Move over, Disneyland! There’s a new theme park in town.
Nickelodeon Universe Theme Park officially opened to the public on October 25, and it’s sure to become a new crowd favorite.
Unlike that other major theme park, Nickelodeon Universe Theme Park is located entirely indoors. At 8.5 acres large, it’s the largest indoor theme park in the Western Hemisphere – it even trumps the size of the former Nickelodeon theme park at the Mall of America in Minnesota.
The new park is located in American Dream, a 3-million square-foot entertainment and shopping center in East Rutherford, New Jersey, which is under 5 miles from New York City.
There are over 35 rides, rollercoasters, and attractions at the theme park, all of which are family-friendly and perfect for kids.
Standouts include the Spongebob-themed Bikini Bottom Crosstown Express, Blue’s Skidoo, the Rugrats Reptar Go-Round, and the Nickelodeon Slime Streak, which affords riders a bird’s-eye view of over half of the park.
There’s also Nickelodeon’s Skyline Scream, the world’s tallest indoor spinning drop tower.
Between all those rides, kids can spot SpongeBob, Dora the Explorer, and other popular Nickelodeon characters in the “flesh.” There will also be a live entertainment stage, which will definitely involve some buckets of slime.
Tickets for the first few days of the Nickelodeon Universe Theme Park sold out quickly, but at $49.99 for all-access and $39.99 for general access, they aren’t unreasonable at all.
The Nickelodeon park isn’t the only thing drawing new crowds in American Dream. The center is also opening Dreamworks Water Park in November 27, which will feature a 142-foot-tall body slide — the world’s tallest. The center also just opened an NHL-sized ice skating rink.