Ball Machines

West Edmonton Mall was home to a very unique attraction: a pair of Audiokinetic Sculptures, known to most as Ball Machines or Rube Goldberg Machines. The first, and larger sculpture, was entitled Ball City. The second was not titled. A conveyor-belt … Continue reading Ball Machines

Dolphin Lagoon

The Dolphin Lagoon was an attraction at West Edmonton Mall, and was located in Phase Three. It ran from 1985 until 2004. Upon its initial unveiling in 1985, 4 dolphins were on exposition in a daily show: Howard, Maria, Gary and Mavis. The show changed over the years, as well as seasonally, but always had a mix of entertainment and education.  The designated seating area was the optimum viewing area for the show, however there was plenty of opportunity to see action in the surrounding shopping area, the second floor of the mall, and from the bridge over the lake. … Continue reading Dolphin Lagoon