Nickelodeon Universe is the amusement park at the Mall of America. When your kid comes home from school and says: "Why don't we ever get to go to the Mall of America" and you think: "We were just there a few months ago". What they actually mean by Mall of America is Nickelodeon Universe. To kids, the Mall of America and Nickelodeon Universe are synonymous. Even if you never ride the rides, there is a little tiny bit of their heart that truly believes THIS TIME they are going to get to go on rides. Otherwise, why would they want to go to a giant mall. It is just like a regular size mall except a LOT more walking. I'm just sharing this little piece of parenting wisdom because it took me awhile to figure this out.
Nickelodeon Universe - 2020 Re-Opening
After closing for Covid-19, the park reopens on August 10, 2020 with a maximum capacity of 250 people and a smaller selection of available rides. Guests will be able to purchase Special Two Hour Unlimited Ride Passes on a first come, first served basis. Passes will be available for purchase on-site only at the Nickelodeon Shop, located at the North entrance of Nickelodeon Universe. Both riders and non-riders will be required to purchase a pass to be in the park:
- Two Hour Rider Pass: $19.99 + Tax
- Non-Rider Pass: $4.99 + Tax
See the info-graphic below for more details:
Discounts to Nickelodeon Universe
- Start with their special offers page.
- Buy a package with other MOA attractions - Like Flyover America or Sea Life.
- Use your military ID to get $10 off for up to 4 wristbands
- Go after 5 p.m. and buy Nickelodeon Universe discount wristbands for only $29.99.
- Go for Toddler Tuesdays and get a special toddler band
- Go 2 days in a row and save.
- Check with your employer, they may offer corporate discounts as one of your perks. If they do, you just need to enter your corporate code when ordering tickets.
- Whip out your AAA card.
- Reader Suggestion: Costco offers discounts. I was not able to verify this online, but it's definitely worth checking out if you have a membership.
- Check Subway Restaurant. I see discounted coupons there often.
- Keep an eye on Groupon, they sometimes have half-price Nickelodeon Universe One-Month Passes.
- If you are 16+, go to work for the park. Employee's get free tickets.
Check Out Gianna's Mall of America Family Guide, Floor By Floor
Birthday party packages for the park include a free wristband for the birthday child. You choose between 3-hour wristbands and 5-hour wristbands. You must purchase at least seven wristbands.
Nickelodeon Universe Prices - 2019
Nickelodeon Universe Rides
Rides range from 3pt ($3.80) rides to 6pt ($7.60) rides, with the smaller point rides usually being most appealing to the smaller kids. Find all the current rides here. Since we are not tourists and can visit more often, another budget option is to limit the kids to one ride per visit. With the law of diminishing returns, you're first $3.80 may be your