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Mall of America, Minn.



icon_STOPPark News - (3/18/2023) We say “Congratulations!” to the original Nickelodeon Universe theme park inside the Mall of America. Throughout the past week the park has been hosting a variety events in celebration of the park’s 15th Birthday.


2023 - Nothing is known at this time...



Late 2024 - New Indoor Waterpark - Approved - (3/19/22) It has been awhile since we’ve heard any updates about the waterpark planned as an addition to the Mall of America, but according to a local news report they are ready to move forward. The local city council and port authority approved a new ‘redevelopment agreement” that will include $30 million in tax increment financing for the project, $75 million for public improvements and $9.5 million to purchase the adjoining lands for the project. The total pricetag for this massive new indoor waterpark project is reported to be around $422 million, with $317 million to be privately funded.
    According to the latest plans the waterpark will be build at the north side of the Mall of America next to the JW Marriott hotels, along with a new skyway attached to a 1,300 space parking garage. Room is being left to add a “water park hotel” along with another connected 1,100 space parking structure. Beyond that are plans for another ‘entertainment venue’, a hotel complex with an event center and a multi-level office space.
    Beyond this, there is even an option for the Port Authority to buy the “adjoining land” in the event that the city is selected to host the Expo 2027 World Fair. Construction could begin on the first phases of the project as early as Late Summer 2022 for a late 2024 grand opening.
    (11/2/21) These plans are in all likelihood delayed for an undetermined amount of time.
    (12/18/19) According to the local news a couple of new renderings were released showing off the proposed $250 million indoor waterpark to be attached to the Mall of America. While an official opening date has not been set, construction could start sometime in 2020.
    (4/26/19) The city of Bloomington has approved a $10.1 million contract to work with Triple Five to build a new $250 million indoor waterpark project to be attached to the Mall of America. They hope that the project, which would be one of the largest indoor waterparks in North America, can start construction in 2020 and be ready to open as early as 2022. Follow the link for more details.
    (11/2/18) According to the local news plans are now moving forward to build a massive indoor waterpark at the Mall of America… one that could end up being the largest indoor waterpark in the USA. If they go ahead with it the project could cost up to $250 million to build and feature a 250,000 sqft indoor waterpark experience. Look for it to be placed by the MOA’s North entrance, east of IKEA in a space currently occupied by a parking lot, with construction possibly to begin by late 2019 in order to open by 2021.
    (3/8/18) Triple 5, the owners of the Mall of America, say they are proposing a massive indoor waterpark project that the city of Bloomington could finance, own and collect profits from that would be built just east of the MoA. The site is on land owned by Triple 5 who would least the site to the city, and be hired by the city to operate the waterpark for them as part of the deal. According to the vision, the project would be one of the largest indoor waterparks built in North America, with Triple 5 using the huge indoor waterpark they run in the West Edmonton Mall they also own in Canada as an example.



Track Record

Nickelodeon Universe
Inside the Mall of America
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Fun Notes - Formerly known as Knott’s Camp Snoopy, eventually modified to just Camp Snoopy, the park was unable to renew their contract to use the Peanuts theming after releasing Cedar Fair from their management contract. The park was renamed temporarily as The Park at MOA briefly while a deal was worked out to transform the park into Nickelodeon Universe in 2008 under a new 10 year deal..

Newest Developments
2018 - Paw Patrol Play Area

2016 - Shredder’s Mutant Masher and Flyover America

2015 - Bubble Guppies Guppy Bubbler

2014 - Barnacle Blast Zip Line

2012 - TMNT: Shell Shock

2010 - Brain Surge

2009 - Flying Dutchman Ghostly Gangplank

2008 - Rock Bottom Plunge & Avatar Airbender




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