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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June 16, 2020
Among the many challenges facing the waterpark industry in 2020, one of the biggest questions on the minds of many developers is: after so many years of growth in the industry, are new waterpark projects still being financed? Financing a new construction waterpark has always been extremely difficult, but 2020 has the added complication ofREAD MORE