Nickelodeon is coming to New Jersey!
The biggest indoor theme park in North America is set to open in East Rutherford on Friday. The 8.5-acre Nickelodeon Universe will feature some 35 rides inspired by the children’s network — including a Shellraiser roller coaster with a 122-foot drop.
There’s also a Slime Stage and costumed characters including SpongeBob, Dora the Explorer and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Fox43 reports.
Opening day tickets have completely sold out. Admission prices start at $39.99 and children 2-and-under get free access.
Nickelodeon Universe is part of the American Dream mega-mall, which has been in the works since 2003 and consists of 16 enclosed acres including a 300-foot-tall observation wheel, indoor skiing, ice rink, Legoland Discovery Center, Sea Life aquarium and a sprawling DreamWorks water park.
There will be 450 shops — from the high-end Hermès and Barneys to fast-fashion spots Zara and H&M — and a 38,000-square-foot food court. The mall is adjacent to MetLife stadium and is owned by Triple Five Group, a private company that also developed Minnesota’s Mall of America.
Nickelodeon Universe will be open from 10 a.m. until 9:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. Sunday.