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The two RV Gypsies
at the Edmonton Mall
Alberta, Canada
June 9, 2016
Page 1 of 3

Edmonton Mall (WEM), located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, is the largest shopping mall in North America and the tenth largest in the world (along with The Dubai Mall). It was the world's largest mall until 2004 and was named such in the Guinness Book of Records.

West Edmonton Mall covers a gross area of about 5,300,000 square feet and has three floors of shopping. There are over 800 stores and services and parking for more than 20,000 vehicles. More than 24,000 people are employed at the property. The mall receives 32 million visitors per year; it attracts between 90,000 and 200,000 shoppers daily, depending on the day and season.

West Edmonton Mall first opened its doors to the public on 15 September 1981. The mall was developed in four phases, completed in 1981, 1983, 1985 and 1999. The four phases of construction are used in a color-coded system as a guideline for finding stores and attractions.

West Edmonton Mall bridge over the road

Past and current West Edmonton Mall world records include;

  • World's largest mall (1985-2004)

  • World's largest indoor amusement park

  • World's largest indoor roller coaster

  • World's largest indoor lake

  • North America's largest indoor water park

  • World's largest parking lot with lot with 20,000+ spaces, and over 10,000 overflow spaces.

  • Most bungee jumps in 24 hours record while indoors
    was set by Peter Charney, on 6 November 2007 at the World water park.

waterfalls in West Edmonton Mall waterfall in West Edmonton Mall

the water spouts kept changing colors

a learning area for children

water spouts changing colors a learning area for children
shoes poster
white flowers hanging from the ceiling black and orange chandelier

The amazing car shown below could be won by someone via a raffle drawing. Note: If you win this, don't drive on the Alaska Highway.

car in a raffle drawing car in a raffle drawing
car in a raffle drawing

Part of the food court

a monument dedicated to coal miners

Part of the food court a monument dedicated to coal miners

Below: 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 second-largest indoor amusement park in the world, behind Ferrari World, and features 24 rides and attractions. There are 8 beginner rides, 9 intermediate rides, 7 thrill rides, the triple loop Mindbender roller coaster, which derailed and killed 3 riders in June 1986, and 5 other "pay at site" rides/games. The Mindbender is the world's largest indoor triple loop roller coaster. The latest attraction in Galaxyland, which opened on 17 July 2007, called the Galaxy Orbiter, begins at the Mindbender and intertwines with the entire park.

amusement park in the mall amusement park in the mall
arcade room amusement park in the mall
big yellow dude swings
roller coaster roller coaster
Galaxyland amusement park Galaxyland amusement park
roller coaster tracks roller coaster
roller coaster tracks Galaxyland amusement park
Galaxyland amusement park Galaxyland amusement park
Lee Duquette Pace Shot ride
alien montster Galaxyland amusement park
rope walk Galaxyland amusement park
fun house - haunted castle
look below

go to the next adventure of the two RV Gypsies Please continue on to Page 2 of the Edmonton Mall - The Lagoon, The Santa Maria ship, the Deep Sea Adventure and the Sea Lion show.