The Park At MOA
May 27, 2007
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.
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
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.
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.