Park Pass has discovered that the former Artegon Marketplace on International Drive will be replaced by a new attraction called the “Dezerland Action Park” and the “Orlando Auto Museum.” This comes to no surprise because in early 2018 the mall was purchased by Michael Dezer, a man who owns Xtreme Action Park in Fort Lauderdale and operates multiple car museums across the United States. Dezer has not announced many details about the future attraction, but we are hoping that it will include something very unique to separate itself from all of the other FEC’s (family entertainment centers) in the local area. According to the company, the Orlando Auto Museum will include the following:
“A Classic Car collection, featuring classic American and European cars, 200 micro-cars, military vehicles, motorcycles, scooters and bicycles; and a Hollywood Collection displaying vehicles used in movies or by the stars. The collection includes such iconic Hollywood cars as the original Batmobile among 11 other vehicles from Batman, the 1948 Ford from Grease, the 1981 DeLorean from Back to the Future, a replica of the 1959 Cadillac from Ghostbusters, and the original Pursuit Special from Mad Max.”
Will Dezerland Action Park be the first attraction to survive in the cursed Festival Bay Mall/Artegon building? Only time will tell.