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Look inside: Nickelodeon Universe opens at American Dream Mall

Written by
Danielle Valente

Update: American Dream Mall, which is home to Nickelodeon Universe, will reopen to the public on Oct 1, 2020. 

There's a lot happening across the Hudson. 

Jersey's been garnering time in the spotlight thanks to the opening of American Dream Mall on Oct 25. The $5 billion project boasts more than just stores: It's home to an NHL-sized rink, a DreamWorks Water Park (coming later this year), the nation's first indoor snow park (also slated to open later this year) and of course, Nickelodeon Universe, among other entertainment offerings. 

You're going to want to hop aboard the attraction's new ferry service and make your way to what is now considered the largest indoor theme park in the Western Hemisphere (just make sure SpongeBob's not behind the wheel). 

This highly-anticipated new kids' amusement park has over 35 features to enjoy, including: Dora’s Sky Railway, a magic carpet ride titled Shimmer & Shine Jumping Genies, the Rugrats Reptar Go-Round and so much more. Essentially, the best cartoons for kids are being celebrated in this massive fun zone, and we're stoked. 

Here's a look at the fun you can expect! (Note: Special preview tickets are available online from Oct 28–Nov 7 for $39.99 and $49.99 for All Access.)

The world's steepest roller coaster

That's right—the Shellraiser holds this impressive title with a 141-foot-tall pinnacle and a 121.5-degree-angle drop. Yowza!   

Photograph: Courtesy Samantha Nandez/

A nine-story ropes course 

Ready for this? The Legends of the Hidden Temple Challenge is considered the world’s tallest adventure ropes course! 

Photograph: Courtesy Angela Pham/

PAW Patrol Adventure Bay

Tots who aren't quite ready for the Shellraiser will love this Chase-approved play space. 

Photograph: Courtesy Angela Pham/

 Kraang Prime Pandemonium

Strap in!

Photograph: Courtesy Samantha Nandez/

 Fairly OddAirways

 Cosmo and Wanda grant Timmy's wish to become a pilot—and you're the copilot! 

Photograph: Courtesy Samantha Nandez/

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