed to maintaining the standards stipulated by the Victorian Government to ensure the event COVID Safe. 

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  • Vaccination: HAPPY PLACE will abide by the same Covid-Safe guidelines as Crown Melbourne – please see here.
  • Contact Tracing: We are required to be able to track all guests at HAPPY PLACE in order to be able to contact visitors should there be a case of COVID-19 connected to the site.
  • Masks: At the time of opening (Thursday 2 December 2021) masks are not required inside public spaces. If the public health orders change, this information may be updated and it may be a requirement for masks to be worn. Please check on entry at the entrance.
  • Hygiene and safety: We have introduced enhanced daily cleaning regimes, including sanitisation of frequently used spaces with disinfectant. Deep cleaning is conducted regularly.
  • Physical Distancing/Maximum Capacity Guidelines: HAPPY PLACE is more than large enough to accommodate guests (and staff) safely and hygienically within the current public health orders. They’ll manage the total number of people within the space with a scanning system at the entry door and conduct regular counts of the space as a further safety measure.
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Happy Place will come to Crown Melbourne for a strictly limited season from Thursday 2 December. Tickets go on sale Tuesday 9 November @ 12pm (local) via