Are you ready to immerse yourself in a world of pink, glam, and fabulousness? Barbie enthusiasts are flocking to theaters from coast to coast, but there are other fun ways to step into the iconic doll’s dreamy universe.
Here are five Barbie-inspired experiences that will leave you feeling like you’ve stepped out of the real world and into Barbie’s dream world!
1. World of Barbie (Los Angeles, California)
Calling all Barbie fans to Los Angeles for the ultimate destination: the World of Barbie. This pop-up exhibition is a time-traveling journey through six decades of Barbie magic. Get up close and personal with Barbie’s Dreamhouse and her trusty camper, and marvel at the extensive collection of Barbie dolls on display. You can even take a trip on Barbie’s interstellar rocket for an out-of-this-world adventure to the stars. And don’t miss a trip to the gift shop where you can build your own customized Barbie® set.
But wait, the World of Barbie isn’t just about nostalgia; it’s also a place to party! Attend the exclusive “Sips After Sunset” event for Barbie-inspired cocktails and dance your heart out like a true Barbie girl. Sorry, Skipper. This celebration is 21 and over.
2. Malibu Barbie Cafe (Chicago/New York City)
If you find yourself in the vibrant cities of Chicago or New York, swing by the Malibu Barbie Cafe. Open through September 15, 2023, in both cities; this pop-up cafe will whisk you away to the funky and groovy 1970s Malibu, complete with a retro glam Barbie-inspired menu.
Indulge in whimsical treats and drinks that pay homage to Barbie’s favorite foods, such as the Think Pink Margarita and West Coast Wedge Salad. Take a selfie in a life-sized Barbie box and check out the gift shop for exclusive Barbie swag. The café doesn’t accept walk-ins, so purchase your tickets in advance.
3. Pink Jeep Tours (Sedona)
Escape the hustle and bustle of the city and head to the enchanting town of Sedona for a scenic road trip like no other. The Pink Jeep Tours will have you feeling like a real-life Barbie as you cruise through the breathtaking landscapes of Arizona in, you guessed it, a pink Jeep!
Explore the mystical beauty of Sedona’s red rock formations, backcountry canyons and the famous Broken Arrow trail, where numerous Hollywood westerns have been filmed. Take a tour of the Honanki Heritage Site, home to ancient ruins of the indigenous Sinagua people, or enjoy an extended adventure around the Grand Canyon’s scenic rim.
4. Barbie’s DreamHouse (Malibu)
Next, we have the legendary Barbie’s Malibu DreamHouse! While this limited-time Airbnb might be more of a novelty stay than an attraction, it’s still a must-see for any Barbie fan. Located in sunny Malibu, California, this property has been transformed into the ultimate Barbie wonderland in honor of the iconic movie.
The home sports an outdoor disco dance floor, sparkling infinity pool, closets decked out in Ken and Barbie’s latest fashion, and gorgeous views of the Pacific coast. Even though you can’t book a stay inside, don’t fret! You can still snap pictures from outside the dreamy pink exterior, complete with palm trees and all the Malibu vibes. However, this is private property, so be respectful – and if in doubt, contact Airbnb.
5. The Barbie Room at The Curtis Hotel (Denver)
Last but not least, we have the Barbie Room at The Curtis Hotel, nestled in the heart of Denver. For Barbie lovers, this “Big Hair” suite is an absolute dream come true. Prepare to be mesmerized by the giant Barbie mural that adorns the walls, immersing you in a world where it’s truly a doll’s life.
The perfect room for a girl’s getaway, this suite is adorned with chic salon chairs, pastel décor and high fashion art. Even better, the hotel is just a short walk from the iconic 16th Street Mall and Denver’s bustling nightlife scene, from breweries to nightclubs and elegant lounges.