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.
April 13, 2021
Despite 2020 challenges, growth within the U.S. waterpark market is projected for 2021: See the article as published by WWA. The COVID-19 crisis was the definitive event of 2020. The lodging and attractions industries were among the most negatively impacted sectors and experienced record declines in occupancy, attendance, and revenue. With mandated closures, limited capacities,READ MORE