Looking for your next thrill besides sitting by the beach and let the wind pass you by? Let me share where my travels took me last month – all the way to Singapore. Many of us know that Singapore is an amazing place to experience. But let me take you beyond the shopping, cuisine and nightlife, and all the way to Universal Studios Singapore. Yes, it’s the first and only Universal Studios theme park in Southeast Asia, and one of the best places to visit in Singapore.
Universal Studios Theme Park, Singapore
Managed by Resort World Sentosa, this theme park takes you beyond the screen in to the real life movies. Only here can you experience cutting edge rides, shows and attractions based on your favorite blockbuster films and television series. There are seven unique themed zones for action packed, fun and excitement for children and adults alike. Each zone features distinctive architecture, landscaping and entertainment experience. Everything here are promises to be an experience unlike anything in this part of the world.
Themed Zones At Universal Studios Sentosa
- New York
- Ancient Egypt
- Sci-Fi City
- The Lost World
- Far Far Away
Universal Theme Park Features
You can expect to enjoy many features in each zone.
- Roller coaster rides
- Movie themed rides
- 3D rides
- 4D shows
- Live shows
- Peaceful gardens to relax
- Shopping centers
- Lockers to put away your things
- Dining places
- Your favorite movie characters walking around
Must-See Rides & Shows of Universal Studios Singapore
Battlestar Galactica: HUMAN vs. CYLON (the duo roller coasters)
Inspired by the TV show ‘Battlestar Galactica’, reportedly the world’s tallest pair of dueling roller coasters is the place for all the adrenaline junkies. A beautiful puke-a-rama, it will scare the daylights out of riders by running through several inversions, including a zero-G roll, Cobra roll, corkscrews, vertical loops and near collisions inches apart from other cars.
TRANSFORMERS: The Ride – The Ultimate 3D Battle
This is an intense, heart pumping 3D ride that takes you through the epic battle between Autobots and Decepticons. Be prepared to scream!
Voiced by Eddie Murphy, Shrek’s sidekick Donkey stars in this all-new interactive live show. It really feels like Donkey is alive in the room.
Shrek 4D Adventure
Based on the ‘Shrek’ franchise, the Shrek 4D Adventure theater houses the largest 4D screen in the world, bringing to life Shrek, Princess Fiona, Donkey and other characters from the movie. Join Shrek & Donkey in rescuing Princess Fiona.
Revenge of The Mummy
You will drive vintage motorcars into sandy, ancient Egypt and through an abandoned excavation site. Sudden appearances of Mummy will really make you appreciate this being only a ride.
Madagascar: A Crate Adventure
Featuring animal movie heroes Alex, Marty, Melman, Gloria and of course King Julian, this riverboat adventure have state of the art animated figures, digital projections, evocative sounds and motion effects. It’s a fun ride to enjoy.
Jurassic Park Rapids Adventure
A white water raft system with circular rafts that toss and twirl through waterways within the prehistoric-themed Jurassic compound. Expect to get wet, real wet.
Things To Note
- When we went there, Universal Studios Singapore tickets were sold for S$74 per person for a single day pass
- Singapore has warm weather throughout the year so it’s best to take an extra set of cloths, especially if you sweat a lot
- It’s best to wear shoes as some rides require you to either wear shoes or go bare feet
- You can go on rides as many times as you like. Line up will be the only barrier. You can purchase Express Pass for S$30 to go without a lineup
- Some rides require you to leave your cellphones, watches, wallets, bags etc. away. You can use nearby lockers for this. It is free for one hour
- Lockers charge you a fee after one hour is passed. However, you can simply use a different passcode (birthday) to start a new session :)
- There are free cool water taps for drinking at every zone
So there you have it, a little glimpse to the thrilling world of movie magic to “ride the movies” on roller coasters and other movie-themed attractions. Be dazzled and delighted by entertainment experience that brings the silver screen to life. No doubt this is one of the best Singapore tourist attractions. If you visit Singapore, don’t miss to visit this amazing theme park. It will be its own unique experience and family destination with many new rides, shows and themes that can’t be found at other Universal Studios parks around the world. Have you been to Universal Studios Singapore?