BLOOMINGTON, Minn. -

A huge announcement out of Bloomington, Minnesota: if you are planning on shopping at Mall of America on Thanksgiving, you'll have to change your plans.

Mall officials say it will be closed on Thanksgiving this year to give the holiday back to its workers.

For the first time ever, the mall will also close its movie theater and its Nickelodeon Universe amusement park on Thanksgiving.

The mall will re-open at 5 a.m. on Black Friday.

Given its size and status, Mall of America, the nation's largest shopping mall, could inspire other malls and stores to follow suit.