Nickelodeon Universe draws record crowd at Mall of America

Posted Thursday, March 20, 2008 9:32 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Nickelodeon Universe opened last weekend with new rides, officially retiring all instances of the former Camp Snoopy theme. The mall attracted 150,000 people, double that of last year for the same weekend. Several new Nick-themed rides made their debut.

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Thursday, March 20, 2008 1:20 PM
That is all fine and good. But how did it compare to when Camp Snoopy first opened with the mall? Is this really apples to apples?

I'm not saying CS was better but lets see where NU is after the same amount of time.

*** This post was edited by WildThingNative 3/20/2008 1:34:04 PM ***

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Thursday, March 20, 2008 8:40 PM
I don't have many points of reference, but 150,000 people sounds insane!
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Thursday, March 20, 2008 10:21 PM
I think that's more than the Magic Kindgom gets on a typical summer weekend! Did they market the opening heavily?
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Thursday, March 20, 2008 10:39 PM
Yeah, but I'm sure a great many are there for shopping and not the amusement park.
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Friday, March 21, 2008 11:15 AM
yeah I wonder how much of that 150,000 actually were actually riding the rides. Probably never get that information but would be interesting to see.
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Friday, March 21, 2008 10:31 PM
Interesting ACE was not invited to a media pre-opening event for Nick U or for Renegade last year (while another website rode it non-stop for b-roll footage the day before it opened). Ok, I'm done grumbling, and renewing.
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Friday, March 21, 2008 11:02 PM
^I wondered the same thing. This region got screwed on that deal.

What was the other group?

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Saturday, March 22, 2008 11:38 AM
Is ACE entitled to such treatment?
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Sunday, March 23, 2008 11:32 PM
No one is entitled to anything, it seems ACE is losing some of its pull with the parks that it may have had in the past.
When you compare the last west coast bash to the upcoming ACE day at SFGAM there is no comparsion between the events in price and what you get for the money you pay.
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Monday, March 24, 2008 10:30 AM
I'm still wondering what people get for $60 to be in the club.
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Saturday, March 29, 2008 1:18 AM
^ Depends where you live. The Frozen Tundra region of ACE is pretty sleepy, probably always will be and it's just not worth it anymore for our family. Now say out in CA, the red carpet is rolled out on a fairly frequent basis.

But based on experience it seems most ACE members renew each year primarily for social reasons. And again it depends on where you live and/or how much you can afford to travel to attend events. I've rarely heard a member grumble about the fees, those that want to be there seem more than happy to pay the dues. Well, that is aside from me, which is ok, more time for other hobbies closer to home.*** This post was edited by Marko 3/29/2008 1:22:00 AM ***

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