West Edmonton Mall, Edmonton

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#2472, 8882 - 170 Street 1-800-661-8890 (toll free- N.A.)

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    Here come the waves
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    WEST EDMONTON MALL - SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE

    by Babcia Updated Jan 26, 2007

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    Deep sea adventure in a shopping mall !!

    West Edmonton Mall (WEM) is not just a shopping mall, even though it has over 800 shops!! There are places to eat, places to sip coffee and people watch, places to play, places to swim, places to skate, places to watch movies, a place to sleep, and a big mall to walk through for exercise!!
    Inside this cavernous building that stretches for 8 city blocks east to west and 3 city blocks north to south, you will find something for everyone, even for those who don't like to shop!!
    Galaxyland has rides all the way from little kiddie rides to intimidating ones with names such as Mindbender and Space Shot.
    The World Waterpark has a kiddie pool, waterslides, a wave pool and bungy jumping.
    In the Deep Sea Adventure area you can watch a California sea lion show, or you can take a submarine ride (yes!! a submarine!! in a mall!!!), or you can admire the life size model of a Spanish galleon.
    There are also a couple of courses for mini-golf, or you can skate in the full size ice rink (if there isn't a hockey game, or if figure skaters of all abilities aren't practising).
    WEM also has a Chinatown, Bourbon Street (restaurants and bars), and a full service hotel with themed rooms - so in the deep bitter winters you don't even have to step outside!!
    And oh yes, WEM is reportedly the number one tourist attraction in Alberta, drawing more visitors than even Banff or Jasper - the wonderful national parks - unbelievable!!!

    UPDATE January 2007 - alas!! the submarines don't run any more!!

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    Ride the Indoor Roller Coaster

    by RavensWing Written Nov 17, 2013

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    West Edmonton Mall has it's own indoor amusement park - Galaxyland. It is home to the world's tallest (14 stories), and longest indoor roller coaster, the Mindbender - the "world's largest indoor triple loop roller coaster."

    There are many rides you can go on. There are rides for kids, even a jungle gym for toddlers too. The swinging pirate ship, bumper cars, sonic twister, merry go round, and many many more. There is even a train, although small because it's for kids.

    They have your typical carnival games so you can win prizes. There is cotton candy and other various foods offered. If you don't want to eat in Galaxyland, over by the Haunted House exit is a food court.

    The All Day Admission for adults is $33.00 and for children under 48" it's $26.00.

    For those who live in Edmonton and can make it up to the military base they have discount tickets available to the public at the Fitness Center

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    World Water Park

    by RavensWing Written Nov 17, 2013

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    There are 14 different waterslides ranging from beginner to extreme. Personally I feel the Sky Screamer is the scariest slide. Yes I have gone down it. A friend of mine said he would go if I would go. He went first and I had no choice but to follow. I think my heart was left at the top, I'm sure it popped right out of my body.

    I've also been on the Tropical Typhoon. It is a very quick slide! Hop in and away you go, sliding so fast, you spin around inside the same as a penny does in a wishing tunnel. Then you drop into a 10' tank of water. Ladies I suggest you hold on to your top. You hit the water very fast and it may just stay on top of the water!

    The Waterpark also has two hot tubs, one double and one single.
    The Waterpark is also the host to two bars: Piña Colada and Beachview Bar, which sell alcoholic beverages. There is also Coconut Grove, which sells different kinds of food such as hamburgers and French fries. Snacks can be purchased at Beachview Snacks. Hot Dog Hut also sells snacks and of course, hot dogs.
    Tubes and PFDs (lifejackets) can be rented at Sharky's Supply Shack.

    For those who live in Edmonton and can make it up to the military base they have discount tickets available to the public at the Fitness Center

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    WaterPark at the West Edmonton Mall

    by keida84 Updated Apr 20, 2005

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    Waterslides

    What a place. At the West Edmonton Mall there is World Waterpark. A gigantic body of water, fully enclosed with a wave pool, intense water slides, not for the faint of heart and a patio area with chaise lounges and a snack bar.

    On a chilly spring day in West Edmonton there were quite a few people there enjoying the steamy air, the smell of chlorine and the waves.

    Parents can drop their children off, provided they are above the age limit and go shopping.

    Located on the 87th Avenue side of the mall.

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    Dragons Fire

    by RavensWing Updated Nov 17, 2013

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    If you were thinking of taking in a show while at the mall head up to Silver City in Phase 3 to get your ticket. If you get there in time you'll get to see the fire breathing dragon.

    There are 12 screens and and IMAX in the theater. There is also an arcade to spend some time in while waiting for your show to start. Of course there is the popcorn kiosk, but there is also Burger King, Starbucks, Pizza and many more if popcorn isn't what you feel like munching on.

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    Fore!!

    by RavensWing Written Nov 17, 2013

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    Feel like taking in some golf? 18 holes? Professor WEM's miniature golf is for you then. 18 holes filled with various obstacles. Do you think you can keep your score low? Maybe get a hole in one? Watch for the sand traps and water hazards though.

    A round of golf for general admission is $9.95, 3-10 years old is $7.95

    For those who live in Edmonton and can make it up to the military base they have discount tickets available to the public at the Fitness Center

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    West Edmonton Mall

    by Jefie Written Jan 4, 2005

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    Dolphin show at West Edmonton Mall

    Definitely more than just a mall! There is so much to do at WEM, it's the ideal place to go on a cold or rainy day - you can try one of the 25 rides at Galaxy Land (the Mindbender rollercoaster is my favorite), go for a splash at the indoor World Waterpark, go on board a submarine, skate at the Ice Palace, go bowling at Red's and much more!

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  • West Edmonton Mall

    by bulletproof Updated May 27, 2003

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    The biggest attraction of our city - and for good reason! Wear comfy shoes, you'll be walking a lot. What you absolutely MUST see in the mall:

    -new "Chinatown" strip with a large Asian supermarket (check out the seafood tanks, dim sum counter, Chinese bakery, sushi bar, deli, frozen foods & more). The Chinatown strip includes a gift shop (decorative Chinese items), bubble tea bar, cell phone accessories, car accesories stores

    -World Waterpark. The $30 is definitely worth it! I've been to other waterparks in Toronto area and they do not compare! Try the Sky Screamer if you're daring! There is a reduced admission price after 6PM or so, but only go for the late admission deal if it's a busy summer weekend - during slow times they shut down some of the slides. Rent an inner tube for only $5 and ride the wave pool! Bungy jumping for $100

    -Mini golf. It's alright... Save your money here if you're on a budget.

    -Bourbon street. Indoor street lined with restaurants, pub, and nightclub (changes owners every couple of months, not recommended).

    -Nightclubs: Rum jungle (very popular), the Joint (somewhat popular), Nashvilles (stay far away!)

    -Red's. Two floors with bowling, pool tables, a sports bar, a restaurant, an arcade and turns into a "nightclub" on Fri and Sat nites where you pay $5 cover after 9PM (it's not much of a nightclub, believe me!!!). They have cheap ($2) bowling & pool on Monday or Tuesday. They also have cheap coin operated $1 pool tables.

    -Ice Rink. If you're into skating, try it out!

    -Deep Sea Adventure. Ride a submarine through the indoor "sea". Not worth the money in my opinion (tourist trap).

    -Sea Life Caverns. A bunch of fish in the indoor "sea". Yay. (tourist trap)

    -Dolphins. Go see the Dolphin show on the weekends! It's free!

    -Galaxyland. Indoor amusement park. Well worth the money! Go on the Drop of Doom or the Mind Bender!

    -3 movie theatres - Cineplex, Famous Players IMAX, and discount Cineplex.

    -Casino, bingo, shooting gallery... and more!

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    It has to do where Choo Choo Go

    by keida84 Updated Apr 21, 2005

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    If you ever saw Mel brook's movie, "Blazzing Saddles" you will understand the title of this tip.

    I highly recommend a choo choo train ride at the West Edmonton mall. It gives you a great look at Galaxyland which is the amusement park in the mall. You must be a certain height to ride this ride but if you are over 4'11" then you knees will be heading towards the vicinity of your nose.

    I also recommend this ride if you have surly teenagers who don't want to be seen in public with you, what a great behavior modification tool. I rate it 5 stars.

    All in all the ride is fun and very safe too, they have train crossings and everything, just don't get hit by the crossing gate.

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    Shopping at West Edmonton Mall

    by TracyLB Written Dec 6, 2005

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    No trip is complete to Edmonton without visiting West Edmonton Mall..There is everything imaginable in the mall including an indoor beach, a skating rink, an amusement park, a huge oriental grocery store and everything else in between...Check it out when you come to Edmonton..

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    West Edmonton Mall

    by Magnum_P.I. Updated Aug 23, 2006

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    West Edmonton Mall

    The province of Alberta's number one tourist attraction. The mall features over 800 stores and services, over 110 eating establishments, plus seven world class attractions. There is the world's largest indoor amusement park, the world's largest indoor waterpark, an NHL-size ice arena, four seaworthy submarines in the world's largest indoor man-made lake, dolphin shows, an exact replica of the Santa Maria ship, a miniature golf course, 26 movie theatres and a Las Vegas style casino.

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    West Edmonton Mall

    by VTShounen Updated Jun 18, 2003

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    The 'lagoon' at the mall

    The world's largest shopping centre. It is now approximately 60% retail and 40% entertainment. In other words, aside from having loads of stores, there are lots for you to play!

    Clothing stores dominate this mall, and prices range from discount to high-end. It is looked upon as a testing ground for expanding into Canada by American retailers, and so a few stores are unique to Western Canada. Lots of gift and gadget stores as well.

    As for entertainment, WEM has the world's largest indoor water park, world's largest indoor amusement park, a skating rink, a mini-golf course, a driving range, a shooting range, 3 movie theatres, bunch of nightclubs, a Playdium, a casino, etc etc.

    I, like most Edmontonians who do not live nearby, go there only occasionally to shop. Most of the time I go there for entertainment. So for first timers, definitely a neat experience. For veterans like myself, it still keeps drawing us back. And that's the best indication of a good place to go, wouldn't you say?

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    West Edmonton Mall

    by Redang Written Sep 11, 2006

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    This is the largest mall in the world. You can find anything, ranging from an amusement park to a beach. So, this tip can be in things to do, local custom, shops, restaurants...
    I've decided to use the Travelogues.

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    This mall is fun!

    by Oatlad Written Mar 17, 2006

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    Waterpark in the mall

    I'm not a mall person, but I like the West Edmonton Mall. It is much better than its slightly larger sibling the Mall of America near Minneapolis, Minnesota. I like this one much better. I spend most of my time on the food court. You can get a good meal and have a good time too. There is music, internet access, gambling and merry spirits.

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    Please visit West Edmonton Mall

    by Martman Written Aug 23, 2005

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    I was only in Edmonton for a few days. As I was attending a function, I did not have an opportunity to see many of the tourist sites. Fortunately for me, I lived walking distance from the West Edmonton Mall. All I can say is, each time I visited the mall, I discovered something new!

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