Places to Cool Down for the Summer Around Newark, NJ
Newark. This hub of the Tri-State area is carving out a name for itself, between the growing activities, influx of business, and new arrivals, Newark is increasingly becoming a destination, and for good reason. Whether a tourist drafting an itinerary or a curious local, both will find that Newark has so much to offer, and more with each year. Read on for some of our favorite places to cool off during the summer here around Newark.
Nickelodeon Universe Theme Park
The Nickelodeon Universe Theme Park provides indoor roller coasters, including one of the world’s steepest roller coasters, the TMNT shellraiser, as well as drop towers, a mini Ferris wheel, and all sorts of flipping and spinning attractions. Aside from photo opportunities galore, our highlights include the impossibly tight turns and speed of The Shredder, Sandy’s Blasting Bronco, and the elusive nighttime tickets that really bring about a different atmosphere. The compact size of the theme park and its variety of thrills is great for families, groups, children, or the young at heart. The Nickelodeon Universe Theme Park is also very close to many restaurants and shopping options, providing more activities to fill the day.
DreamWorks Water Park
Neighboring the Nickelodeon Universe Theme Park is the DreamWorks Water Park, the largest indoor water park on the continent. This means that no matter what changes you might face with flight delays or sudden weather changes, this is always an available option. Rainy day? No problem, with the myriad of indoor attractions here at the DreamWorks Water Park, including the world’s largest indoor wave pool, Kungfu Panda’s multi-level temple of awesomeness, Shrek’s dizzying sinkhole swimmer, the racing Penguin Plummet, Mad Flush, Speeding Frenzy, incredibly fast Carnivortex trap door chute, Soakin Surfari indoors surfing, massive lazy river, and more. With a wide variety of rides for intense and relaxed thrills, young travelers and adults, large groups, duos and solo riders, this is a great attraction to consider for parties of all sizes, ages and interests. Our highlight is the competition on the Dragon Racers, where you can race up to four of your friends, or the otherworldly Dragon and Dronkey’s flight, a sleeper hit that is just as funny as it is thrilling. For a day of variety, seemingly unlimited fun no matter the weather, DreamWorks Water Park is a great option.
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