Thrills and excitement await those who visit the world's first Nickelodeon-themed amusement park.
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Spread across seven acres in the center of Mall of America is Nickelodeon Universe, the world’s first Nickelodeon-themed amusement park. Whether you stop by on a shopping break or strap on an Unlimited Ride Wristband for a full day of adventure, nearly 30 rides and attractions await all ages. Spiral and turn on SpongeBob SquarePants Rock Bottom Plunge, be in control of every twist and flip on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Shell Shock, or test your bravery on Dutchman’s Deck Adventure Course. Little ones can soar on a Bubble Guppies Guppy Bubbler gondola high above the park, swing with the Backyardigans, take a trip on Diego’s Rescue Rider, or go on Swiper’s Sweeper’s wild ride. The newest addition is FlyOver America, the nation’s first fully immersive, breathtaking virtual flight across the United States. Once you’ve had your fill of thrills, meet your favorite Nick characters, shop for merchandise, and view the Universe of Light, an interactive light show with music, lights and effects that transform the air space.
For an added bonus check out the Adventure Universe Club, an in-park and online scavenger hunt experience that will have you seeing Nickelodeon Universe in a whole new way. Pick up your adventure kit from the Nick store and use a map, collectable RFID card and your knowledge to help SpongeBob SquarePants solve The Great Spatula Caper. Earn achievements at the park, then continue your quest at home.