Mall of America’s amusement park reopening next week, but with plenty of restrictions

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) – The Mall of America says the Nickelodeon Universe amusement park inside the mall will reopen Aug. 10 after being closed nearly five months due to COVID-19.

Officials of the Bloomington, Minnesota, mall said Monday the seven-acre theme park will reopen with significant changes aimed at maintaining a safe, healthy and comfortable environment.

To meet state guidelines, Nickelodeon Universe will operate with a reduced capacity of 250 visitors at any time. Guests will be allowed through a single entry point.

Only guests who have bought a ticket will have access to walk through the park.

Tickets will be limited to two hours. Guests 3 years and older will be required to wear face masks at all times.