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“needs a lift”
Review of West Edmonton Mall

West Edmonton Mall
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Shopping Day Trip to the West Edmonton Mall from Jasper
Ranked #4 of 187 things to do in Edmonton
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Owner description: The world's largest shopping and entertainment complex, with a roller coaster, tropical rainforest and an indoor bungee jump, in addition to the over 800 stores and 20 restaurants.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed June 16, 2014

There is a demolition of the previous attraction next to a swimming pool goes on. A mini golf is still good. But they need to upgrade this mall - looks tired and out of date. I have a granddaughter already and this mall looks the same when I used to bring my kids here.

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Reviewed June 16, 2014

West Edmonton Mall is showing its age and desperately needs some upgrades. While it is still a great place to visit for the first time to take in the attractions it is getting dreary. The outside is not attractive, parking is a disaster and it actually is not shopping friendly if you need to get in and out.

Thank Tony W
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Reviewed June 14, 2014

This place is huge, but you probable already know that, eh? It's got a little of everything. The people who own it obviously take pride in their mega-mall. I particularly liked sipping a Timmy Ho coffee while sitting next to the railing above the full size indoor skating arena. I would have liked that perch to sit and watch a hockey game - wonder if they play hockey there?

You could go to the mall for a vacation and spend several days amusing yourself without ever stepping outside. There's seriously that much to do and so much more than just shopping. Check it out!

2  Thank TimMiddleton
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Reviewed June 12, 2014

While I was not as impressed as I thought I'd be, (very sad they took away the whale sculpture), and a few other things. Still, it's quite a spectacle. The indoor ocean, with waves and beach chairs and massive slides, is not quite as impressive in person as on the internet, but still, there's only a few places to equal it on the continent. And the indoor roller coaster collection is beyond weird. And always some kind of odd entertainments or promotions are going on, plus the sheer scale of the place commands a certain respect. The bus ride out there is a bit cumbersome, and it's a travesty that they are only just now starting to fund the future building of light-rail to the place, which would help bring it a bit more to life. One can tell that it's faded a bit from its glory days; but still, there were many odd things, like the strange Chinese Supermarket and gate, the many places to sit and pools to sit beside. The selection of food is epic, and I was also pleased that there was a bar with slot machines. For kids, there is really some cool rides. Oh yes, and, I admit I was being a bit too thrifty, because there is an amazing zip-line ride across the indoor ocean. There were robotic massage tables. I'd seen before, but triple the price of them in California. Still, if money is no object, you could find almost whatever you'd want there. The underground shark cave and bat-ray petting pool are amusing, but way overpriced. Of course the full-sized pirate ship is nice to look at. I'm glad I went, but the place need to hook up to downtown, (which has really come alive), by light rail; and then once the distant airport finally gets transit, (and there's no plan yet that impresses me), and the downtown and the airport and the mall all hook up, there could really be some synergy there. The Mall just needs some new thinking to bring it back to l life, and frankly, better pricing. Frankly, it seems like the Southgate Mall, which is unremarkable, but maybe more homey, is where the teenagers and young adults, and even some elders have gravitated. Southgate, although just regular suburban mall, in many ways, seems somehow to have won the hearts and minds of locals. See both malls, to get a flavor of Edmonton Mall culture; oh yes, and see the downtown multistory mall with it's odd underground mall too. Check it all out.

Thank Mel C
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Reviewed June 5, 2014

This mall has everything you could ever want, if you can fine enough free time to see it all....I thought that the amusement park would be boring and awful, but there was a group of 12 of us and we all had a blast! Tons of stores to choose from from all shapes and sizes and prices. Definitely a must see if you are a shopper.

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