Indoor New Jersey wave pool to open next month
The American Dream mega mall in New Jersey will open its water park on November 27th. The 3-million square foot center will be home to 450 shops, services, an indoor theme park and heaps more.
The project is so huge that sections will be opening in “chapters.” The first one rolls out this week on October 25th and includes the ice skating rink. The next one, and the one we’re stoked about, is the November 27th launch and includes their indoor water park, complete with lazy river and 40 water slides.
American Dream said they will have two surf riders from American Wave Machines, one standing the other a soliton wave pool with PerfectSwell technology (like the one in Waco). The company is billing it as the world’s largest indoor wave pool at 1.5 acres, and will offer surf lessons as well.
This week we found an Instagram sneak peak from someone obviously privy to the wave pool testing. In the clip a signature PerfectSwell left reels off along the concrete wall. (See below).
American Wave Machines have several projects in the works globally at the moment, but this is the first with a view of the Manhattan skyline. Once completed, the water park will feature 31 luxury cabanas for special members. This is also the first wave pool to be in close proximity to such a densely populated area.
“The exciting thing for us is the location because of the tens of millions of people in the surrounding area,” AWM owner Bruce McFarland told Surfer Mag. “It’s going to be an enormous indoor facility, pretty much dwarfing any other indoor facilities you can think of, and it will have warm water and warm air all year round.”
The surf pool is just one component of the $5billion mega-mall that will be 45% retail shops and 55% amusement park. Once completed, American Wave Machines’ PerfectSwell tech will feature prominently in the Dreamworks Waterpark which will feature giant characters like Shrek and Kung Fu Panda.
Main Image of PerfectSwell tech at BSR Surf Resort by Rob Henson & American Wave Machines