Largest Mall Theme Park in US Proposed for Miami-Dade County
Triple Five Group, the company that owns and manages the nation’s largest shopping center, Mall of America in Bloomington, Minn., and the largest one in North America, West Edmonton Mall, Alberta (Canada), is looking to build its largest center yet. The company has proposed a sprawling mega-mall and entertainment destination near Miami Lakes in Northwest Miami-Dade County. As outlined in an article in the Miami Herald, the project would include a Legoland and an indoor ski slope.
Called American Dream Miami, the development seems to be modeled on Triple Five’s current East Coast project, the long-delayed and controversial American Dream (previously called Xanadu) complex, located in the Meadowlands Sports Complex, in Carlstadt, New Jersey.
Here are some highlights from the Miami Herald report (to read the full article, click here):
1. The project would occupy 200 acres, double Mall of America’s acreage. The projected cost: $4 billion.
2. Proposed entertainment attractions include a sea-lion show, an indoor ski slope with 800 feet of artificial powder, a lake with submarine rides, indoor gardens, a water park and a skating rink.
3. It would employ 25,000 workers during construction, and, upon completion, would need about as many employees to keep the center up and running.
4. The proposed development also includes hotels and condominiums.