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Barbie’s Dreamhouse is no longer a dream: Beginning this spring, you’ll be able to step through the doors to her Malibu home and find out if life in plastic is really as fantastic as it seems. The World of Barbie, a partnership between Mattel and branded live entertainment group Kilburn Live, is an immersive experience that transports Barbie fans into Barbie’s pastel pink world.
After a wildly successful run in Toronto, the World of Barbie is launching stateside. Tickets go on sale March 8 for World of Barbie’s U.S. debut in the Los Angeles area at Santa Monica Place on April 14.
While there, you can lounge in Barbie’s perfectly decorated living room and walk the pink carpet; you can also try on some of Barbie’s fashionable personalities by stepping into life-size doll boxes with themes like “Western” and “fashionista.” Outside, you can lounge on Barbie’s patio and splash in the pool.
It is plastic, so no diving is allowed.
Not only will you be able to walk through Barbie’s home, but you’ll also have a chance to tour her very pink camper van and explore areas themed to a few of Barbie’s many careers — including newscaster, lab scientist and astronaut. You can enjoy snacks from a Barbie-themed cafe and visit a museum that chronicles Barbie’s history and evolution.
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Special events will occur throughout World of Barbie’s Los Angeles run. For instance, on Pink Carpet Night, guests are encouraged to don their best pink outfits. They can also enjoy Movie Days with Barbie animated films as well as Sips After Sunset nights with live music and themed cocktails.
The photo opportunities are endless, but World of Barbie’s creators hope visitors come away with more than selfies.
Their goal is for kids to be inspired to dream big like Barbie — the only doll in history who has held down simultaneous careers as a pilot and a rock star and managed to look flawless doing both. Adults who grew up with Barbie can reminisce about the doll they’ve loved since childhood and admire how she has evolved throughout the years.
Tickets for Los Angeles World of Barbie dates start at $34 for adults and $26 for children. On the World of Barbie website, you can sign up for exclusive access to advance ticket sales and be the first to know if Barbie packs up her pink suitcase for a visit to your town.