The Park At MOA
Bloomington, Minnesota
May 27, 2007
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The Park at Mall of America, Bloomington, Minnesota

The second stop on Greg and my two day, four park trip up north to Minnesota and Wisconsin was The Park at Mall of America.

The Park at Mall of America, Bloomington, Minnesota

If you don't know the Mall of America is a monstrous monument to consumerism that has an indoor amusement park at its center.  The amusement park used to be known as Camp Snoopy while it was managed by Knott's Berry Farm and later Cedar Fair.  A year or so ago that management contract expired and the mall decided to make a go of it on their own as The Park at Mall of America.

The Park at Mall of America, Bloomington, Minnesota

The Park at Mall of America is my second indoor amusement park and the first one to get it right.  You see I grew up a town over from Bollingbrook, IL which had Old Chicago, which is now defunct.  It was a mall ringed with specialty shops and an amusement park in the middle of it like the Park at Mall of America.

The Park at Mall of America, Bloomington, Minnesota


Since Mall of America and the Park at Mall of America are both in their fifteenth year and doing quite well and Old Chicago only lasted a third of that time it's no stretch to say that they're doing things right in Minnesota.



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