West Edmonton Mall

Disneyland North, or so they hoped. Bad enough that the last 16,000 Saskatchewan wheat farmers winter on the wavepool’s concrete beach like maggots on a breadboard while the wave machine drowns their children. This is the mall where you can get everything you never really wanted, and see nearly everything you never asked to see. If it weren’t sucking the cultural lifeblood out of Edmonton, its zoo, wave pool, NHL-size skating rink, indoor amusement park and the Fantasyland Hotel would be hilarious. Then you remember that this is what Ralph Klein and a majority of Albertans hope the future will be like.

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