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Friday, November 6, 2015

Shredder's Mutant Masher Photo Preview

Thanks to the fantastic Sonia, I have even more preview pictures of the new TMNT attraction at Nickelodeon Universe in Mall of America, Shredder's Mutant Masher. And there are a bunch more photos for you to check out over on Facebook.

And don't forget, tomorrow is the grand opening event. (Get all those details right here!)

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Shredder's Mutant Masher Thrill Ride Grand Opening Nov. 7

Back in July, it was revealed that Nickelodeon Universe at Mall of American in Bloomington, MN, would be opening a new TMNT attraction called Shredder's Mutant Masher. Well, after months of construction, the grand opening is happening this Saturday, November 7!

The grand opening event runs from 10am-1pm and will feature Foot Clan appearances, mutant caricatures, and martial arts demonstrations. Right at 10am the attraction will be opened with a ribbon "shredding" ceremony. The first 500 guests will receive six ride points, enough to get mutated!

Here are some construction photos provided by TMNT fan Sonia!

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Nickelodeon Universe to Open "Shredder's Mutant Masher" Ride in November

In a press release today, Mall of America in Bloomington, MN announced that a new thrill ride, Shredder's Mutant Masher, will open in the Nickelodeon Universe theme park in November, 2015.
The skyline of Nickelodeon Universe is about to drastically change with the addition of Shredder’s Mutant Masher. This new ride is a 5,000-square-foot interactive attraction, sending riders through a unique “mutation” experience in addition to the pulse pounding thrill ride experience.

Upon entering the queue, riders will begin the mutation experience by stepping into a mad-scientist-like lab where they pass hazardous material containers and remnants of past mutant experiments. All are props of course, contributing to the immersive Shredder narrative. The ride itself functions as a giant pendulum, spinning and swinging riders more than 50 feet in the air.  When the ride is finished, the “mutation” is complete. Riders will have the opportunity to view their mutant photo, complete with horns, bug-eyes and other super-imposed features. Photos will be available for purchase.

Taking the place of the recently retired Danny Phantom’s Ghost Zone, Shredder’s Mutant Masher will also include retail space featuring Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles merchandise and other Nickelodeon products. This is the second Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles-themed ride to open in Nickelodeon Universe, joining the popular Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Shell Shock ride that opened in spring 2012.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Summer of Turtles at Nickelodeon Universe

This summer, Nickelodeon Universe at the Mall of American in Bloomington, MN, is hosting a summer-long celebration of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. 

While there are daily events, as well as regular weekend events, there are three big events planned across the upcoming months.

Get Animated
June 29-30
12-3 p.m., South Entrance. Watch as official TMNT animators draw scenes of Donnie, Raph, Leo & Mikey for you to take home! First come, first served.

Pizza Recipe Challenge
July 27
2 p.m., Rotunda. Attention all Pizza Ninjas in Training! Put on your chef hat, roll out the dough and get saucin’! Submit your original pizza recipe at by July 15 for your chance at a spot in the final competition at Mall of America. Be creative and load on the toppings.

Costume Contest Saturday
August 18
Attention Shell Heads! Dress up as your favorite TMNT character and enter to win epic prizes.

If you're in the neighborhood, go hand out and support the Turtles!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Nickelodeon Universe Hosting TMNT Premiere Celebration Sept. 29

As detailed in the flyer to the left, Nickelodeon Universe at Mall of America in Bloomington, MN, will be hosting a Premiere Celebration for the new TMNT cartoon on Sept. 29.

The celebration will be from 1-6pm, which gives you enough time to check out the premiere episodes (at 10am in MN - check your local listings) and head over to the mall for some fun!

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Guinness World Record for Largest Gathering of Ninja Turtles

On Saturday, March 17, 2012, a new Guinness World Record was set for the largest gathering of people dressed as Ninja Turtles! The event marked the grand opening of the new ride at Nickelodeon Universe in the Mall of America, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shell Shock.

A crowd begins to gather around the new ride.

Check out video of the event below! Some of the audio is a little hard to hear, but this is essentially the entirety of event, with the 10 minutes of waiting cut out. The final number of people dressed as Ninja Turtles was 836! Cowabunga!

Some of my favorite fan shots from the event! Check out all my pictures on Flickr!

The youngest Turtle?

Best. Hair. EVER!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

New Guinness World Record Set For Most People Dressed as Ninja Turtles!

Yesterday, in celebration of the grand opening of the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shell Shock ride at Nickelodeon Universe at the Mall of America in Bloomington, MN, 836 TMNT fans successful set the Guinness World Record for the most people dressed as Ninja Turtles in one place!

I will have a full report of the event, along with a bunch of pictures and some video, coming up later this week (after I get my shell back to California). But, I will say in short that the event was a blast, and the ride is reallyreally fun! It was tough to get the cars to do a complete 360, but very rewarding when you succeeded - It really was kinda like ninja training!

For now, here's the official group photo of the event. I left it huge so you can play Where's Waldo if you're in the crowd or know someone who was. Cowabunga, Dudes!

Saturday, March 17, 2012

TMNT: Shell Shock Grand Opening Event Today!

Keep track of event goings-ons by following @NinjaPizza on Twitter!

Monday, March 12, 2012

TMNT: Shell Shock Ready to Fly

It looks like the final touches are finally in place, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shell Shock is ready to go on March 17, 2012. If you're in the area, you definitely want to attend the big event, including a chance to get in the Guinness Book of World Records! And Ninja Pizza will be there, live Tweeting the event! I may even sneak in a few videos. ^_^

A video of the attraction on one of its early test flights appeared on YouTube over the weekend. If you look closely, you can see the giant Turtles figures in the lower right of the screen.

Additionally, readers Sonia and Brian have both been kind enough to submit "in progress" pictures of the ride being built. Check out a few of them below, and the rest on Facebook.

The ride controls are designed as a pizza cart.

Riders beware!

Friday, February 24, 2012

TMNT: Shell Shock Grand Opening Party March 17 at Nickelodeon Universe

Nickelodeon Universe at the Mall of America in Bloomington, MN, has announced their plans for the grand opening of their new thrill ride, TMNT: Shell Shock. The plan is to break the Guinness World Record for the largest gathering of people dressed as Ninja Turtles! (The current record is 748 people, set at Rutgers University on April 10, 2008.)

This is a great opportunity for fans to have fun and be a part of TMNT history! As you wait for the ride to open, check out these pictures of the ride being built (and even more pictures on Facebook).

Check out all the details below!

Concept art for the new ride.
Event details:

March 17
Registration: 8 a.m.
Event Start: 9 a.m.
West Entrance of Nickelodeon Universe

Celebrate the grand opening of our new ride, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles “Shell Shock!”

Help us break the World Record for the Largest Gathering of Ninja Turtles and ride Shell Shock for FREE*! Come as you are or show your Turtle Power by dressing like Mikey, Donnie, Raph or Leo. All participants will receive a Turtles t-shirt and mask while supplies last.

All participants must be in costume or wearing the provided t-shirt and mask by 9 a.m. to participate in the World Record attempt.

*All participants will receive a Nickelodeon Universe 6-point pass. Must be 48” tall to ride Shell Shock.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Sneak Peek of TMNT Shell Shock Ride

As has been announced, Nickelodeon Universe at the Mall of America in Bloomington, MN, will next month be opening a brand new thrill ride, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shell Shock. The ride is currently under construction and Ninja Pizza reader Sonia sent in some photos of of the progress.

Nickelodeon Universe and the Mall of America are planning a grand opening for the ride that is sure to be an amazing event fans won't want to miss! Stay tuned to Ninja Pizza for more details coming soon.

A couple shots of the ride from above. You can see the sewer entrance and the post that will eventually hold the ride itself.

The sewer entrance from ground level and the "Antonio's Pizza" logo on the opposite side of the sewer arch entrance (not an actual restaurant as I first thought).

Some close-ups of the interior of the sewer entrance.

Thanks for sending these in, Sonia!