A trip to the mall involves shopping, dining, and throwing pennies into the fountain so the statue can buy some lunch at the food court. Cruise the mall with this Groupon.
- $69.99 for one five-day individual multi-play pass (a $103.95 value)<p>
The Multi-Play Pass grants unlimited admission to all West Edmonton Mall attractions, including World Waterpark, Galaxyland Amusement Park, the Ice Palace skating rink, and Sea Life Caverns, home to fish, sharks, and penguins. <p>
West Edmonton Mall
West Edmonton Mall holds multiple world records. The one people notice first is the world's largest parking lot, but the one they tend to remember is the world's largest indoor triple-loop roller coaster, the Mindbender. It's one of the centrepieces of Galaxyland Amusement Park, and if the loops weren't enough to qualify it as an "advanced ride" on the park map, its 14-storey peak certainly would be. From its track, families can see more than 23 other space-themed rides and play areas, as well as the mall beyond, bustling with a city-sized stretch of attractions.
Another world record—world's largest indoor wave pool—can be found inside World Waterpark. Here, kids and adults alike careen down slides such as Cyclone, while smaller children play in the kiddie pool and even smaller children splash each other at Caribbean Cove. Regardless of the weather outside, the park's temperature holds at a balmy 31 degrees Celsius. To cool off without getting wet, though, patrons can always head underground to meet a few penguins. Alongside sea turtles, sharks, and stingrays, they're citizens of Sea Life Caverns, an aquarium that earns the mall its accreditation as a zoo.
In the face of all its theatres and thrills, it can be easy to forget that the mall began as a shopping centre modelled after an urban Persian bazaar. More than 800 stores and services serve as an easy reminder, however. They enable shoppers to browse apparel, electronics, and home accessories between refuelling stops at restaurants and pubs.
Those looking for a different type of adventure can begin by visiting Santa Maria, a replica of Christopher Columbus’ flagship on his first voyage across the Atlantic. Also available are two miniature indoor golf courses: "Professor Wem’s Adventure Golf" and "Dragon’s Tale," as well as the Crystal Labyrinth, a unique maze of mirrors. To cap off their trek, adventure-seekers can meet up at Ed’s Rec Room for bowling and retro arcade games or grab a bite at 300 Club Lounge.