On October 25, 2019, the 92ft. tall Sky Trail opened to the public at Nickelodeon Universe indoor theme park, part of the wider American Dream Mall and entertainment complex.

The Sky Trail project took years to perfect and involved a collaboration between RCI Adventure Projects, RCI licensed distributor RIDE Entertainment and American Dream developer, the Triple Five Group.

The style of the custom 6-pole, 5-level Sky Trail Explorer and an integrated 4-pole, 3-level Sky Trail Seeker, resembles Legends of the Hidden Temple, the much-loved 90s’ TV game show, which was broadcast on Nickelodeon.

Adam Sandy, president of business development for RIDE Entertainment, described how the Sky Trail works. “Like the classic show, adventures suit up to climb through history and explore ancient mysteries. As the tallest aerial attraction in the world makes a statement with its impressive collection of different elements,” Sandy commented.

“Once at the top participants are then able to free-fall down with a controlled descent or touch the treasure on a precarious platform,” he added.

The attraction is designed to accommodate different heights of users. The lower section is for explorers between 34 – 36 inches tall, while the upper part is for those 48 inches and above.

A total of 90 participants at a time can climb on the attraction, traversing more than 50 interactive features at their own pace.

Jon Weston, chief sales officer for RCI, spoke about the ride opening to the public. “To finally see the Sky Trail be fully realised and open to the public is highly rewarding and signifies a job well done by everyone involved. We couldn’t be happier with how it turned out,” said Weston.



On October 25, American Dream opened its doors to the first of its four-part opening series, Nickelodeon Universe.

The huge new amusement park is located at American Dream Meadowlands in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

The amusement park features two indoor rollercoasters, the TMNT Shellraiser and the Shredder.

Hailed as the world’s steepest rollercoaster with a staggering drop of 122 degrees, the TMNT Shellraiser is the largest of the two rollercoasters. It boasts seven inversions, a 62mph LSM launch, and a 141 ft. vertical lift.

Riders are held at the edge of the huge drop in a glass and steel pop-up, before they are plummeted down 12 storeys, bringing even more exhilaration to the Shellraiser.

The record-breaking Spinning Coaster known as the Shredder is interwoven between the Shellraiser, The Shredder takes riders on a journey through a forest of steel columns as they witness remarkable visuals.

Both indoor rollercoasters were designed and manufactured by Gerstlauer Amusement Rides, a German-based rollercoaster manufacturer.

Siegfried Gerstlauer, managing director of Gerstlauer Amusement Rides, commented: “Everyone at Gerstlauer Amusement Rides is thrilled about the opening of Nickelodeon Universe in American Dream.

“We appreciate Triple Five giving us the opportunity to showcase roller coasters that featured firsts and record-breaking statistics. The added fun of having the Spinning Coaster weave through the Launched Euro-Fighter makes this experience truly world-class.”

Nickelodeon Universe is the first phase of American Dream’s four-part opening series.



For October only Mall of America’s Nickelodeon Universe will be transferred into Boo-niverse, for a Halloween extravaganza.

Visitors to the indoor amusement park in Bloomington, Minnesota, will be able to experience the park’s Fright Lights Halloween Spectacular.

Taking place at the South Entrance of FNickelodeon Universe, a spooky disco with strobe lights, fog effects and Halloween dancers, will invite guests to join in and boogie to spooky music.

The Fright Lights Halloween Spectacular will be taking place on Friday and Saturday evenings from October 11 until the end of October.

Guests can also participate in the Double Dare Challenge, involving navigating through a Spooktacular obstacle course, taking on physical challenges, answering trivia questions and dodging getting slimed!

For the Halloween period, the park’s Log Chute will become a haunted Fog Chute, with bats, cobwebs ghosts travelling alongside guests in the watery mill.

Youngsters are invited to make their own slime when they purchase an all-day Nickelodeon Universe wristband.

Other spooky fun includes watching local pumpkin carvers compete in the Nickelodeon Universe Amateur Pumpkin Carving Championship, picking up treats when walking down the Treat Trail and going trick or treating around the Mall of America.