Are you in search of something different to do? Or are you running out of ways to entertain your children? Look no further! We want to cordially introduce you to one of our favorite theme and amusement parks around NYC! Whether you’re a die-hard Nickelodeon fan or just want some adrenaline in your life, Nickelodeon Universe Theme Park just outside of the city is definitely worth a trip.
Before you make the journey out there and hang with Spongebob Squarepants and crew, we’ve got some answers to FAQs that may be top of mind!
Where is Nickelodeon Universe Theme Park?
Nickelodeon Universe Theme Park is located inside American Dream, New Jersey’s newest indoor entertainment and shopping center. Located just 4 miles outside of NYC at 1 American Dream Way, East Rutherford, NJ, this park takes the title as the largest indoor theme park in the Western Hemisphere.
What rides are open at Nickelodeon Universe?
There are a wide range of different rides available at Nickelodeon Universe Theme Park. Split between Thrill Rides, Family-Friendly Rides, and Just For Tots Rides, check them all out below!
- The Shellraiser: Help the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles beat the villainous Shredder on this coaster that holds the record for the world’s steepest drop!
- Skyline Scream: Grab mesmerizing views of both the theme park and the cityscape of Manhattan on the world’s tallest indoor spinning drop tower!
- The Shredder: In this TMNT-themed ride, you’ll battle spirals, speeding turns, and traversing hairpin turns.
- Sandy’s Blasting Bronco: Hang out with Sandy Cheeks and Patrick Star as you twist and turn on their “out of control” rollercoaster!
- Kraang Prime Pandemonium!: TMNT antagonist Kraang Prime challenges you to make it through her ride that will swing you back and forth.
- Timmy’s Half-Pipe Havoc: Group up with Timmy, Cosmo, and Wanda as you grab some serious air time on a skateboard half-pipe ride.
- Aang’s Air Gliders: Master all 4 elements on this ride just like the Avatar himself!
- Nickelodeon Slime Streak: Twist and turn through the heme park on this slimey coaster that will leave you screaming!
- Bikini Bottom Crosstown Express: Hop on the bus and explore the streets of Bikini Bottom!
- Spongebob’s Jellyfish Jam: Make sure you bring your net! This swing ride will twirl you around through Jellyfish Fields!
- Rugrats Reptar Go-Round: Take a spin on this Rugrats (Reptar more specifically)-themed merry-go-round.
Just For Tots Rides
- Fairly Oddways: Soar through flight and fullfill Timmy Turner’s dream of becoming a pilot!
- Pup Pup & Away: Soar on a Paw Patrol-themed Ferris Wheel!
- Blue’s Skidoo: Enjoy some movement with Blue and Magenta before taking a seat in the Thinking Chair!
- Blaze’s Monster Truck Rally: Vroom vroom! Race around the Monster Dome with Blaze + friends.
- Dora’s Sky Railway: Meet up with Dora the Explorer to a fun journey and view of the park.
- Paw Patrol Adventure Bay (reservation required): Crawl around on different structures with the Paw Patrol crew.
- Ren & Stimpy’s Space Madness: Head to space with Commander Hoëk and Cadet Stimpy and prepare for takeoff!
- Shimmer & Shine Jumping Genies: Ride this genie ride and get your wishes ready too!
How can I buy tickets to Nickelodeon Universe Theme Park?
Tickets are available both online and at the park. In terms of options, you can either acquire All Access Pass wristbands (unlimited rides for that day) or a Points Pass which is a pay as you ride type ticket. Learn more about the ticketing options here.
Is Nickelodeon Universe Theme Park fun for adults?
As noted above, there is a little something for everyone! Adults can choose from more than a handful of thrilling rollercoasters that will be sure to have your blood pumping. If rollercoasters aren’t your thing, read on to see what other attractions adults can explore!
Do I need a pass if I’m not riding any rides?
No, Nickelodeon Universe Theme Park is an open gate park, and tickets are only needed to ride rides.
Can I meet Nickelodeon characters in the theme park?
Yes! There are occasional Nickelodeon characters that walk around the park. Snap a photo with them or meet them 1-1 at a theme park special event.
Is it possible to host a birthday party at Nickelodeon Universe Theme Park?
Yes, you can host a birthday party at Nickelodeon Universe Theme Park. They have a variety of packages that vary in size of private room, catering packages, decorations, and more! Check out all of the options here.
What other attractions does American Dream have?
Alongside the Nickelodeon Universe Theme Park, American Dream offers tons of other attractions and parks that are worth a visit! In terms of parks they also have DreamWorks Water Park as well as Big SNOW, a year-round indoor ski and snow resort.
Plus they also have tons of attractions too! Check them out below and buy tickets now!
- Mirror Maze
- The Rink
- LEGOLAND Discovery Center
- Angry Birds Mini Golf
- SEA LIFE Aquarium
- + many more