Here’s Everything You Should Know About The New Nickelodeon Amusement Park Opening This Weekend

Nickelodeon might be the source of many millennials’ nostalgia-loving happiness. A lot of us grew up watching the children’s network classics, like ‘Rugrats’, ‘Doug’, ‘Hey Arnold!’ and everyone’s favorite, ‘SpongeBob Squarepants’ — sigh.

It should come as no surprise that loyal Nickelodeon watchers still retain an abiding passion for the network’s shows of our youth. Tapping into our fond childhood memories, Nickelodeon built a theme-park featuring all of your 90s faves and we’re ready to book a ticket to New Jersey for the sole purpose of visiting it.

Nickelodeon’s theme park is set to be the largest indoor amusement park in North America.

Nickelodeon Universe is opening in New Jersey this weekend, and at 8.5 acres, it’s set to be the biggest indoor theme park in North America.  On October 25, the park located at the American Dream mall in East Rutherford, New Jersey will open its doors to excited Nickelodeon fans, kids of all ages are welcome — little ones and nostalgic grown-ass millennials alike.

‘Nickelodeon Universe’ will feature record-breaking rollercoasters and rides.

The park will feature more than 35 rides, roller coasters and attractions, and all your favorite characters will be there for you to meet. Among the thematic rides will be three record-breaking roller coasters —the world’s steepest rollercoaster, the tallest and longest spinning coaster, and the tallest indoor spinning drop tower.

Every 90s kid dream come true —meet your favorite characters and play with slime.

Visitors will be able to finally meet characters like SpongeBob, Arnold and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. And since no Nickelodeon experience would be complete without slime, visitors to the park will be able to enjoy entertainment on the Nickelodeon Slime Stage.

Prices for the park are available, but if you were thinking of visiting this weekend, you’re out of luck.

According to American Dream’s website all tickets to Nickelodeon Universe are sold out for this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. General tickets are priced at $39.99. For those interested in a more thrilling, VIP experience, there is an all-access ticket for $49.99 and children under 2 get in for free! —best try booking those tickets before they sell out again!

This week, only a fraction of the 3 million square foot mega mall will open.

Nickelodeon Universe Theme Park and American Dream’s ice rink are the only two sections of the mega-mall opening this week. American Dream’s NHL-regulation size ice rink will offer space for skating, figure skating and hockey tournaments The rest of the mega retail and entertainment center will be opening in phases later this year and over 2020.

DreamWorks also has a mega theme park in the works; the worlds largest water park.

Later this year, in November, the studio behind films like; ‘Shrek’, ‘Madagascar’ and ‘Kung Fu Panda’, is set to open a water park at the mall, featuring more than 40 waterslides and 15 attractions.  DreamWorks’ water park is billed to be the second largest indoor water park in the world. It will feature a whopping 35 water slides for kids and grown ups plus a few different swim up bars for adults.

The park’s focal point will be its 1.5 acre indoor wave pool —the largest in the world— which is about the size of a football field. Kids will even be able to practice their surfing skills there.

The park will also feature an engineering wonder.

The DreamWorks park will also have the world’s longest hydro-magnetic coaster, which —as it name aptly says it— is driven by magnets only. At 142ft long the body slide will feature a 50ft free-fall.

Snow lovers also get an attraction at American Dream.

For those who love snow adventures, there’s Big SNOW – an indoor snow park with a 16-story slope where anyone can learn to ski – in addition to the Ice Rink, which we described earlier.

Familiar attractions like SEA LIFE Aquarium and LEGOLAND Discovery Center will also be joining the line up of attractions. Not to mention a role-playing experience for kids, a luxury cinema, a miniature golf course, a 300ft Ferris wheel, climbing centers and more. At the moment, American Dream hasn’t released how much these  attractions will cost. For shoppers, there’s a mall featuring 450 outlets with all your favorite brands. And in terms of food, there’s everything from upscale eateries to food halls, with some promising incredible views of Manhattan.

If you’re visiting Nickelodeon Universe this weekend, operating hours are: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, and, and Saturday through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

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The Los Angeles Dodgers Are Playing In The World Series And People Are Excited


The Los Angeles Dodgers Are Playing In The World Series And People Are Excited

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The World Series is still happening despite Covid because baseball just can’t be held down. The Dodgers are playing their first World Series game today and fans are so excited to finally get some more baseball in their lives.

The World Series is here and Los Dodgers are playing their first game.

Baseball is America’s pastime and few teams have a fanbase as energized as The Dodgers. Ask any Dodgers fans about how difficult it is to get to the stadium and their commitment to the team is clear. It is not anywhere accessible by public transportation so you really have to want it.

People are super energized to celebrate and support their team.

The Dodgers made it to the championship game against the Houston Astros in 2017. The Dodgers lost to the Astros that year but three years later the Astros had the title stripped because of a cheating scandal. Now, The Dodgers have a chance to make win a title and Dodgers fans are excited to see it happen.

Even the furry fans are getting excited about the games.

It’s a fact that if a team has furry fans then they have the best fanbase. Who doesn’t want to end up at a stadium or party with these cute fluffers walking around in their Dodgers’ gear? These four-legged fans are better than child fans because they are going to get everyone’s spirits up.

The team has a lot of big names behind them cheering them on.

Los Angeles is home to some of the top celebrities and athletes. It must be nice to know that some of the most influential people are out there pushing for you to make it all the way. Bonus points if they are other athletes who know just how exciting and hard it is to compete at the elite level.

Let’s go, Dodgers!

The Dodgers play the Tampa Bay Rays tonight at 5:11 PST. Be sure to tune in and cheer for your favorite baseball team as they try for the championship again.

READ: From Serving Tacos To Being Signed With The LA Dodgers, Here’s What We Know Of The LA Dodger’s Pitcher

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Netflix Finally Gave Us The Release Date For “Selena: The Series” And Fans Can’t Wait


Netflix Finally Gave Us The Release Date For “Selena: The Series” And Fans Can’t Wait

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One of the most popular and cathartic things to do in the time of Covid is to binge watch shows on streaming platforms. Why drag something out when you can watch an entire season in a day? Well, Selena fans now have one more thing to binge after Netflix announced the release date for “Selena: The Series.”

The world will forever change after Dec. 4.

Netflix is finally releasing the highly anticipated show “Selena: The Series” and we are so stoked to finally see it. The show has been on the radar of Selena fans everywhere since it was announced in 2018. We have all patiently waited for two years to finally see this show.

This is not a drill. This is not a prank. This is a gift from the entertainment deities who want to make sure that we all have something to make these hard times better. All you need is access to a Netflix account, doesn’t matter whose, and the enduring love for Selena that most of us have.

People are marking their calendars for a big day in entertainment.

That’s right. Netflix is releasing “Selena: The Series” and Disney+ is releasing “Mulan” for Disney+ subscribers at no extra charge after trying to rent it for $30 through the app. Dec. 4 is gearing up to be one of the most exciting days for people who just don’t want to leave the house during the current Covid pandemic. What a time to be a live, huh?

Netflix knows exactly what they are doing by releasing this show.

This show is approved by the Quintanilla family so there is that. This show was announced at the same time that Telemundo announced that the Spanish-language network was releasing their own series “El Secreto De Selena.”

The Telemundo show was based on the book written by journalist María Celeste Arrarás. The family has vehemently denied the accusations made in the book multiple times and Telemundo’s decision to make the series, which aired in 2018, angered viewers.

We have been promised a story about Selena that we have not seen in the past.

The Netflix series will not be rehashing what we have already seen. We know the story of Selena’s musical rise and tragic death thanks to “Selena” with J.Lo.

“Selena: The Series” is going to be showing us the life of a young Selena before the fame and musical career. It is truly amazing that after all of these years, there are still new stories to be told about Selena and her important place in American Latino history.

“Before she became the Queen of Tejano Music, Selena Quintanilla was a young girl from Texas with big dreams and an even bigger voice,” reads the description of the show. “The two-part coming-of-age drama ‘Selena: The Series’ explores the once-in-a-generation performer’s journey as a young artist, from singing small gigs in Corpus Christi with her family to becoming one of the most successful Latin artists of all time — and the years of grit and sacrifice the Quintanilla family navigated together before Selena’s meteoric rise to fame.”

So, mark your calendars and gather your loved ones.

This day should be a holiday as we all know that Selena is one of the greatest unifiers in the Latino community. We still sing her songs to this day and her legacy is being passed down to younger Latinos. Selena gave us representations before we knew we wanted and needed it.

It’s like we can already hear those old-school Selena y Los Dinos songs playing in our heads. Dec. 4 can’t get here fast enough and that’s a fact.

READ: Chris Perez Says He’s In the Dark When It Comes To Netflix’s ‘Selena: The Series’

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