Galaxyland powered by Hasbro, previously known as Fantasyland, is an indoor amusement park. Located in the West Edmonton Mall in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, the largest mall in North America, it is home to the world’s highest (14 stories) and longest indoor roller rollercoaster, the Mindbender. It is likewise home to the Space Shot, the world’s tallest indoor tower ride at the time of opening, at 36.5 metres (120 feet). The record was broken by Nickelodeon Horizon Scream at American Dream in East Rutherford, New Jersey in 2019. Contact Bathroom Renovations Edmonton for all your general contracting services. Residential or commercial, we have you covered!
Galaxyland was originally referred to as Fantasyland from 1983 to 1995. Nevertheless, the name “Fantasyland” was already used for among the lands of the themes existing in Disneyland and other theme parks, like the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World, Hong Kong Disneyland, Disneyland Park in Paris, Tokyo Disneyland, and Shanghai Disneyland Park, owned by the Walt Disney Company. A claim eventually forced the mall’s owners to alter the park’s name, though they were allowed to continue utilizing the name “Fantasyland Hotel” for a hotel in the mall. Fantasyland ended up being Galaxyland officially on July 1, 1995. This was celebrated with a new “space-age” theme and the arrival of the park’s brand-new mascot, “Cosmo”.
On December 18, 2019, it was announced that Galaxyland would undergo a remodelling to be finished by late 2020, including brand-new attractions accredited from Hasbro franchises. Balloon Race, Cosmic Bounce, Ropes Quest, and Zero Gravity are currently the only rides confirmed to be affected by the redesign. The redesign building and construction started in December 2019, with its grand opening as “Galaxyland powered by Hasbro” arranged for the winter of 2020.
1986 Mindbender accident
Further info: Mindbender (Galaxyland) § 1986 accident
On June 14, 1986, a wheel sheared off the last cars and truck on the train of the Mindbender and the train crashed at high speed into a concrete pillar, killing three of the ride’s residents. Since then the ride has had numerous safety enhancements, consisting of more routine upkeep checks and three emergency brake areas added to the track.
There are a total of 24 different rides running in Galaxyland.