Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Nickelodeon Universe To Retire 'Jimmy Neutron's Atomic Collider' Ride At Mall Of America

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. - This weekend will mark the end of an era at Nickelodeon Universe at the Mall of America.

The theme park's popular Jimmy Neutron's Atomic Collider will be retired at Nickelodeon Universe, with visitors getting their last chance to try out the ride on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th April 2018.

It was one of the original attractions at the park, albeit under a different name - the Treetop Tumbler - when the Mall of America opened with a Camp Snoopy amusement in Bloomington in 1992. The ride was renamed as Jimmy Neutron's Atomic Collider when Nickelodeon Universe took over the area in 2008.

The rides official description is: "Climb aboard with Jimmy Neutron and take one of his out-of-this-world inventions for a test drive. Hear your space age engine accelerate wildly, whipping you up, down and around! Hand on tight in case of near misses with other vehicles!"

Built by Zierer, Jimmy Neutron's Atomic Collider, named after the star of Nickelodeon's popular CG-animated theatrical movie and television series, is a spinning ride that rotates cars horizontally and vertically, giving riders the option of how much they want their cars to spin and in which direction. The pairs of seats "cycle" like bike pedals as the whole ride rotates, generating plenty of airtime for riders. The ride is a rare example of a Hexentanz.

It's described by BestKidFriendlyTravel as "like The Scrambler, but on steroids" – the Scrambler being the amusement rides where cars are spun on two separate, horizontal axes.

Young and old visitors this weekend will be able to take pictures with Jimmy Neutron before they take one last spin.

In its place, the MOA told Bring Me The News it is bringing in "an exciting new attraction which will be announced next week."

Will you miss Jimmy Neutron's Atomic Collider? Let NickALive! know in the comments!

Additional sources: Nickelodeon Universe Wiki, Wikipedia, Life Is A Roller Coaster.
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