The mall has loads of displays that would not be present in a typical mall. I needed to stroll previous the aquarium entrance to succeed in the principle space of the mall.
Guests have to purchase tickets to enter the aquarium, so I peaked down into the expansive house beneath the principle buying areas.
A part of the middle is occupied by a big basketball court docket, which is surrounded by a internet. There’s additionally a stage within the heart of the court docket.
The primary actual retailer I entered was the M&M retailer, which was a lot greater than it first appeared.
Although there have been loads of issues to buy, it was arrange extra like an experiential tour than a retailer.
The M&M retailer alone was three tales tall, with escalators and an elevator inside.
I took the elevator up the M&M retailer, and exited into the Nickelodeon theme park within the heart of the mall.
Nickelodeon Universe is the biggest indoor theme park within the US, with 28 rides throughout seven acres.
It operates extra like a carnival or county truthful than a typical amusement park. You purchase digital tickets at kiosks situated across the park.
Then you definitely get a move that may be scanned to enter rides.
Bigger curler coasters required extra tickets than smaller kiddie rides.
I rode just a few rides, however my favourite was the Pretty OddParents spinning curler coaster.
I used to be impressed on the scale of rides within the indoor setting, although admittedly this one made me a bit nauseous.
The rides have been neatly built-in into the mall since there was no roped off space for ticket holders, and lots of rides had their very own accompanying shops.
Lots of the rides appeared supposed to generate nostalgia in guests, with imagery from older Nickelodeon exhibits now not on the air.
Previous favorites like “Avatar the Final Airbender” and “Spongebob Squarepants” made appearances.
I loved the inclusion of particulars from the exhibits …
… like a bounce home duplicate of Spongebob’s iconic pineapple home.
Different rides extra straight appealed to youthful kids.
A number of the objects, like this “Rugrats” puffer coat, have been a bit baffling to me.
A big retailer subsequent to the rides was fully decked out in Nickelodeon merchandise, from toys to socks to slime.
To recuperate from driving curler coasters, I waited in line on the Lego retailer.
I admired among the big Lego sculptures whereas I waited. The multi-story nature of the constructing made it attainable to view the sculptures from completely different angles and distances, and actually recognize them.