EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ
Excitement -- and a healthy dose of Jersey resentment -- have been building around the American Dream mega-mall for over a decade. But now that construction is well underway, and there are waterslides involved, we are really jazzed.
Photographers recently captured shots of slide pieces and construction taking place at the development, which is set to become one of the largest malls in North America when it finally opens in the Meadowlands next March. In addition to the 450 retail shops, dozens of restaurants, indoor ski park, Nickelodeon indoor theme park, aquarium, ice skating rink, and luxury movie theaters, the mega-mall will house a DreamWorks waterpark -- promoted as 8 acres of glass-domed, animation-themed water fun.
The project's developer, Triple Five, did not respond to requests for comment on the current waterpark construction, but have previously said it will open in the fall of 2019, a few months after the rest of the mall does. With a target date about a year away, here's what passersby are seeing of the future waterpark at the American Dream.