H&LA’s Nuresh Maredia had the opportunity to visit Make A Splash DreamWorks Waterpark at the American Dream Mall in East Rutherford, New Jersey this week, taking in all the sights of this sprawling property with more than 40 waterslides and 15 DreamWorks character themed attractions. At 8.5 acres, it will be the largest waterpark in the country when in opens in the spring. The pictures capture some of the highlights of the property, including the lazy river, multiple slides, and a wave pool. The DreamWorks theme is carried throughout the resort with attractions like Madagascar’s Rain Forest, Shrek’s Swap, and Kung Fu Panda Zone. The waterpark is part of the 3 million square foot American Dream lifestyle center, which opened in 2019 houses approximately 450 stores, restaurants, and services. The complex also includes Big Snow, North America’s only real-snow, year-round ski and snow resort.
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The current COVID-19 crisis continues to have a significant negative effect on the waterpark industry. Waterparks play a major role in providing entertainment, supporting job creation, fostering small business opportunities, and contributing to robust economic growth. Due to COVID-19, many outdoor waterparks delayed their season openings while others have decided, or were mandated, not toREAD MORE