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A New Frontier: Oklahoma's $2 Billion Theme Park to Open in 2026

A new $2 billion theme park is set to open in Oklahoma in 2026. The park, called American Heartland Theme Park and Resort, will be located in Vinita, Oklahoma, on historic Route 66 and is being designed by a team that includes over 20 former Walt Disney Imagineers and Disney Park Builders. The park will be spread across 1,000 acres (which rivals the size of Magic Kingdom) and will feature six themed lands, including:

  • Great Plains

  • Bayou Bay

  • Big Timber Falls

  • Stony Point Harbor

  • Liberty Village

  • Electropolis

The park will also feature a 300-acre RV park and campground which can accommodate 750 RVs and 300 cabins and will be the largest RV park in central US. It will also feature a 300-room hotel and an indoor water park making it an ideal place to visit as a family.

American Heartland Theme Park and Resort is expected to create more than 3,000 jobs during construction and 1,500 permanent jobs once the park is open. The park is also expected to attract more than 4.9 million visitors per year.

"We want American Heartland to be a place where families can come together and create memories that will last a lifetime," said Larry Wilhite, CEO of American Heartland Theme Park and Resort. "We are committed to creating a park that is both fun and educational, and we believe that American Heartland will be a great addition to the state of Oklahoma."

The park is currently in the planning stages, and construction is expected to begin in 2023. The RV portion of the project is expected to be completed in spring 2025 followed by the theme park opening scheduled for 2026.

Here are some additional details about the park:

  • The park will be open year-round.

  • Tickets will be priced affordably, so that families of all income levels can enjoy the park.

  • The park will be wheelchair accessible.

  • The park will have a variety of dining options, including restaurants, snack stands, and food trucks.

  • The park will have a variety of shopping options, including souvenir shops, clothing stores, and candy stores.

American Heartland Theme Park and Resort is sure to be a popular destination for families from all over the country. The park is a great place to learn about the history and culture of the American Heartland, and it is also a great place to have fun and make memories that will last a lifetime.


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