Tyra Banks has made the decision to postpone the opening of ModelLand, her highly-anticipated theme park in Santa Monica, California, in response to the recommendations of health authorities and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The park’s new launch date has not yet been revealed.
A statement released by ModelLand representatives explained, «In light of the recommendations of the CDC, WHO, and California Governor Gavin Newsom, we have decided to postpone the opening of ModelLand. We will continue to closely monitor the situation and determine a new date for the opening that ensures the safety and well-being of our visitors. We remain enthusiastic about bringing the enchanting world of ModelLand to everyone and will eagerly welcome you to our attraction when the time is right.»
ModelLand, spanning 21,000 square feet and located at Santa Monica Place, was designed as the ultimate modeling fantasy experience, promoting empowerment and self-love. It aimed to blend the allure of ‘America’s Next Top Model,’ the whimsy of Willy Wonka, and the magic of Disneyland, providing visitors of all ages, shapes, and sizes with a fun, theatrical, and empowering adventure.
Tyra Banks emphasized that ModelLand was not merely an attraction but a place filled with compelling stories that challenged conventional beauty standards. Her vision was to create an environment where visitors could embrace their uniqueness and feel like true stars.
The decision to postpone the opening is a reflection of the uncertainty surrounding large gatherings and public spaces during the ongoing pandemic. A new opening date will be announced once it is deemed safe and appropriate to do so.