Jan 06, 2020

My Visit to American Dream

When you think of the American Dream, do you think about a massive mall with an amusement park, water park, ski slope and ice rink? If you don’t, then I am about to blow your mind. East Rutherford has welcomed a mall that revolutionizes what we would traditionally consider a mall. Making headlines daily, the $5 billion mall is churning up curiosity in the minds of many.

In these dreadful winter months, it is so hard to find fun things to do. For me, activities generally include eating or binge-watching a show on Netflix. If you’re like me, press pause and hit the slopes or ice skate with your friends. Spend your day in the American Dream. Don’t have time to take a full-length ski trip? Get your fix on the Big Snow slopes. Your time at Big Snow will fly by as you fly down the only indoor ski slope in America.

Let’s get down to the nitty gritty of how you’ll spend your day here, beginning with pricing. For the Nickelodeon Universe theme park, it is $44.99 for a general access full-day ticket. Planning your romantic ice skating date? You only have to buck up $19 and if you need to rent skates, it’s another $6. Ready to hit the slopes? The prices vary but are generally around the $50 to $60 range. This includes a lift ticket and ski/snowboard equipment. If you already have your skis or snowboard, a two-hour pass is around $30. The prices change due to specific timeframes selected.


I am looking forward to beginning my day skiing, then shopping with a choice of 350 different stores and ending it by curbing my appetite with the 100 food options. There is something for everyone at this mall. The mall will also have a Merlin Entertainments’ SEA LIFE Aquarium and LEGOLAND Discovery Center, Movie Theater, Kidzania and a 300-foot Observation Wheel.

Despite the fact that the shops will not be open until March 2020, you still have reason to spend your day here. When I went, I was unsure of what to expect. I have been to The Mall of America in Minnesota, which also has a Nickelodeon amusement park. I was in awe at the insane amount of stores and other forms of entertainment. The American Dream is, without a doubt, comparable to The Mall of America.

Where else can you ski down a mountain, ride on a roller coaster and go on a shopping spree, all within a few hours? Turn your boring day into a memorable one this winter!