BLOOMINGTON, Minn., June 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Nickelodeon Universe® in Mall of America® celebrated 1 million rides on the thrilling SpongeBob Rock Bottom Plunge roller coaster.
As part of the celebration, the eight guests who rode in the 1 millionth coaster cart were surprised following their ride by SpongeBob and Nickelodeon Universe team members. The eight riders were given 1 million free rides to Nickelodeon Universe and were the inaugural inductees into the prestigious "Million Riders Club."
SpongeBob Rock Bottom Plunge opened in 2008. It is the first of its kind to be built inside a mall and completely indoors. The coaster lifts thrill riders up toward the ceiling, then turns them head over heels with intense loops, spirals and 90 degree turns.
ABOUT NICKELODEON UNIVERSE®
Located in the center of Mall of America®, Nickelodeon Universe features seven acres of unique entertainment, including 27 rides and attractions for guests of all ages and courage levels. Themed after the No. 1 entertainment brand for kids, Nickelodeon Universe offers Nickelodeon character meet and greets, spine-tingling rides, the longest indoor zipline in North America and unique retail shops and dining options. For more information visit www.nickelodeonuniverse.com.
ABOUT MALL OF AMERICA
Mall of America (MOA) is the largest retail and entertainment complex in North America. At 5.6 million square feet, MOA is home to more than 520 world-class shops; Nickelodeon Universe, the nation's largest indoor family theme park; SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium, a 1.3 million gallon walk-through aquarium; Hard Rock Café; Moose Mountain Adventure Golf; Theatres at Mall of America, a 14-screen movie theater with digital projection including 4K, digital sound and 3D capabilities; Radisson Blu Mall of America, a 500-room hotel connected by skyway to Mall of America. The Mall opened in August of 1992 and is located in Bloomington, Minn., just minutes from downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul. The Mall recently unveiled a $325 million expansion project on all three levels on the north side. The expansion includes a 342-room JW Marriott hotel and office tower, new dining options, and large event space. Follow Mall of America on Facebook and Twitter or visit our blog.
SOURCE Mall of America