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Tak Attack

Ride in the United States
Tak Attack
Nickelodeon Universe Mall of America
Location Bloomington, Minnesota, USA
Status Defunct
Operated March 20, 1998 to 2011
Replaced by Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Shell Shock
Manufacturer Zamperla
Product Rotoshake
Capacity 42 riders per cycle

Tak Attack was a Rotoshake from Zamperla located at Nickelodeon Universe Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota, USA.


The ride opened on March 20, 1998 as Mighty Axe,[1] becoming the first ride at the park which inverted riders.[2] The ride was themed to the legendary Paul Bunyan's "mighty axe," and looked like a hatchet.

In 2008, coinciding with the redevelopment of Knott's Camp Snoopy into Nickelodeon Universe, Mighty Axe was renamed Tak Attack, after the then-recent Tak and The Power of Juju series. Since Tak started as a video game, this was one of the few attractions themed to a video game character at the time. It closed in 2011 and was replaced the following year with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Shell Shock.[3]


In its opening year, riders got stuck upside-down for 4 hours after a mechanical failure.



  1. "One busy weekend". Star Tribune. March 20, 1998. p. 51. Retrieved October 25, 2023.
  2. Stansbury, Robin (1998-03-15). "New rides for the strong of stomach". Hartford Courant. Retrieved 2021-09-30.
  3. "Mall Of America Chops 'Mighty Axe' Ride From Park". CBS Minnesota. 2011-11-29. Retrieved 2021-09-30.

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