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.
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.
Bikini Bottom (formerly known as "Nickelodeon Backlot")
Jimmy Timmy Power Corner
Blast in the Past (opened in 2013)
Nick Jr. Land
Roller coasters Edit
A Philadelphia Toboggan Company wooden coaster. Formerly known as "Wildcat" (1983-1992) and "Blue Streak" (1993-1999).
A Philadelphia Toboggan Company family wooden coaster. Formerly known as "Wild Kitty" (1983-1992) and "Woodstock Express" (1993-1999).
Fairly Odd Coaster
A Gerstlauer spinning coaster.
Spongebob SquarePants: The Last Stand
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
An enclosed Gerstlauer Eurofighter roller coaster.
Loud House: Vanzilla Road Rage
A Schwarzkopf wildcat coaster, relocated from Cedar Point. Formerly known as "Nickelodeon Studio Coaster: Return of the Tour" (2012-2016).
A Bolliger & Mabillard flying coaster. Formerly known as "Jimmy Neutron: Jet Fusion Coaster" (2006-2009).
Danny Phantom Ghost Zone
A Mack wild mouse coaster.
An Intamin half-pipe.
PAW Patrol Coaster Rescue
A Wisdom kiddie coaster. Formerly known as "Little Bill's Giggle Coaster" (2002-2013).
Rugrats Runaway Reptar
A Vekoma suspended family coaster.
Jimmy vs. Timmy: The Ride
A dueling B&M inverted roller coaster. Formerly known as "Flight Deck" (1995-1999) and "Nickelodeon Flyer" (2002-2004).
Flat rides Edit
ThunderMan: The Ride
An S&S Power Space Shot tower. Formerly known as "Marvin Marvin Space Launch" (2013).
Invader Zim: 10 Minutes Until Doomsday
A Huss Ranger ride. Formerly known as "Ranger" (1983-1999) and "Invader Zim: The Ride" (2002-2006).
Rocket Power Ripsaw
A Huss Pendulum ride.
A Mondial top scan. Formerly known as "Breakdance" (1997-1999) and "Jimmy Neutron Atomic Collider" (2002-2006).
Legend of Korra
A Larson super loop.
A Huss top spin. Formerly known as "California Twister" (1996-1999) and "Tak Attack" (2002-2012).
SpongeBob SquarePants Rock Bottom Plunge
An Intamin gyro drop tower. Formerly known as "Nickelodeon Scream Zone" (2003-2007).
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shell Shock
A Zamperla Disk'O. Formerly known as "Danny Phantom Ghost Twist" (2008-2012).
Nickelodeon Studios Tram
A Chance Ride train. Formerly known as "California Junction" (1983-1999).
CatDog Crazy Spin
A Sellner Tilt-A-Whirl. Formerly known as "Tilt-A-Whirl" (1983-1999).
A tea cups ride.
Spongebob's Sea Spin
A Chance Trabant. Formerly known as "Starfish" (1991-1999).
A Wave Swinger ride formerly known as "Wave Swinger" (1983-1999).
Jimmy Neutron Atomic Smasher Mobiles
Bumper cars. Formerly known as "Collision Course" (1983-1999).
Fairly Odd-Parents Flying Carpet
A Zierer flying carpet. Formerly known as "Magic Carpet" (1994-1999).
A Zamperla Convoy ride.
Nick Jr. Spin
A Zamperla kiddie Wave Swinger ride.
A Zamperla Mini Jet ride.
Nick Jr. Racers
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