If you enjoy Universal Studios in California then you'll equally enjoy Universal Studios Singapore (USS).
How does one get to USS? I caught the MRT to the Harbour Front and then arrived by monorail (Sentosa Express). Super easy. For other options check out Resort World’s suggestions.
Now, I got there early. Quite early it turns out, as the park doesn’t open until 10am. You can purchase tickets prior to gates opening, and armed with my MasterCard (to enjoy 20% off ticket admission) I got myself organised well before the crowd.
A brief overview of my highlights of the seven areas of USS:
Lights, Camera, Action!: I began my USS adventure here. I love faux-back lot experiences and also when little kids freak out at controlled fire and water stunts. This satisfied on all fronts.
Battlestar Galactica: Human vs Cylon: Great amazeballs of fire. I psyched myself mid-morning into going on the human ride only to be told it was offline. All that anticipatory adrenaline meant I took the plunge and committed to the Cylon instead. The Cylon is a suspended roller coaster that rockets you upside down, runs through a vertical loop, a corkscrew and a cobra roll. I screamed the entire time. Needless to say, it was brilliant. After lunch the Human ride came back online and I gave it go. Human is a high-speed seated coaster that propels you 14 storeys into the air. Genius. End of day tally: Human: five rides; Cylon: 3 rides
Note: the Transformers ride hadn’t opened when I was at USS but it looks like a winner.
Revenge of the Mummy: indoor rollercoasters are my preference (Aerosmith’s Rock ‘n’ Rollercoaster at Disneyland Paris; Space Mountain and The Magic Kingdom) and Revenge of the Mummy ticks all my boxes. I recommend utilising the single rider option to maximise ride going opportunities. End of day tally: 8? Maybe 9 rides
Monster Rock: good afternoon chill out performance
Daddy O’s and Mel’s Dinette’s: outdoor performers that are fun to watch as you enjoy diner fare from Mel’s Drive-in.
The Lost World
Canopy Flyer: for those of us resistant to heights this is a very gentle way to ease into scarier rides.
Waterworld: I loved the Waterworld live action show in LA and I loved it just as much in Singapore. Great water stunts and use of pyrotechnics. Another chill out activity.
Note: The Jurassic Park ride was offline during my visit. I’ve been on it in LA and would recommend if it’s open. Caveat: keep your valuables dry and opt to ride when the day is particularly hot!
Far, Far Away
Shrek 4D: If you enjoy Shrek you’ll enjoy this mini-movie experience from DreamWorks. Another good chill out option.
Enchanted Airways: possibly the longest I queued for any ride (20 minutes) but a good introductory rollercoaster before moving into bigger and better options.
A Crate Adventure: indoor water ride…lots of cute animated penguins, not much else.
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