|Nickelodeon Universe does a great job when you factor in their limited space. Rock Bottom Plunge is one of the first Eurofighters in the US and the largest coaster at the park, but the shortest Eurofighter. Fairly Odd Coaster is a nice spinning coaster for families. Whether you consider Avatar Airbender a coaster or not, it's still a lot of fun. |
The park also has a few flats that are unique in the US and worth riding: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turles Shell Shock (Sky Fly), Jimmy Neutron's Atomic Collider, and Brain Surge (Chance Unicoaster). Other fun rides include the Sredder's Mutant Masher, Log Chute, Ghost Blasters (Shooting Dark Ride), Splat-o-Sphere (Launch and Drop Tower) and a Wave Swinger with some seats facing backwards. As an upcharge there is the Flying Dutchman's Ghastly Gangplank, a ropes course.
|The mall's food court borders the park, so McDonald's, Great Steaks, Chipolte, Johnny Rockets, Dariy Queen, Famous Dave BBQ, Panda Express, Tomy Roma's, Bubba Gump, and dozens of other options are close by.|
|Established Seasonal Events|
|Nickelodeon themed events occur frequently and can be found on the Nickelodeon Universe website.|
|Access & Location|
|Nick Universe is located in the Mall of America south of Minneapolis and can be accessed from I-494. By public transportation the park can be reached from the airport, downtown Minneapolis, or downtown St. Paul.|
At the airport, proceed to the ground transportation center and take the courtesy airport tram to the Light Rail Transit (LRT) station. Purchase a ticket at the station and take the LRT three stops to Mall of America (12 minutes). Take the escalator or elevator up one level to enter the Mall on the East side. LRT tickets are valid 2.5 hours for round-trip travel.
Directions from Downtown Minneapolis: Light Rail Transit links downtown Minneapolis with Mall of America. Travel time is approximately 30 minutes. LRT tickets are valid 2.5 hours for round-trip travel.
Directions from Downtown St. Paul: Bus #54, which has limited stops, runs every 30 minutes, 7 days a week to Mall of America. Connect with this bus on 6th Street between Jackson and Kellogg Boulevards in downtown St. Paul.
|There are over 50 hotels within 10 minutes of Mall of America, and many offer free shuttle service. Here are a sample of the partner hotels:|
|Virtual Queue Options|
|Monday-Saturday evenings there is a laser, strobe light and strobe shows called Universe of Light. Nickelodeon characters have frequent meet-and-greet times for the kids.|