• Nickelodeon to open Nickelodeon Universe in New Jersey

    By: Natalie Dreier, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

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    From a pineapple under the sea to New Jersey, Nickelodeon is expanding its universe.

    Nickelodeon Universe is opening an indoor themepark this week in East Rutherford's American Dream Mall, CNN reported.

    It is said it is the largest indoor theme park in the country with more than 35 rides and attractions, including the Shellraiser, which will have a 122-foot drop.

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    Some big stars will be able to greet the littlest fans, too, like SpongeBob, Dora the Explorer and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

    If your childhood dreams included being slimed, it may come true at the Nickelodeon Slime Stage.

    A new NHL-regulation-sized ice rink will also open Friday and will feature open skating, figure skating and hockey tournaments, CNN reported.

    DreamWorks Water Park is slated to open next month and will feature more than 40 water slides.

    But the mall itself isn't fully open for business just yet. American Dream mall is scheduled to open in March and will be open to shoppers six days a week. The county where the mall was developed still has a law on the books that dates back to the 1600s that makes it illegal for non-food-selling stores to be open on Sundays, CNBC reported.

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