Introducing the $2 billion American Heartland Theme Park and Resort
Theme park aficionados won’t have to head to Florida or California to visit a major theme park come 2026. The American Heartland Theme Park and Resort, a more than $2 billion entertainment destination development in northeast Oklahoma, was just announced via press release and we are excited about it already. Over 20 former Disney Parks builders and Walt Disney Imagineers are part of the park’s design team.
“American Heartland will be a 1,000-acre development with a 125-acre theme park, which is comparable to the size of Magic Kingdom® Theme Park and Disneyland® Park,” according to the release. “The 125-acre theme park will feature a collection of six distinctly American lands to welcome guests on a journey through the best of the American story. Families will find thrilling rides and heartwarming shows as they discover Great Plains, Bayou Bay, Big Timber Falls, Stony Point Harbor, Liberty Village and Electropolis.”
“We are thrilled to make Oklahoma the home of American Heartland Theme Park and Resort,” American Heartland CEO Larry Wilhite said. “At the crossroads of the heartland, Oklahoma is an attractive location for a family entertainment destination.”
The development will roll out in phases with a 320-acre Three Ponies RV Park and Campground coming in spring 2025. It will be the largest campground in the central U.S. with 750 RV spaces and 300 cabins plus amenities. The world-class theme park and resort is scheduled to open in 2026 and will include a 300-room hotel and indoor water park.
A new world-class destination will welcome millions of visitors to Oklahoma each year! Welcome to American Heartland Theme Park and Resort. Opening in 2026 on historic Route 66. Learn more at https://t.co/eOoOtjX9uM. pic.twitter.com/apZsH3C5o3— American Heartland Theme Park (@AmericanHrtland) July 19, 2023
“American Heartland will be an anchor tourist destination on Route 66 set to attract more than two million out-of-state visitors to Oklahoma each year,” Kristy Adams, senior executive vice president of sales and marketing for Mansion Entertainment Group, American Heartland and Three Ponies, said. “The scale and quality of the development will be unlike anything else in the region, making Vinita, Oklahoma a can’t-miss destination for families around the world.”