19 Jan Nickelodeon Universe:
American Dream Mall
East Rutherford, NJ
The roller coasters, all four of them, were definitely our favorite part of Nickelodeon Universe. When we arrived we were amazed to see the site of a full sized amusement park, just like the outdoor ones, under a roof; we were so excited that we were actually able to go to an amusement park in the winter.
There are more than 35 rides at Nickelodeon Universe with rides catering to all ages and stages. Thrill rides, kiddie rides, kiddie play areas, family rides and everything in between.
A third of the rides are thriller rides, but not just regular thrill rides, each has a unique distinction. The Shellraiser, famous as world’s steepest roller coaster, is popular for its almost straight drop. The shrieking and laughter accompanying the ride reflects the riders’ moods perfectly. The Shredder is famous as the world’s tallest and longest spinning roller coaster. The Skyline Scream is the world’s tallest indoor spinning drop tower with views of Nickelodeon Universe and the Manhattan Cityscape. Timmy’s Half Pipe Havoc is a giant skateboard that zooms up, down and then up again in skateboard fashion. These are just some of the thriller rides for the adventurous.
If you don’t care for thriller rides, no worries. A third of the park is populated by family friendly rides-rides suitable for all ages. Some examples are The Slime Streak roller coaster which is tamer than the others. It’s perfect for people who want to ride a roller coaster but are afraid to ride the tallest or spinning roller coasters. Spongebob’s Jellyfish Jam is a great swing ride, the two level merry-go-round is also enjoyable. The world’s tallest ropes course is also a popular family attraction at Nickelodeon Universe.
It you have toddlers in your party, the last third of the park is geared to them. The Paw Patrol Adventure Bay has climbing structures and slides for the little ones under 52”. The Dora Sky Railway allows the children a ride on a train with a view from above. There’s a smaller ferris wheel, a truck ride and an airplane ride that the young ones enjoy.
We visited on a Sunday in January. The park was quite full and the lines were long. It is smart to come early on weekends so as not to have to wait on long lines. I would also suggest counting on spending a whole day there, even though it is located within the mall and you may be tempted to go elsewhere. There is so much to do and so much fun to be had that I wouldn’t be surprised if you plan a return trip while you leave.
Posted: January 19, 2020
Information, prices and hours posted here are current as of the posted or updated date. It is advisable to call ahead or check online to confirm hours and prices.
1 American Dream Way
East Rutherford, NJ 07073
Level 1-Parks Court
Check online for hours.
ALL GUESTS NEED A TICKET TO ENTER ANY ATTRACTION. Each ticket includes entry for one person into the park and ride access (rider restrictions apply). Detailed pricing for Peak and Non-Peak Day is displayed after specific date is chosen. Valid ID matching credit card and reservation name may be requested upon entry.
Nickelodeon Universe ticket for guests ages 10+: Non-Peak Days: Starting at $59 | Peak Days: Varies $69 to $85
Nickelodeon Universe ticket for guests ages 3 to 9: Non-Peak Days: Starting at $55 | Peak Days: Varies $59 to $75
Children 2 years and younger access the park for free.
Nickelodeon Universe Senior Citizen ticket for guests ages 65+: Non-Peak Days: Starting at $53 | Peak Days: Varies $59 to $69
Valid ID and Credit Card used for purchase must be presented when you check in.
All prices listed are before tax and subject to change.
Approximate Distance from:
Brooklyn Bridge: 30 minutes
Lakewood: 1 hour, 10 minutes
Monsey: 38 minutes