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The Park at MOA

The Park at MOA
Location Bloomington, Minnesota Flag of the United States
Website http://www.theparkatmoa.com/
Owner Triple Five Group (owners of Mall of America)
Opened August 11, 1992
Previous names Camp Snoopy, Knott's Camp Snoopy
Operating season Indoors, open all year
Area 7 acres
Rides 21+ total
  • 2 roller coasters
  • 1 water rides

The Park at MOA (originally Knott's Camp Snoopy) is the seven acre (28,000 m²) amusement park located in the center of the Mall of America (MOA), in Bloomington, Minnesota, USA. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... location in Hennepin County, Minnesota Coordinates: Country United States State Minnesota County Hennepin Founded 1843 Incorporated 1858 Mayor Gene Winstead Area    - City 99. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... is the 223rd day of the year (224th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Mall of America (also MOA, MoA, or the Megamall) is a shopping mall located in the Twin Cities suburb of Bloomington, Minnesota. ... location in Hennepin County, Minnesota Coordinates: Country United States State Minnesota County Hennepin Founded 1843 Incorporated 1858 Mayor Gene Winstead Area    - City 99. ...

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Design

The Park at MOA is primarily lit by a glass ceiling, which is also the source of most of the heat for the Mall of America. It was originally built by Knott's Berry Farm, and was managed by Cedar Fair after they bought Knott's in 1998, but has been managed by the Mall of America since early 2005. Unlike many indoor amusement parks, The Park at MOA has a great deal of natural foliage in and about the park, and its floor has a wide variance in height - the highest ground level in the park is 15 feet above the lowest. This allows for a far more naturalistic experience than would normally be possible in an indoor amusement park. Knotts Berry Farm is a brand name of two separate entities: a theme park in Buena Park, California, and a manufacturer of food specialty products (primarily jams and preserves) based in Placentia, California. ... Cedar Fair L.P is publicly traded company that owns and operates amusement parks in North America. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The Park has some smaller roller coasters, but mainly has flat rides due to space constraints. Near a shooting gallery is the site of home plate for Metropolitan Stadium, which was located on the site of the Mall. A flat ride, or platform ride, is usually taken to mean any amusement ride which is not a roller coaster, dark ride, tower ride, or water ride. ... Metropolitan Stadium (often referred to as the Met) was a sports stadium that once stood in Bloomington, Minnesota, USA. It opened in 1956 as the home of a minor league baseball team, the Minneapolis Millers of the American Association, replacing ancient Nicollet Park and built to specifications of major league...


History

Camp Snoopy

The familiar Snoopy bounce.

The park was originally known as Knotts Camp Snoopy, and later, simply Camp Snoopy, and was themed around the Charles M. Schulz "Peanuts" comic strip characters. Camp Snoopy themed areas are still located at the following Cedar Fair parks: Cedar Point, Dorney Park, Knott's Berry Farm, Worlds of Fun, and Michigan's Adventure. Camp Snoopy was only moderately themed to the Peanuts franchise, and it was never themed extremely to that particular franchise. Much of the original theming in Snoopy fountain and all around the park were already removed by the time the rights to the Peanuts characters were lost. Theming that was removed from the park prematurely that made it seem less themes include a kite at the ceiling, Charlie Brown and Lucy playing baseball above the Sports grill, theming in Snoopy fountain, the retheming of Snoopy Boutique to the Snoopy Shop, and much smaller theming. In 2005, there were plans to revitalize the Camp Snoopy image, and a new logo was introduced in October, however this did not last long as there were even bigger changes coming within the next few months. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Charles Monroe Schulz (November 26, 1922 – February 12, 2000) was a 20th-century American cartoonist best known worldwide for his Peanuts comic strip. ... Peanuts is a syndicated daily and Sunday comic strip written and illustrated by Charles M. Schulz, which ran from October 2, 1950, to February 13, 2000 (the day after Schulzs death). ... This article is about the comic strip, the sequential art form as published in newspapers and on the Internet. ... Cedar Point is a 364 acre (1. ... Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom logo Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom, located in South Whitehall Township, Pennsylvania, just outside of Allentown, is one of the most recognizable and popular amusement parks in the United States. ... Knotts Berry Farm is a brand name of two separate entities: a theme park in Buena Park, California, and a manufacturer of food specialty products (primarily jams and preserves) based in Placentia, California. ... Worlds of Fun (WOF) is an amusement park in Kansas City, Missouri. ... Michigans Adventure is an amusement park in Muskegon County, Michigan, about halfway between Muskegon, Michigan and Whitehall, Michigan. ...


The Park at MOA

Current map.

On January 9, 2006, Mall of America management announced that talks between MoA and Cedar Fair Entertainment Co. (which owns the national rights to amusement-park branding of the Peanuts license) had broken down, primarily over the Mall's rights to effectively market its park within and outside of the United States, and effective January 19, the park's Peanuts branding would end, the park being temporarily renamed "The Park at MOA" while new branding was being applied. [1] Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... is the 9th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays full 2006 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Cedar Fair Entertainment Company, legally known as Cedar Fair, L.P.,(NYSE: FUN) is a publicly-traded company based in Sandusky, Ohio, USA that owns and operates amusement parks in North America. ...


Nickelodeon Universe

According to the Star Tribune on March 1, 2007, [2] the park at MOA was in negotiations with Nickelodeon for an exclusive branding deal which would see Nickelodeon characters inspiring rides throughout the park. is the 60th day of the year (61st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Nickelodeon (commonly referred to as Nick) is an American cable television network owned by Viacom International. ...


New rides include Avatar: The Last Airbender, a Gerstlauer Euro-Fighter style coaster themed after the Nickelodeon show Avatar: The Last Airbender. The ride will feature two inversions, a vertical loop as well as a heartline roll, along with other elements, including the Euro-Fighter's signature vertical lift hill and 97 degree first drop. The $2.9 million ride will be 67 feet tall, the shortest Euro-Fighter built to date. [3]. They also announced plans to build a freefall tower aimed at teens and adults. Lift and 97 degree first drop of Gerstlauer Euro-Fighter Typhoon at Bobbejaanland Gerstlauer Amusement Rides GmbH is a German manufacturer of stationary and transportable amusement rides and roller coasters, located in Münsterhausen, Germany. ...


The park's official name, "Nickelodeon Universe", was announced on July 25, 2007.[1] Construction begins on August 27, 2007 with work to be completed in sections so 80 percent to 90 percent of the park remains accessible at all times. Nickelodeon Universe is to be completed in March 2008. [4] August 27 is the 239th day of the year (240th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... March is the third month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days. ... 2008 (MMVIII) will be a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


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Rides/Attractions

The park is free to enter, but the rides require patrons to purchase a varying number of tickets (points), depending upon the type of ride.


Six (6) points required:

  • The Mighty Axe
  • Paul Bunyan's Log Chute
  • Mystery Mine Ride, currently showing Yogi's Big Rescue
  • Timberland Twister

Five (5) points required: The Funtastic World of Hanna-Barbera was a simulator ride at Universal Studios Florida, and one of the parks original attractions. ...

  • Ghost Blasters
  • Treetop Tumbler
  • Pepsi Ripsaw Roller Coaster
  • Screaming Yellow Eagle

Four (4) points required:

  • Bumpers
  • Camp Bus
  • Tree Swing
  • Skyscraper Ferris Wheel

Three (3) points required:

  • Americana Carousel
  • Balloon Race
  • Bloomington Express
  • Frog Hopper
  • Lil' Shaver
  • Red Baron
  • Bounce
  • Speedway
  • Truckin'

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