Tyra Banks' New Modelland in Santa Monica: Will It Be a Place To Bring Kids? Submitted by Li Starr on Tue, 02/19/2019 - 3:34pm Model Tyra Banks is opening a theme park in Santa Monica—Santa Monica Place, to be exact—based upon her 2011 YA book and decades as a top model. While details about what the 12,000 square foot attraction will include are still vague right now (the space is due to open later this year), the hype is big, and your America's Next Top Model-addicted kids may already think they want to go. The question is whether you will want to take them. Read more.