on May 9, 2008
The first time I went to King of Prussia Mall (KOP) I was pretty impressed. The Mall is separated into two sections- The Plaza and The Court. The Plaza is the main section but the Court has some popular spots as well. The sections are connected with a 100 yard covered walkway that enters into Macy's on the Court side.KOP has pretty much every store you could think of that is usually in a mall. There are the lower end stores such as Old Navy and Modell Sporting Goods to the very high end such as Versace and Tiffany's. With a over a hundred stores in this mall the biggest downside is getting lost. But with the magnitude of the mall it would be hard to not have this happen. The circular/ oval nature of the Plaza, however, is aesthetically pleasing but does contribute to the difficulty getting your bearings on where you are. The management does an excellent job maintaining the look of the mall. I have been there a few times and I have always been pleased with the cleanliness. The floors are always shining.So is there any reason to go to the mall besides the shopping. I would say definitely. The Court (larger section) has two large food courts as well as a couple higher end restaurants. I recommend Bertolini's Italian dining outside of Bloomingdale's on the second floor. For a cheaper solution look to Ruby's Diner- get a burger and finish with a famous Ruby's shake. The mall has a wide variety in between, from Fridays and Arby's to Maggiano's and Sullivan's Steakhouse and another one of my favorite's Cheesecake Factory.The last big feature of the mall is the Imax, 12 screen theatre located just up the street. Extremely comfortable rocking chair seats make this my favorite movie theatre I have ever been to. Sit in the first row of the upper section of each theatre. You can put your feet up right on the rail and no one to look over. Overall, this is an excellent mall. Parking is plentiful even during the holiday season. Food is plentiful and the mall is also very easy to get to by taking the Mall Blvd exit off of Interstate 76. My recommendation: Plan some time to get around the mall have a burger and shake at Ruby's and take in a movie in the comfortable theater.
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