This Huge Theme Park Is Bringing out the Inner Nickelodeon in Me
As a kid who grew up in the '90s, I'm having a bit of a hard time containing my excitement over a new amusement park.
Nickelodeon is opening up the largest indoor theme park in North America on October 25 called Nickelodeon Universe. The park is an estimated 8.5 acres and placed in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Nickelodeon Universe will feature more than 35 rides, roller coasters and attractions and if I get the chance to get away for a visit, I plan on riding all of them. One coaster found at this park is the Shellraiser, which features a 122 ft plunge *throws arms up with anticipation*.
Some of my favorite characters growing up – SpongeBob SquarePants and Patrick, Dora and Diego, and The Backyardigans – will make appearances for a once-in-a-lifetime meet-and-greet.
A general one-day ticket is priced at $39.99 and an all access ticket is priced at $49.99. Children ages two and under are allowed into the park for free.
The park will also open an American Dream’s NHL regulation-size ice rink to hold open skating, figure skating and hockey tournaments on the rink.
In addition to the theme park and the rink, there will be an indoor water park that is set to open in November. The DreamWorks Water Park will feature more than 40 water slides and about 15 attractions based off of beloved Nickelodeon characters.
The American Dream mall is about three million square feet and is divided into 55 percent entertainment and 45 percent retail space which is scheduled to open in March 2020 (not coordinated with the entertainment opening on the 25th).
No need to worry about finding a parking spot at this place, as the theme park will have 33,000 parking spaces available. There will also be a daily bus route that will run every half hour by NJ Transit from Port Authority to American Dream.
Now, where do I put in for time off?