Whether you frequent Mall of America, or if you’ve merely dreamed of shopping at the largest mall in the United States, there are now even more reasons to visit. The mall will be expanding beyond its existing 520 stores and 50 restaurants to offer even more options with an exciting multi-phase expansion. Start planning your visit now, because more shopping, dining, and entertainment options are on their way.
In November 2015, the first of two phases of Mall of America’s expansion was completed; offering a 5,000 square foot atrium that has become the mall’s new main gathering area. While this north side expansion included a 10-story office building, the Culinary on North food court, and eventually 50 to 75 additional upscale retailers will be opening their doors to the millions of guests that visit annually. If rides and attractions are up your alley, there’s good news for you too! Two more family-friendly attractions are opening this year.
- Opening April 6, 2016, FlyOver America is a new attraction located inside Nickelodeon Universe. This flight simulation ride brings guests on an incredible, aerial tour of some of the greatest landmarks and regions throughout the United States in virtual flight technology. The attraction will be a realistic flying experience that incorporates wind, mist and scents while soaring across some of America’s most remarkable sights.
- Opening this summer on the East side of Mall of America, Crayola Experience is where the magic of Crayola comes to life! From naming your own Crayola crayon, to staring in your very own coloring page, this colorful adventure combines color, chemistry and digital technology to make a one-of-a-kind experience. Imagination is your greatest tool at Crayola Experience, where 25 hands-on activities create memories that your family will remember forever.
Best yet? There’s even more to come with phase two of the expansion expected to break ground in the summer of 2017. Whether you’re exploring Mall of America for the first time, or returning to see the latest and greatest, be sure to take advantage of Radisson Blu Mall of America’s proximity to the mall (it’s literally connected via skyway), and top of the ultimate shopping and entertainment experience with a relaxing hotel stay.