Prepare to mutate: Shredders Mutant Masher is the newest thrill ride coming to Mall of America®
Based on Nickelodeons Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles most evil villain, Shredders Mutant Masher is opening November 2015
BLOOMINGTON, MNWednesday, July 29, 2015
Mall of America® announces newest thrill ride Shredders Mutant Masher to open in Nickelodeon Universe® November 2015.
The skyline of Nickelodeon Universe® is about to drastically change with the addition of Shredders Mutant Masher. This new ride is a 5,000-square-foot interactive attraction, sending riders through a unique mutation experience in addition to the pulse pounding thrill ride experience.
Upon entering the queue, riders will begin the mutation experience by stepping into a mad-scientist-like lab where they pass hazardous material containers and remnants of past mutant experiments. All are props of course, contributing to the immersive Shredder narrative. The ride itself functions as a giant pendulum, spinning and swinging riders more than 50 feet in the air. When the ride is finished, the mutation is complete. Riders will have the opportunity to view their mutant photo, complete with horns, bug-eyes and other super-imposed features. Photos will be available for purchase.
Based on Nickelodeons popular CG-animated series Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Shredder is the infamous villain responsible for the Turtles mutation into the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Turtle fans will be instantly familiar with the characters significance.
Shredders Mutant Masher will be a complete interactive experience for kids and kids-at-heart alike. Whether youre a long-time fan of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles brand, or just looking for a new way to defy gravity in Nickelodeon Universe, this ride will deliver thrills from the moment you get in line, said Jill Renslow, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Business Development for Mall of America. The immersive storytelling makes this attraction truly unique, reinforcing Mall of America as being always new.
Taking the place of the recently retired Danny Phantoms Ghost Zone, Shredders Mutant Masher will also include retail space featuring Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles merchandise and other Nickelodeon products. This is the second Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles-themed ride to open in Nickelodeon Universe, joining the popular Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Shell Shock ride that opened in spring 2012.
Located at the east entrance of Nickelodeon Universe, Shredders Mutant Masher will join the more than 520 world-class shops and attractions at Mall of America. Riders must be at least 48 tall to ride without a chaperone and admission cost is six points.
Mall of America: Sarah Schmidt (952-883-8805; email@example.com)
ABOUT MALL OF AMERICA
Mall of America is the nations largest retail and entertainment complex. At 4.87 million square feet, the Mall is home to more than 520 world-class shops; Nickelodeon Universe, the nations largest indoor family theme park; EMS Entertainment Exhibit Center; 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 is currently undergoing an expansion project on all three levels on the north side. The expansion will include a 342-room JW Marriott hotel, office tower, high-end retailers, new dining options, a tourist welcome center and large event space.
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 option. For more information visit www.nickelodeonuniverse.com.