Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Nickelodeon Universe at Mall of America

There has been a buzz around the Mall of America. Nickelodeon Universe opened March 15th to rave reviews. There are a ton of new rides, revamped old rides and the classics. Boo got a chance to go with my Big Sis today, and had the best time! I met them for lunch and took some time to take a few pictures.

Let's start with Reptarmobiles. This is the young kid bumper cars. Boo thought this was great. She didn't get to go on it this time around, but can't wait for next time. They also have big kid bumper cars, but I didn't get a picture of those. I was excited to see this one, since in high school I LOVED the Rugrats.

This is the Rock Bottom Plunge. This is a roller coaster, but I am not sure if it is new or not. There is one new one, but I don't think this is it. Boo loved the large SpongeBob hanging from the wall.

Next is the classic Ferris Wheel, or El Circulo del Cielo. They didn't much to change this, but they did add a HUGE Dora and Boots. Boo was amazed at the size of it.

This is Blue's Skiddo. Remember, if Blue Skiddo's, you can too! Boo loved riding on Magenta, even though she had no real clue who it was. She was never a Blue's Clues fan.

This was my favorite to walk by and watch. Hunter is going to FREAK OUT when he sees this one. This is Avatar Airbender. If you can see, the base of the ride is in the skateboard shape. As the skateboard goes from side to side, the part that holds the people SPINS AROUND AND AROUND. Oh my...not going to happen. It goes about 70 feet in the air, and is so cool to watch. You will never ever ever find me on there. That is completely a Hunter ride.

Last but not least, there is the Pinneapple Popper. Those that had been to Camp Snoopy, which used to be in the Mall of America might remember the giant Snoopy that was the bouncer. Now, it is a giant pinneapple. Now, I am not a fan of SpongeBob, but this looks like the kids would have a blast.

I am not going to talk about ticket prices, that would be depressing. It is unbelieveably expensive, but so much fun. If you have an entire day, it is very much worth it.

Thanks to Big Sis for taking Boo there, she had the best time.


Brooke said...

I can't believe that there is no more Camp Snoopy!! That makes me a little sad.....like a piece of our childhood (or, well, early adolescence since the MOA opened when we were about 12 years old) is suddenly gone. Sad :(

It will be nice for you to make some memories with your kids there, even if it isn't exactly Camp Snoopy :)

Queen B said...

One of my daughter's wishes is to visit the Mall of America.

We are in Arkansas.

Is it worth a vacation?

Great review by the way!

Jody said...

Brenna will be in bliss that Dora is on her favorite ride!

We may be up there sooner than I think...