Sea Life Aquarium, Legoland arrives at American Dream East Rutherford


Two of American Dream’s top attractions are slated to open in May after being delayed for nearly a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The property’s Sea Life Aquarium and Legoland Discovery Center are scheduled to open on May 4, according to Merlin Entertainments, which operates both attractions. Both venues will add to the resort’s entertainment options, with an indoor snow park and Nickelodeon-themed rides.

The 25,000-square-foot aquarium features more than 10 interactive exhibits inspired by local landmarks, the company said, including “Sharks Fish Avenue” and “Urban Jungle.” scattered among schools of fish, sharks, rays and other sea creatures. The aquarium, similar to the one that the developer of American Dream Triple Five houses at its Mall of America property in Minnesota, will house more than 1,000 creatures from the tri-state region. in the Pacific Northwest.

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The Legoland Discovery Center will provide interactive and educational experiences for families with children aged 3 to 10 years old. It will feature a Lego-themed train ride, a 4D cinema, building classes, a Lego recreation of New York and New Jersey landmarks, and other interactive building and play areas.

Attractions will still need to follow CDC and state health guidelines regarding social distancing and capacity limits, with Merlin saying attractions will have “strict” cleaning protocols.

The mall closed in March 2020 at the start of the pandemic but reopened in October.

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