Mattel Adventure Park Coming to Kansas City


A Mattel Adventure Park, developed in partnership between Mattel and Epic Resort Destinations, is set to open in Bonner Springs, Kansas, outside Kansas City, in 2026.

The new park will offer the same attractions found in Glendale, Arizona’s Mattel Adventure Park, including fully themed Hot Wheels roller coasters, Thomas & Friends rides, Barbie experiences, Masters of the Universe games and much more. The companies plan to break ground in Kansas later this year.

Among the Hot Wheels roller coasters that will be part of the Kansas City park are the Hot Wheels Bone Shaker: The Ultimate Ride, featuring the hot rod’s skull design, and the Hot Wheels Twin Mill Racer, a double-looping adrenaline ride.

In the Thomas & Friends: World of Sodor section of the park, there will be five family-friendly experiential attractions and rides, including a dedicated indoor play space.

The park will be home to a larger-than-life Barbie Beach House, with an interactive retail experience where fans can build their own customized Barbie set in the Barbie Dream Closet Experience, which uses hologram technology to bring Barbie to life. The attraction will also includes a Barbie-themed flying theater and the Barbie Rooftop restaurant and bar.

Mattel Adventure Park Kansas City will also feature a He-Man vs. Skeleton Laser Tag arena and a mini golf experience featuring 18 holes inspired by Magic 8 Ball, Pictionary and other Mattel games. There will also be a custom climb UNO structure.

“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,” said Josh Silverman, chief franchise officer at Mattel. “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.”

“We are proud and excited to announce Kansas City, Kansas, as the second themed entertainment destination location for Mattel Adventure Park, an Epic Resort Destinations licensing partnership with Mattel,” said Mark Cornell, president of Epic Resort Destinations. “We are bringing Mattel’s powerhouse brands to life through state-of-the-art technology and engaging experiences. This new destination is sure to provide infinite fun for the whole family.”