World of Barbie Heads to Dallas-Fort Worth This Winter

Frisco, Dallas Forth-Worth (September 28, 2023) – After welcoming over 250,000 guests in Toronto and Los Angeles including multiple extensions due to overwhelming demand, World of Barbie is making its way to the DFW at Stonebriar Centre, in Frisco on November 18, 2023.

This one-of-a-kind immersive experience is produced by live entertainment company Kilburn Live, in collaboration with Mattel (a leading global toy company and owner of one of the strongest catalogs of children’s and family entertainment franchises in the world), along with global events leader IMG. The 25,000 square-foot attraction will allow fans of all generations the unique opportunity to step directly into an inspiring world where they can explore a life-size Barbie Dreamhouse, try out several Barbie careers displayed in various interactive rooms, and even sit behind the wheel of a full-size Barbie DreamCamper Van. 

Visitors will be inspired to imagine the endless possibilities of following in the footsteps of Barbie to become a scientist, designer, music producer, astronaut and more. The visually stunning production will also feature a bespoke Barbie exhibit where guests can see how Barbie, her Dreamhouse and her various vehicles have evolved over the years and can learn more about how she has become the number one doll property globally, per Circana*.

“We are delighted to bring World of Barbie to Dallas-Fort Worth after its success in Los Angeles,” said Julie Freeland, Senior Director of Global Location Based Entertainment at Mattel. “As the number one doll property globally and the most diverse doll line on the market, Barbie is a global phenomenon. We are excited that World of Barbie will offer guests of all ages a larger than life, inspiring experience that reminds fans why they fell in love with Barbie and that they can do anything and be anything.”

“The World of Barbie redefines what an immersive experience should be. This is a life-sized Barbie neighborhood complete with her Dreamhouse and DreamCamper Van. It is every Barbie fan’s dream opportunity to walk into their playset” said Mark Manuel, CEO of Kilburn Live.

Endeavor-owned IMG, the company behind New York Fashion Week: The Shows, Frieze art fairs, King Tut: Treasures of the Golden Pharoah and the Miami Open, is co-producing World of Barbie exhibitions. With a global network spanning more than 30 countries around the world, IMG will also help launch future international versions of the touring production.

Stephen Flint Wood, Executive Vice President, Group Managing Director, Arts & Entertainment Events at IMG, added: “After an incredibly successful run in Los Angeles, we’re thrilled to keep the Barbie-mania alive as we collaborate with Kilburn Live to bring this hugely popular immersive experience to another part of the U.S. We know the people in the Dallas-Forth Worth area are going to embrace World of Barbie just like those in Los Angeles and Toronto did.”

World of Barbie at Stonebriar Centre will feature many interactive installations including: 

  • Barbie Dreamhouse: Visitors will be able to explore the exquisitely designed rooms of the life-size Barbie Dreamhouse, complete with a patio and pool, a DJ kit for guests to mix music, and walk-in closets filled with garments from decades of iconic Barbie fashion history
  • Barbie DreamCamper Van: Fans can take the driver’s seat in this full-size camper van, built by leading car customization shop, West Coast Customs, or simply relax in a hammock
  • You Can Be Anything Doll Boxes: Guests will have an opportunity to walk the pink carpet and pose inside of one of the six Barbie boxes
  • Barbie Interstellar Rocket: Visitors will be able to board a Barbie space shuttle to interact with mission control and travel to several interstellar destinations
  • You Can Be Anything TV Network: Visitors can step onto the set and become a news anchor delivering headlines in front of various TV studio backdrops, interviewing their guests or giving the weather report
  • Movie Theater: Guests can also step into the neighborhood movie theater where classic Barbie animated content will be played
  • And so much more! 

World of Barbie in the DFW will also continue the successful after-hours and special events from Los Angeles including Sips After Sunset, a recurring event at World of Barbie, where guests 21+ are invited to enjoy World of Barbie with the addition of DJ-driven music and themed cocktails and bites, hosted by special guest influencers.

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World of Barbie will kick off its Dallas-Fort Worth tour stop at Stonebriar Centre, the premiere shopping destination in Frisco. Tickets for the Dallas area engagement go on sale on Wednesday, October 4, 2023 and tickets start at $34.50 for adults and $25.50 for children. Entry will be ticketed through live-entertainment discovery platform Fever. Due to anticipated demand, advance ticket registration opens today. To register for Dallas tickets or receive information on future tour dates, visit dallas.theworldofbarbie.com.

*Source: Circana/Retail Tracking Service, G11, Supercategory: Dolls, Based on Dollar Sales (USD) Projected, January-December 2022

About Mattel

Mattel is a leading global toy company and owner of one of the strongest catalogs of children’s and family entertainment franchises in the world. We create innovative products and experiences that inspire, entertain, and develop children through play. We engage consumers through our portfolio of iconic brands, including Barbie®, Hot Wheels®, Fisher-Price®, American Girl®, Thomas & Friends®, UNO®, Masters of the Universe®, Monster High® and MEGA®, as well as other popular intellectual properties that we own or license in partnership with global entertainment companies. Our offerings include film and television content, gaming and digital experiences, music, and live events. We operate in 35 locations and our products are available in more than 150 countries in collaboration with the world’s leading retail and ecommerce companies. Since its founding in 1945, Mattel is proud to be a trusted partner in empowering children to explore the wonder of childhood and reach their full potential. Visit us online at mattel.com.

About Kilburn Live

Kilburn Live, a division of Kilburn Media, is one of the fastest growing live events companies in North America. As a global leader in experiential, touring, and static live event offerings, Kilburn Live brings the world’s biggest brands to life through ground-breaking and highly entertaining attractions, activations, and immersive entertainment. For more information, please visit kilburnlive.com.

About IMG

IMG is a global sports and culture company. It is a leader in rights management, multi-channel content production and distribution, consultancy and fan engagement; owns, produces and commercially represents hundreds of live events and experiences; and manages licensing programs for the world’s best-known brands and trademarks. IMG is a subsidiary of Endeavor, a global sports and entertainment company.

About Stonebriar Centre 

Stonebriar Centre’s elegant and modern atmosphere makes it one of the premier shopping destinations in the Dallas market. Specifically located in Frisco, the Centre is also home to several stores unique to the area, including The Lego Store. Shoppers and visitors can enjoy fun for the whole family at KidZania and AMC Theatres with its IMAX Theater, as well as at Dave & Buster’s, an onsite carousel, kid’s play area, and a new Hyatt Regency hotel. For more information, please visit shopstonebriar.com.

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