New entertainment and event centre Dezerland Action Park Orlando will feature the largest private collection of cars, as well as go-karting, bowling, laser tag, and much more.
Developer and car collector Michael Dezer is turning the old Artegon Mall into a new $70 million entertainment, event and museum complex of more than 800,000 square feet in size.
Opening in spring 2019, guests will be able to go bowling, go-karting, and trampolining. Other attractions include virtual reality, arcade games, bumper cars, laser tag, restaurants, bars and shopping.
The Orlando Auto Museum at Dezerland Action Park Orlando will house the largest collection of Batmobiles, as well as James Bond motors, cars from classic movies and TV shows, and military, vintage and classic vehicles.
Dezer is also displaying his world record collections of Vespas and pinball machines at the complex.
The Orlando Auto Museum at Dezerland Action Park
“We are in a living history museum,” said Aileen Mand, Director of Events for Dezerland Action Park. “There’s so much nostalgia here from growing up.”
“Even Henry Ford’s [founder of the Ford Motor Company] first car,” Mand explained.
“He [Dezer] wanted to really show off everything he had. He didn’t want to keep things in storage,” she added.
“He chose Orlando because Orlando is such a destination, and Orlando really needs some kind of attraction that is unique, one of a kind.
“We have an entire attraction park with bowling and go-karts and bumper cars and virtual reality and laser tag.”
Dezer Auto Museums in Fort Lauderdale, Miami and Las Vegas used to house Dezer’s car collection, but the Miami and Fort Lauderdale auto museums are closing.
The Miami location has been rebranded as Dezerland Park, a family entertainment centre stretching across more than 250,000 square feet at a cost of $25 million.
Dezerland in Miami includes a parkour obstacle course and electric go-carts, indoor skydiving, a two-level, mini-golf course, bumper cars, a 300-foot zip line, fitness center, multi-level ninja warrior course, karaoke bar, food trucks and a fitness boot camp.
Images: Dezerland Action Park