I love New Jersey, but sometimes I do want to get away – and a new attraction housed within the massive American Dream mall in East Rutherford offers exactly that. But be careful what you wish for, because Blast 7-D will transport you to faraway locations full of thrills, chills, and sometimes even terror. It’s all part of the fun at this unique theater ride in New Jersey. You might have seen “7D Dark Rides” at various boardwalks and attractions before, but this is the first of its kind to feature an immersive theater experience combining motion seats with other effects to make it feel like you’re right in the middle of the action. And there isn’t just one attraction here – Blast 7-D features five different experiences ranging from exciting to downright chilling, and pits you against a horde of enemies with laser-shooting technology. It’s one of the most thrilling attractions at American Dream – and it’s a great competition for the whole family.

As you explore American Dream, you’ll come across a spot that looks like a futuristic gateway. It’s your portal to adventure.

Blast 7D takes the moving theater concept to the next level, with a theater full of special effects and immersive movement to put you in the middle of the action.

Each seat comes equipped with a laser pistol, and after a brief tutorial, you’re off on your choice of one of five adventures.

For families, the most popular choice will likely be Los Banditos, a wacky adventure pitting the viewers against an army of robot cowboy robbers in the wild west. The newest and biggest-scale attraction is Gigamon, which plunges the viewer into a city under attack by a massive monster and its minions. Horror is the star attraction, with shows dedicated to zombies and werewolves – but my favorite show here has got to be Carnival, a psychedelic thrill ride through an abandoned carnival haunted by thousands of clowns and other twisted creatures. Ride if you dare! At the end of your ride, you’ll find out your high score – perfect for bragging rights over lunch!

Have you ridden Blast 7D at American Dream before? What was your favorite adventure at this unique theater ride in New Jersey? Let us know in the comments section! You can learn more about all the shows and book your tickets at the Blast 7D website, and check out the website of American Dream for the hundreds of stores, restaurants, and attractions housed in this record-setting mall. If you’re looking for a place to stay in the area, the Homewood Suites East Rutherford is only a short drive away and is a great fit for larger families.