The 1st Mattel Adventure Park comes to Glendale
Crystal Lagoons Island Resort today announced an agreement with Mattel, Inc. for a new entertainment destination slated to open in late 2022 in Glendale. The first of its kind Mattel Adventure Park will feature branded experiences such as Hot Wheels roller coasters and multiple go-kart experiences, a Thomas & Friends indoor theme park with the first full-size Thomas the Tank Engine battery-powered passenger train electric motor , immersive brand catering, experiential retail, and more.
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“At Mattel, we are home to some of the world’s most iconic multigenerational franchises,” said Julie Freeland, Senior Director, Global Location Based Entertainment, Mattel. “By partnering with Crystal Lagoons Island Resort, we’ll be offering families new, immersive ways to experience classic brands like Hot Wheels, Thomas & Friends, and more. “
“A passion for innovation and excellence guided the design of our site. Mattel shares our vision and sets the platinum standard for the game concept. We are excited to create the nation’s first Mattel Adventure Park in Glendale, ”said Mark Cornell, president of attractions and entertainment at Crystal Lagoons Island Resort.
“We are delighted that Glendale is the flagship location of this complex which will bring technology and established partners globally to create a one-of-a-kind environment. The Crystal Lagoons and Mattel Theme Adventure Park will complement our thriving sports and entertainment district and support our goal of being a destination of choice for visitors from around the world and for residents of Glendale, ”said Kevin Phelps , General manager. “Over the next few weeks, we look forward to sharing the iconic hotel, restaurant and entertainment brands that will join the Mattel Adventure Park to make Glendale home as part of this world-class resort development,” said said Phelps.
Crystal Lagoons Island Resort develops mixed-use resort destinations in major cities across the United States. The resorts include crystal lagoons, world class hotels, entertainment restaurants, specialty retail stores, and world class branded destination attractions. Our mission is to create places that offer immersive and memorable experiences to engage and excite guests from around the world. We have decades of experience in site and attraction development, and we integrate the latest technological innovations to deliver an unmatched customer experience. Our understanding of the destination culture and the overall guest experience, complemented by our passion for innovation, has led to the evolution of our site design.
As Arizona’s sixth largest city, with a population of over 250,000, Glendale is a premier destination for living, working and playing. Glendale offers upscale entertainment and shopping opportunities and a growing list of branded companies that all call our city home. The city is also home to the Luke Air Force Base and major defense contractors including Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Magellan Aerospace and Honeywell. The other big employers are Red Bull, Humana, Ball, Bechtel and White Claw. From large international manufacturers, Fortune 100 companies and luxury car dealerships to small local stores and restaurants, Glendale provides the perfect location for businesses to come and thrive. Employers will also have access to strong and skilled talent pools, with six post-secondary institutions. State Farm Stadium and Gila River Arena in Glendale’s sports and entertainment district are home to the Arizona Cardinals and Arizona Coyotes hometown teams, as well as mega-events such as the Super Bowl and the NCAA Final Four. Camelback-Ranch Glendale is the spring training home of the Los Angeles Dodgers and Chicago White Sox.