|Address:||5100 E Broadway, Bloomington, MN 55425, USA|
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I wouldve loved to give Nickelodeon Universe 5 stars, I really had a fun experience while at the park a couple of days ago and the mall itself which I visited twice. All of the rides I rode were tons of fun and I rode a few of them twice because they were that good. The reason I didnt give 5 stars is because when I rode the Pepsi Orange Streak roller coaster I had a frightening experience. I was seated in the first car alone on this ride on the left-hand side of the cart, the safety bar was secured into place before we left the station and I checked to make sure it was secure before the workers came around to check them once again, and it was. But as soon as the cart left the station where you board, less than a minute later the safety bar popped up and unlocked on its own. I was unable to push it back into place after many efforts while the ride was in motion. The whole ride I was pushing down on the bar so I didnt fly out of the cart during the turns and even then it still wouldnt lock and I kept trying to put it back into its locked position, but was still loose and would continue to pop up again and not lock so the only thing I could do through the whole ride was hold it down with one of my hands while I held on tightly to a metal bar in front of me on the cart with another. At one point I almost flew out of my seat. It was a very scary experience for me, and I usually love to ride on roller coasters. When the ride ended I was very shaken up and scared. I told the attendant at the exit gate what happened and they said that they would look into the problem. I just wanted to write this review to make sure that this problem was or would be looked into and taken care of because I dont want to see anyone get hurt while having fun on the ride.
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My visit was a weekday October trip as part of a leisure trip to Mall Of America. It was a slow day. My partner and I were able to walk on all ride with little or no wait--that was a big plus that may not be the case at other times. We bought the all-day wristband that I thought was well worth it. We enjoyed many rides in the afternoon and came back after sundown for another round. It was nice as night because there was little light from the wrap-around mall and the glass roof was not as noticable--all the ride lights were on and it felt as if this indoor park was outdoor. At this time, there was four coasters: a very intense, looping, dive coaster; a medium-intense spinning-car, wild mouse type; a very intense shuttle with spinning cars, and a lengthy coaster (two lifts) that easily wound its way back to the ground. Though these coasters are themed for young kids, only one or two may be tolerable. Teens should be good with all. There was also a fun freefall ride, a good size Ferris wheel, a dark ride, and one of the best log flume rides Ive ever been on (of the type feature sigle, in-line logs). Now, this park doesnt come close to traditional, outdoor amusement parks, however, I was pleasantly surprised by everything (including some thrills) packed into this place. Made for kids, but I enjoyed as an adult without kids.
Our Nickelodeon Universe experience was wonderful until we got to the barnyard hay ride. Unlike the attendants at other rides, the attendant at the barnyard hay ride was impolite and morose. When my friend accidentally flipped over her wristband, the attendant gave her a huge eye roll and audibly sighed. During the ride we were counting down the seconds until the ride was over because of the attendants rudeness. When we finally got off we reached a consensus that we would not go on the ride again due to the attendants rude mannerisms. Furthermore, we were almost killed on the Pepsi Orange Streak. When checking if seat belts were fastened, the attendants merely touched our lap bars. The ride was running smoothly until 15 seconds in when my friends lap bar popped off. I tried to grab my friend which resulted in my lap bar popping off too because of my shift in position. We were gripping on the low quality metal bar in front of us, clinging desperately for life. We were spiraling down the canyon of death and despair. Finally, Jesus performed a miracle. Our seat belts fastened again. We looked death straight in the eye and said "see you later". We expect some staffing changes to be made to ensure the safety of other visitors. Overall, our experience was one to remember, but NOT in a good way.
This is conveniently located right in the center of Mall of America. There are rides for all levels of "thrill". The website does its best to group the attractions according to this level along with showing height requirements and chaperone policy (if chaperones qualify, they ride free!). All this information is also shown at the ride entrance. This is very useful if you want to plan ahead and to see which ticket package is worth it. The rides themselves are cool to look at since they follow the theme for various Nickolodeon shows. Lines werent too bad when we were there (a normal summer weekend). One negative: I escorted my kid up the Pepsi Orange Streak ride, then waited in the far corner where I would not be in anyones way. The attendant asked me if I was riding then told me to leave. I then told her that I was just waiting for my kid to board. I understand that there is likely a good reason for the policy but I did not appreciate her tone. Thankfuly, the rest of our stay was pleasant and the kids had a blast. Buying online is almost always better. There are a lot of package options with other MoA attractions so mix and match to save money!
So great with people with special needs! I am blown away by my experience today accompanying one of my clients with Down Syndrome to Nik Universe. This park definitely understands the challenges special needs individuals face. My client bought an unlimited ride wristband, but I rode for free as his required chaperone- much needed, as he loves rides but wouldnt go on his own. We didnt have to wait in any lines and could just go through the exits to enter any ride he wanted- this was a huge deal for him because he would have a very hard time waiting in line for any length of time. On top of that, they allowed him to ride all of the rides twice in a row without having to get off. Under normal circumstances he would probably only last for one or two rides before he would get tired and want to leave, but today he rode rides nonstop for an hour and a half, and then wants to go back later to do it again. The staff were also all very friendly and polite. Thanks Nik Universe for a great day!
We waited in line about 2 hours total to go on 4-5 rides on a Saturday. We were going to go to Valley Fair but unfortunately it rained. The Nickelodeon Universe was a great way to stay dry and still go to a theme park. 4 of us went and we are all in our 20s; it was still really exciting if you pick the right rides. The splat meter was surprisingly fun, but the best ride by far was bikini bottom. They asked me if my glasses were secure and I wish I would have taken them off! After the drop, my glasses almost flew off!