New $2 billion Disneyland-sized theme park planned in Oklahoma

The Americana-themed park is planned near Vinita off Route 66, about 100 miles from Fayetteville.
Aerial rendering (American Heartland Theme Park)

A new, $2 billion theme park and resort is being planned about 100 miles from Fayetteville, which is expected to compare in size with Disneyland Park and Disney’s Magic Kingdom Park.

The 1,000-acre American Heartland theme park and resort is set for construction near Vinita off Route 66 and Interstate 44, according to a news release.

The work will take place in multiple phases, first with a large-scale RV park that’s slated to open in the spring of 2025, and that officials said will be the largest campground in the central U.S. with 750 RV spaces and 300 cabins plus amenities.

After that, the theme park and resort are expected to open sometime in 2026, with an Americana-themed environment that includes rides, live shows, family attractions, waterways and restaurants.

The theme park will be divided into six “distinctly American lands” named Great Plains, Bayou Bay, BigTimber Falls, Stony Point Harbor, Liberty Village and Electropolis. It will also include a 300-room hotel and indoor water park.

“There’s no better place to represent the heart of America than northeast Oklahoma,” said Oklahoma State Sen. Micheal Bergstrom. “This $2 billion investment in our state will create more than 4,000 jobs and introduce a new category of entertainment to the region, and its long-term economic impact will be transformative.”

Entrance rendering (American Heartland Theme Park)

The privately-funded project is an affiliate of Branson, Mo.-based Mansion Entertainment Group, LLC., a performing arts, animation and studio brand. The design team includes over 20 former Disney parks builders and the design formers have worked with theme park brands like Six Flags, Disney Parks and Universal Studios, according to the release.