American Dream Discussion Thread

P. 32: Mega-mall opening date set for October 25th, 2019!
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Re: American Dream Discussion Thread

Postby Lemur » Fri Mar 22, 2019 6:07 am

On the upside, NJTransit should have enough rolling stock and personnel back from PTC testing to maybe run service to the mall.

On the downside, everyone's already pretty sure they'll be pushing it back to Spring 2020.

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Re: American Dream Discussion Thread

Postby coasterbill » Tue May 21, 2019 7:01 am

American Dream is looking good!

WWD has released several new photos from inside of the under-construction mega mall along with some newer pieces of concept art!

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Less than five miles from Manhattan, American Dream is in the New Jersey Meadowlands.

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The Koi Court’s fountain converts into a catwalk for fashion shows.

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A rendering of the NHL-sized skating rink.

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North America’s first indoor ski park, Big Snow, will be a feature of American Dream.

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The design of each of the six atriums is different.

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The DreamWorks Water Park will feature cabanas and a cafe.

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The 300,000-square-foot Nickelodeon Universe Theme Park.

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Ken Downing and Don Ghermezian

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American Dream incorporated natural light into the design.


Despite the construction progress, it has been announced that American Dream's Summer opening has been postponed to Fall 2019.

http://newjersey.news12.com/story/40505531/american-dream-megamall-opening-delayed-again-now-slated-for-fall

Officials have once again pushed back the opening date for a massive retail and entertainment center in the Meadowlands.

The long-delayed American Dream project was slated for a late summer opening. But officials said Monday that it will now open this fall.

American Dream will feature 3 million square feet of retail, dining and entertainment, including more than 450 stores and restaurants. The project includes an amusement park, an indoor ski slope, an indoor ice skating rink, an indoor water park and more.

The project has been plagued by financial problems since the first contract was awarded in 2003.

The immense structure, once called "the ugliest damn building in New Jersey" by former Republican Gov. Chris Christie, has sat unfinished between MetLife Stadium and the New Jersey Turnpike for years.
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Re: American Dream Discussion Thread

Postby Canobie Coaster » Tue May 21, 2019 7:08 am

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Re: American Dream Discussion Thread

Postby coasterbill » Tue May 21, 2019 8:14 am

Wow, thanks for classing up that post jedimaster. :lol:

I just found the one hot-linked image and didn't have the patience to navigate their paywalls to see if there were any others.

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Re: American Dream Discussion Thread

Postby Rai Fox » Tue May 21, 2019 8:19 am

It really is looking pretty amazing. I know it's a bit of a joke with the constant delays and all, but I'm still hoping it turns out to have been worth the wait. Very much looking forward to checking it out...whenever it actually opens. A big indoor waterpark in reasonable driving distance for me will make winters a whole lot more bearable!

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Re: American Dream Discussion Thread

Postby ytterbiumanalyst » Tue May 21, 2019 8:38 am

It's looking good! Glad to see progress on it, slow and not steady progress, but they may get this done yet!
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Re: American Dream Discussion Thread

Postby Mike240SX » Tue May 21, 2019 1:34 pm

And yet, just a few days ago, another delay was announced...
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Re: American Dream Discussion Thread

Postby BlahBlahson » Wed May 22, 2019 6:14 am

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I can't wait to shop at Dier, Pradda, and Vutton at the American Dream Mall!

But seriously it looks like the funnest NYC-area park from day 1 and if it doesn't open eventually at this point of construction I'll be a monkey's uncle.
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Re: American Dream Discussion Thread

Postby jedimaster1227 » Thu Jul 04, 2019 12:24 pm

American Dream has announced an official opening date of October 25th, 2019!

https://www.crainsnewyork.com/real-estate/new-jerseys-american-dream-megamall-sets-opening-date

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The American Dream mega-mall is finally set to open this fall.

The East Rutherford, N.J. mega-mall, which includes the Nickelodeon Universe Theme Park and DreamWorks Water Park, will open its doors to the public on Friday, October 25, launching 16 acres of a fully enclosed family amusement park as well as one of North America's first indoor snow sports centers.

"We know that the community has been eagerly awaiting the launch of this incredible global destination," said Don Ghermezian, president of American Dream in a statement. "We have a one‐of‐a‐kind property that will reshape the way people think about entertainment, theme parks and shopping."

The project has taken years to build since it was first proposed in 2003, as the developers have faced a number of challenges over the years, from the bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers to stalled construction.

The mall, which totals approximately 3 million-square feet, will house hundreds of retail, dining, entertainment experiences, with over 20 full-service restaurants, an observation wheel, a performing arts center, and a Legoland Discovery Center and Sea LifeAquarium, among others.

Big Snow Ski and Snowboard Park, the indoor sports center will feature an NHL-size skating and hockey facility, along with an Angry Birds 18-hole miniature golf experience.
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Re: American Dream Discussion Thread

Postby Canobie Coaster » Thu Jul 04, 2019 2:35 pm

Let's see if this date sticks. All I know is I'll be there a few weeks after it opens...if it finally opens.
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