Nickelodeon Universe was a multiphased conversion of Mall of America’s central amusement park from the original Camp Snoopy theme. The seven-acre park is the biggest and most popular visitor draw to the 4.2 million-square-foot shopping and entertainment destination. It is surrounded on four sides by the mall’s four retail boulevards, and covered by a glass and steel frame roof. The conversion was accomplished in a series of phases so that the park could remain nearly 100% functional throughout the aggressive six-month construction schedule.
Seven new rides were installed as part of Nickelodeon Universe, along with new and exciting retail, restaurant, and banquet facilities. In order to accomplish the timing and quality standards set by Mall of America, PCL took responsibility for self-performing many key areas of construction, including demolition, concrete, carpentry, drywall, and masonry.