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Todd Regan

New Attractions

Nickelodeon Blast Zone

Photos taken 4/17

The new Nickelodeon Blast Zone playground is now open. To say it is popular with the kids is an understatement, it looks like they have a huge hit here.

First thing you see when you come up to it is the "Splash" area... highlighted by the huge Nickelodeon rocket.

Nickelodeon Blast Zone

As you walk around the water area, you can see all the different levels the kids can climb up on. Of course every level has some sort of water shooting / dripping / dropping contraption on it. (In the photo below, the already running "Rugrats Magic Adventure" show is in the building you see behind.)

Nickelodeon Blast Zone

Below you can see some of the guns and buckets... there are valves and faucets that can be turned off and on to fill things up everywhere.

Nickelodeon Blast Zone

Not all the guns are just point and shoot water blasts - the ones below have to be pumped by the kids to get them to work. Nice way to burn off some of that sugar high they may be on.

Nickelodeon Blast Zone

One target is located up on the back of the rocket - hitting the green discs, raises the levels of the markers - which can trigger a HUGE reaction.... along the lines of...

Nickelodeon Blast Zone

...the following (below)! Yep, those are two huge 500 gallon buckets tipping over onto the people below - typically only seen up to this point in real water parks.

Nickelodeon Blast Zone

In case you want to avoid the above waking through the area, be sure to listen for a countdown. If you hear one, get away as fast as you can.

Family restrooms have been provided out back behind the play area to change wet kids into dry clothes. Although Universal is probably planning to make some serious cash selling all sorts of clothing, wise budget conscious parents may wish to pack a second set of dry clothes if they plan to let the little ones get drenched.

Nickelodeon Blast Zone

Not everything has to involve water though - an adjacent play arena, "The Wild Thornberrys Adventure Temple" is filled with air cannons and foam balls...

Nickelodeon Blast Zone

Once you enter the huge "temple" you'll find it is also multi-level, and the air is thick with foam projectiles whizzing by your head...

Nickelodeon Blast Zone

There are all sorts of areas and nooks you can clamber around in - what you need to do here is run around and gather ammo in a mesh bag...

Nickelodeon Blast Zone

...then dump the balls into nearby tubs that feed the air cannons. You then shoot at anything, or anyone (as the case may be). Most kids get the idea to aim for the targets instead of the people though... since they can trigger all sorts of effects and even a ball avalanche.

Nickelodeon Blast Zone

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