Are you planning a trip to Nickelodeon Universe in American Dream Mall? Here is a beginner’s Guide to Nickelodeon Universe in American Dream Mall.
When I first went to Nickelodeon Universe, I was expecting an indoor theme park with a lot of kiddie rides. However, I was pleasantly surprised to find that there is a wide range of rides at Nickelodeon Universe suitable for little kids to adult thrill seekers. There are a lot of kiddie rides- train rides and merry-go-around type rides. But there are also a lot of roller coasters at Nickelodeon Universe with intense drops and inversions. Teens and adults who love roller coasters will enjoy going to Nickelodeon Universe.
My kids love going to Nickelodeon Universe, aside from the rides, it’s a high-energy place with lots to see and a lot to do. There are free Nickelodeon concerts where kids can watch their favorite Nickelodeon character sing and dance (watch my video, to see the Ninja Turtles dancing!) Kids can burn off energy at the Nickelodeon-themed playgrounds in the theme park. Plus it’s just a fun place to go to for people-watching (we love watching the people on the roller coaster rides!)
Here is a video of Nickelodeon Universe American Dream
What are the Best Rides for Toddlers and Preschoolers at Nickelodeon Universe American Dream?
The best rides for toddlers and preschoolers at Nickelodeon Universe are Blaze Monster Truck Rally, Blue’s Skiddoo, Butterbean’s Sweet Spin, Fairly OddAirways, Guppy Bubbler, Pup Pup and Away and Zuma’s Zoomers. The minimum height requirement to get on these Nickelodeon Universe rides is 36 inches.
What are the Best Rides for Children Scared of Roller Coasters at Nickelodeon Universe American Dream?
The best rides for children scared of roller coasters at Nickelodeon Universe are Bikini Bottom Crosstown Express, Boots Banana Swing, Ren, Stimpy’s Space Madness, Shimmer and Shine Jumping Genies, Dora’s Sky Railway, Blaze Monster Truck Rally, Blue’s Skiddoo, Butterbean’s Sweet Spin, Fairly OddAirways, Guppy Bubbler, Pup Pup and Away and Zuma’s Zoomers.
Are the Rides at Nickelodeon Universe American Dream Scary?
Yes, many of the thrill rides at Nickelodeon Universe are scary. There are several intense roller coasters with inversions and very steep, almost vertical drops. Some of the rides at Nickelodeon Universe are definitely not for the faint of heart!
Is Nickelodeon Universe American Dream Good for Adults?
Yes, Nickelodeon Universe American Dream is good for adults. There are a lot of thrill rides and roller coasters for adults at Nickelodeon Universe.
What Age is Nickelodeon Universe American Dream for?
Nickelodeon Universe American Dream is suitable for all ages. There are rides for toddlers, preschoolers, and small children. There are also family rides for older children who may want a little bit more than the merry-go-round type rides. And there are thrill rides for teens and adults.
Is Nickelodeon Universe American Dream Crowded?
Nickelodeon Universe American Dream Mall is very crowded on the weekends and during Holidays. The lines are long and they may stop selling Points Passes. I suggest buying All Access Pass tickets in advance online. You may also want to skip the line and buy QuickPass at Nickelodeon Universe but it’s not cheap at $50 per person. Trust me, there is a line for everything at American Dream Mall if you go on busy Holiday weekends! I suggest avoiding busy Holiday weekends!
If you go on a weekday to Nickelodeon Universe American Dream, it’s not crowded at all. The lines are short on weekdays.
Where is Nickelodeon Universe?
Nickelodeon Universe is located inside American Dream Mall at 1 American Dream Way, East Rutherford, New Jersey. It is an indoor theme park with over 20 rides. In fact, it is the western hemisphere’s largest indoor theme park!
Can I take the Bus from Manhattan to American Dream Mall?
You can take a bus from Manhattan to American Dream Mall. It’s easier to take the bus on the weekends because it’s a non-stop direct bus to American Dream Mall from Manhattan. On weekdays, taking the bus from Manhattan to American Dream Mall is complicated because you need to transfer. I suggest taking an Uber or Lyft if you are trying to get to American Dream Mall from Manhattan on weekdays.
How to Take the Bus from Manhattan to American Dream Mall
On weekends and holidays, take NJ TRANSIT 355 Bus from Gate 305 at Port Authority Bus Terminal in NYC. The bus ride is fast, it’s only 16 minutes from Manhattan to American Dream Mall. There is a bus leaving for American Dream Mall every hour.
On weekdays, there are two ways to take the bus to American Dream Mall from NYC.
First, take NJ TRANSIT’s 320 Bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal to Harmon Meadow Mill Creek North Bergen Park & Ride. Exit at Park Plaza Drive of Paterson Plank Road and transfer to NJ TRANSIT 85 Bus to American Dream.
A second option is to Board NJ TRANSIT’s 154 Bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal to Fort Lee. Exit at Bergenline Avenue in Union City and transfer to NJ TRANSIT 85 Bus to American Dream.
How Much is Parking at Nickelodeon Universe in American Dream Mall?
Parking is $5 per car if you are staying less than 4 hours at Nickelodeon Universe at American Dream Mall. If you stay longer than 4 hours, you will have to pay MetLife Stadium Event rates which can range from $30-$60 depending on the game and concert. However, since you are visiting Nickelodeon Universe, you should get your parking tickets validated at the ticket counter and your parking fee will be reduced to $5 even if you stay longer than 4 hours.
Where to Park for Nickelodeon Universe American Dream?
The closest parking lots to Nickelodeon Universe American Dream is at Parking Decks B & C. However, you can also park at Parking Decks D and Parking Decks A. Both are still not that far of a walk to Nickelodeon Universe American Dream.
How Much are Tickets to Nickelodeon Universe?
All Access Pass tickets to Nickelodeon Universe range from $69 to $79 per person. Kids 2 years and younger are free.
Do You Need to Buy Tickets to Get Into Nickelodeon Universe?
No, you don’t need to buy tickets to get into Nickelodeon Universe. You can go into Nickelodeon Universe without tickets, you just pay per ride. This is great if you are a spectator and you are not planning to go on rides, you can still go in and watch your kids ride.
How Much is a Ride at Nickelodeon Universe?
Each ride at Nickelodeon Universe costs $7 to $10 per ride. You buy Points Passes, each ride is 3 or 6 points. It cost $6.99 for 3 points and $9.99 for 6 points. Do know that during busy weekends and holidays, they may limit points passes so I suggest you buy an All Access Pass ticket in advance.
Can Kids Go on Rides without an Adult at Nickelodeon Universe American Dream?
Kids younger than 14 years old can’t ride alone at Nickelodeon Universe, they must be accompanied by an adult or older teen.