Nickelodeon USA is an amusement park located in San Diego, California. It is owned and operated by Nickelodeon and is the sister park to Nickelodeon Central and Nickelodeon's Great America.

History Edit

The park opened in 1983 as the only park ever opened by Kings Entertainment Company. In 1987, after a deal with KECO and another company didn't include the park in the sale, the park was sold to Funtime Parks Inc. In 1993, the park was sold to Cedar Fair and renamed California Adventure. However, like with Geauga Lake the park suffered similar problems and in 1999 it closed, most of the rides being relocated/scrapped/put in storage. However, Nickelodeon Studios purchased the park in 2001 and it reopened in 2002 as Nickelodeon USA.

Areas Edit

  • Main Street
  • Bikini Bottom (formerly known as "Nickelodeon Backlot")
  • Jimmy Timmy Power Corner
  • Blast in the Past (opened in 2013)
  • Nick Jr. Land
  • Nickelodeon Square

Roller coasters Edit

Name Year Opened Description
Nickelodeon Streak 1983 A Philadelphia Toboggan Company wooden coaster. Formerly known as "Wildcat" (1983-1992) and "Blue Streak" (1993-1999).
Lil' Streak 1983 A Philadelphia Toboggan Company family wooden coaster. Formerly known as "Wild Kitty" (1983-1992) and "Woodstock Express" (1993-1999).
Fairly Odd Coaster 2004 A Gerstlauer spinning coaster.
Spongebob SquarePants: The Last Stand 1990 A B&M stand up coaster. Formerly known as "Grand Stand" (1990-1992), "Iron Dragon" (1993-1999), and "Nickelodeon Studio Coaster" (2002-2005).
Legends of the Hidden Temple 2017 An enclosed Gerstlauer Eurofighter roller coaster.
Loud House: Vanzilla Road Rage 2012 A Schwarzkopf wildcat coaster, relocated from Cedar Point. Formerly known as "Nickelodeon Studio Coaster: Return of the Tour" (2012-2016).
Jet Fusion 2006 A Bolliger & Mabillard flying coaster. Formerly known as "Jimmy Neutron: Jet Fusion Coaster" (2006-2009).
Danny Phantom Ghost Zone 2007 A Mack wild mouse coaster.
BrainSurge 2011 An Intamin half-pipe.
PAW Patrol Coaster Rescue 2002 A Wisdom kiddie coaster. Formerly known as "Little Bill's Giggle Coaster" (2002-2013).
Rugrats Runaway Reptar 2002 A Vekoma suspended family coaster.
Jimmy vs. Timmy: The Ride 1995 A dueling B&M inverted roller coaster. Formerly known as "Flight Deck" (1995-1999) and "Nickelodeon Flyer" (2002-2004).

Flat rides Edit

Thrill Edit

Name Year Opened Description
ThunderMan: The Ride 2013 An S&S Power Space Shot tower. Formerly known as "Marvin Marvin Space Launch" (2013).
Invader Zim: 10 Minutes Until Doomsday 1983 A Huss Ranger ride. Formerly known as "Ranger" (1983-1999) and "Invader Zim: The Ride" (2002-2006).
Rocket Power Ripsaw 2002 A Huss Pendulum ride.
Avatar Airbender 1997 A Mondial top scan. Formerly known as "Breakdance" (1997-1999) and "Jimmy Neutron Atomic Collider" (2002-2006).
Legend of Korra 2014 A Larson super loop.
The Shredder 1996 A Huss top spin. Formerly known as "California Twister" (1996-1999) and "Tak Attack" (2002-2012).
SpongeBob SquarePants Rock Bottom Plunge 2003 An Intamin gyro drop tower. Formerly known as "Nickelodeon Scream Zone" (2003-2007).
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shell Shock 2008 A Zamperla Disk'O. Formerly known as "Danny Phantom Ghost Twist" (2008-2012).

Family Edit

Name Year Opened Description
Nickelodeon Studios Tram 1983 A Chance Ride train. Formerly known as "California Junction" (1983-1999).
CatDog Crazy Spin 1983 A Sellner Tilt-A-Whirl. Formerly known as "Tilt-A-Whirl" (1983-1999).
Nicktoons Spin 2002 A tea cups ride.
Spongebob's Sea Spin 1991 A Chance Trabant. Formerly known as "Starfish" (1991-1999).
Slime Flinger 1983 A Wave Swinger ride formerly known as "Wave Swinger" (1983-1999).
Jimmy Neutron Atomic Smasher Mobiles 1983 Bumper cars. Formerly known as "Collision Course" (1983-1999).
Fairly Odd-Parents Flying Carpet 1994 A Zierer flying carpet. Formerly known as "Magic Carpet" (1994-1999).

Kiddie Edit

Name Year Opened Description
Rugrats Reptarmobiles 2001 A Zamperla Convoy ride.
Nick Jr. Spin 2001 A Zamperla kiddie Wave Swinger ride.
Blue Skidoo 2001 A Zamperla Mini Jet ride.
Nick Jr. Racers 1983 Kiddie bumper cars. Formerly known as "Kiddie Kars" (1983-1999).

Defunct Attractions Edit

Roller coasters Edit

  • Top Thrill Splatster - (2002-2010) - An air powered vertical coaster, a clone of Hypersonic XLC from Kings Dominion. Remained SBNO from late 2007 to 2010 and replaced with BrainSurge.
  • Dragon Wagon - (1998-1999) - A Wisdom 'dragon wagon' coaster. Replaced with PAW Patrol Coaster Rescue.
  • Slime Splash - (2002-2011) - A water coaster. Replaced with Loud House: Vanzilla Road Rage.
  • Banshee - (1985-1994) - An Arrow Dynamics family suspended coaster. Formerly known as "Screaming Demon" (1985-1992). Replaced with Jimmy vs Timmy: The Ride.
  • Hurler - (1992-1999) - A Dinn Corporation wooden coaster. Clone of Hurler at Kings Dominion. Replaced with Nick Jr. Land.
  • Shooting Star - (1983-1999) - An Arrow+Huss corkscrew coaster with a loop added. Replaced with Rugrats Runaway Reptar.
  • Nickelodeon Superlooper - (1994-2003) - A Vekoma boomerang coaster. Formerly known as "Boomerang" (1994-1995) and "Head Spin" (1996-1999). Replaced with Fairly Odd-Coaster.

Flat rides Edit

  • Chaos - (1997-1999) - A Chance Chaos ride.
  • Tornado - (1983-1999) - A Chance Rotor ride. Replaced with SpongeBob SquarePants: Rock Bottom Plunge.
  • Taxis - (1983-1999) - A Hampton Rides kiddie umbrella ride with antique cars. Replaced with Nick Jr. Spin.


  • Not all of the rides at NUSA are themed around Nickelodeon.

See also Edit