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West Edmonton Mall
The Santa Maria
The Santa Maria
Facts and statistics
Location Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Opening date September 15, 1981
Developer Triple Five Corp.
Management Gary Hanson
Owner West Edmonton Mall Properties Inc.
No. of stores and services Over 800
No. of anchor tenants 8
Total retail floor area 350,000 m²[1]
Parking 20,000+[2]
No. of floors 3
Website West Edmonton Mall

West Edmonton Mall (WEM), located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada is the largest shopping mall in North America and the third largest in the world. It was the world's largest mall for a 23-year period from 1981 until 2004.[1] West Edmonton Mall logo This is a copyrighted and/or trademarked logo. ... ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (2272x1704, 2293 KB) File links The following pages link to this file: West Edmonton Mall ... Edmonton is the capital of the Canadian province of Alberta, situated in the north central region of the province, an area with some of the most fertile farm land on the prairies. ... For other uses, see Alberta (disambiguation). ... In retail, an anchor store, or draw tenant, is one of the larger stores in a shopping mall, usually a department store in a major retail chain, such as Macys or JCPenney. ... Gross leasable area (GLA) in the retail development industry is a term applied to shopping malls, lifestyle centers, outlet malls and other retail centers to indicate the amount of floor space available to be rented. ... For other places with the same name, see Edmonton (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Alberta (disambiguation). ... For the traditional meaning of the word mall, see pedestrian street or promenade. ... North American redirects here. ...


West Edmonton Mall is located in a suburban part of the city, covers a gross area of about 570,000 m² [1] and cost C$1.2 billion to build. There are over 800 stores and services[3] and parking for more than 20,000 vehicles. More than 23,000 people are employed at the property. The mall receives 28.2 million visitors per year and between 60,000 and 150,000 shoppers daily depending on the day and season. The mall is currently valued at C$926 million.[4] C$ redirects here. ...

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History

West Edmonton Mall first opened its doors to the public on September 15, 1981. The mall has been expanded three times since its opening in 1981, with these additions completed in 1983 (Phase II), 1985 (Phase III) and 1999 (Phase IV). It was the largest indoor shopping centre in the world until 2004 (History of Shopping Malls) and was put in the Guinness World Records. Up until recently, the four phases of construction were used as a guideline for finding stores and attractions. Currently, a colour-coding system is used. is the 258th day of the year (259th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... For the traditional meaning of the word mall, see pedestrian street or promenade. ... Guinness World Records 2008 edition. ...


The mall's amusement park was originally called Fantasyland, until The Walt Disney Company took the mall to court, claiming ownership of the name, which is used in its theme parks such as Disneyland. WEM lost and subsequently renamed the attraction Galaxyland. Since the name change, they introduced the malls mascot Cosmo who is the basis for several rides in Galaxyland. The amusement park is located in what used to be referred to as Phase One, although it stretches into the former Phase II. However, the mall was allowed to retain the name Fantasyland Hotel for its on-site hotel. The hotel is a separate building but it is attached to the former Phase III of the mall. Theme park redirects here. ... Disney redirects here. ... Disneyland is a theme park that is located at 1313 South Harbor Boulevard in Anaheim, California, USA. It opened on July 17, 1955. ... Galaxyland is the worlds largest indoor amusement park situated in the West Edmonton Mall in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. ...


In the early 1990s, the Woodward's department store chain, one of WEM's anchors, went bankrupt, and its locations were purchased by the Hudson's Bay Company. As a result, WEM boasted two full Bay department stores until the late 1990s when one of the locations was closed, leading to a renovation (then known as Phase IV) that added a Famous Players multiplex, a two-floor HMV location (complete with an HMV stage, which has played hosts to autograph signings for bands, Hollywood celebrities and World Wrestling Entertainment superstars), a 12.5 million dollar Playdium entertainment complex/arcade (now closed), an indoor shooting range, a Chapters book store with a Starbucks, as well as several other smaller stores. In 2005, the upstairs space previously occupied by Playdium was rented by three NewCap Radio radio stations: 790 CFCW, 97.3 K-Rock, and 96.3 Big Earl. The downstairs area is now partially used as a paintball playing area. In 2007, the Famous Players multiplex, formerly known as Silver City, was renamed Scotiabank Theatre. For the band, see 1990s (band). ... Woodwards logo. ... Hudsons Bay Company (HBC; Compagnie de la Baie dHudson in French) is the oldest commercial corporation in North America and is one of the oldest in the world. ... Cineplex Entertainment LP, based in Toronto, Ontario, is a limited partnership which operates Canadas largest chain of movie theatres. ... A typical AMC Theatres multiplex. ... His Masters Voice, often abbreviated to HMV, is a famous trademark in the music business, and for many years was the name of a large record company. ... American cinema has had a profound effect on cinema across the world since the early 20th century. ... World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ... The Playdium Logo Playdium is a Canadian company which operates a large arcade/amusement park in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. ... Chapters old and new logos, respectively Chapters is a Big Box bookstore chain throughout Canada. ... This article needs to be wikified. ... For other meanings of the name Starbuck, see Starbuck. ... Newcap Broadcasting is a Canadian group of radio stations, owned by Newfoundland Capital Corporation. ... CFCW is a country music radio station in Camrose, Alberta, broadcasting on 790 kHz AM. The station is owned by Newcap Broadcasting as part of the Alberta Radio Group. ... CIRK is a Canadian radio station, which broadcasts classic rock at 97. ... CKRA is a Canadian radio station owned by Newcap Broadcasting. ... A woodsball player firing at opponents from behind cover. ... Scotiabank (Banque Scotia)(TSX: BNS NYSE: BNS), formally known as The Bank of Nova Scotia is one of Canadas Big Five banks. ...


The closure in the mid 1990s of Canadian Tire left a vacancy that sat unfilled until it was converted into a "Chinatown"-themed area in 2002, which includes an Asian supermarket, T & T Supermarket, that takes up the Canadian Tire area. Canadian Tire (TSX: CTC CTC.a, CTC) is one of Canadas 35 largest publicly traded companies and operates an inter-related network of businesses engaged in retailing, financial services and petroleum. ... Exterior of Hong Kong Supermarket in Monterey Park, California, USA An Asian supermarket, sometimes called an Oriental supermarket, is a grocery store in non-Asian countries that stock items imported from the many countries in the Far east. ... The main entrance to the T&T at Pacific Place Mall in Calgary. ...


Throughout the 1990s, the actual store and restaurant count gradually declined to around 600, a result of store expansions, renovations and increasing footprints of today's popular chains. Mall advertising, however, still trumpets the "Over 800 Stores" tagline. Among the exclusive to Edmonton stores are Hollister Co. and Abercrombie & Fitch, along with approximately 10 others. Hollister Co. ... Abercrombie & Fitch Co. ...


The mall suffered millions of dollars in damage on July 11, 2004 when a severe storm of hail and rain caused roofs to fail and drains to overflow. The Ice Palace and surrounding sections were the most damaged, and the World Waterpark saw a sewage overflow. The damage was promptly repaired. The Ice Palace has suffered occasional flood damage since as well. is the 192nd day of the year (193rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the precipitation. ... This article is about precipitation. ... World Waterpark, West Edmonton Mall World Waterpark pool World Waterpark is North Americas largest indoor waterpark with a size of over 2 hectares (5 acres). ... Sewage is the mainly liquid waste containing some solids produced by humans which typically consists of washing water, faeces, urine, laundry waste and other material which goes down drains and toilets from households and industry. ...


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Major attractions

Galaxyland

Mindbender rollercoaster at Galaxyland
Mindbender rollercoaster at Galaxyland
Main article: Galaxyland

Galaxyland was originally known as Fantasyland, however, during a court battle with Disney, West Edmonton Mall changed the park's name to Galaxyland in July 1995 after completing some minor renovations. It is an indoor amusement park located on the north side of the mall. It is the largest indoor amusement park in the world and features 24 rides and attractions. There are 8 beginner rides, 9 intermediate rides, 7 thrill rides, including the triple loop Mindbender roller coaster, and 5 other "pay at site" rides/games. The Mindbender is the world's largest indoor triple loop roller coaster. The newest attraction in Galaxyland, opened on July 17, 2007, called the Galaxy Orbiter, begins at the Mindbender and intertwines with the entire park. Arguably the second most popular attraction in Galaxyland (after the Mindbender), the Drop of Doom was shut down in the early 2000s. The tower area was replaced shortly after by a more modern launch ride, the Space Shot a S&S Double Shot Tower Ride.[5] Only recently was the loading area replaced by an interactive laser ride based on the theme of the park's mascot, Cosmo. Other popular attractions include the TurboRide 3D Theatre which sits directly underneath the Mindbender, the privately owned Haunted Castle and 3D Fun House (also beneath the Mindbender), the Autosled roller coaster which is a tamer alternative to the Mindbender, the Swing of the Century, and also Galaxy Kids, a large play area for young children. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 435 pixel Image in higher resolution (2000 × 1088 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 435 pixel Image in higher resolution (2000 × 1088 pixel, file size: 1. ... Galaxyland is the worlds largest indoor amusement park situated in the West Edmonton Mall in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. ... The Mindbender is the worlds largest indoor triple loop roller coaster. ... Space Shot in Linnanmäki amusement park in Finland. ... Double Shot is a type of amusement ride manufactured by S&S Power. ...


World Waterpark

World Waterpark pool
World Waterpark pool
Main article: World Waterpark

The World Waterpark is North America's largest indoor waterpark, built in 1985, with a size of over 20,000 m² (5 acres). The park has the world's largest indoor wave pool and is known for its high-speed water slide called the Sky Screamer, which is often mistaken as the park's tallest slide at 24 m (78 ft). The highest slide in the park is the Twister, which is 25.3 m (83 ft) high. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (1296 × 972 pixel, file size: 256 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) from [1] File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): West... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (1296 × 972 pixel, file size: 256 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) from [1] File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): West... World Waterpark, West Edmonton Mall World Waterpark pool World Waterpark is North Americas largest indoor waterpark with a size of over 2 hectares (5 acres). ... Fun at a waterpark in a wave pool Aerial view of Sunway Lagoon, a popular waterpark in Malaysia. ... An acre is the name of a unit of area in a number of different systems, including Imperial units and United States customary units. ... A wave pool in use. ... A water slide A water slide is a type of slide or tube designed for warm-weather or indoor recreational use, typically with water pumped to its top and allowed to flow down its surface, although some may simply be wet. ...


The wavepool has 6 wave bays, each with two panels with a total of 1500 horsepower generating waves up to two metres high.


The major slides are all on the east side of the park, with a children's play area and change room access behind them. On the west side is a tube ride which has been changed many times over, a three-person inflatable raft slide and the separately owned Bungee Tower where one can bungee jump directly over the wave pool.


Recent renovations brought new signage, a complete resurfacing of the wave pool, and change room upgrades. Also, outside food or beverage is no longer allowed. A changeroom (in Australia, Canada, and other areas, including some parts of the USA, and also known as a changing room, change room, lockerroom, or locker room in the United Kingdom or USA) is a place where people go to change their clothes. ...


Sea Life Caverns / Sea Lions Rock

Sea Lion show near the Santa Maria
Sea Lion show near the Santa Maria

West Edmonton Mall has an indoor lake which contains a salt-water habitat with three sea lions and a replica of the Santa María, built during the 1986 World Exposition in Vancouver. The Santa María has been used for an annual Christmas fundraiser, raising toys for underprivileged children. Also, the submarines, a long time favorite, have been replaced with the Deep-Sea Derby, a bumper boat ride with squirt guns. Deep Sea Adventure is also home to the mall's aquatic life, most of which are housed beneath the main floor in the "Sea Life Caverns". Today, what was once the Dolphin's Lagoon is now the Sea Lions' Rock, with two of the three sea lions (Jazz and Banny) providing the entertainment for the current presentation labeled "Pirates of the Mall"
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Ice Palace

Ice Palace
Ice Palace

Ice Palace is a scaled down version of a National Hockey League (NHL) regulation sized ice rink located in the center of the mall. The Edmonton Oilers occasionally practiced at the Ice Palace. This drew huge crowds during the Wayne Gretzky years in the 1980s. The Oilers' contract for using the rink, however, has since expired. The rink is used for various hockey and other sporting tournements, including a facility for the Annual Edmonton Corporate Challenge. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (2272 × 1704 pixel, file size: 2. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (2272 × 1704 pixel, file size: 2. ... NHL redirects here. ... Rockefeller Centre ice rink An ice rink is a frozen body of water where people can ice skate or play winter sports. ... The Edmonton Oilers are a professional ice hockey team based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. ... Wayne Douglas Gretzky, OC (born 26 January 1961 in Brantford, Ontario) is a retired Canadian-American professional ice hockey player who is currently part-owner and head coach of the Phoenix Coyotes. ...


Professor WEM's Adventure Golf

Professor WEM's Adventure Golf
Professor WEM's Adventure Golf

Professor WEM's Adventure Golf is an 18-hole miniature golf course. The miniature golf course was originally known as Pebble Beach Mini Golf, and was designed to be a mini golf version of Pebble Beach Golf Links. The course was refurbished and given the Professor WEM theme in the mid-1990s. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1600x1200, 773 KB) Summary Author: Matteso Snapped the photo myself while at the mall Licensing File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1600x1200, 773 KB) Summary Author: Matteso Snapped the photo myself while at the mall Licensing File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Eternite Miniature golf course Minigolf is a miniature version of the sport of golf. ... Pebble Beach Golf Links is one of several well known courses in Pebble Beach, California and probably the most famous golf course in the Western United States. ...


Movie Theatres

Dragon at Scotiabank Theatre
Dragon at Scotiabank Theatre

Originally, the mall was home to three movie theatre complexes. However, as of 2007, only the Scotiabank Theatre, formerly Silver City Famous Players, (with a fire breathing dragon and IMAX screen) and a smaller Cineplex Odeon (located in the Phase III food court) remain. Up until recently, a Discount Cinema, owned by Cineplex Odeon was located outside the Phase I entrance to Galaxyland, but it was shut down in 2005 and has since seen the majority of the space it occupied bought out by skateboarding/snowboarding store West 49 which also built an indoor skatepark in the basement. Prior to the opening of Silver City, in the mid 90's there was a Famous Players theatre located near the Palace Casino. Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... A typical multiplex (AMC Promenade 16 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, United States). ... Scotiabank (Banque Scotia)(TSX: BNS NYSE: BNS), formally known as The Bank of Nova Scotia is one of Canadas Big Five banks. ... Famous Players is one of the Canadian movie theatre banners operated by Cineplex Galaxy LP; it includes numerous locations stretching from British Columbia to Quebec. ... IMAX theatre at the Melbourne Museum complex, Australia BFI London IMAX by night LHemisferic (Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències) Valencia, Spain IMAX (short for Image Maximum) is a film format created by Canadas IMAX Corporation that has the capacity to display images of far greater... Cineplex Odeon Corporation was one of North Americas largest movie theatre operators, with theatres in its home country of Canada and the United States. ... Food court at the Fashion Centre at Pentagon City in Arlington, Virginia. ... A skateboarder performing a frontside lipslide Skateboarding is the act of rolling on or performing tricks with a skateboard. ... Snowboarder in a half-pipe Snowboarder riding off cornice Snowboarding contributes greatly to the economies of ski resorts Snowboarding is a sport that involves descending a snow-covered slope on a snowboard that is attached to ones feet using a boot/binding interface. ... Skatepark in Davis, California. ...


Other attractions

  • ED'S Recreation Centre (formerly Red's), is an entertainment complex consisting of a bowling alley, pool hall, music stage, arcade, and restaurant. The stage is one of Edmonton's major music venues. Past players have included many Canadian and international bands from Sloan to P.O.D.. It was formerly known as the nightclub/restaurant/rec room Red's. At the end of June 2006, the owners of Reds closed its doors after they chose not to renew their lease. The mall separated it into two areas: converting the stage/restaurant area into a separate concert venue known as the Edmonton Events Centre; the other area which contains the lounge, the arcade and the Bowling Alley was re-dubbed Ed's Rec Room.
  • Fantasyland Hotel[6]
  • A large flock of pink flamingos
  • Palace Casino
  • An indoor shooting range[7]
  • 2 mini golf courses
  • Large-scale replica of the Santa María, one of the ships sailed by Christopher Columbus.
  • Petting zoo
  • Sea Life Caverns
  • Dance clubs Fever and Empire. Fever closed its doors in June 2007 although it is expected to re-open. The mall's history with nightclubs has been rather ill-fated as the spaces occupied now by Fever and Empire as well as other locations nearby the Edmonton Events Centre and Ed's Rec Room have seen several tenants over the years including The Joint and Ka'os Nightclub.
  • KidTropolis (shut down)
  • West 49 skate shop with indoor skate park, built in a converted cinema.
  • Circuit Circus arcade
  • 2 Internet café's, one of which is located at the back of Circuit Circus.
  • An inter-denominational chapel.
  • 3 Radio Stations, owned by Newcap Radio. K-Rock (classic rock), 790 CFCW (classic country and news/sports programming) and Big Earl 96.3 (new popular country). The Newcap owned area features studios, offices, a small free museum and a merchandise store. Newcap is located in the space formerly occupied by Playdium.

The mall also includes several "theme areas" including: A bowler releases the ball. ... A pool halll is a place where people get together for playing pool, snooker or billiards. ... Sloan is a power pop quartet from Halifax, Nova Scotia. ... This article is about the band. ... Species See text For other uses, see Flamingo (disambiguation). ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... An outdoor shooting range with a sheltered shooting stand and several other unsheltered stands. ... A functional sailing replica of the Santa Maria in Funchal, Madeira Islands, Portugal. ... Christopher Columbus (1451 – May 20, 1506) was a navigator, colonizer, and explorer and one of the first Europeans to explore the Americas after the Vikings. ... A petting zoo (often called, and/or part of, a childrens zoo) features a combination of domestic animals and some wild species that are docile enough to touch and feed. ... West 49 Inc. ... An Internet café or cybercafé is a place where one can use a computer with Internet access for a fee, usually per hour or minute; sometimes one can have unmetered access with a pass for a day or month, etc. ... Radio broadcasting can be done via cable FM, local wire networks, satellite and the Internet. ...

  • Bourbon Street — featuring clubs and restaurants in a New Orleans-influenced setting. Several restaurants and clubs are located here including Boston Pizza with BP's Lounge, Hooters, Tony Roma's Ribhouse, The Old Spaghetti Factory, Albert's Family Restaurant, Moxie's, Earl's, Jungle Jim's and the Comedy Club.
  • Europa Boulevard — eclectic shops in an area designed to look like a European streetscape. It is home to PetCetera and Gold's Gym. Several rentable conference rooms look down on the Boulevard.
  • Chinatown — Businesses catering to the Asian population, headlined by T & T Supermarket (in the former Canadian Tire location). It is located directly above Bourbon Street and features a miniature koi pond with a bridge.

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Retailers

The mall includes major department stores and junior department stores. Sears is located in the northeast corner, The Bay in the east, and Zellers in the southeast. Junior department stores include The Brick, London Drugs, SportChek, Chapters Books, HMV, and Winners. Since 2003, the mall has attracted an increasing number of retailers including American Eagle Outfitters, Abercrombie & Fitch, French Connection UK, Hollister Co., Old Navy, Tommy Hilfiger, Swarovski, bebe, BCBG, Lacoste, Zara, Skechers, Off The Wall, Urban Behavior and H&M. The interior of a typical Macys department store. ... Sears Canada Inc. ... Zellers Inc. ... The Brick Group Income Fund TSX: BRK.UN opened its first store in Edmonton, Alberta in 1971, and has grown to become one of Canadas largest volume retailers of furniture, mattresses, appliances and home electronics. ... MiniDV tapes in Video section of Edmonton London Drugs store, 2006 London Drugs is a large chain of Canadian retail stores that provides a wide range of products and health services. ... Sportchek (TSX: FGL) is a Canadian retailer of sports clothes, sports equipment and equipment repair, with over 100 stores across the Canadian provinces excluding Quebec. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Winners is a chain of Canadian department stores owned by TJX Companies. ... For other uses, see The French Connection. ... Hollister Co. ... Old Navy is a brand of clothing and chain of stores owned by Gap Inc. ... Thomas Jacob Hilfiger (born March 24, 1951 in Elmira, New York) is a world-famous American fashion designer and creator of the eponymous Tommy Hilfiger and Tommy brands. ... Swarovski crystal beads Swarovski Wattens Der Firmengründer Daniel Swarovski (1862 † 1956) Swarovskistraße Wattens September 2007 Swarovski is the luxury brand name for the range of precision-cut lead crystal glass products produced by companies owned by Swarovski AG of Feldmeilen, near Zürich, Switzerland. ... bebe stores (pronounced bee-bee) is an American clothing retailer founded in 1976 by the Iranian-born Manny Mashouf, who emigrated to the United States in the early 70s and opened the first bebe store in San Francisco. ... Max Azria is a Jewish American fashion designer who founded the popular midscale women clothing line BCBG in 1989. ... This article is about the clothing company. ... A Zara store in ifc, Central, Hong Kong. ... Skechers (NYSE: SKX) is an American shoe company headquartered in Manhattan Beach, California, founded by ex-hairdresser and LA Gear shoe company founder Robert Greenberg. ... Off The Wall, founded in 1984, is a leading Canadian retailer of apparel, footwear, accessories and equipment for active young women. ... For the former railroad, see Hudson and Manhattan Railroad. ...


Future developments

An expansion is evidently underway for an additional 30,000 m² (320,000 ft²) of retail space, a facility for sports, trade shows and conventions, a 12-story office building, and a 600-unit apartment building, along with more parking.[8] [9] The 2006 LinuxWorld trade show at the Boston Convention and Exposition Center. ... This article includes a list of works cited or a list of external links, but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... A red brick apartment block in central London, England, on the north bank of the Thames An apartment building, block of flats or tenement is a multi-unit dwelling made up of several (generally four or more) apartments (US) or flats (UK). ...


Currently, a number of large shopping malls, all larger than the West Edmonton Mall, are under construction in China, and the retail centre in Beijing has already displaced the West Edmonton Mall as the world's largest. The SM Mall of Asia, located in Pasay City, Manila, Philippines has also surpassed the mall's gross floor size by 36,000 m². The Dubai Mall, to be located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, with more than 1000 stores planned, claims it will be the largest mall in the world when completed. The West Edmonton Mall contains about 600 stores. Peking redirects here. ... The SM Mall of Asia is the largest shopping mall in the Philippines and the largest shopping mall in the world in terms of gross floor size, after the South Dongguan Mall (China), Golden Resources Mall (China), Central World Plaza (Thailand), Seacon Square (Thailand),and Runwal Arcade (India). ... The City of Pasay (Filipino: Lungsod ng Pasay) is one of the cities and municipalities that make up Metro Manila in the Philippines. ... For other meanings of the word, see Manila (disambiguation). ... The Dubai Mall is a giant mall scheduled to be built at in Dubai, UAE, by Emaar properties, as part of the New Dubai project. ... Coordinates: , Emirate Government  - Emir Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Area [1]  - Metro 4,114 km² (1,588. ...


Trivia

Penguins from the Sea Life Caverns
  • Before 1998, the mall owned more submarines than the Canadian Navy. The mall had a submarine ride that went to depths of six metres.
  • The mall's ice rink is host to an annual cheerleading competition held by the ACA.
  • WEM was the official title sponsor of Edmonton's Champ Car World Series race. Until 2007 the race was officially billed as The West Edmonton Mall Grand Prix Presented by The Brick until they were out bid for the Sponsor title by Rexall.
  • The mall is home to the world's largest parking lot, with over 20,000 available spots free of charge, but is soon to be eclipsed by Dubai World Central International Airport's 100,000.
  • Serge Robert (Mononc' Serge ) composed a song about the West Edmonton Mall.
  • The movie "Christmas in Wonderland" was shot at the mall. This resulted in holiday decorations being left up well into the summer.
  • The mall was originally chosen as the set location of the movie The Running Man, but was relocated to Los Angeles
  • Paper Marriage, with Sammo Hung and Maggie Cheung, had its climactic finale filmed at the West Edmonton Mall; the water slides and the Santa Maria replica were prominently featured.
  • The film Good Luck Chuck used West Edmonton Mall's penguins. However, the film did not shoot in the mall.
  • The gross area of the mall is larger than that of Vatican City.
  • The mall has been mentioned in Stargate Atlantis episode Miller's Crossing where Rodney McKay was once lost in the mall.

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References

  1. ^ a b c Eastern Connecticut State University (January 2007). World's Largest Shopping Malls. Retrieved on 2007-03-07.
  2. ^ West Edmonton Mall parking information
  3. ^ West Edmonton Mall. About WEM. Retrieved on 2007-03-07.
  4. ^ The Globe and Mail - West Edmonton Mall
  5. ^ S&S Worldwide
  6. ^ Fantasyland Hotel
  7. ^ shooting range
  8. ^ International Council of Shopping Centers. "West Edmonton Mall gets go-ahead for expansion"
  9. ^ "Galaxyland Amusement Park"

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West Edmonton Mall (812 words)
The WEM displays the standard architectural style for malls of the period: blank exterior walls of precast concrete facing large expanses of parking.
The structure of the WEM is steel throughout, with a clear-span glazed dome roof of 400 x 100 feet, carried on 2-foot-deep steel-plated curved roof beams.
It began as a fairly traditional mall development, attracting political support as a result of the construction and tax dollar benefits for the local economy, which had yet to recover from the energy crisis of the early 1980s.
West Edmonton Mall: Information from Answers.com (1343 words)
West Edmonton Mall is located at 53°31′17.07″N, 113°37′04.56″W, in a suburban part of the city, covers a gross area of 500,000 m² (5.4 million ft²) and cost C$1.2 billion to build.
The mall's amusement park was originally called Fantasyland, until The Walt Disney Company took the mall to court, claiming ownership of the name, which is used in its theme parks such as Disneyland.
The mall suffered millions of dollars in damage on July 11, 2004 when a severe storm of hail and rain caused roofs to fail and drains to overflow.
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