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Licenciatura en Administración


Profesor: Marco Antonio González Delgado
Elaborado por: Ruth Elizabeth Román Soto
Fuente Bibliográfica: www.wem.ca/

13 – Abril - 2010


Welcome to the largest shopping and entertainment centre in North America!
As the holder of six Guinness World Records, WestEdmonton Mall boasts more than 800 stores and services, over 100 eating establishments and nine world-class parks and attractions.
Whether it is shopping for adults, entertainment for the kids or lively dining and nightlife for the family, this Mall has something for everyone… and it is all under one roof!
West Edmonton Mall (WEM), located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, is the largestshopping mall in North America and the fifth largest in the world, founded by the Ghermezian brothers who emigrated from Iran in 1959. It was the world's largest mall for a 23 year period from 1981 until 2004
West Edmonton Mall covers a gross area of about 570,000 m2 (well over 6 million ft2) and cost C$1.2 billion to build. There are over 800 stores and services and parking for more than20,000 vehicles. More than 23,000 people are employed at the property. The mall receives 28.2 million visitors per year and between 60,000 and 150,000 shoppers daily depending on the day and season. The mall is currently valued at C$926 million.
West Edmonton Mall first opened its doors to the public on September 15, 1981. The mall has been expanded three times since its opening in 1981.

Itwas the largest indoor shopping centre in the world until 2004 and was put in the Guinness World Records. Up until recently, the four phases of construction were used as a guideline for finding stores and attractions. Currently, a
Colour-coding system is used.

The mall's amusement park was originally called Fantasyland, until The Walt Disney Company took the mall to court, claimingownership of the name, which is a themed area found at its Disneyland-style theme parks around the world. WEM lost and subsequently renamed the attraction Galaxyland. Since the name change, they introduced the mall's mascot Cosmo who is the basis for several rides in Galaxyland. However, the mall was allowed to retain the name Fantasyland Hotel for its on-site hotel. The hotel is a separate buildingbut it is attached to the former of the mall.


Galaxyland was originally known as Fantasyland; however, during a court battle with Disney, West Edmonton Mall changed the park's name to Galaxyland in July 1995 after completing some minor renovations. It is an indoor amusement park located on the north side of the mall. It is the largest indoor amusement park in the world andfeatures 24 rides and attractions. There are 8 beginner rides, 9 intermediate rides, 7 thrill rides, including the triple loop Mindbender roller coaster, and 5 other "pay at site" rides/games. The Mindbender is the world's largest indoor triple loop roller coaster. The newest attraction in Galaxyland, opened on July 17,


West Edmonton Mall has an indoorlake which contains a salt-water habitat with four sea lions and a replica of the Santa María, built during the 1986 World Exposition in Vancouver. The Santa María has been used for an annual Christmas fundraiser, raising toys for underprivileged children. Also, the submarines, a long time favorite, had been replaced with the Deep-Sea Derby, a bumper boat ride with squirt guns Deep Sea Adventure isalso home to the mall's aquatic life, most of which are housed beneath the main floor in the "Sea Life Caverns". Today, what was once the Dolphin's Lagoon is now the Sea Lions' Rock, with two sea lions providing the entertainment for the current presentation labeled "Swim, Slide, and Splash!.”


The World Waterpark is the world's largest indoor Waterpark, built in...
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