The film begins with Painty the Pirate about to sing the television series theme as usual, but he pops out of the painting and throws the riders into Bikini Bottom. The audience ends up in the The Krusty Krab, where SpongeBob welcomes them and shows them how to make a Krabby Patty by pointing at the ingredients with his spatula. When preparing the Krabby Patty, SpongeBob accidentally loses a pickle. The pickle then bounces out of the restaurant into Patrick Star's hand on a pogo stick. Patrick steals the pickle. SpongeBob, not knowing why, tells the riders to find Patrick on his bubble bike, destroying half of Bikini Bottom. While going through Jellyfish Fields, SpongeBob falls into Rock Bottom, where a fish pops the bubble bike by biting it. The force of the pop hurdles SpongeBob into the air, landing in the Chum Bucket. It is revealed that the real Patrick had been kidnapped by Plankton, and the pickle thief was a high tech robotic version of Patrick. The robot then pursues SpongeBob, only to be unplugged by Patrick (looking for an electrical outlet for his toaster). Plankton is crushed by his robot and SpongeBob recovers the pickle. Sandals enters the Chum Bucket to eat his patty; however, it turns out that Sandals is allergic to pickles and he explodes into smithereens , Then his head, eyes, and mouth land on his shoes and he runs out leaving saying "I'm allergic to pickles" SpongeBob then laughs in his silly way.
This ride is a 3D Motion Simulator ride. Riders sit inside a car that rocks and tilts along with the 3D movie.
Various effects are also simulated such as when the riders are thrown, a spray of water is sprayed at the occupants, and when SpongeBob shows the riders the pickles, a pickle scented spray is released into the ride.
This is the last time in the series where the song Reef Blower was used.