Announcing a new Meetup for Outdoor & Snow Lovers!What
: Ropes Course and/or rides at Nickelodeon Universe; optional Cantina #1 afterwardWhen
: Wednesday, December 1,[masked]:15 PMWhere
: Nickelodeon Store (inside Nickelodeon Universe on north side of park)
Mall of America
Bloomington, MN 55425
Okay, this is inside and without snow, but what the heck. Let's get together and whoop it up at Nickelodeon Universe!
Assuming there are more than 10 of us, we can get a group rate. To get the group rate, we must all show up at precisely the same time and pay in one big batch. So, if you want in on the group rate, you must have RSVP'd "yes" and you must show up outside of the Nickelodeon store (at the north end of the MOA) BY 6:15 with EXACT CHANGE CASH MONEY IN HAND
to give Mary to pay for your ticket (i.e. no checks or credit cards and no change returned so you need exact precise cash money). No exceptions. Mary will then snatch your cash and go over and buy the group tickets, bring them back and pass them out, and we'll head into the park at 6:30. Mary has to pay all at once with cash, which is why you need to be there right at 6:15.
If you can't make it by 6:15 and you know you are coming and want the group rate, you'll need to get your cash in advance (or make arrangements with someone) to a person who is attending so that they can give Mary the cash at 6:15. Otherwise you'll need to pay the full Nickelodeon Universe price when you arrive.
The "all you can ride" wristbands are good for three hours.
Group rates (at 6:15, cash money exact change only. I have rounded up to the nearest quarter to make my life easier):
All you can ride for three hours: $14.50 (tax included)
Ropes course only: $5.50 (tax included)
Ropes course PLUS all you can ride: $18 (tax included)
If you can't or don't make it at 6:30 precisely with cash in hand, here is your cost (buy your tickets on your own when you show up):
All you can ride for three hours: $21.05 (tax included)
Ropes course only: $6.38 (tax included)
Ropes course PLUS all you can ride: 4.29 + 21.05 = $25.34 (tax included)
The park closes at 9:30 (or 10, depending on who is telling you the information, apparently).
When you are done with the ropes course (which can take between 1/2 hour and an hour), you can head over to Cantina #1 on the 3rd floor of the mall for a snack and/or a beverage. Or, if you have purchased an "all you can ride" ticket in addition to the ropes course ticket and you want to ride on other rides til park close, you can do so. Totally up to you. I'm not sure that I will make Cantina #1, but I put it out there so that people know where to gather if they are so inclined once they have had their fill of fun at Nickelodeon Universe. The dining room at Cantina #1 closes at 10, so we will gather in the bar area (you can still order food even though we are seated in the bar area).
**Aside from Cantina #1, this is a family-friendly event.
**Please be courteous with your RSVPs. If you RSVP "yes," we'll be looking for you. If your "yes" RSVP changes, please also change your RSVP. Thank you.
**The idea for the ropes course was Nia's. Thanks for the great suggestion, Nia!
**I have also posted this meetup on the TC Bicycling Meetup page. If you are a member of both groups, please only RSVP on one location.
Nickelodeon Universe info: http://www.nickelodeonuniverse.com/
Nickelodeon Universe rides: http://www.nickelodeonuniverse.com/park-map.html
"Ghostly Gangplank" (ropes course) info: http://www.nickelodeonuniverse.com/flying-dutchman-ghostly-gangplank.htmlhttp://www.kare11.com/news/local/mornings/sunrise_article.aspx?storyid=860439
RSVP to this Meetup:http://www.meetup.com/outdoor-snowlovers/calendar/15223767/