Nickelodeon Universe at American Dream in East Rutherford, NJ

American Dream1 American Dream WyEast Rutherford, NJ 07073
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If you want thrill and adventure, Nickelodeon Universe will meet all your needs – it’s the biggest indoor theme park in the Western Hemisphere! Meet your favorite Nickelodeon friends and get on rides such as The Shredder from Ninja Turtles or the Nickelodeon Slime Streak. No matter your age, there is something at the theme park you will enjoy. Whether you are looking for a ride that will thrill, something to ride with the family, or just want rides for the kids, there is truly something for everyone. Don’t forget to stop by the souvenir shop to take some of your favorite characters home with you.

up to 10 hrs 1 or more people

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our East Rutherford Travel Experts
  • Masks are recommended, but no longer required for fully vaccinated individuals.
  • Meet some of your favorite Nickelodeon characters.
  • Children 2 years and younger access the park for free.
  • Children under 14 must have a Supervising Companion.
  • Rules and restrictions vary per ride. Signage is available at each ride.


from Nickelodeon Universe at American Dream
Every day is a great day at Nickelodeon Universe indoor theme park, with more than 40 rides and attractions, including JUNIOR RIDES Blaze’s Monster Truck Rally. Rev up and roll out with Blaze and friends for an epic race in the Monster Dome!

Located at American Dream - the ultimate collection of premier indoor attractions, shopping, and dining comprising more than 3 million square feet in East Rutherford, New Jersey - just four miles from New York City.

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.

Temporarily Closed:
  • Sandy's Blasting Bronco (Annual Maintenance)
  • Legends of The Hidden Temple Ropes Course

Nickelodeon Universe at American Dream Reviews

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Steffany Tribou
Owls Head, ME
2 Reviews
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"Family Fun!"
February 2022
The park had kid rides to thrill rides, and my 7 year old and daredevil 9 year old were thoroughly entertained from 11am to 7pm! The park was not as pricey as Dreamworks, and I felt there was even more to do. We opted for the quick pass, which was a lifesaver. The ShellRaiser coaster was terrifying, and I don't quite think we understood what we had gotten ourselves into (it was the first ride we got on), but thrill seekers will love it, and my 9 year old ended up wanting to do it again with her dad. It was great to find tickets for less through Tripster since we needed to also purchase the quick pass!
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Tip: The Quick Pass is a must on busy weekends of school vacations! We went on President's Day, and we were so glad to have it to skip the lines and waiting. It was pricy, but we were there to enjoy the park, not wait in lines.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Nickelodeon Universe at American Dream

What time does Nickelodeon Universe open at American Dream?

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

Are masks required for Nickelodeon Universe?

It is recommended that all guests continue to wear face coverings while visiting American Dream. Pursuant to State guidelines, face coverings are no longer required for individuals who are fully vaccinated while visiting American Dream. Individuals that are not fully vaccinated should continue to wear a face covering and practice social distancing (remain six feet apart) while visiting.

How will Nickelodeon Universe be cleaned during the day?

Furniture, ride units, handrails, seating, tables, chairs, and other high-touch surfaces have enhanced cleaning with increased frequency.

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

There is re-entry for Nickelodeon Universe Theme Park.

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

Nickelodeon Universe Theme Park offers thrill rides, family-friendly rides, and just-for-tots rides.

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 under the age of 14 must be accompanied by a supervising companion. All rides have posted age and height requirements 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 have been modified to maintain proper physical distancing.

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, 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.

I have a condition that I feel may make it advisable for me to avoid certain attractions. Does Nickelodeon Universe at American Dream 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 qualify for our Rider Assistance Program and should visit Guest Services inside of the park for more information. Guest Services is located 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.

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.

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. All thrill rides have complimentary single use lockers for personal belongings. Single use lockers may be used for up to 45 minutes without charge.