Nickelodeon Universe at American Dream in East Rutherford, New Jersey

American Dream1 American Dream WyEast Rutherford, NJ 07073
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Experience thrills and adventure at Nickelodeon Universe, the biggest indoor theme park in the Western Hemisphere! Located at the American Dream, enjoy about 30 rides and attractions, and meet your favorite Nickelodeon characters. Whether visiting for The Shredder from Ninja Turtles or Nickelodeon Slime Streak, there’s something for the whole family.

up to 10 hrs 1 or more people

Good To Know

  • Western hemisphere's largest indoor theme park, you can enjoy rain or shine!
  • Children ages two (2) and below can enjoy the park for free.
  • Riders ages 13 and under must be accompanied by a supervising companion ages 14 and up.
  • Enjoy about 30 rides and attractions inspired by your favorite shows. Subject to availability and maintenance closures.
  • Rides are split into three categories: thrills, family-friendly and just-for-tots. Rider restrictions such as age, height and weight apply.
  • Shirts and shoes are required inside the theme park. Please dress appropriately.
  • No loose items are allowed on the rides. Locker rentals available onsite.
  • No outside food or beverages allowed inside the parks.


from Nickelodeon Universe at American Dream
Every day is a great day at Nickelodeon Universe theme park, with more than 30 rides and attractions. Experience the world's steepest drop on the TMNT Shellraiser thrill ride or rev up and roll out on the Blaze’s Monster Truck Rally junior ride for an epic race in the Monster Dome!

Located inside American Dream Mall in East Rutherford, NJ (just four miles from New York City), this indoor theme park features a kaleidoscope of colors and the unmistakable charm of beloved Nickelodeon characters.

Nickelodeon Universe American Dream rides are themed around Nickelodeon shows and provide non-stop entertainment for all ages.

Junior Rides
  • Blue’s Skidoo - Soar up, down, and all around.
  • Dora’s Sky Railway - a sky-high journey featuring scenic views of the park from the elevated tracks.
  • Fairly OddAirways - A thrilling family flight through the clouds.
  • Pup Pup & Away - A Ferris wheel that’s an adventure for the whole family.
  • PAW Patrol Adventure Bay - A play structure with slides and climbing structures designed for toddlers.
  • Ren & Stimpy’s Space Madness - A space-themed, kid-friendly drop tower.
  • Shimmer & Shine Jumping Genies - Take a genie-riffic ride through the skies of Zahramay Falls.
  • Guppy Bubbler - Swim with the Bubble Guppies for a Guppy’s-eye-view of the deep.
  • Rugrats Reptar Go-Round – A double-decker, all ages merry-go-round.
  • Zuma’s Zoomers - Whip and zoom aboard Zuma’s hovercraft fleet.

Family Rides
  • Nickelodeon Slime Streak - a twisting, turning track that leaves a streak of screams in its wake.
  • Jimmy Neutron’s Atom Smasher - You control the level of thrill from a gentle cruise to a topsy-turvy tumble.
  • Skyline Scream - The world’s tallest indoor spinning drop tower with NYC skyline views.
  • SpongeBob’s Jellyfish Jam - A thrilling family swing ride.
  • Bikini Bottom Crosstown Express - A wild ride spinning and reeling through the streets of Bikini Bottom.

Thrill Rides
  • Aang’s Air Gliders - Hold on tight as you soar and spin like an Airbender!
  • Timmy’s Half Pipe Havoc - A giant skateboard with ultimate air time!
  • Sandy’s Blasting Bronco - An out-of-control coaster contraption that blasts you forward, backward, up, down, and even upside-down
  • The Shellraiser - This coaster holds the record for the world’s steepest drop with a suspenseful surprise at the top.
  • Kraang Prime Pandemonium! - A thrilling pendulum of tentacles that swing back and forth.
  • The Shredder - The world’s tallest and longest free spinning coaster.

Please Note: All rides and attractions are subject to maintenance closures.

Whether you're a kid at heart or bringing along the whole family, Nickelodeon Universe at American Dream is a place where fun knows no bounds and memories are made. So come play with your Nickelodeon friends in this action-packed universe!

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Frequently Asked Questions about Nickelodeon Universe at American Dream

What are the Nickelodeon Universe hours at American Dream?

Operating hours vary throughout the year. Please see the operating calendar above when selecting your tickets for operating hours during your selected date range.

How many rides are at Nickelodeon Universe?

Nickelodeon Universe has about 30 rides and attractions. Subject to availability and maintenance closures.

What rides are at Nickelodeon Universe Theme Park at American Dream?

Nickelodeon Universe Theme Park offers thrill rides (The Shellraiser, Skyline Scream, etc.), family-friendly rides (Spongebob's Jellyfish Jam, Nickelodeon Slime Streak, etc.), and just-for-tots rides (Pup Pup & Away, Dora's Sky Railway, etc.).

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

There is re-entry for Nickelodeon Universe Theme Park.

Do I need a pass if I’m not riding any rides?

All guests that enter Nickelodeon Universe need to have a ticket including chaperones and parents that are accompanying guests.

Are there height requirements or age requirements for rides at Nickelodeon Universe?

Children ages 13 and below must be accompanied by a supervising companion at least 14 years old. All rides have posted age, weight and height restrictions at the entry to the queue line.

Can I bring my own food into Nickelodeon Universe?

Outside food and beverages are not permitted in Nickelodeon Universe. 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 in water containers?

Guests to Nickelodeon Universe may bring in one non-glass water bottle per person.

Will there be character meet & greets?

Meet & greets with guests’ favorite Nickelodeon characters take place on special events and occasions.

Can I bring a bag or backpack into Nickelodeon Universe?

Personal bags and backpacks are permitted into Nickelodeon Universe. 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, and selfie sticks.

Can I bring in my asthma inhaler and EpiPen?

Medical devices are permitted in Nickelodeon Universe. Please note, any loose article may not be brought onto a ride. In addition, medical devices may not interfere with the proper functioning of ride restraint devices.

Does Nickelodeon Universe provide restrictions and advisories for attractions?

All rides have posted restrictions at the entry to the queue line. Please reference these signs prior to making a decision to ride. For more information, please visit Guest Services.

Will there be accommodations for guests with disabilities?

Nickelodeon Universe was built to accommodate all patrons. Guests with disabilities should visit Guest Services inside the park for assistance and more information. Guest Services is at the bottom of the entry elevator to Nickelodeon Universe.

Is there a first-aid station at Nickelodeon Universe?

Yes, there is a first-aid station located within Nickelodeon Universe.

Are pets permitted in Nickelodeon Universe?

Pets are not permitted in Nickelodeon Universe. Service animals are welcome. Service animals are limited to dogs and miniature horses and must always remain on a leash or harness 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 all times and are responsible for its behavior and clean-up.

What is Nickelodeon Universe’s policy on line jumping?

Nickelodeon Universe does not permit line jumping. Line jumping is defined as cutting in front of guests, saving spots for other guests, or leaving the line and attempting to enter the same spot. Line cutting can result in ejection from Nickelodeon Universe.

Does Nickelodeon Universe have a dress code?

Nickelodeon Universe is a family-oriented theme park and appropriate dress is always required. Shirts and shoes are required. Graphics and language on clothing must be appropriate. Bathing suits are not permitted.

Are cameras allowed in Nickelodeon Universe?

Guests may photograph or take video of their visit to Nickelodeon Universe for private use only. Picture taking while on all rides is not permitted due to safety precautions. Ride operators may not take pictures or hold cameras for guests. Selfie sticks are not permitted in Nickelodeon Universe.

Am I allowed to smoke in Nickelodeon Universe?

Nickelodeon Universe prohibits smoking and vaping.

What articles can I bring with me on the rides?

No loose articles may be taken on any rides and should be left with a non-rider. All thrill rides have single-use lockers for personal belongings. Single-use locker’s rental fee is $10.

Are lockers available at Nickelodeon Universe?

Session use lockers are available for rent next to Guest Services, located at the bottom of the entry escalators.