American Dream mall is open. Here’s a look inside. (PHOTOS)

The American Dream mall in East Rutherford opened its doors Friday featuring two completed attractions, Nickelodeon Universe theme park and the ice skating rink.

Approximately 2,500 people attended the soft opening, according to mall officials. The park will be opening additional venues in the coming months.

DreamWorks Waterpark is still under construction and scheduled to open in November, while Big SNOW, an indoor ski slope will be open in December.

See more of our ongoing coverage of the American Dream mall here.

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Nickelodeon Universe theme park at the American Dream mall.

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American Dream mall’s ice rink.

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The waterpark, scheduled to open in November.

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Don Ghermezian, CEO of American Dream, left, speaks as Gov. Phil Murphy listens, during a press conference after touring the new mall.

The governor and other officials celebrated the American Dream opening with a ride on a roller coaster at the sprawling mall.

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A ride at Nickelodeon Universe.

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Members of Clifton High School’s Mustang Marching Band enter the theme park at American Dream.

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The skates are ready at the ice rink.

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People peer into the waterpark area that is still under construction.

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The rides are open at the Nickelodeon Universe theme park.

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A ride that’s open – but closed for testing.

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SpongeBob SquarePants leads the Clifton High School Mustang Marching Band into American Dream.

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New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy and First Lady Tammy Murphy, in front of him, tour the American Dream mall.

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Nickelodeon Universe theme park.

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One of the snack areas Nickelodeon Universe theme park.

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About 2,500 got to see inside the American Dream mall on its opening day.

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A man take a selfie at the theme park in American Dream mall.

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Don Ghermezian, CEO of American Dream, left, listens to Gov. Phil Murphy speak during a press conference after touring the American Dream mall.

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Inside the waterpark area at American Dream.

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Nickelodeon Universe theme park at the American Dream mall.

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An area of the waterpark at American Dream that’s still under construction.

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American Dream mall security officers check out the parking area.

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The waterpark, still under construction at American Dream.

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The ticket area.

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Employees get ice skates ready for customers at the ice rink.

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People grab a bite inside the American Dream mall.

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