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A giant indoor ski slope is opening next to MetLife Stadium this spring

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Will Gleason
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A giant new mall called American Dreamset to open next to MetLife Stadium this spring, is going to house some pretty dreamy attractions. 

In addition to the requisite shopping options, the mega-mall is set to house a Nickelodeon water park, Dreamworks theme park, ice skating rink and even the Western Hemisphere's first ever indoor ski and snowboard park, Big Snow America. With a planned opening date of March 2019, the chilly attraction will feature an 180,000-square-foot, 800-foot tall ski slope that's a soaring 16 stories high, as well as an ice climbing wall and winter village.

Another big draw at the upcoming complex will be the American Dream Observation Wheel. Twenty-six climate-controlled gondolas will offer views of the NYC skyline from heights almost as tall as the Statue of Liberty.

Rendering: Courtesy American Dream

Meanwhile, Eater has new details this week on the mall's dining options: over 100 restaurants. For comparison’s sake, the sweeping Dekalb Market Hall in Fort Greene has a mere 40 vendors. And don't worry, that doesn’t mean there’s just going to be a hundred Auntie Anne’s. (For that, you’ll need to go to Penn Station.)

Rendering: Courtesy American Dream

The soon-to-open eatery mecca will contain 20 full-service restaurants, two food halls and dozens of grab-and-go options in a valiant quest to ensure that no Jets fan ever goes hungry again. Among those myriad options, will be a both a Vice-branded food hall and a Kosher food hall. (It’s like the inception of food halls!) The Vice-branded hall, the only concept that has been announced so far, will include pizza, sandwiches, a cooking studio and two rotating pop-up restaurants with 400 seats.

The flashy new site has actually been in development for a long 16 years and was previously known as Xanadu before being rebranded as American Dream, which, to be honest, is probably a much more accurate name.  

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