The Mattel Adventure Park will form part of the Crystal Lagoons Island Resort in Arizona and is due to open in 2022.
Mattel has announced an agreement with Crystal Lagoons Island Resort for a new entertainment destination slated to open late 2022 in Glendale, Arizona. The first-of-its-kind Mattel Adventure Park will feature branded experiences such as a Hot Wheels roller coaster and multiple go-karting experiences, a Thomas & Friends indoor theme park with the first life-sized Thomas the Tank Engine electric-battery powered passenger train, immersive branded dining, experiential retail and more.
“At Mattel, we are home to some of the most iconic, multi-generational franchises in the world,” said Julie Freeland, senior director, Global Location Based Entertainment, Mattel. “By partnering with Crystal Lagoons Island Resort, we will be offering new and immersive ways for families to experience classic brands like Hot Wheels, Thomas & Friends and more in the Mattel Adventure Park.”
Crystal Lagoons Island Resort develops mixed-use, resort destination venues in top cities across the United States. The company says its mission is to create venues that deliver immersive and memorable experiences to engage and excite guests from around the world.
“A passion for innovation and excellence has driven the design of our venue,” explained Mark Cornell, president of Attractions & Entertainment for Crystal Lagoons Island Resort. “Mattel shares our vision and sets the platinum standard for the concept of play. We are thrilled to create the country’s first Mattel Adventure Park in Glendale.”
The resort will span 48 acres and be anchored by an 11-acre water park, including a lagoon with white sand beaches.There will be 630 hotel rooms, restaurants, retail and office space, and a 130-foot-high “aerobar.” The development is expected tp create an estimated 1,800 jobs.
Kevin Phelps, Glendale City Manager, added: “We are delighted for Glendale to be the flagship location for this resort that will bring technology and globally established partners to create a one-of-a-kind environment. Over the coming weeks we look forward to sharing the iconic hotel, restaurants and entertainment brands that will join the Mattel Adventure Park in calling Glendale home as part of this world-class resort development.”