American Dream's indoor ice rink will offer open skating sessions for families.
American Dream's indoor ice rink will offer open skating sessions for families.

Nickelodeon Universe Theme Park and Ice Rink Opening at NJ's American Dream in October

In one month, American Dream in East Rutherford, NJ, just outside of NYC, will officially open its doors—well, two of them, at least. The Nickelodeon Universe Theme Park and the Rink at American Dream will kick off the shopping and entertainment complex's grand opening on Friday, October 25.

Visitors will have to wait a bit longer for the DreamWorks Water Park, which is scheduled to open on Wednesday, November 27, and the Big SNOW indoor snow park, which debuts the following Thursday, December 5.

American Dream's stores, restaurants, and more attractions—including the Sea Life Aquarium, Legoland Discovery Center, KidZania experiential learning center, luxury movie theater, and 300-foot observation wheel—are set to open in March 2020.


Meet SpongeBob, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and other favorite characters at Nickelodeon Universe.

Nickelodeon Universe, the western hemisphere's largest indoor amusement park (eclipsing its Mall of America theme park) will house more than 35 rides and attractions, featuring favorite characters like SpongeBob and Dora the Explorer. You'll be able to catch live entertainment on the Nickelodeon Slime Stage, and test your bravery on three roller coasters: the Shredder, the Shellraiser, and Nickelodeon's Skyline Scream. 

The Rink at American Dream is an NHL-regulation size indoor ice rink that will offer open skating, figure skating, hockey tournaments, special events, and more. A Halloween skate is planned for October 31—there will be pumpkin painting, face painting, and other fall-themed activities.

Photos courtesy of American Dream