American Dream, East Rutherford, New Jersey, is set to usher in its next chapter on March 19, 2020, with the opening of the world’s first and only DreamWorks Animation Waterpark, and the celebration of American Dream’s first retail offerings.
“We can’t wait for guests to visit DreamWorks Animation Waterpark and experience the completely unique, jaw-dropping and awe-inspiring destination that we have created,” said Don Ghermezian, Co-CEO of American Dream. “We also look forward to welcoming a new audience to the property with the introduction of retail, opening some of the largest flagship stores globally.”
Filled with waterslides by ProSlide Technologies, the world’s first and only DreamWorks Animation Water Park will begin to preview its unmatched experiences on March 19. Guests will be introduced to this over-the-top water park, where the worlds of DreamWorks Animation’s most adored franchises are brought to life.
Guests can swirl through their favourite ogre’s swamp on Shrek’s Sinkhole Slammer, find their inner champion with the Dragon Warrior Po at Kung Fu Panda’s Temple of Awesomeness, be among the first to hang-ten in the world’s largest indoor wave pool, the 1.5 acres of Far Far a Bay, inspired by Shrek’s magical kingdom. They can challenge the waves on one of two themed Surf’s Up Surf Riders, relax meeting more of their DreamWorks Animation friends on the Bubbly Lazy River, or discover their own secret operation at the Penguins of Madagascar Play Zone. It’s all indoors, and will operate 365 days a year at American Dream. Coming later this year are luxury cabanas, private party rooms, and more.
Fashion’s leading brands and a revolving collective of new shopping experiences will begin to open on March 19. The world’s largest retailers will open immersive flagship and specialty locations, including Aritzia, Zara, Sephora, H&M, Uniqlo, Primark, Ulta Beatuy, Old Navy, Morphe and more. Retail will continue to open at American Dream throughout 2020, with The Collections, American Dream’s luxury atrium, opening in September 2020.
Family entertainment will also join American Dream throughout Spring. There will be North America’s first and only Angry Birds Mini Golf course, New Jersey Sea Life Aquarium, and Legoland Discovery Center New Jersey.