Tyra Banks' ModelLand Theme Park Opening Postponed Due to Coronavirus
A rescheduled date hasn't been announced yet.
The opening of Tyra Banks’ model-themed park, ModelLand, has been postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
“Based on the recommendations and guidance of federal, state, and local government officials, and of experts from the WHO and other organizations, we have decided to postpone the opening of ModelLand until we determine a new date that is safe and appropriate,” the theme park’s website now reads.
The “experiential attraction” was originally slated to open May 1 in Santa Monica, California. Guests who have pre-purchased tickets for the days that the theme park will be closed can either change their visiting date or apply for a refund.
The glam theme park promises to “intersect a fantasy version of the modeling world with state-of-the-art interactive entertainment, creative collaborations, curated retail, dining and special events,” according to a press release.
Visitors can opt for a VIP experience at the park that will set them back $1,495 per person for the day. The “Fantascene Dream” experience comes with a fantasy photoshoot with photos to take home (and obviously post on Instagram). There’s another less luxurious photoshoot option that will cost $549 per person. But if you just want to visit the theme park for the day, tickets cost $59.
Banks’ version of “theme park but make it fashion” is an effort to “bring modeling to the masses.”
She said she was also inspired by her frequent childhood visits to Disneyland. Visitors who enter ModelLand will follow a storyline as they progress through its 21,000 square feet. Details are still vague as to what visitors can expect throughout the park, but there are guaranteed to be plenty of photos taken, glamour achieved and smizes perfected.