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DreamWorks Water Park – what to expect, tickets, prices, timings, FAQs

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DreamWorks Water Park is where your favorite DreamWorks characters are waiting to join you on an exhilarating underwater journey. 

Step into North America’s largest indoor water park and experience a world of fascinating attractions, world-record slides, and jaw-dropping rides.

Create treasured memories and special moments as you experience the adventures at DreamWorks Water Park.

The DreamWorks Water Park is an indoor water park located inside the American Dream shopping and entertainment center in New Jersey.

In this article, we share everything you need to know before you visit DreamWorks Water Park, New Jersey.

DreamWorks Water Park

What to expect at DreamWorks Water Park

Visitors can find themselves in a world of adventure as they visit DreamWorks Water Park’s attractions inspired by hit films, including “Shrek,” “Madagascar,” “Kung Fu Panda,” and more.

DreamWorks Waterpark offers many attractions to fit all excitement levels, from spectacular water slides to lazy rivers and engaging splash zones.

After purchasing a ticket to the American DreamWorks Water Park, visitors of all ages are in for a day filled with non-stop fun and excitement. 

Here’s a glimpse of what both kids and adults can enjoy.

For kids:

  • Kids’ rides: Little ones can embark on thrilling adventures at the Kungfu Panda Temple of Awesomeness, The Penguins Frozen Fun Zone, Far Far A Bay, and splash around in the Bubbly Lazy River.

For adults:

  • Moderate rides: Adults can experience the complete excitement from Toothless’ Trickling Torpedo, Dragon Racers, Dragon & Dronkey’s Flight, and take a thrilling ride down the Tube It and Zany & Zanier Zigzag slides.
  • Thrill rides: Brave the heights and twists of Thrillagascar & Jungle Jammer, Shrek’s Sinkhole Slammer, Skudin Surf, and feel the adrenaline rush on Penguin Plummet & Majunga Jump, Mad Flush, Surfari Slider, and more.

Both kids and adults can enjoy the following:

  • Wave pool: Take a dip in the world’s biggest indoor wave pool at Far Far A Bay, where gentle waves create a perfect beach-like experience.
  • Lazy River: Grab an inner tube and lazily float along the Bubbly Lazy River, the longest indoor lazy river in the world.
  • Interactive experiences: Immerse yourself in the interactive exhibits, including the DreamWorks Animation WaterWorks and the indoor surfing experience at Skudin Surf.

DreamWorks Water Park ensures a day of splashes and cherished memories for the whole family to enjoy.

Tickets Cost
DreamWorks Water Park (Monday-Thursday)US$15
DreamWorks Water Park (Friday)US$84 
DreamWorks Water Park (Weekends)US$105

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Where to book American DreamWorks Water Park tickets

The tickets for the DreamWorks Water Park are available online in advance or at the attraction.

We recommend booking your tickets well in advance online to save time and money.

Online booking offers exciting discounts as well.

Booking online also helps avoid last-minute disappointment and delays.

How do online tickets work

Go to the DreamWorks indoor Water Park booking page, select your preferred date and the number of tickets, and buy the tickets right away.

After the purchase, you will receive the tickets in your email.   

There is no requirement to bring any printouts.

You can walk in and show the ticket on your smartphone.

Remember to bring a valid ID and the card you used for purchasing the ticket.

DreamWorks Water Park prices

DreamWorks Water Park, New Jersey tickets are priced at US$15 for everyone above three years old from Monday to Thursday. 

On Friday, the tickets cost US$84; on the weekends, they cost US$105.

An adult companion must accompany children under 14. 

All rides have their respective height restrictions. 

DreamWorks Water Park tickets

DreamWorks Water Park tickets
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This DreamWorks ticket gets you access to all rides at the waterpark, including the world’s biggest indoor wave pool.

All ticket owners receive a wristband when they enter. And re-entry is allowed as long as you have the wristband with you.

You can cancel this ticket up to 24 hours before your time of visit. 

Children under two years old don’t need to buy tickets. However, there will be restrictions for ride entry.

Ticket price (3+ years): US$105

Combo tickets

With combo tickets for American Dreams DreamWork Water Park and other attractions, you can avail of exclusive discounts of up to 10% of the original price.

You can choose from the two combo tickets given below.

Nickelodeon Universe Theme Park at American Dream + DreamWorks Water Park

Nickelodeon Universe Theme Park at American Dream + DreamWorks Water Park
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While planning a visit to the DreamWorks Water Park, you should also know about another exciting opportunity – a combo ticket for DreamWorks Water Park and Nickelodeon Universe Theme Park.

Nickelodeon Universe Theme Park at American Dream in New Jersey is an incredibly fun destination where you can meet all your favorite Nickelodeon characters!

You can enjoy thrilling rides, watch entertaining shows, and explore colorful areas that spark your imagination. It’s like entering a world of excitement and adventure!

Nickelodeon Universe Theme Park is the perfect place for families to have a fantastic time and create unforgettable memories. 

If you buy them individually, they cost you US$89, but since this is a combo, you pay only US$80 and save US$9 on every ticket. 

American Dream – DreamWorks Water Park +  The Rink

American Dream - DreamWorks Water Park + The Rink
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There is also a combo offer for DreamWorks Water Park and the Rink

With this ticket, you can experience the excitement of ice skating at The Rink, located within the thrilling American Dream complex, and the amazing rides of DreamWorks Water Park.

The Rink offers amazing opportunities for skaters of all ability levels to glide and spin on the ice, as it is the largest indoor ice skating rink in the United States. 

Whether a novice or an expert skater, you’ll enjoy The Rink’s smooth ice and plenty of room. 

Bring your loved ones, grab your skates, and prepare for an incredible experience of joy and laughter.

Buying the tickets individually will cost you US$52, but since this is a combo, you pay only US$47 and save US$5 on every ticket. 

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DreamWorks Water Park hours

DreamWorks Water Park New Jersey opening hours are from 11 am to 7 pm on all days except Saturday.

The Water Park is open from 10 am to 7 pm on Saturday.

Best time to visit DreamWorks Water Park

The best time to visit the DreamWorks Water Park in New Jersey is usually in the evenings.

However, you can also choose to spend the whole day to have the maximum fun! 

Visiting Water Park on weekdays is best to avoid crowds.

DreamWorks Water Park location

DreamWorks Water Park location
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Address: 1 American Dream Wy, East Rutherford, NJ 07073, USA. Get Directions.

By Bus

DreamWorks Water Park is a three-minute walk from the American Dream bus stop.

By Subway

American Dream DreamWorks Water Park is only 10-minute walk from Meadowlands Sports Complex Station

By Car

If you’re driving by car, turn on Google Maps and get started!

How long does the visit take? 

You can spend three to four hours at the Water Park to enjoy the rides.

Remember, it entirely depends on individual interests and preferences. 

You may complete it in less time or exceed it, too! 

DreamWorks Water Park Rides

Visitors under 3 feet (91 cm) can use the Lazy River, Wave Pool, and play elements on the KungFu Panda Temple of Awesomeness Play Structure. 

The three slides in the KungFu Panda Temple of Awesomeness Play Structure and the six slides in the Penguins Frozen Fun Zone are accessible to guests between 3 and 3.5 feet (91 to 106 cm). 

All children’s play areas and slides and five additional family slides are available to visitors between 3.5 and 4 feet (106 to 121 cm) with an accompanying adult. 

All rides, slides, and activities are accessible to people 4 feet (121 cm) or taller, except those intended for the youngest visitors. 

DreamWorks Water Park Map

A map is always handy when you visit any attraction to save time and have an enjoyable experience. 

Take a look at the DreamWorks Water Park’s map here.

Tripadvisor reviews

DreamWorks Water Park is undoubtedly a huge attraction for kids and adults alike. 

Most visitors find the wave pool to be surprisingly big and hence, quite appealing. 

Check out some reviews from Tripadvisor.

Amazing experience for family and friends, young or older

The skiing was surprisingly good for an indoor experience – 10 out of 10. I wish I lived next to this place. It was very warm when you walked in, do not go in with a winter coat, and the Cabana was a really good addition. Grover M.

Big waves, lots of fun!

For an indoor water park this place is pretty big and has many different attractions for different ages! The wave pool was surprisingly big and the waves were great. It was a good time…I would go back and the kids loved it! Wanduh4

FAQs about the DreamWorks Water Park

Are there age and height restrictions to visit the Water Park?

A supervising adult must accompany children under the age of 14. 
At the entrance to the queue line, all rides have posted height and age restrictions.

Can I get any discounts if I want to visit as a spectator?

DreamWorks Water Park attraction does not provide a discount for those who decide not to swim or enjoy the rides. 

Does American DreamWorks Water Park have any dress code?

Swimwear should be appropriate. 
Wetsuits, thong swimsuits, trousers, denim, and transparent apparel are prohibited.
Swimwear with metal buttons, buckles, rivets, zippers, or sharp items are prohibited. 

Is it necessary for me to wear sunscreen when I’m in the park?

Although DreamWorks Water Park is an indoor attraction, we advise packing and using your preferred sunscreen or wearing sun-protective clothes. 

Can I buy sunscreen, swimwear, or sunglasses if I forget to bring them? 

You don’t have to worry too much about this as you can buy them at American Dream retailers.

Is DreamWorks Water Park a suitable location for my child’s birthday party?

Yes, DreamWorks Water Park provides a range of birthday packages, including food, drink, character appearances, and more to suit your preferences.

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