🚂 A "malfunction" caused the ride at American Dream to be shut down Sunday

🚂 The Department of Community Affairs inspected the ride after a relay was replaced

🚂 Seven riders at the time were removed from the ride using a scissor lift


EAST RUTHERFORD — A ride inside the American Dream shopping and entertainment complex was shut down due to a malfunction on Sunday afternoon.

Dora’s Sky Railway at Nickelodeon Universe inside the American Dream complex in East Rutherford was closed after a motor capacitor malfunctioned, according to state Department of Community Affairs spokeswoman Judith Drucker.

Seven people on the ride at the time were removed one at a time from the train by the American Dream maintenance staff and firefighters using a scissor lift. Drucker said the ride was closed and no one was injured.

The American Dream maintenance staff replaced the relay. DCA inspectors inspected the ride, witnessed a full operational test of the ride and cleared it to reopen Tuesday afternoon, according to Drucker.

State Police referred inquiries to the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority public safety department. It in turn referred New Jersey 101.5 to American Dream representatives.

Prop helicopter after falling into a kiddie pool at the DreamWorks Water Park at American Dream 2/19/23
Prop helicopter after falling into a kiddie pool at the DreamWorks Water Park at American Dream 2/19/23 (RLS Metro Breaking News)

Prop helicopter falls into kiddie pool

Earlier this year, a prop helicopter fell into a kiddie pool at another amusement area, the DreamWorks Water Park on Feb. 19 injuring two children and two adults. The entire park was ordered closed by the state Department of Community Affairs until an inspection of the entire park was completed.

The helicopter was permanently removed from the park which reopened on Feb. 25.

DreamWorks Water Park and Nickelodeon Universe are two of the seven amusement areas inside the complex in the Meadowlands.

News 12 New Jersey was first to report on the ride malfunction.

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