I was skeptical. I couldn’t imagine what is so amazing about Dreamworks that makes it such a sensation.
All it took was a visit of my own to put it into perspective. Firstly, Dreamworks is huge! It’s the largest indoor waterpark in North America. At first glance, when entering the park it is not so obvious that there are more than 20 different types of water activities, in addition to the enormous wave pool with 1.6 million gallons of water in it alone. The park is designed with Shrek characters all around. We really enjoyed experiencing the 81 degree summer weather while it was snowing outdoors.
Across the entrance there is a tangle of many different types of slides that extends through the back of the park. Some slides are ridden on tubes or mats while others are ridden without tubes. My favorite ride, the Toothless’ Trickling Torpedo is the world’s longest hydromagnetic rocket coaster that circled the park up on top. Up to four people are able to ride together on the boat-like tube. We were tipped off by someone that visited before us to go there first, because it is one of the more popular rides, and the lines can sometimes get long.
There were some of the most unusual and thrilling slides I have never seen at other parks. The Thrillagasger and Jungle Jammer are slides with a 14 story high drop. Every now and then we’d look up to see a quick swish of water without being able to actually see the person swish down the slides.
At the far end of the park there are three different multi person funnel and bowl slides. Near those slides are the Penguins Frozen Fun Zone, 6 slides designed especially for toddlers. Across from the Penguin area is the Kungfu Panda Temple of Awesomeness, a multilevel play structure for all ages to play on. The lazy river circles this whole area-around all the play areas and slides at the far end of the park.
There are so many slides with different twists and unusual turns, I’m not even sure I got to see them all. As we were leaving, we all agreed that we definitely need to go back to try the ones we still had not explored, and of course, to try again many of the thrilling water rides.
Posted: June 23, 2021
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American Dream Mall
1 American Dream Way
East Rutherford, NJ 07073
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DreamWorks Water Park ticket for guests ages 10+:
Non-Peak: Starting at $89.00 | Peak: Varies $89 to $115This ticket includes entry into DreamWorks Water Park and access to DreamWorks Water Park attractions (rider restrictions apply).
DreamWorks Water Park ticket for guests ages 3 to 9:
Non-Peak: Starting at $79.00 | Peak: Varies $79 to $115
This ticket includes entry into DreamWorks Water Park and access to DreamWorks Water Park attractions (rider restrictions apply).
Children 2 years and younger access the water park for free (rider restrictions apply).
DreamWorks Water Park Military Discount ticket: 15% off (up to 4 tickets) This ticket includes entry into DreamWorks Water Park and access to DreamWorks Water Park attractions (rider restrictions apply). Valid Military ID will be required when you check in.
DreamWorks Water Park Senior Citizen ticket for guests ages 65+:
Non-Peak: Starting at $63.00 | Peak:Varies $73 to $99
This ticket includes entry into DreamWorks Water Park and access to DreamWorks Water Park attractions (rider restrictions apply). Valid ID will be required when you check in.
Approximate Distance from:
Brooklyn Bridge: 25 minutes
Lakewood: 1 hour, 10 minutes
Monsey: 35 minutes