The Florida Mall Celebrates Dining Pavilion And Crayola Experience Grand Openings






Simon, a global leader in retail real estate, is thrilled to announce the official Grand Opening of The Florida Mall’s newly-added Dining Pavilion and the center’s newest attraction, Crayola Experience, on Wednesday, July 1.

The 105,000 square-foot Dining Pavilion houses an enviable collection of unique dining options, additional retailers, an expanded seating area and state-of-the-art customer amenities including free Wi-Fi throughout the shopping center.  Located between American Girl and Dillard’s on the north side of the mall, the Dining Pavilion offers a total of 23 restaurants, five of which are new-to-market concepts.  In addition to new dining options, the Dining Pavilion will also feature five new retailers.  The restaurants and retailers will open in phases throughout the summer and fall. 

Orlando’s newest family attraction, Crayola Experience will celebrate their official Grand Opening on Wednesday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 9:45 a.m. before doors open to the public at 10 a.m.  Families will have the opportunity to meet the Crayola characters, Tip and Pip, and take part in the colorful fun of grand opening day! 

The 70,000 square-foot Crayola Experience, a colorful family attraction, features 25 hands-on attractions that offer hours of creative fun to keep the whole family entertained.  Additionally, the two-story attraction houses a 6,000 square-foot Crayola Store that offers the widest variety of Crayola products and souvenirs, including items specially created in The Florida Mall’s signature color, Orchid. Purchase tickets online to save time at

In celebration of the Grand Openings of the Dining Pavilion and Crayola Experience, guests will have the opportunity to enjoy a day of free, family-friendly fun throughout the mall.  From 1 – 3 p.m., The Florida Mall invites all chefs in the making to the Kidgits Lil Chef’s event, in the E Court outside of the Dining Pavilion, to learn about the art of cooking.  Mad Science will be onsite from 12 – 4 p.m. outside by American Girl providing light and color shows, and interactive activity stations for kids to enjoy.  Additionally, there will be face painters, roaming stilt walkers and themed characters interacting with guests.  Lastly, there will be great opportunities offered throughout the day to register-to-win shopping sprees, win special swag bags, and shoppers may even receive a surprise and delight gift from management.  To make shopping easier, a customer convenience shuttle will be available throughout the day.

As the Dining Pavilion progresses and significant updates have been made, The Florida Mall will announce these milestones to the community through the Simon website at or check out our social media pages.


About The Florida Mall

Central Florida’s largest shopping center, The Florida Mall, welcomes more than 20 million visitors per year and spans nearly 1.8 million square feet. This lively shopping destination offers an experiential environment with more than 250 unique entertainment, retail and dining options enjoyed by international guests, residents and families alike. At The Florida Mall, desirable anchors Dillard’s, JCPenney, and Macy’s complement chic concepts like A/X Armani Exchange, Apple, Banana Republic, Coach, MAC Cosmetics, Michael Kors, Mayors Jewelers featuring Rolex, White House Black Market and XXI Forever.

Many retailers at The Florida Mall – such as Zara flagship, The Disney Store, American Girl and one of only five worldwide M&M’s World stores – are exclusive to Central Florida, including the second worldwide location for Crayola Experience. Additionally, the mall recently welcomed the new Dining Pavilion, which offers more dining choices and health-conscious options.

Located minutes from the Orlando International Airport and Walt Disney World Resort, the mall offers a home away from home for visitors at the 511-room hotel on property, The Florida Hotel and Conference Center. Two Guest Services locations and valet parking are also available for customer convenience. The shopping center is open Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. and Sunday, Noon to 8 p.m. For additional information, contact the mall shopping line at (407) 851-6255 or visit

About Simon

Simon is a global leader in retail real estate ownership, management and development and an S&P100 company (Simon Property Group, NYSE:SPG).  Our industry-leading retail properties and investments across North America, Europe and Asia provide shopping experiences for millions of consumers every day and generate billions in annual retail sales.  For more information, visit

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