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SpongeBob is coming to New Jersey.

Talia Avakian
September 16, 2016

Wish you could interact with your favorite Nickelodeon shows in real life? You'll soon be able to at a planned 8.5-acre theme park.

Nickelodeon announced this week the Nickelodeon Universe theme park at the American Dream mall in Bergen County, New Jersey.

The park, which the company will be creating with Triple Five, will be the largest indoor theme park in North America, with attractions focused around popular characters like SpongeBob SquarePants and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, according to PIX11.

Though the indoor theme park is still in initial planning stages, there will also likely be live shows, shops, and games. The theme park will open alongside several other attractions within the mall, including a 16-story indoor ski slope, an observation wheel, an NHL-sized ice rink, an aquarium, and a Legoland Discovery Center.

The park is slated to open sometime in 2018. More information about rides and attractions should be coming soon.

Talia Avakian is a digital reporter at Travel + Leisure. Follow her on Twitter at @TaliaAvak.

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