American Dream kicks off a full weekend of kid-friendly Halloween fun

by Susan and Simon Veness

Celebrate a full weekend of family-friendly Halloween fun at American Dream indoor entertainment center in East Rutherford, N.J. with spooky skating, character meet-and-greets, and trick or treating.

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American Dream, home to Nickelodeon Universe, DreamWorks Waterpark, Out Of This World Blacklight Mini Golf, Angry Birds Not So Mini Golf Club, Big Snow indoor real-snow park and The Rink ice skating, adds spook-tacular fun to its family-friendly line-up of attractions and shows, from Oct. 29-31.

Guests are invited to show off their Halloween costumes all weekend long as they take part in these kid-friendly activities:

Ice skating takes on a creepy feel with eerie décor, laser lighting, and themed music during the “Halloween Takeover at The Rink Spooky Skate” on Oct. 30- 31, from 5-8 p.m. The first 250 participants each day will receive an exclusive gift from the Box Lunch novelties, collectables, and apparel shop.

Nickelodeon Universe becomes Nickelodeon BOO-niverse from 4-7 p.m. on Oct. 30 and from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. and 4-8 p.m. on Oct. 31. Meet SpongeBob and Patrick from “SpongeBob SquarePants” in a socially-distanced setting, indulge in a sweet treat, and enjoy the area’s rides, ranging from thrilling to “just for tots.” Have cameras at the ready to capture the fun, all set to spooky music and lighting.

Then, on Halloween day itself, visitors can trick-or-treat at the IT’SUGAR, Mullberry & Grand, Sephora, and Sunice shops.

“Mystery music” will play at The Rink from 2-6 p.m. and 4-8 p.m. in Court D on Oct. 29-31.

For a safe Halloween experience, capacity will be reduced, and all guests ages 3 and up must wear face masks. Temperature screenings are required, and physical distancing will be enforced. Touchless hand sanitizer stations will be available, but some shows and attractions may be closed.

Tickets must be purchased in advance for specific dates and time slots. To purchase tickets visit American Dream.com.


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