It's been the butt of jokes for over a decade...and honestly, I don't know many people who think it will actually work, but as the date creeps closer, it looks like it might actually happen this time.

October 25th is the scheduled Grand Opening (even though we've already pointed out that the entire mall won't be open).

Now, the mall has revealed a four-stage plan for a staggered Grand Opening for different aspects of the venue.

PHASE ONE - OCTOBER 25th

  • Grand Opening!
  • Nickelodeon Theme Park
  • Skating Rink
  • Halloween events on October 31st including pumpkin pick-and-paint, face painting, and other autumn activities

PHASE TWO - NOVEMBER 27th

  • Opening of the DreamWorks Water Park

PHASE THREE - DECEMBER 5th

  • Big Snow

PHASE FOUR - MARCH 2020

  • Shopping
  • Dining
  • Entertainment

I keep saying it, and it's still true: I want this to succeed! Sure it's been fun to rag on all the starts and stops when it comes to this building, but it would be nice to put those jokes to rest and have a new destination in our area. We'll see how things go in a few weeks, and see if the rest of those Phases stay on schedule.

[via OnlyInYourState]