American Dream announced today that it will finally start welcoming guests again on October 1. Big SNOW reopened earlier this week, but the grand opening for some long-awaited shops and locations will happen on October 1.

Indoor amusements like DreamWorks Water Park, Nickelodeon Universe, The Rink (for ice skating) and Out of This World Blacklight Mini Golf will among the attractions that are reopening.

Retailers H&M, Primark and Zara will be having their grand openings on October 1. American Dream says additional opening announcements for stores and experiences will be released soon.

In accordance with state regulations, there are safety rules in place. A few things guests can expect upon their return to American Dream include:

  • Face coverings required for entry into American Dream
  • Reduced capacities throughout American Dream and within each of our open attractions
  • Increased sanitizing and disinfecting throughout American Dream common areas and attractions
  • Hand sanitizer stations and hygiene reminders installed throughout American Dream and within our attractions
  • Physical distancing guidance, including ground markings, plexiglass barriers, touchless programming and more

“We’d like to thank Governor Murphy, his administration, the New Jersey Department of Health, our legislative delegation, County Executive Jim Tedesco and his team, and the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority for their collective efforts throughout this process to get to a safe reopening,” said Don Ghermezian, Co-CEO at American Dream.

“We also want to thank our guests and team members for their patience and loyalty while we were closed,” said Mark Ghermezian, Co-CEO at American Dream. “We know that our community has been waiting to return, but it was important to us that we took the proper time and precautions needed to welcome guests back in the safest possible manner. The last several months have been difficult for everyone, and even though we are still adjusting to the new normal, we are confident that we can provide guests a safer environment to make dreams come true for everyone, everywhere, as well as create much-needed job opportunities in New Jersey.”

Guests visiting attractions like Big SNOW and Nickelodeon Universe are strongly encouraged to book their experiences in advance of their visit at You can reserve your tickets now.