GalaxyLand Amusement Park in West Edmonton Mall - Canadian Rockies Sidetrips

West Edmonton Mall is a common stop for those who fly into Edmonton on the way to Jasper National Park and the Canadian Rockies and it makes a good sidetrip.

And within West Edmonton Mall is something unexpected:  an indoor amusement park called GalaxyLand.

GalaxyLand is the world’s largest indoor amusement park.

You don’t have to go on any rides or pay admission to walk through the amusement park. I found myself staring at the roller coaster, wondering how they crammed such a big ride into a small space. I didn’t dare ride it, but it looked like riders were having fun.

The Mind Bender Roller Coast is a triple loop roller coast, and the world’s largest indoor triple loop roller coaster to boot.

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Here’s what it looks like from afar:

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And here’s a good helmet cam video from a front-row vantage point.  It really gives an idea about what the ride is all about.

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GalaxyLand is no one-hit-wonder with the roller coaster.  If the Mindbender Roller Coaster looks to be too much for you, try the Galaxy Orbiter, a smaller roller coaster that spins as it reaches a top speed of 30 MPH.

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GalaxyLand has a bunch of indoor rides that make the big North America outdoor amusement parks jealous.   The GalaxyLand Cosmic Spinner is another fun ride.

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And then there’s the GalaxyLand Solar Flare which spins around like a ferris wheel, but a whole lot better.

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Or, shoot straight into the air with the Space Shot.

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The amusement park has plenty of easier rides and kiddie rides to keep everyone happy.

Edmonton, Alberta, West Edmonton Mall, Galaxyland

If you had any doubt, yes, GalaxyLand does have a carousel.
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Did I mention this is all inside of a mall? How’s that for a Jasper National Park sidetrip?

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