NJ Mall to feature skiing, chocolate fountain, candy city, sky diving, ferris wheel..

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Unspeaked, Mar 9, 2009.

  1. Unspeaked macrumors 68020


    Dec 29, 2003
    West Coast

    Talk about a tribute to excess...

    The new mega-entertainment complex - scheduled to open this summer - will feature the following:

    • The only indoor skiing/snowboarding resort in the Western Hemisphere

    • Two sky-diving tunnels

    • A two story tall chocolate fountain (with real milk chocolate flowing)

    • Bergen Ballpark - a 8,000 seat minor league baseball stadium

    • A "small" 36,000 square foot city made entirely of candy

    • A 3,400 seat performance stage

    • The country's largest movie theater

    • An aquarium

    • Wannado City: a LARP like children's center where kids can play real-life roles

    • A Paris-themed fashion runway

    • A bowling alley/lounge

    • The largest ferris wheel in the United States (sponsored by Pepsi)

    • Over 440,000 square feet of office space

    • An on-site hotel

    • 200+ retail stores

    • Dozens of full service restaraunts

    (And that's all after they scaled back on things like the indoor fishing, a shooting range, downgrading the chocolate waterfall to a chocolate fountain, etc)

    Possible tenants have been pulling out left and right due to the economy (most notably Virgin and its planned Megastore).

    I heard they may even push back the opening to 2011, which would make sense considering some forecasts predict that 1 in 7 retailers will go bankrupt before the end of the year.
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    So basically you can go vacation here and never feel the need to leave? Sign me up ... but I don't get the chocolate fountain at all.
  3. Unspeaked thread starter macrumors 68020


    Dec 29, 2003
    West Coast
    The developer is saying that he wants to to be an alternative to Disneyworld for all the folks in the NY/NJ area.

    I think it's just because they can.

    (Like I said, excess at its finest...)
  4. 11800506 macrumors 65816


    Oct 31, 2007
    Washington D.C. Area
    Hmm... Meadowlands. That's pretty close to my grandparents' house. Maybe once it's finished I'll go see what it's like when I'm visiting them. If my memory is correct, Meadowlands is currently kind of disappointing, so this should prove interesting if it actually does succeed.
  5. Consultant macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007
  6. alansmallen macrumors 6502a

    Jun 25, 2007
    I live about 5 minutes from where this place will be in about 4 months.

    I will have no life....
  7. echeck macrumors 68000


    Apr 20, 2004
    Boise, Idaho
    This project sounds like one of those developer dreams that is never finished.

    I will be VERY surprised if it EVER opens, let alone in 2011.

    Sure would be fun though. :)
  8. alansmallen macrumors 6502a

    Jun 25, 2007
    Should've been open already but got delayed to late summer or early fall '09.
  9. pilotError macrumors 68020


    Apr 12, 2006
    Long Island
    Didn't you read the press release, they gave Willie Wonka some tax breaks to move his factory to Jersey!

    Now we'll have those F****n drunken Ooompa Looompa's all over route 80 after the Giants games.

    At least their Blue! :D
  10. Abstract macrumors Penryn


    Dec 27, 2002
    Location Location Location
    I'm a bit surprised that this isn't a story about U.A.E. :confused: Weird.

    Anyway, I wouldn't go to any mall like this. It's just not my thing. I prefer walking along a street from shop to shop, looking through the windows, etc. Sure, there may be indoor sections with a bunch of shops clustered together, but it's still predominantly outdoors.

    Shopping in large indoor shopping malls just seems to take the fun out of it all. I guess I just don't like American-style shopping. :eek:
  11. statik13 macrumors regular


    Jun 6, 2008
    Never leave? *oh dear* Not a chance! It sounds horrible. From my experience, an hour or two at the local Mall is just about all I can handle. With or without all the waterslide, rollercoaster, golf course, dozens of restaurants and other entertainment bits.
  12. kymac macrumors 6502a


    Nov 4, 2006
  13. steve2112 macrumors 68040


    Feb 20, 2009
    East of Lyra, Northwest of Pegasus

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