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Old Posted Oct 20, 2019, 11:48 PM
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American Dream opens Friday. We still don’t know the hours of the mall, or if parking is free.
By Allison Pries | NJ Advance Media for

The waiting is killing us and the not knowing is even harder. We get it that a project of this size and scope -- 3 million square feet of prime real estate that’s expecting 40 million visitors a year -- is complicated. But the lack of information, now that the initial opening is days away, is frustrating.

Here’s what we’re dying to know most:

Will we have to pay to park?
If you read comments on social media, you'll see people who claim they know people who work there who swear you'll have pay $25 to park at American Dream.

Others just as adamantly argue they can’t possibly charge for parking to remain competitive with other malls in the area.

A spokesperson for American Dream has declined to answer this question.

What are the hours for the mall?
We know it’s open seven days a week, despite Bergen County’s Blue Laws, which limit Sunday shopping. But we don’t know when American Dream opens and closes each day.

The Nickelodeon Universe indoor amusement park pricing was published on American Dream’s website and it looks like the park is open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. until 12 a.m.

But a spokesperson for American Dream declined to share hours for the entire complex.

How much does ice skating cost?
No pricing information has been released about the NHL regulation-sized ice skating rink that will open next Friday.

We don’t know if there are skate rentals at the 19,000 square foot rink or if you have to bring your own (or can bring your own) skates.

What is there to eat (and drink)?
Can we bring in our own food? What types of concessions or restaurants will open when American Dream debuts next week -- and until the entire thing is open in March 2020?

We’ve heard about more than 100 dining options, including food halls, celebrity chef-run menus, fast food and two dozen sit-down eateries. But all that roller coaster riding and ice skating are going to make us hungry for more than candy (though, there will be plenty of that. Giant candy retailer IT’SUGAR has said it will be open on Oct. 25, too).
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