Come on, Barbie, let’s go party.... at Mattel’s new KCK theme park

Mattel Adventure Park Kansas City is bringing classic faves — including Hot Wheels, Thomas & Friends, Barbie, and Uno — to the metro in 2026.

Kansas City streetcar wrapped in Barbie decor. Called the Dream Streetcar. In promotion for Barbie movie.

It’s a streetcar girl, in a streetcar world.

Photo by @kcstreetcar

It’s a Barbie world, and we’re all just living in it.

Remember our take on the plastic paragon’s summertime blockbuster? Now it seems Mattel heard our plea.

Come 2026, you’ll be able to step into a real life dream house at Mattel Adventure Park Kansas City in Bonner Springs. The all-new entertainment resort destination will be the second of its kind, with the inaugural Glendale, AZ location opening later this year.

Here are a few of the perks the toy giant has planned:

  • Coasters for the whole family, from the double-looping Hot Wheels Twin Mill Racer to more family-friendly rides with Thomas & Friends
  • A larger-than-life Barbie Beach House, complete with a hologram retail experience, themed flying theater, and rooftop restaurant + bar
  • He-Man vs. Skeletor Laser Tag, where guests can battle it out in the iconic Castle Grayskull
  • An 18-hole mini golf experience inspired by Magic 8 Ball, Pictionary, and other Mattel classics

Nostalgia getting to you yet? Unfortunately, you’ll have to make do with old toys and Barbenheimer rewatches for the foreseeable future. No exact date has been released, but groundbreaking is expected sometime later this year.

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