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Mattel Announces Second Theme Park Opening in 2026 — Plus, the Unexpected City Where It’s Located

Mattel shared the news of its first Adventure Park, located in Glendale, Arizona, in August 2023

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Mattel Adventure Park
  • A second Mattel Adventure Park will be opening in 2026, the company announced on Wednesday 

  • It will be located just outside of Kansas City, Kansas and feature attractions inspired by Barbie, Hot Wheels, Thomas & Friends and more 

  • Mattel revealed in August 2023 that its first Adventure Park would be located in Glendale, Arizona and is set to open in 2024 

Mattel fans now have another place to party like Barbie all day long!

On Wednesday, the company announced its second Mattel Adventure Park is in the works and will be located just outside of Kansas City in Bonner Springs, Kansas. The official opening is slated for 2026 and construction will begin later in 2024, according to a press release from Mattel.

In partnership with Epic Resort Destinations, the new park will offer similar attractions to its Glendale, Arizona location that was announced in August 2023. Thrill-seekers can look forward to Hot Wheels-inspired roller coasters like Bone Shaker: The Ultimate Ride and the Hot Wheels Twin Mill Racer, while younger parkgoers can enjoy the Thomas & Friends-themed World of Sodor.

The highly-anticipated Barbie Beach House will also take shape at the new park, just like the Arizona location, along with the Barbie Dream Closet Experience where visitors can curate the perfect Barbie-approved outfit.

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Mattel Adventure Park Bone Shaker ride

Along with seeing their favorite characters come to life, park guests can play a game of mini golf inspired by nostalgic Mattel games like the Magic 8 Ball and Pictionary.

Fans can also step into the iconic Castle Grayskull fortress from Masters of the Universe and show off their competitive side with a game of laser tag.

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“Mattel Adventure Park Kansas City will bring our iconic brands to life with epic roller coasters, family-friendly attractions, an immersive theatre, themed dining, and so much more,” Josh Silverman, Chief Franchise Officer at Mattel says.

Silverman continues, “We are thrilled to expand these themed entertainment destinations and invite new fans to experience the world of Mattel in all-new ways as they create lasting memories with loved ones.”

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Mattel Adventure Park Arizona

Mattel’s first Adventure Park was announced in August 2023 and is slated to open in 2024. Fans can take a look at the construction progress of the nine-acre site on the theme park’s website.

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The Arizona park will be located at VAI Resort and will feature the man-made Konos Island, in addition the beloved Mattel rides and attractions listed above.

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