DreamWorks Makes a Splash with Water Park Debut

American Dream will usher in a DreamWorks Animation-themed water park next month.
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February 27, 2020


American Dream, the shopping experience in East Rutherford, New Jersey will be home to the world’s first and only DreamWorks Animation Water Park.

“We can’t wait for guests to visit DreamWorks Animation Water Park and experience the unique, jaw-dropping and awe-inspiring destination that we have created,” says Don Ghermezian, co-chief executive officer, American Dream. “We also look forward to welcoming a new audience to the property with the introduction of retail, opening some of the largest flagship stores globally.”

Attractions at the theme park include “Shrek’s” Sinkhole Slammer “Kung Fu Panda’s” Temple of Awesomeness, the world’s largest indoor wave pool, the 1.5 acres of Far Far a Bay, inspired by Shrek’s kingdom. A “Surf’s Up” Surf Riders lazy river and a “Penguins of Madagascar” Play Zone are also part of the new waterpark. Amenities for the water park include luxury cabanas designed by designer Jonathan Adler, private party rooms and more.

Tickets for DreamWorks Animation Water Park

are on sale now at 


, with limited quantities available. The water park will open on March 19.

Also opening on March 19 are immersive flagship and specialty locations for retailers Aritzia, Zara, Sephora, H&M, UNIQLO, Primark, Ulta Beauty, Old Navy, Morphe and more. American Dream will continue to open retail stores throughout 2020, with The Collections, its luxury atrium, in September.

Later in the spring, American Dream will debut North America’s first and only “Angry Birds” mini-golf course, New Jersey Sea Life Aquarium and Legoland Discovery Center New Jersey.

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