Lonely Planet Writer

This Instagrammable LA pop-up wants to bring you to a Happy Place

For lovers of sun, sand, celebrities and shopping, Los Angeles may already beat out any Disney destination as the happiest place on Earth. But for anyone that needs even more of a pick-me-up in the City of Angels, a new highly Instagrammable pop-up is hoping to bring you straight to your Happy Place.

Design consultant, Leslie Schneider, capturing her happy at HAPPY PLACE in Downtown Los Angeles. Image by Faculty Productions

Happy Place is a new pop-up exhibition opening up in the Arts District of Downtown Los Angeles on 20 November. Much like the Museum of Ice Cream before it, the pop-up promises brightly-coloured backdrops that will be filling up everyone’s Instagram feeds. The rainbow attraction will include life-size installations, multi-sensory immersive rooms and much more, and is scheduled to run until 7 January.

The project will contain 13 rooms that are filled with experiences that are designed to make people happy – like blowing out the candles on a giant birthday cake or jumping off a giant rainbow into a pot filled with coins. There are more than 20,000 square feet of “good vibes and all things positive”, including a candy room that features seven-foot-tall high heels made out of more than one million candies, and a Paradise Room that will feature sculptures sprouting from the walls and floor. It will also boast what they are calling “the world’s largest confetti dome” and a backyard with a lemonade stand, popsicle truck, lawn games and a store inside a retro RV. There will also be a food truck menu with rainbow grilled cheese and more.

Jared Paul, founder of Happy Place, said in a statement: “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.” Tickets are on sale at here, and Happy Place will be located at 1242 Palmetto Street, LA.