Nickelodeon to Keep ’90s Dream Alive with New Jersey Theme Park in 2018

The Garden State is famous for Bon Jovi, the Turnpike, and soon a Nickelodeon theme park. The network will be constructing a massive attraction as part of a 450-store mega mall dubbed “American Dream,” set to open in 2018. Minnesota’s Mall Of America currently hosts a Nickelodeon Universe indoor park. The 8.5-acre park in New Jersey will be the largest indoor theme park in the Western Hemisphere, according to a press release. “Nickelodeon Universe will feature rides and attractions based on Nickelodeon’s iconic properties including SpongeBob SquarePants, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and new hits like Blaze and the Monster Machines,” the press release also states.

More about the mall overall:

American Dream is approximately 3 million square feet and will redefine the customer experience in shopping and leisure with a unique combination of retail, dining, entertainment and attractions – all in one location. Anchor tenants Saks Fifth Avenue and Lord & Taylor — along with over 450 retail, food and specialty shops — are complimented by North America’s largest fully-enclosed indoor DreamWorks Water Park, Amusement Park and a 16-story Big Snow Indoor Ski & Snow Park; a 1,500 seat live Performing Arts Theater; 285-foot tall Observation Wheel; luxury movie theatres by Cinemex; 70,000 square foot Sea Life Aquarium & Lego Discovery Center; NHL-size Ice Rink; and an18-hole miniature golf course. The center also features The Collections – a 460,000 square foot luxury and fashion area and The Dining Terrace – a collection of fifteen full-service restaurants showcased in one location.

Now you have two reasons to visit New Jersey, apart from the beach.