- New Jersey
Add this indoor amusement hub to your East Coast itinerary.
Located just minutes from New York City in the heart of the New Jersey Meadowlands, American Dream is a family fun destination like no other. The sprawling entertainment complex is filled with thrilling attractions, premier retail stores and over 70 food establishments. At American Dream, you can experience four seasons of excitement under one roof: Surf and splash at an indoor waterpark, ride towering roller coasters, ice skate and take a ski lesson all without ever leaving the grounds.
Record-Breaking Rides and More
Why wait for fair weather to feel the rush of a roller coaster? At American Dream, you can satisfy your adventurous side anytime. Excitement awaits at Nickelodeon Universe, the largest indoor theme park in the Western Hemisphere, where you can find some of the tallest, steepest and longest rides in the world plus kid-friendly elements featuring Nickelodeon characters. Race through the air on exhilarating rides like the Shellraiser, which takes the world’s steepest drop, and the Skyline Scream, the world's tallest indoor spinning drop tower. Bring your whole group on Dora's Sky Railway to cruise over everything the colorful park has to offer.
Take a short walk across American Dream’s first floor to find more family fun at LEGOLAND® Discovery Center. Designed for kids ages 3 to 10, this indoor LEGO playground features interactive elements like the Imagination Express, an animated train ride; Miniland, a LEGO model of New York City and New Jersey, and the LEGO 4D Cinema, where you can watch LEGO movies with immersive effects.
Taking in views of Nickelodeon Universe on the Dora’s Sky Railway ride
Summer Fun in Any Season
American Dream’s record breaking doesn’t stop at thrill rides. The megacomplex is also home to DreamWorks Water Park, the largest indoor water park in North America. Don your swimsuit and dive into themed attractions like Far Far A Bay, the world's biggest indoor wave pool, and DreamWorks Dream Runner, the world's longest hydromagnetic rocket coaster. A favorite among the daring, the Carnivortex body slide begins with a trapdoor capsule drop.
Keep the aquatic action going with a stroll through SEA LIFE, American Dream’s New York City-themed aquarium featuring over 3,000 creatures across 10 exhibits. Walk beneath sharks and rays in the ocean tunnel, touch starfish and anemones during educational sessions and see living displays inspired by New York landmarks.
Make time for friendly competition at American Dream’s indoor miniature golf courses. Play through animated elements at Angry Birds Mini Golf or enter a world of vibrant colors at Blacklight Mini Golf. Both attractions offer 18 challenging holes.
Friends playing an exciting game of Angry Birds Mini Golf
All-Weather Winter Sports
Swap your swimsuit for a snowsuit and enjoy American Dream’s icy attractions: The Rink and Big SNOW. Situated at the heart of the complex in view of the shops and attractions, The Rink is an NHL regulation-sized ice rink open for skating and special events. Take to the ice on rental skates or watch a hockey game on select dates; The Rink is the official home of the Metropolitan Riveters.
Big SNOW is an extraordinary indoor attraction where you can hit the slopes all year long – even in the height of East Coast summer. The first and only destination of its kind in North America, Big SNOW offers lift-serviced skiing and snowboarding on easy and difficult trails. Lessons, rentals and a kid-centered snow exploration area are available. For a unique alpine experience, ride down the mountain on a SNO-GO Bike.
Beginner-friendly ice skating at The Rink at American Dream
Excitement Beyond the Amusement Parks
There’s more to American Dream than great theme parks and attractions. There are also three floors of stores and over 70 food options to explore. Browse the latest fashions from top retailers and flagship stores, experience luxury shopping at The Avenue and refuel with culinary delights from fast casual to fine dining. End your visit with a ride on the Dream Wheel to savor sweeping views of the New York City skyline.
The Garden Court at American Dream
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