Nickelodeon Universe has opened today at the Mall of America after months of work to convert the park from its former state in a project that may seem like more of a re-opening than grand debut.
The major changes to the park, formerly known as Knott's Camp Snoopy, Camp Snoopy and the Park at MOA, are changes in the names and themes of the rides as well as the addition of two new coasters.
The first roller coaster to have its named changed is the Pepsi Ripsaw, which opened in 1992, and is now being called the Orange Streak. Second is 2004's Timberland Twister, now known as the Fairly Odd Coaster (based on the Nickelodeon Show The Fairly Odd Parents).
The third roller coaster with a name change is the Lil Shaver. This roller coaster is now being called the Barnyard Barnstormer, from the show Back at the Baryard.
Then, there are the two new coasters. These coasters are the SpongeBob SquarePants Rock Bottom Plunge and the Avatar Airbender.
Nickelodeon Universe is part of the Phase II section of the mall. Phase II is a fairly new part of the mall built in 2004. This area contains various sorts of entertainment including a dinner theater, an ice rink, three hotels, and a water park.
Although Phase II is still in the process of being built, Nickelodeon Universe and the other various forms of entertainment are available to the public.