Nickelodeon Universe theme park opening at American Dream mall in NJ

Nickelodeon Universe Rendering

Nickelodeon is coming to New Jersey!

The biggest indoor theme park in North America is set to open in East Rutherford on Friday. The 8.5-acre Nickelodeon Universe will feature some 35 rides inspired by the children’s network — including a Shellraiser roller coaster with a 122-foot drop.

There’s also a Slime Stage and costumed characters including SpongeBob, Dora the Explorer and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, according to reports.

Opening day tickets have completely sold out. Admission prices start at $39.99 and children 2-and-under get free access.

Nickelodeon Universe is part of the American Dream mega-mall, which has been in the works since 2003 and consists of 16 enclosed acres including a 300-foot-tall observation wheel, indoor skiing, ice rink, Legoland Discovery Center, Sea Life aquarium and a sprawling DreamWorks water park.

There will be 450 shops — from the high-end Hermès and Barneys to fast-fashion spots Zara and H&M — and a 38,000-square-foot food court. The mall is adjacent to MetLife stadium and is owned by Triple Five Group, a private company that also developed Minnesota’s Mall of America.

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