American Dream Mall opens Friday with Nickelodeon park inside

Roller-coast riders zip by on the Pepsi Orange Streak at the Mall of America's first stand-alone Nickelodeon theme park in the world, Tuesday, March 11, 2008 in Bloomington, Minn. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
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(WTHR) — The Nickelodeon Universe Theme Park is scheduled to be part of New Jersey's American Dream Mall grand opening on Oct. 25.

The Shredder, The Shellraiser and Nickelodeon’s Skyline Scream are part of what’s billed as the Western Hemisphere’s largest indoor theme park.

The Euro-Fighter, according to news release from the mall's developer, Triple Five Group, will hold the world record for the steepest roller coaster drop. Triple Five claims its Spinning Coaster will hold the titles of the world’s tallest and longest free spinning coaster.

Triple Five also developed Mall of America in Minnesota, which also features an enclosed Nickelodeon attraction.

The new park features over 35 rides and attractions for families. SpongeBob, Dora the Explorer and other Nickelodeon characters are part of the attraction that features live entertainment on the Nickelodeon Slime Stage.

“We are building something that no other developer in the country has done yet," Triple Five President and CEO Don Ghermezian told CNBC. "The Simons, the Westfields, the Brookfields — they are all good shopping center developers. But the world today is not about shopping centers, it’s about experiences.”

American Dream features much more than the Nickelodeon attractions. An NHL-regulation size ice rink features activities for the entire family, including open skating, figure skating and hockey tournaments. It will open Friday, as well.

The Make a Splash DreamWorks Water Park opens just before Thanksgiving on Wednesday, Nov. 27. Advertised as America’s largest indoor water park, it features more than 40 water slides, a lazy river and a 1.5-acre wave pool.

An indoor ski and snowboard hill opens Dec. 5.

Stores in the mall open in March, but can only do business six days a week, according to CNBC, because of blue laws in place in Bergen County, New Jersey, where Triple Five’s American Dream is situated.

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