Developer Triple Five Group has announced it will open the long-delayed American Dream super-mall on Friday, October 25, 2019.
The public will have access to the new Nickelodeon Universe Theme Park and DreamWorks Water Park – 16 acres of fully-enclosed family amusement; Big SNOW Ski and Snowboard Park – North America’s first indoor snow sports center; the Ice Rink – our NHL‐size skating and hockey facility; Angry Birds 18‐hole Miniature Golf experience, along with experiential destination shopping.
“We know that the community has been eagerly awaiting the launch of this incredible global destination” said Don Ghermezian, President of American Dream.
“We have a one‐of‐a‐kind property that will reshape the way people think about entertainment, theme parks and shopping and we are so excited to reveal our incredible Nickelodeon Theme Park, DreamWorks Water Park and Big SNOW Ski and Snowboard Park.”
“American Dream brings its guests an unrivaled destination for style and fun. It’s unique mix of entertainment (55 percent) and experiential retail (45 percent) will welcome and entertain guests, embracing everyone in a new retail and entertainment revolution, where everything is possible” said Ken Downing, Chief Creative Officer for Triple Five Group.
Totaling approximately three million square feet, American Dream will house hundreds of retail, dining, entertainment and fashion experiences and guest experience including: the Coca‐Cola experience, featuring the Coca-Cola Social Lounge; Merlin Entertainments’ LEGOLAND Discovery Center & SEA LIFE Aquarium; CMX Luxury Movie Theatre; Munchies Food Hall; Kidzania; American Dream Observation Wheel; Performing Art Center; and over 100 dining and specialty food offerings including over 20 full‐service restaurants, Coca‐Cola “Eats” Food Hall and Kosher Food Hall.
The Collections at American Dream will be anchored by Saks Fifth Avenue and Barneys New York and feature Hermes, Tiffany & Company, Dolce Gabbana, Moncler, Watches of Switzerland among a who’s who list of luxury and fashion retailers.
The mall project was first conceived back in 2003, and has undergone several name and ownership changes a during its troubled history. It was originally developed by the Mills Corporation and Mack-Cali Realty.
After construction began in 2004, the project was expected to be completed and opened within two years. But five years later, in May of 2009, lenders withdrew following the Lehman Brothers collapse.
In late 2010, Triple Five signed a letter of intent to take over and redevelop the complex.
The developers are projecting 40 million annual visitors to the mega-shopping and entertainment center once it is finally up and running.