DreamWorks Water Park Tickets

American Dream1 American Dream WyEast Rutherford, NJ 07073
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Have a splashing good time at the DreamWorks Water Park, the largest indoor water park in North America! Located inside the American Dream complex, you can enjoy the water any time of year, no matter the weather. Try any of the 15 slides or relax in the wave pool. Whether you prefer Penguin Plummet or Mad Flush, there is an attraction for the whole family.

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Good To Know

  • A family-friendly indoor water park you can enjoy, rain or shine!
  • The water park has an 81°F tropical climate all year.
  • Children ages two (2) and below can enjoy the park for free.
  • Fun and thrilling for all ages and swimming abilities.
  • The water park includes 15 rides and slides, a wave pool, and DreamWorks themes and favorite characters, including Shrek, Kung Fu Panda, and more (subject to availability).
  • Rides are split into three categories: kiddie, moderate, and total pro (rider restrictions such as age, height and weight apply).
  • Please wear proper swimming attire and footwear inside the waterpark.
  • Children ages 13 and under must be accompanied by a supervising companion 14 years old and up.


from DreamWorks Water Park at American Dream
Experience splashy thrills at DreamWorks Water Park, the American Dream Mall water park in East Rutherford, New Jersey. With record-breaking slides like Thrillagascar & Jungle Jammer and Surfari Slider, and unique experiences like the Bubbly Lazy River, fun is always in the forecast at this indoor water park.

Just minutes from Manhattan, DreamWorks Water Park features the largest collection of water rides in the world under one roof. And you can enjoy them all in a tropical 81-degree climate year-round.

  • Kungfu Panda Temple of Awesomeness- a multi-level play structure with dump cups, geysers, and the largest indoor tipping bucket in the world.
  • The Penguins Frozen Fun Zone- Six miniature versions of our bigger slides, perfect for toddlers.
  • Far Far A Bay- A heated wave pool with a continuous stream of family-friendly swells.
  • Bubbly Lazy River- Lounge away in the world's longest indoor lazy river.
  • MODERATE RIDES Toothless' Trickling Torpedo – the world's longest hydromagnetic rocket coaster.
  • Dragon Racers – a race through dark tunnels and sudden drops.
  • Dragon & Dronkey's Flight – a tube ride in a giant spiral bowl.
  • Tube It – a tempo-changing tube slide.
  • Zany & Zanier Zigzag – tandem tangled body slides with multiple drops.
  • Soakin' Surfari – a 40-foot surf simulator.
  • Lemur Leap – spiral into a giant bowl in this 2-person tube ride.

  • Thrillagascar & Jungle Jammer – the world's tallest trapdoor capsule slides.
  • Shrek's Sinkhole Slammer – a high-speed raft ride into a massive funnel.
  • Skudin Surf – private surf sessions in our wave pool are available for purchase.
  • Penguin Plummet & Majunga Jump – two high-speed body slides into deep waters.
  • Mad Flush – a high-speed body spiral slide that drops you into deep water.
  • Surfari Slider – the world's tallest indoor speed slide.
  • Swamp n' Splash – a multi-person funnel with sudden twists and turns.
  • Speeding Frenzy – an exciting tube ride in an enclosed flume.
  • The Carnivortex – a G-force trapdoor capsule slide with a horizontal loop.

Located in the Meadowlands Sports Complex in East Rutherford, New Jersey, American Dream provides the ultimate collection of premier indoor attractions, shops, and restaurants. Spanning three million square feet, it's the second-largest mall in North America.

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Frequently Asked Questions about DreamWorks Water Park at American Dream

When does the DreamWorks Water Park open?

DreamWorks Water Park's operating hours vary throughout the week. Please see the operating calendar above when selecting your tickets.

Where is DreamWorks Water Park?

DreamWorks Water Park is an indoor water park located within the American Dream shopping center and entertainment complex at 1 American Dream Wy, East Rutherford, NJ 07073.

Is parking available for DreamWorks Water Park?

Yes. DreamWorks Water Park is nearest parking decks B and C, or Lyft/Uber drop-off in Parking Deck A. American Dream offers convenient parking to all guests for a nominal fee. The first 30 minutes of parking is free, and after that, it costs only $5 per vehicle (taxes included) for the duration of your visit.

Are there any restrictions?

All rides have posted age, weight and height restrictions at the entry to the queue line. Children 13 and below must be accompanied by a supervising companion at least 14 years of age and can assist the child in complying with instructions.

I am not going to swim. Does DreamWorks Water Park have a spectator rate?

DreamWorks Water Park is an experiential park and therefore they do not offer a discount for those who choose not to swim.

Do I have to be a strong swimmer to go on the rides at DreamWorks Water Park?

Not in all rides and slides. DreamWorks Water Park has many rides and slides that don’t require strong swimming abilities. However, Penguins Plummet, Majunga Jump, and Mad Flush are recommended for strong swimmers only. It is recommended for guests to wear a personal flotation device on rides that allow them, especially in the wave pool.

May I leave and re-enter the park without a charge?

Yes, same day re-entry at DreamWorks Water Park is permitted.

Are there accommodations for guests with disabilities at DreamWorks Water Park at American Dream?

Persons with disabilities should visit Guest Services for information on accessible services.

Am I allowed to smoke in DreamWorks Water Park?

DreamWorks Water Park prohibits smoking and vaping.

Is there a first-aid station at DreamWorks Water Park?

Yes, if you need First Aid, please see any team member, or visit the waterpark's First Aid station.

Can I bring in my asthma inhaler and EpiPen?

Medical devices are permitted in DreamWorks Water Park. Please note, any loose article may not be brought onto a ride or slide.

Does DreamWorks Water Park have a dress code?

Proper swim attire is required. Swim attire is defined as a one or two-piece swimsuit. Pants, denim, wetsuits, thong swimsuits, or transparent clothing are not permitted. Swim attire with metal buttons, buckles, rivets, zippers, or sharp objects is not permitted on any slide or attraction. Other swim attire (swim shirts, sun-protective clothing, etc.) specifically designed for aquatic use is permitted – please speak with an Aquatics Supervisor. DreamWorks Water Park reserves the right to determine the appropriateness of swim attire.

What articles can I bring with me on the rides?

No loose articles may be taken on any ride and should be left with a non-rider, or inside a locker. Loose articles are considered as jewelry, cell phones, glasses, etc.

What if I forgot my towel?

Towels are available for purchase at the DreamWorks Water Park retail shop.

Do I need footwear?

Guests are welcome to wear footwear throughout the park (flip flops, sandals, water socks, etc.). Guests will need to remove any type of footwear on most attractions. Outside footwear (shoes, sneakers, boots, etc.) is not permitted.

Do I need to wear sun protection when inside the park?

Yes, DreamWorks Water Park is an experiential park designed for year-round fun and sun. Although it is an indoor park, DreamWorks recommends always bringing and applying your favorite sunscreen or wearing sun protective clothing.

What if I forgot my swimsuit, sunglasses, or sunscreen?

You are welcome to browse and purchase swimsuits, sunscreen, and swim accessories at your favorite American Dream retailer prior to entering DreamWorks Water Park.

Can I bring my own food into DreamWorks Water Park?

Outside food and beverages are not permitted in DreamWorks Water Park. Exceptions to this policy are made for baby food and formula and for guests with special dietary needs, including food allergies. Light refreshments, snacks, and beverages are available for purchase.

Can I bring a water bottle/container into DreamWorks Water Park?

Guests to DreamWorks Water Park may bring in one non-glass water bottle per person.

Are cameras allowed in DreamWorks Water Park?

Guests may photograph or take video of their visit to DreamWorks Water Park for private use only. Recording devices (cell phones, GoPro cameras, etc.) are not permitted on waterslides/attractions, inside pools, or within any changing facility.

Can I bring a bag or backpack into DreamWorks Water Park?

Personal bags and backpacks are permitted into DreamWorks Water Park. All bags and backpacks are subject to search prior to entering. The following items are not permitted: weapons of any kind, props/toys resembling a weapon, masks that cover the face, glass bottles, selfie sticks.

Are pets permitted in DreamWorks Water Park?

Pets are not permitted in DreamWorks Water Park. Service animals are welcome. Service animals are limited to dogs and miniature horses and must remain on a leash or harness at all times unless the leash or harness interferes with the service the animal is providing, or the handler is unable to use the leash or harness due to the nature of the disability. Guests must be in control of the service animal at all times and are responsible for its behavior and clean-up.

Does the water park have a Lost and Found?

Guests looking for lost items should visit Guest Services to reclaim any found items.