Orlando is home to more than Mickey Mouse and Shamu. It is also home to a great shopping district both around the theme parks and downtown. One place to shop for tourists and residents is the Festival Bay Mall. This mall was developed by GGP properties, a premier developer for North American malls, shopping centers, and retail locations.
Festival Bay Mall is open on Mondays to Saturdays from 10am to 9pm. Sundays the mall is open from 11am to 7pm. There are holiday hours throughout the year, especially for the Fourth of July. The mall is open a little longer for the day's festivities, closing in time for the fireworks display.
Whether attendees are sports junky or fashion nut, the Festival Bay Mall has shops for all visitors. There is also entertainment and dining facilities at this Orlando location. Festival Bay Mall is more of an outdoor location with display windows showing off the retailer's wares. The Bass Pro Shop, Ron Jon Surf Shop, Sheplers Western Wear and other shops are located on the property. The mall is set up in a giant circle with the anchor stores holding down the smaller retail locations.
Stores at the Festival Bay Mall include 888 Super Hwy, Amy's Gifts, Athletic Action, Black Market Minerals, Book Warehouse, Charlotte Russe, Decorium, Digital Direct, Femine, Journeys, Kasper Outlet, Koh E Noor, Leader Luggage, and Hot Topic. Universal Orlando Store, Rainbow, United World Soccer, and Zirbes Emproium are other stores at the shopping center.
Like all places for shopping it would not be complete without restaurants on the streets. Combining more than fifty shops are the Muse Gelato, Villa Pizza Cucina, Asian Cafe, Islamorada Fish Market, Cricketers Arms English Pub and Eatery, and Fuddruckers. Italian, American, Asian, and other world cuisines are offered at Festival Bay Mall.
For entertainment at the mall there is a Cinemark 20 Movie Theater with only the latest releases provided to visitors. A Skatepark near Bass Pro allows children to come shopping, play in the sun, and skateboard. The Glow in the Dark Mini Golf and Putting Edge Fun Center is yet another location to spend the day with family. The property does not house any hotels, but across the street from the circular development are plenty of places to stay.
Orlando is a city of plenty. Walt Disney World and Epcot with Celebration City, Sea World, and Universal Studios Florida all offer outdoor entertainment, education, and family fun. However, for something a little less busy Festival Bay Mall has options.
Each year the mall has a number of events. These events differ from store openings or discount sales to Live Animal Conversation. Bass Pro shop has summer camps they set up, and there is an Orlando Idol Audition. Holidays typically mark events.
Summers are also going to have a lot of events. Seasonal sales exist to keep residents entertained throughout the year. Orlando supplies the sun and tropical location, and Festival Bay Mall offers the shopping tourists or residents need.