Two Record-Breaking Coasters Coming to American Dream’s Nickelodeon Universe
The new indoor Nickelodeon Universe theme park inside the under-construction American Dream retail and entertainment complex in East Rutherford, New Jersey, will feature two world record-breaking Gerstlauer coasters: a launched “Euro-Fighter” and a spinning coaster.
UPDATE: We’ve received official renderings of the two roller coasters — check them out below.
The Euro-Fighter coaster will break the record for the steepest drop on a roller coaster. The spinning coaster will hold the title for the world’s tallest and longest free-spinning coaster. Both coasters will be intertwined with one another.
Official renderings of the roller coasters and specific stats haven’t been released yet, but those attending the upcoming IAAPA Expo later this month (Nov. 14-17, 2017) will see large-scale models of both roller coasters at Gerstlauer’s booth.
The spinning coaster will be similar to Gerstlauer’s Fairly Odd Coaster spinning coaster at Mall of America (but of course longer and taller).
“In many ways, (Fairly Odd Coaster) kicked off Gerstlauer’s growth in North America, and they have subsequently put three additional rides in their Minnesota and Edmonton properties,” said Adam Sandy of Ride Entertainment, the sales partner for Gerstlauer.
“We have worked on many projects, but this will be unlike anything we have ever designed. Visitors to Nickelodeon Universe at American Dream are in for a great ride,” said Siegfried Gerstlauer, Managing Director of Gerstlauer Amusement Rides.
Nickelodeon Universe at American Dream was announced in September 2016.
The 3-million-square-foot American Dream complex will open in 2019, but the exact opening of Nickelodeon Universe is not known.
The mix of retail, dining, entertainment and other attractions at American Dream will include:
- 450 retail, food and specialty shops
- DreamWorks Water Park
- Nickelodeon Universe Theme Park
- a 16-story Big Snow Indoor Ski & Snow Park
- a live performing arts theater
- a 285-foot tall observation wheel
- luxury movie theater
- Sea Life Aquarium
- Lego Discovery Center
- NHL-size Ice Rink
- two 18-hole miniature golf attractions
- The Dining Terrace – a centralized collection of fifteen full-service restaurants
American Dream is being developed by Triple Five Group of Companies, the group behind both Mall of America and West Edmonton Mall. The giant complex has been under construction since 2004 with numerous delays.
Even though details are limited, what do you think of these two roller coasters coming to the new Nickelodeon Universe? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.