We heard back in February 2023 that exciting times were coming for Hot Wheels, Barbie, Thomas and Friends, and Masters of the Universe fans as the new theme park, Mattel Adventure Park, was officially announced to be coming to Glendale Arizona.
It has recently been announced that attendees at the upcoming IAPPA Expo in Orlando, Florida November 14 – 17 will get to see the new Hot Wheels Twin Mill Racer Roller Coaster ride vehicle as well as new photos of Barbie’s House which is currently under construction at Mattel Adventure Park.
Image: MattelEpic Resort Destinations attractions development engineer, Cindy Emerick says, “We are taking thrills to new heights with the Hot Wheels Twin Mill Racer”. “The Twin Mill Racer track layout features a wicked corkscrew threaded through two vertical loops that authenticates the Hot Wheels experience. We are excited to bring this iconic racing playset to life in a heart-pounding and exhilarating thrill ride.”
We will bring you these updates as soon as they are revealed along with any other details confirmed about Mattel Adventure Park.
Originally, Mattel Adventure Park was slated to open in time for the 2023 Super Bowl in February which unfortunately did not happen. An opening by the end of the year had then been floated. However, according to a news report, we now have an updated timeline for the opening of Mattel Adventure Park as 2024.
Image: Mattel Adventure ParkOn National Roller Coaster day this year we saw Mark Cornell, president of Mattel Adventure Park, sharing a close-up of the Bone Shaker Rollercoaster carts which can be seen in the video posted to YouTube by AZfamily.com and is embedded below.
Bone Shaker will be a family friendly roller coaster with a second roller coaster also based on Hot Wheels set to fufil the thrill seekers, Mattel describes the two offerings as being:
“Mattel Adventure Park includes two fully themed Hot Wheels rollercoasters – Hot Wheels Bone Shaker: The Ultimate Ride and the Hot Wheels Twin Mill Racer. Designed to delight kids and adults of all ages, the Hot Wheels Bone Shaker themed ride will be the first-ever family coaster to feature the famous hot rod’s skull design that climbs 84 feet in the air, while the double-looping Hot Wheels Twin Mill Racer guarantees a serious adrenaline boost for guests seeking an even higher-octane experience. The Hot Wheels Twin Mill Racer features a double loop and two corkscrews, qualifying it as the first coaster of its kind in Arizona.”
Cornell also describes the Hot Wheels Twin Mill as: “Well, it’ll be the first launching coaster in Arizona, that’s for sure and this is [magnetic propulsion]… the same sort of technology that launches, you know, planes off an aircraft carrier. So that’s super exciting. So, it’s very fast, very quiet, very efficient,”
“Our second coaster, Hot Wheels Twin Mill Racer is based on another top-selling Hot Wheels car, the Twin Mill, which is a C six modeled Corvette dual engine car that’s completely themed,” “This is a launching coaster that literally loads indoors, shoots out of a tunnel, zero to 50 in under three seconds and goes right into a double loop, turns around in a helix, a double corkscrew goes to the end of the park and then comes back inside and once again.”
We have also recently heard further information about the Barbie offerings in the park and according to Screamscape, along with the already announced Beach House, we can look forward to a ride. “Barbie Dream Flight was mentioned as being a Barbie themed flying theater attraction, not unlike Disney’s Soarin’ ride, along with locations to custom build Barbie dolls, Barbie holograms and a Barbie themed restaurant and bar that will feature signature cocktails for the adults and themed mocktails for everyone.”
From this recent construction update posted to YouTube by Tylerventures, showing the latest developments at Mattel Adventure Park which includes the installation of the new Bone Shaker roller coaster.
Mattel Adventure Park have also added a live construction web-cam so you can keep up-to-date with all the latest developments. We will continue to update you with further construction updates over the coming weeks and months.
The double-looping launch Hot Wheels roller coaster designed by Chance Rides which will be akin to Lightning Run at Kentucky Kingdom and will offer inversions making it the most thrilling of the offerings at the park. Additionally, there will be a go-kart track themed to Hot Wheels where you can race your friends and family.
Image: Mattel Adventure ParkThomas and Friends will be represented by the The Thomas and Friends Adventure Train Treasure Hunt which will be a train attraction that will feature a life-size Thomas the tank engine. Barbie will also be joining guests on a flying journey in a new flying theater adventure. This theater attraction will be similar to rides like Soarin’ at the Disney Parks.
Guests will certainly have a lot to look forward to when Mattel Adventure Park opens in 2024. We will keep you updated on further updates relating to the opening date. Which attraction are you most looking forward to? Let us know by leaving us a comment below or on our Facebook page.