AUTHOR’S NOTE: This post might not be too informative. I would just like to share the experiences I had from the countries that I recently visited. I’ll try my best to lay out some points that could probably be of use for your future reference.
I woke up that morning feeling giddy like a child. Yes! I was really excited for that day’s trip which was Universal Studios Singapore!
I figured out that I should give this a solo post since I have so much to share. 🙂 Just to give you a heads up, reserve a whole day of your trip to visit this awesome place.
Universal Studios is one of the most visited attractions in Resorts World, Sentosa Island, Singapore. It is a huge park having 7 themed sectors – Hollywood, New York, Sci-Fi City, Ancient Egypt, The Lost World, Far Far Away, and Madagascar. The place offers different rides good for adults and kids, food establishments, shopping stalls, live shows and cartoon/movie characters you can take pictures with.
The iconic universal globe at the entrance.
The park starts and finishes in this area. This is where the meet and greet and street entertainments happen. Most of the souvenir shops and dining places are seen in here.
The Popcorn truck obstructing some souvenir shops.
This section is great for the kids. There are two rides awaiting – a river boat ride that depicts the gist of the movie and a crazy carousel. There are specific timings to meet and greet the Madagascar characters.
FAR FAR AWAY
I loved this part. A castle would catch your attention with a huuuuuuuge crown in front of it. I felt like a queen for a bit. Haha! You’re little ones will enjoy the ferris wheel and the junior roller coaster. Not to miss, the 4D Shrek Movie Adventure. It’s fun!
The majestic castle.
While waiting in line for the 4D with the fambam.
The Queen B pose 😀
Welcome to Far Far Away!
THE LOST WORLD
The Jurassic themed zone. You definitely have to try the river raft ride in the Jurassic Park Rapids Adventure, expect to be wet in here! You don’t have to worry since they have drying pods. Have some time to visit the Water World as well and be stunned with death-defying stunts and explosions which are by the way, safe for your kids. Since I’m not really an adrenaline junkie, I did not try the Canopy Flyer.
The main attraction in here is the Revenge of the Mummy – an indoor roller coaster where you’ll come face to face with warrior mummies. As I’ve said earlier, I’m not really a fan of roller coasters so I left my mom and sister to try it and took the chance to just stroll around and take pictures with the interesting architectures, Pharaoh’s tomb and some ancient characters. If you’re like me who doesn’t really enjoy such rides, you could eat at their diner that offers Arabic food while waiting.
Comparing to the previous ones, this part is really surreal because they offer the most thrilling rides (sadly, the Accelerator was under maintenance at that time)! Also, I love the Transformers movie series so I was really excited to try the most famous Transformers 3D Movie Experience. Unluckily, we had to wait for almost 40 minutes for our turn, but I’m telling you it’s worth the wait!
This last zone didn’t have any heart-stopping rides – it just featured the usual things or places that New York is known for (i.e. subway, theater). We got to experience a stage setting done in films via “Lights, Camera, Action!”. At this point, we were clearly exhausted so we didn’t get to watch the Sesame Street Space Chase.
To sum it all up, what I loved the most was the Transformers Ride. It was just amazing. The people behind it were so smart that they made the ride ridiculously jaw-dropping! It felt real the whole time. I may be too tired after walking for hours but it definitely is an experience you should not miss! If you’re planning to give USS a shot, I’ve listed some tips and important details below:
How could you reach the place?
Easiest way is to take a cab. It would cost you around 15 SGD. The nearer you are, the lower the price. Another option will be the LRT/MRT. Take the North-East Line going to Harbour Front Station, proceed to the 3rd floor of Vivo City where you could ride Sentosa Express and alight the first stop which is Waterfront Station. Train tickets would cost you 4 SGD.
USS is open Monday-Sunday 10am – 7pm. Admission fees are 74 SGD for Adults, 54 SGD for Children (ages 4-12) and 36 SGD for Senior Citizens (ages 60 and above).
- I advise you to go on a weekday and of course not during peak season as well. It’s quite crowded that time but I just can imagine how it would be during the weekends, probably a disaster!
- Be sure to grab a map before entering in order for you not to miss out anything, Saves you the time as well rather than checking the information booths inside from time to time.
- To avoid long queues, buy your entrance tickets beforehand, you could purchase on your own hotel or online. Click here http://attractionsxpress.com
- The park offers Express Passes, if you’re an impatient type of person, you should avail this upon entry to the park to avoid long lines for the rides. This should be best if you’re travelling with kids.
- Bring loose change in your pockets, they have machine-operated lockers where you would be advised to leave your stuff.
- Last but not the least, wear your most comfortable clothes. As much as possible, just wear flats or flip flops since some rides would probably get you wet.