Brits Get Malled

Discussion in 'UK Trip Planning Forum' started by kellymonaghan, May 5, 2001.

  1. kellymonaghan

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    Watch out! Two Orlando area shopping malls are making a special effort to "target" British travelers, according to a report in the Orlando Business Journal.

    Neither of the malls in question, Altamonte and West Oaks, are near the major tourist attractions but, apparently, tourists account for a quarter of their sales.

    I'd recommend giving both a pass. There are better/bigger malls (like the Florida Mall) closer to the big attractions and outlet shopping in Orlando is justly famous.

    An exception: If you are flying into Sanford Airport as many Brits do, then the Altamonte Mall is a convenient place to stop (it's just off I-4) if you're headed to the airport at the end of the trip and you suddenly realize there's something you absolutely must get before you go.
     
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  3. Sue's Mum

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    Thanks for looking out for us Kelly and thanks for the tip. I shall remember that one.

    Jan;)
     
  4. Goofyish

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    They don't need to spend a fortune on advertising - just provide a free bus for Janice - that should double their takings over night ;)

    Tim
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  5. Janice

    Janice Super Shopper

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    Ha! Thank you very much Mr. Goofyish!! ;)

    Thanks for the info Kelly - nice of you to share and pay us a visit here on the UK boards :)
     
  6. Goofyish

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    That's OK Janice :D
     
  7. Goofyish

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    Still trying to get my clipart to appear!
     
  8. thefatman

    thefatman Is it dinner yet?

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    I must say I prefere the Altamont Mall to the Fla Mall, its a lot less busy and less touristy, there also a huge amount of big stores opened up around it, bit like Lakeside here.
    Only downside is the drive up I4 but if you time i t between rush hours its ok.
     
  9. Angeluk

    Angeluk ....polishing up my halo!

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    Janice
    Love your 'shopping bag', did you buy it at lakeside today?!! LOL
    I went too, but would rather have been at Florida mall!

    Angel

    :wave:
     
  10. Janice

    Janice Super Shopper

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    Hi Angel - found the bag on an Avatar Website! (whatever that is!! LOL)

    and give me Florida Mall anyday!

    Seeya ;)
     
  11. Mickeytaker

    Mickeytaker Scot in Florida

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    I must admit I love the Altimonte Mall. I visited both that and the Florida Mall but they had a special Swarovski event on at Altimonte when we were there and being a collector I HAD to go :D
    I shop anywhere. Belz is the best for bargains though. I got 2 pairs of Reeboks for less than the cost of one pair here.
    Just got back yesterday and I feel it was such a long time ago now. Time to start planning again.
     
  12. Mickey_UK

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    We came home sunday 6th may from sanford,checked in early then went to OVIEDO ( i think)mall just off 417.It was really good,I was walking round and suddenly realised I still had the safe key from the hotel in my pocket,I went to the information desk and the guy gave me an envelope taped the key to a pc of board and said he would put a stamp on it and post it later that day and he would not accept any money at all.what a great guy
     

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