Mall of America Celebrates its 25th Anniversary

August 11, 2017 07:13 PM

The biggest mall in the United States is celebrating its 25th anniversary with cupcakes and party hats.

The Mall of America, in Bloomington, set Guinness World Records on Friday for the most people wearing conical birthday hats and the most people simultaneously decorating cupcakes in celebration.

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The 5.6 million square foot (520,000 sq. meter) mall with more than 520 stores and 11,000 employees generates $2 billion in economic activity and has more than 40 million visitors every year.

The mall's attractions include an amusement park, an aquarium, an indoor zip line and a mirror maze.

Mall spokeswoman Greta Anderson says an upscale CMX Theater will open at the mall later this year, with a high-end bar and gourmet food.

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