Young Dreamers and Doers Selected For Planet Playskool and Nerf AX

January 31, 2024
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Young Dreamers and Doers Selected For Planet Playskool’s
“Imagination Crew,” and NERF Action Xperience’s “Elite Squad”

Team members will serve as ambassadors at the family-friendly attractions set to open at Westfield Garden State Plaza in 2024

PARAMUS, New Jersey (January 31, 2024) – Planet Playskool and NERF Action Xperience, new family entertainment centers under license by leading toy and game company Hasbro, are proud to unveil the creative minds who will shape the future of family entertainment at their soon-to-open attractions in Paramus, New Jersey. 

These talented youngsters, selected for their creativity and zest, will do more than be among the first to get a glimpse of the new attractions taking shape in Paramus – they’ll also help usher in a new era of play at the two entertainment destinations opening at Westfield Garden State Plaza in 2024. Named to their respective teams after creating holiday masterpieces and NERF-themed artwork using PLAY-DOH, Spirograph and an array of crafting supplies, these imaginative youngsters will attend special events, lead community outreach initiatives, and help spread the magic of creativity that defines the Planet Playskool experience.

Selected from a pool of talented youths aged 3 to 9, “Imagination Crew” members enjoy exclusive access to Planet Playskool, a 20,000 square-foot entertainment center filled with interactive attractions inspired by PLAY-DOH brand, Spirograph, Mouse Trap and many other beloved Hasbro brands. 

Members of the Imagination Crew include:

  • Tempis, Age 3 (Paterson, NJ)
  • Monserrate, Age 4 (New Jersey)
  • Owen, Age 8 (Mahwah, NJ)
  • John, Age 6 (Ridgewood, NJ)
  • Jaa’marah, Age 7 (Jersey City, NJ)
  • Jaa’siah, Age 6 (Jersey City, NJ)
  • Layla, Age 2 (Maywood, NJ)

Open to applicants ages 7 to 16, the “Elite Squad” members at NERF Action Xperience, a 36,000 square-foot active play destination, share a passion for excitement and adventure. 

Members of the Elite Squad include:

  • Anthony, Age 9 (Rochelle Park)
  • Brandon, Age 9 (Maywood, NJ)
  • Cameron, Age 9 (Ridgewood, NJ)
  • Frederick, Age 7 (Closter, NJ)
  • Jackson, Age 8 (Keyport, NJ)
  • Jamar Jr., Age 8 (Jersey City, NJ)
  • James B, Age 9 (Ridgewood, NJ)
  • James R , Age 8 (Oakland, NJ)
  • Jasper, Age 13 (Aberdeen, NJ)
  • Jayden, Age 11 (Hillsdale, NJ)
  • Lazarus, Age 9 (Old Tappan, NJ)
  • Michael, Age 7 (Cliffside Park, NJ)
  • Romero, Age 10 (Maywood, NJ)
  • William, Age 9 (Moonachie, NJ)
  • Zachary, Age 9 (Moonachie, NJ)

With Planet Playskool’s “Imagination Crew” and NERF Action Xperience’s “Elite Squad” now intact, Westfield Garden State Plaza is set to become the epicenter of family-friendly entertainment in 2024. For more about these youth ambassador teams, or the new attractions slated to open at Westfield Garden State Plaza, check out and from the Imagination Crew and Elite Squad competition can be found here.

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