Nickelodeon Universe is taking the thrill to the next level with the addition of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Shell Shock, the first ever ride of its kind in the United States. Themed after the popular animated series, the interactive ride will put the adventure in guests’ hands as they control their experience from take-off to landing. To celebrate the addition, Nickelodeon Universe is calling all fans at 8 a.m. on Saturday, March 17, to help break the world record for the largest gathering of Ninja Turtles which currently stands at 786. Participants will receive a free ride on Shell Shock, a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles t-shirt and a mask while supplies last.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Shell Shock, scheduled to debut in March 2012, will take riders 70 feet in the air in a matter of seconds reaching up to 25 mph. With 12 single bucket seats at the end of a cantilevered arm that rotates around a central tower, this ride is a thrill-seekers dream. Each guest will control their seat which can rotate wildly like a plane propeller or a gentle teeter-totter like a see-saw making no two ride experiences the same. The attraction is based on the highly-anticipated all-new CG-animated television series, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, which will premiere on Nickelodeon later this year.
“Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Shell Shock continues the momentum of fun and excitement that Nickelodeon Universe offers to Mall of America guests every day,” says Jennifer Lauerman, Nickelodeon Universe marketing director. “We can’t wait to see the ride take off for its first time and hear the screams of excited riders.”
“We’re excited to be working with a great longstanding partner like Mall of America to help give fans their first interactive experience with Nickelodeon’s new incarnation of the iconic Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles property,” said Pam, Kaufman, Chief Marketing Officer with Nickelodeon. “Fans of all ages are in for the ride of their lives with this cutting-edge new attraction featuring the beloved heroes in a half shell.”
A second new attraction to Nickelodeon Universe will also open in March, Dutchman’s Deck Anchor drop stainless steel spiral tube slide system. These two intertwining tubes will over quite the thrill for guests from 56 and 35 ft. in the air. One leaves from the third level while the other one leave from the top of the Flying Dutchman Ghostly Gangplank Adventure Ropes Course. The attraction is based on the Flying Dutchman character from Nickelodeon’sSpongeBob SquarePants—the number one animated series with kids for the last 12 consecutive years. Admission to the slides will be included in Ropes Course admission or can be purchased for $2 per person with a wristband purchase or $3 per person without a wristband purchase.
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Mall of America is the nation’s largest retail and entertainment complex. At 4.2 million square feet, MOA is home to more than 520 world-class shops; Nickelodeon Universe®, the nation’s largest indoor family amusement park; SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium, a 1.2 million gallon walk- through aquarium; Moose Mountain Adventure Golf; Theatres at Mall of America® – a 14-screen movie theater with VIP theatre and more. The Mall opened in August of 1992 and is located in Bloomington, Minn., just minutes from downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul. Follow Mall of America onFacebook and Twitter or visit our blog.
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Things have been incredibly busy around the lair now that Leonardo has returned from his training. I’ve had a lot of ideas on the back burner, but now that things are getting back to normal (well, as normal is it gets for us!), I’d better get my shell back into the laboratory! I hope you’re having a productive week, too!
We’ve certainly faced our share of challenges over the years, perhaps none as arduous to overcome as those we’ve created for ourselves. Much of that is behind us, my goal now is to keep the team organized and make this family whole again. No easy task in this often chaotic and totally unpredictable world! May you find peace and harmony, and may your circle stay unbroken.
Shello dudes and dudettes!
How’s it goin’? Things are totally awesome here in the Big Apple now that our bro Leo is back on the scene! I always thought parties were the coolest thing around – ’til I got in too deep with my Cowabunga Carl business! But I learned a good lesson – I think! Anyways, there’s a million fun things to do, and time’s a-wastin’ – so let’s get busy!
Everything old is gettin’ new again – on the surface, sounds kinda boring, but I gotta tell ya, I’m diggin’ on all these old skool vibes. That ain’t to say nothin’s changed over the years – cuz it definitely has – just ask Casey or April. As the sayin’ goes, “Change is inevitable”, but it’s good to have some things back the way they were meant to be – even if that means me and Leo gotta go toe-to-toe on occasion. Hey – some thing’s really never do change – kinda ironical, I guess. But after it’s all said and done, it’s cool when things go the way they were meant to be.
So we’re stuck in the future – well, it ain’t all that bad, lemme tell ya. It’s real nice bein’ able to walk out in public and not have some crazed manaic tryin’ to get us. Hmmm… come to think of it, there’s been quite a few crazed maniacs tryin’ to get us ever since we got here! But still, it ain’t all bad, and that’s a good thing.
Yo dudes and dudettes!
Whoa – we’re like on totally different timelines now! Don’t ask me how Donny and Cody figured it out, but somehow we’ve managed to post these messages back in the good ole days of the present (which is now our past – ugh – I don’t even wanna start with this time travel explanation stuff)! I gotta admit, I miss our old home-sweet-sewer, but this place is full of super cool technology and mile-a-minute excitement – the future looks bright! Just hold my seat ’til I get back!
We’ve certainly faced our share of challenges over the years, but I don’t know if any have been as arduous as trying to return to our own timeline. With Donatello’s brains and Cody’s know-how, I’m sure we’ll eventually get back to where (and when) we belong – I just hope that I can keep the team organized in this often chaotic and totally unpredictable future!
I hope you’re having a productive week! It’s a lot of work keeping all of our vehicles, gadgets and gizmos running properly, especially now that we’re stuck in the future! Thanks to Cody, I have a helping hand with these tasks – which is a real pleasure! I hope that you’re enjoying your endeavors, too!
Howzit goin’? Things are pretty good here – we’re doin’ the usual stuff, trainin’ hard and hittin’ the bad guys harder. Seems like there’s always somebody tryin’ to ruin our day one way or another, that’s why we gotta practice our ninjitsu every morning, to make sure we’re ready when the next creep shows up. Speakin’ of which, I got a date with the heavy punchin’ bag now. Take it easy.