2013 Summer of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

2013 Summer of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
at Nickelodeon Universe®

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (June 6, 2013) – Get ready for a Turtle take-over as Nickelodeon Universe® in Mall of America® hosts the Summer of Turtles June - August 2013 to celebrate the hit Nickelodeon TV series “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TMNT).”

The Turtle excitement will be non-stop with daily character appearances, promotions and monthly merchandise discounts throughout the summer. To celebrate the Summer of Turtles, Nickelodeon Universe has many fun events planned for guests over the next few months:

Shell Shock Ride Challenge
Thrill-seekers can test their spinning skills at the Shell Shock Ride Challenge. Riders will be judged on how many times they can “spin” their seat during one cycle of the ride. A public scoreboard will display the top ten “spinners” throughout the day and competitors can ride as much as they’d like to defend their title. Rides on Shell Shock are free all day, even for riders who aren’t competing.
Saturday, June 15
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Nickelodeon Universe

TMNT Animator Meet and Greet
TMNT super fans can meet with the animators of the hit Nickelodeon TV series. The animators will create custom Turtle art for fans from noon – 3 p.m. near the south entrance of Nickelodeon Universe.
June 29 – 30
Noon – 3 p.m.
South Entrance of Nickelodeon Universe

TMNT Pizza Recipe Challenge
Everyone knows Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles love pizza. Beginning June 15, kids can submit their favorite pizza recipe for the TMNT Pizza Recipe Challenge. Eight recipes winner will be selected to participate in a cooking competition taking place in the Rotunda on July 27. Each entry must use a Schwan’s starter pizza crust, at least three ingredients of which, the total cost cannot exceed $25. Local celebrity judges will rank the pizzas on taste, creativity, presentation and use of healthy ingredients. One grand prize winner will be honored with a plaque emblazoned with their title, displayed at the “Eats” concession stand in Nickelodeon Universe.
Saturday, July 27
2 p.m.

TMNT Costume Contest
Nickelodeon Universe will wrap up the summer with a bang by hosting the first ever Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles costume contest. TMNT enthusiasts of all ages can show their Turtle pride by dressing up as their favorite TMNT character. At the conclusion of the contest, three winners will be chosen, one from each age group.
Saturday, August 22
2 – 5 p.m.
Nickelodeon Universe


  • The first 100 ride tickets purchased by guests each day will receive a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle comic book.
  • Each week guests will receive a different collectable button, featuring one of the show’s popular characters.
  • Daily appearances by Leonardo, Raphael, Michelangelo and Donatello.
  • Total Turtle Saturdays: Every Saturday in June, July and August, kids can receive temporary Turtle tattoos at the South Entrance and participate in Ninja Training sessions in the Midway at Noon and 2 p.m. in Nickelodeon Universe.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is a hit animated television series on Nickelodeon. Leonardo, Donatello, Raphael and Michelangelo are a clan of crime-fighting mutant turtles who live in the sewers of New York City. Like any good New Yorker, these teenage turtles love pizza and sticking up for their friends. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles airs on Nickelodeon Saturdays at 10 a.m. CST.

Want to learn more? Visit www.mallofamerica.com or www.nickelodeonuniverse.com

About Mall of America®
Mall of America is the nation’s largest retail and entertainment complex. At 4.2 million square feet, MOA is home to more than 520 world-class shops; Nickelodeon Universe®, the nation’s largest indoor family amusement park; SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium, a 1.2 million gallon walk-through aquarium; Moose Mountain Adventure Golf; Theatres at Mall of America® - a 14-screen movie theater with VIP theatre and more. The Mall opened in August of 1992 and is located in Bloomington, Minn., just minutes from downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul. Follow Mall of America on Facebook and Twitter or visit our blog.

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