Have you ever wished you could shrink down to the size of a Hot Wheels racer and race around? Your wish is about to be granted! Last week it was announced a new Mattel-themed Adventure Park will open in Arizona and one of the rides featured will be a Hot Wheels themed roller coaster! Learn more about the theme park that is being built alongside Crystal Lagoons, a brand new water park and resort!
Mattel Themed Adventure Park & Crystal Lagoons to Open in 2022 in Glendale, Arizona
Ground has broken on the first of it's kind, Mattel-themed Adventure Park! Guests will be able to ride a Hot Wheels themed roller coaster and a life-size, Thomas the Tank Engine passenger train! No word on any Barbie themed attractions, yet - let's keep our fingers crossed!
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Mattel Adventure Park | About Crystal Lagoons
Crystal Lagoons is expected to be an 11-acre resort-style water park that will feature a Hot Air Balloon ride that will take guests almost 400 feet into the air and a 4D theater that will be home to an attraction similar to Sorain' found at Disneyland and Walt Disney World.
Also planned for the grounds are two hotels that will have a combined 650 rooms! Plus restaurants and shops (of course!)
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Mattel Adventure Park | About the Mattel Park
Few details have been released about the Mattel-themed Adventure Park but we already know there will be a Hot Wheels themed roller coaster, "multiple go-carting experiences" and an in-door Thomas and Friends theme park which will feature the life-size, battery operated Thomas the Tank Engine passenger train.
The Mattel Adventure Park is also expected to have retail stores and "immersive branded dinning".
In total. the two lands are set to take up 48 acres and are planned to open ahead of the 2023 Super Bowl which will be held at State Farm Stadium in Glendale.
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Mattel Adventure Park | Attractions Speculation
Mattel has a LOT of brands in their brand portfolio and it will be very interesting to see which ones they include at the Mattel Adventure Park.
With the mention of themed dinning, I wonder if we might get a Barbie themed restaurant, perhaps complete with a Meet and Greet with Barbie herself?
Mattel also has American Girl Doll, could an American Girl Doll store be planned as part of the retail options for the park?
There hasn't been any mention about attractions for younger children, if they wanted to create a land for toddlers they could easily incorporate Fischer Price, their Little People toy line holds so many possibilities for rides and climbing structures!
Other brands include Minecraft, Polly Pocket and so many more!
Are you excited for a Mattel-themed Adventure Park?