Comedy Central today announced that renowned franchise South Park will celebrate its 25th Anniversary this summer with “South Park: The 25th Anniversary Experience” an immersive, traveling exhibit showcasing props, memorabilia, art work, collectables and never-before-seen scripts, storyboards concept art & more.
Inspired by the real South Park Studios storage unit where many of the items displayed have been held for the past 25 years, the exhibit is housed within a custom fabricated shipping container: giving fans the authentic experience of ‘stepping into the South Park vault for the very first time.’ The shipping container — which features a custom, Cartman inspired paint job — will also serve as an interactive photo opp: giving fans the opportunity to pose alongside their favorite characters against 3 different iconic South Park landscapes.
Additionally, fans will be able to purchase South Park merchandise (including limited edition 25th anniversary items specific to each location) as part of the “25th Anniversary Experience” ‘tag sale.’
Kicking off at Union Square in New York City on July 23rd from 10A – 6P, the “25th Anniversary Experience” is free to attend and will be popping up in highly trafficked areas across the United States. Following its New York launch, the experience, produced in collaboration with entertainment and brand experience company Superfly, will be in the following locations [all local time from 10A – 6P]:
- NYC: Saturday, 7/23 at Union Square
- Chicago: Saturday, 7/30 at Navy Pier
- Red Rocks: Tuesday, 8/9 & Wednesday 8/10 at Red Rocks Trading Post
- Denver: Friday, 8/12 & Saturday 8/13 at McGregor Square
- Los Angeles: Saturday, 8/20 at Hollywood & Vine
Additionally, a tailgate experience will be an added attraction to the previously announced two-day concert at Red Rocks on August 9 & August 10. The tailgate, which will take place at Red Rocks Trading Post and will be open to the public, will offer a communal celebration of all things South Park featuring activations, games, cosplay contests and more.
MTV Entertainment Studios’ expansive deal with Parker and Stone includes extending South Park on Comedy Central through 2027 and taking cable’s longest-running scripted series, which originally premiered August 13, 1997, the franchise’s 25th anniversary – through an unprecedented 30th season. In addition to the series extension, the new deal includes 14 South Park original made-for-streaming movies exclusively for Paramount+, including last year’s SOUTH PARK: POST COVID and SOUTH PARK: POST COVID: THE RETURN OF COVID as well as this year’s SOUTH PARK THE STREAMING WARS and SOUTH PARK THE STREAMING WARS PART 2. The series has earned five Emmy Awards, to date, and a George Foster Peabody Award.