Festival Bay MallEdit profile
Festival Bay Mall is an enclosed shopping mall located on International Drive in Orlando, Florida, United States. Opened in 2002 as a property of the Belz Factory Outlets, it is owned by BT Orlando Limited Partnership and managed by Jones Lang LaSalle of Chicago, Illinois. The mall is 860,000 square feet (80,000 m2) in size with Bass Pro Shops, Vans Skatepark, Ron Jon Surf Shop, and Shepler's Western Wear as anchor stores. It also comprises several entertainment venues, including a Cinemark movie theater, a 13,700-square-foot (1,270 m2) indoor playground for kids, and a glow-in-the-dark miniature golf course.History
The mall was planned and developed by Belz Enterprises. It was originally planned to open in 2000, but the opening was delayed until 2002. Initial plans called for the mall to be 1,100,000 square feet (102,193.3 m2) in size, but it was scaled back to 865,000 square feet (80,361.1 m2).
In 2004, plans were announced for a surfing park, named Ron Jon Surfpark, to be built inside the mall. This project was never opened, due to the fact that the schematics for the pool were put in backwards.