My husband and I visited Universal Studios on the eve of Good Friday. We bought our tickets online using Mastercard since there was a 15% discount. We were staying in Bugis and therefore took the MRT to Outram Park, switched to Harbour Front and proceeded to take the RWS8 bus right in front of Vivo City mall which is connected to Harbour Front. The journey took around 15 minutes and it was a smooth ride.
Once we were there, we proceeded to the theme park and saw so many people there. I guess since it was the eve of a public holiday in Singapore, many visitors had the same idea as us. I was a bit worried after reading reviews on the waiting time for the rides. We were there by 9.45 am and once the gates open by 10.00 am, we proceeded straight to the Science Fiction zone for the Trasformers ride. The waiting period was 30 minutes which felt like forever but once we were on the ride, we were just blown away by the amazing 3D effects.
We were already on high after the Transformers ride and next was Battlestar Galatica. As most reviewers recommend the blue ride Cyclon, we proceeded to that first. The waiting time was only 5 minutes since most visitors were trying to figure out how to use the lockers provided to store your bags as you are not allowed to carry anything on this ride. It was actually fairly simple to operate and it is free for the first 45 minutes.
The Cyclon was the scariest roller-coaster ride ever! I screamed my lungs out and had to close my eyes all the way because I thought I was going to be flung out of my seat. Nothing like that happened of course and I wished I kept my eyes open as my husband said that would be the best thing to do. Both our legs were wobbly after the Cyclon ride and had to hold on to each other for stability. We tried the red ride Human and although it was not as scary as the Cyclon ride, I still screamed my lungs out and made sure I kept my eyes wide open this time. This ride was certainly not for the faint-hearted.
As we wanted to complete all our roller-coaster rides in the morning, we tried the Revenge of the Mummy in the Ancient Egypt zone. You also need to keep your belongings in the locker nearby and it was free for the first 30 minutes. It was pretty scary to be flung around back and forth in the dark but it was so much fun. We wanted a picture of the both of us riding this roller-coaster and decided to purchase it for SGD20 after our ride. I have to say the price paid for the one-day past at USS for both of us was compensated by just these 3 rides alone.
We managed to catch The Waterworld show at 12.30 pm which was a 20-minute show that was fun and exciting. A good thing too as the next show for the day was at 4.30 pm. We wanted to go on the Jurrasic Park Rapids Adventure but as the waiting time was 30 minutes and I was already hungry, we had to forgo it. The waiting time was 1 hour when we checked again around 2 pm. We had lunch at Discovery Food Court which was a bad idea as there were so many people and it took me 20 minutes just to get my food.
We also tried Lights, Camera, Action! hosted by Steven Spielberg which was pretty good, Monster Rock at Pantages Hollywood Theatre in which the entertainers were amazing (do watch out for the timing of this show too as we managed to catch the one at 2.30 pm), saw the Mel's Dinettes waitresses singing away, Frankenstein and Marilyn Monroe.
We had to miss a few shows as we needed to leave the park by 3.30 pm. If you have longer time, do stay to enjoy the other attractions. Do visit the Universal Studios official store to purchase merchandise as it is good to leave with memories of your trip here.
The both of us would definitely visit USS again in the future but would perhaps choose a weekday that does not coincide with school holidays or eve of public holidays.
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