You’ll find more than just shopping at Artegon Marketplace** The Artegon Marketplace is Currently Closed – please call the movies and attractions first **
At the northern end of International Drive where the majority of Orlando’s outlets, shopping areas and strip centers are located is the newly opened Artegon Marketplace. The 1.1 million-square-foot shopping destination is also getting to be known as a fun entertainment venue for families. Parents can shop and kids can play. As the center expands, new attractions and entertainment will be added. Currently, there are several easy entertaining options available.
Enter through the main front doors of the Marketplace and you can’t help but notice the immense Artegon SkyTrail adventure ropes courses. The brightly colored combination of beams and ropes encourages you to look up and survey the complexity of it all. Adventurous kids and adults will definitely want to give it a try. You’ll be fitted in a harness and clipped to a rope that is attached to the track for safety. Your adventure takes you 30 feet above the marketplace’s shoppers, where the height and obstacles will make it seem like a daring expedition. There is also a Sky Tykes Ropes Course for those less than 48″ tall.
The Orlando area’s only Cinemark Movie Theater offers a variety of discounts and special deals in a state-of-the-art theater. When I was there, they were offering $5.50 movies all day on Tuesday and Senior day on Mondays with $5.25 movies. Give a call before heading out to verify what the current promotions are. With the Summer movie deal for kids movies, residents can take advantage for the $5 for 10 movies, and visitors still get quite a deal at $1 per show (shows are at 9:30 am on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, select days June through August). See: Orlando’s Top Movie Theaters.
You’ll be enticed to check out the neon glow from Putting Edge Golf – the only Florida location for this glow-in-the-dark mini golf. The vibrant illustrations and paintings depict surreal themes that are cute and colorful. Though some may find the piped in popular tunes a bit loud, the music really adds to the overall effect. Oh, and you can’t beat playing miniature golf in a nicely air conditioned space! For large groups or special events (birthday parties) be sure to call ahead and make a reservation. Occasionally Groupon will offer discounts for Putting Edge Golf.