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“Waiting to be reborn...”

Festival Bay Mall at International Drive
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Owner description: Festival Bay Mall features a one-of-a-kind line up with Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World, Ron Jon Surf Shop, Sheplers Western Wear and Cinemark 20 Theatres. You’ll also find Vans Skatepark, Universal Orlando Store, Hot Topic, Monkey Joe’s fun-filled inflatable play center, and glow-in-the-dark mini-golf at Putting Edge Fun Center. Explore great dining options at Cricketers Arms English Pub & Eatery, Bergamo’s Italian Restaurant, Fuddruckers and more!
Clermont, Florida
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Waiting to be reborn...”
Reviewed March 13, 2013

What a strange place- spotlessly clean mall in a great location, but its empty. The Bass Pro Shop was a treat though as we explored it for over an hour. With a bit of homework I discovered this mall does have new owners with ideas that sound exciting to rejuvenate this sleeping giant. I only wish them well!

Visited February 2013
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Brisbane, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“The 'mall' is all shut up shops.”
Reviewed March 12, 2013

What a weird experience, a massive, clean and seemingly decent mall - with space aplenty but only 5 or so of the 100 shops even open!

Live your 28 Days fantasy with the zombie apocalypse!

The only thing saving this place is the attached Bass Pro shop - its incredible - if you're from the UK or Aus you'll wish we had one of these!

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Rio Grande, Puerto Rico
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“It's abandoned!”
Reviewed March 1, 2013

I was so disappointed. Only stores were Bass Pro Shop, Ron Jon and subway. I couldn't believe how deserted it was. Not even worth the drive into the parking lot!

Visited February 2013
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Windermere, Florida
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Leaves you a feeling of emptiness”
Reviewed February 10, 2013

I've lived in Orlando for 12 years - saw this mall built and have since seen its decline. Only thing worth going to is Bass Pro - Ron Jon if you're into that type of store and well that's it! It's so bad, they've actually closed half the mall so that they won't have to keep security, lights, and air running.... Knock the place down and expand Bass Pro with a gun range, Lake to test drive boats, and maybe some type of off road course. The girls can go to the outlets the guys can get there fix!!!!

Visited February 2013
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Bass Pro outdoor shop gets my rating”
Reviewed February 6, 2013 via mobile

This mall is now basically derelict. There a only a few decent shops left and as others note, it's a miracle it's still trading. There's a Ron Jon Surf Shop, Sheplers western gear shop and Bass Pro outdoor shop. If you like the outdoors then you should miss visiting Bass pro. It's full of everything you need for the outdoors life, from tents and clothing through to hunting gear and weapons. It even has its own fly fishing indoor pool. Really interesting place to spent some time (we spent two hours here browsing and didnt even notice how long we had been there). This is the only shop that keeps me coming back to this mall, but I do wonder how long it will remain as the rest of the mall has basically closed down.

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