Taken from the Orlando Sentinel....
Dolly Parton's old dinner theater, Dixie Stampede, will come to life again as a flea market and massive pizza parlor, celebrating its grand opening on Halloween.
I-4 Flea Market has signed a lease with Tennessee-based Dixie Stampede LLC and is advertising for vendors to fill about 400 stalls in the building on Vineland Avenue near the tourist strip of International Drive.
Tami Valadez, the flea market's general manager, said it will be open seven days a week. Vendors will pay anywhere from $600 to $6,000 a month for their spaces, she said.
Should shoppers get hungry, they can stop for pizza. The entire second floor is getting transformed into a pizza parlor, Valadez said.
yep there are signs all over it saying just that!
I thought they'd sold it to the mall next door :/ but yep, flea market/pizza it is!
I was surprised the dixie stampede closed down as quickly as it did, it was being built when we went in 2005 and then it had closed down when we went in 2008!
Im not a big shopper, and the only reason we go to the outlets is so that i can go in the disney and universal shops that are there! Not sure if i would use more of my valuable park time in a flea market!
I thought the outlet mall bought the land which was why it closed so quickly??
I've been watching the flea market signs for a bit now. How useless is that? What a huge space to devote to more tacky merchandise. :sigh:
Surely there must have been something more useful or fun to do with that property? :unsure:
I don't know for certain, Johnie, but local scuttlebutt is that the place was going broke so they shut it down for that reason.
Seriously! That is prime real estate right there I bet!
It might just be a temporary thing until the economy picks up and then they will extend the Mall :unsure:
Wow a flea market. And a flea market that could cost $6,000 a month to set up in!? Dang! Going to be swanky, eh? hehe That is prime location tho. And such a pretty building.
Yeah, I'm with Kate, I take time out of WDW to go to the outlets only to hit the Disney character corner & then I'm back in the car. Done. I don't think I'll be hitting a flea market.