Nickelodeon Universe

Nickelodeon © 2020 Viacom International Inc. • Amusement Parks & Attractions • 2009

A&ES gives “character” to the themed Nickelodeon® Universe at Paramount’s Kings Island in Cincinnati…


Kings Island is a 364-acre amusement park located 24 miles northeast of Cincinnati in Mason, OH. In 1993, Paramount Parks began incorporating themes from its movies into the park. Viacom entered the picture after acquiring Paramount in 1994, paving the way for Nickelodeon’s appearance—Nickelodeon Splat City, followed by Nickelodeon Central and eventually Nickelodeon Universe. A&ES’s themed Nickelodeon Universe features 18 attractions, including incredible characters, rides, and amusements for all ages.

A&ES Build Highlights

The theming overlays created by A&ES for Nick Universe are phenomenal. Every realistic detail is meticulous in each design\build with keen attention to the highest quality materials and engineering. Want to see who’s who at the 18 attractions on Paramount’s King’s Island? Visit Dora the Explorer and Sponge Bob Square Pants at the Pineapple Café, among many other familiar faces. Visitors enjoy the Nick character sculptures natural charisma and spunk. When it comes to aesthetic excellence, there is no lack of artistry or shortcut taken by A&ES artisans.

A&ES Design and Fabrication

  • Nickelodeon Universe Park ID signage
  • Theming overlay of Avatar – The Last Airbender Ride, including dimensional ride graphics, ride car graphics, large character graphic, and entry pavilion
  • Theming overlay of Phantom Flyers Ride, including dimensional fence graphics, the sizeable portal entry with signage, Go-Ride car graphics, and 3-D themed ride sculpted appliques
  • Theming overlay of Go Diego Go-Ride, including Signage, Fencing Graphic panels, and Center Ride themed panels
  • La Aventura De Azul Ride refurbishment and themed entry
  • Nick Toon Picnic Area theming
  • Plankton’s Plunge Ride theming including character sculptures, fence, ID signage, and large scale themed seaweed panels
  • Timmy’s Air Tours Ride theming overlay, including Ride ID signage, large graphic backdrop, and Ride Car theming
  • Lazy Town SportaCopters Ride entry theming and Ride car graphics
  • Theming overlay for Blue’s Skidoo Ride, including graphic fence panels, Ride graphics, and ID signage
  • Backyardigans Swing Along Ride theming including ID signage, graphics fence panels, and Center Ride structure graphics
  • Swiper’s Sweeper Ride theming overlay, including 3D Character, Ride ID Signage, Graphics Fence Panels, and Ride Car Graphics
  • Fairly Odd Coaster Theming Overlay including Ride ID signage, graphic fence panels, and Ride Car graphics
  • Jimmy Neutron Ride theming including character graphic flats, ID signage, and fence panels
  • Little Bill’s Giggle Coaster theming overlay including graphic character flats, ID signage, and Ride Car graphics
  • Nick Jr. Drivers Ride theming including, themed Ride Tunnel, graphic fence panels and Ride ID signage
  • Character themed area, and ID signage
  • 3-D character sculptures throughout the park
  • Onsite coordination and installation

A&ES Services Details

  • Research and analysis of the client’s goals and requirements
  • Assessment of preliminary space plans
  • Provision of project management services including preparation of project budgets and schedules
  • Preparation of construction documents, consisting of plans, details, and specifications
  • Preparation of construction documents to adhere to regional building and fire codes
  • Identify facility impacts between contractor and A&ES components
  • The organization, coordination, and planning
  • Pre-production and prototyping
  • SketchUp
  • Rhino
  • Thermoplastic fabrication
  • Shop drawings (CAD)
  • Water-jet metal shapes
  • CNC machining
  • Architectural millwork
  • Specialty automotive paint prepping and finishing
  • Fiberglass production (FRP)
  • 3-Dimensional design and fabrication
  • Complete design specification services
  • In-house fabrication
  • Turnkey installation

A&ES sets your project worlds apart from the rest.

Put a bit of Nick in your universe!

Kings Island October 2009


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