Universal Studios Singapore
8 Sentosa Gateway, Sentosa Island, SingaporeGetting there
Nearest MRT station Harbourfront (NE1/CC29)
Sentosa Express: Waterfront Station
Public Buses: RWS8, 188R, 963R
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It costs $74 for an adult and $30-70 for fast lane access. Check website for detail.Opening hours
Park opens at 10:00am daily
Closing hours vary between 6:00pm-9:00pm on different days, please click here here for most up to date operating hours and programming
Step into the glamorous world of movies at this world-class theme park located within Resorts World Sentosa™. Universal Parks & Resorts markets the park as a "one-of-its-kind theme park in Asia" and promises that the park will be the only one of its kind in Southeast Asia for the next 30 years.
Southeast Asia's first Hollywood movie theme park, Universal Studios Singapore™, features an enticing selection of attractions, rides and entertainment for families and thrill seekers. Indeed, 18 out of the 24 movie-themed rides here were designed just for the Singapore park.
There are seven movie-themed zones, and each is uniquely designed. You will find the renowned Hollywood Walk of Fame at the Hollywood zone, and as you venture into New York, the landscape evolves into impressive city skylines, including a mock-up of a subway entrance. Here, you can step onto a movie set and experience the destructive force of a hurricane with special effects produced by Steven Spielberg.
Sci-Fi City features the famous TRANSFORMERS The Ride: The Ultimate 3D Battle ride where you fight evil forces in heart-pounding 3D combat. Move on to Ancient Egypt and face mummies and scarab beetles on an indoor roller coaster in total darkness – all the better to ignite your fears. And in Madagascar, prepare to be drenched in a wet river boat ride.
Thrills and spills
Performances here are equally spectacular. The young ones will love the Shrek 4-D Adventure at Far Far Away. This fun cinematic experience allows you to physically feel the action of the movie. In the Lost World, witness death-defying stunts and explosions in WaterWorld™, a live performance.
After an exhilarating day out, replenish your energy between the attractions and step in to the many themed restaurants across the parks. And make sure you have your camera ready for “celebrity” sightings.
The construction of Resorts World Sentosa and Universal Studios Singapore began on 19 April 2008. After almost two years of construction, the park opened on 18 March 2010.
Universal Studios Singapore was opened for sneak peek week in view of the Chinese New Year Celebrations, from 5 pm to 9 pm every night between 14 and 21 February 2010. Though visitors had to pay SGD$10 to enter the park even-though rides were not operating, tickets for the week were sold out in 2 days. On 5 March 2010, it was announced that the park will open its doors at 8:28 am (UTC+8) on 18 March 2010, for a soft-opening phase. From 13 March 2010, the team members of Resorts World Sentosa and their families had a chance to visit the park before the public has a chance to do so. The park had its soft opening period from 18 March 2010 to 26 October 2010.
The official grand opening of the park was held on 28 May 2011, along with the grand opening gala being held on 27 May 2011 evening. It was a star-studded event with Asian superstars Jet Li, Maggie Cheung, Zhao Wei, and former "American Idol" judge Paula Abdul making an appearance at the gala event, along with some 1,600 guests.
In October 2011, Universal Studios Singapore began their Halloween Horror Nights events.
Universal Studios Singapore is 20 hectares (49 acres) in size, occupying the easternmost part of the 49-hectare (120-acre) Resorts World Sentosa. There are a total of 24 attractions, of which 18 are original or specially adapted for the park. The park consists of seven themed zones which surround a lagoon. Each zone is based on a blockbuster movie or a television show, featuring their own unique attractions, character appearances, dining and shopping areas. The park features the world's tallest pair of dueling roller coasters that are based on the popular television series, Battlestar Galactica; a castle from the world of Shrek and Monster Rock, a live musical show featuring the Universal Monsters. Universal Studios Singapore has over 30 restaurants and food carts, together with 20 unique retail stores and carts located around the park. Attractions premiering are marked "Premiere" and dining outlets that are certified Halal are marked with "Halal".
Enter the thrilling world of movie magic as you Ride the Movies on roller coasters and other movie-themed attractions. Be dazzled and delighted by an immersive entertainment experience that brings the silver screen to life.
Themed after the real Hollywood Boulevard of the 1970s, the Hollywood zone is framed by dynamic architecture, palm trees and the famous Hollywood 'Walk of Fame'.
Hollywood is the main entrance area of the park. Its only attraction, a broadway-style theatre, is accompanied by several restaurants and a variety of flagship shops. Being a replica of the Hollywood Boulevard, this zone is flanked by dynamic architecture and palm trees. It also features a replica of the famous Hollywood Walk of Fame. Special character appearances include: Po from Kung Fu Panda, Frankenstein's Monster, Woody Woodpecker, Winnie Woodpecker, Marilyn Monroe, Charlie Chaplin, Beetlejuice, Betty Boop and the Minions from Despicable Me.
Themed after post-modern New York City that features sidewalks and classic landmarks that mimic its cityscape. The area is enhanced by neon lights and flanked by street facades that set the scenes for big city fun and also real-time movie production for most Hollywood blockbuster films.
New York is based on the original New York City, during the era of post-modernisation. This zone features various icons commonly portrayed in movies including the city skyline, neon lights, facades, and sidewalks. This zone also has a replica of the famous New York Public Library with two lion statues at its entrance. Special Sesame Street character appearances include: Elmo, Big Bird, Abby Cadabby, Bert, Ernie, Grover, Cookie Monster and Oscar the Grouch.
Sci-Fi City is themed after what cities and metropolis may look like in the future, equipped with space-age technologies and the ultimate modern conveniences.
Sci-Fi City is an imagined metropolis of the future that contains many modern conveniences of life, but with little or no remnants of past inhabitants and cultures that are able to stand the course of time. It is the home of the world's tallest pair of dueling roller coasters, at a height of 42.7 metres (140 ft). The pair of dueling roller coasters, Battlestar Galactica: Human vs. Cylon, are based on the hit television series, Battlestar Galactica.
As the name suggests, the Ancient Egypt zone is themed after the rich Egyptian architecture and artifacts found during the Golden Age of Egyptian Exploration in the 1930s.
Ancient Egypt is based on the historical adaptation of Ancient Egypt during the 1930s Golden Age of Egyptian Exploration. It features obelisks and pyramids which are typical of Ancient Egypt. Also featured are Pharaohs' tombs which were commonly discovered during that era. This zone relies on the depictions made in the popular film franchise, The Mummy, starring Brendan Fraser.
The Lost World
The Lost World zone features two themed regions: Jurassic Park and Waterworld. The Lost World contains many traditional attractions present in most Universal Studios parks around the world and is divided into two sub areas: Jurassic Park and Waterworld. Jurassic Park, based on the popular film franchise by Steven Spielberg and novels by Michael Crichton, features the newly redesigned Jurassic Park Rapids Adventure which is based on the popular water rides in other Universal Studios parks. Waterworld, based on the film Waterworld starring Kevin Costner, is a stadium that features a live show performance.
Far Far Away
Far Far Away is based on the kingdom of the same name featured in DreamWorks Animations' Shrek. Far Far Away is inspired by DreamWorks Animation's hit Shrek franchise which depicted how the fairy-tale characters lived in daily life. The zone consists of many recognisable locations from the film series, and the main highlight of the zone is the 40-metre tall Far Far Away Castle Special character appearances include: Shrek, Donkey, Puss In Boots, Princess Fiona, Fairy Godmother, and Prince Charming.
The Madagascar zone features a displaced cargo ship that houses the Madagascar: A Crate Adventure ride. It also features all of the characters from DreamWorks Animations' Madagascar. Madagascar is inspired by the hit DreamWorks Animation franchise of the same name which features four zoo animals, Alex, Gloria, Marty and Melman escaping from the Central Park Zoo and unfortunately crashing onto the island of Madagascar. The zone features lush tropical jungles as well as two rides. Special character appearances include: Alex, Gloria, King Julien, Skipper, Kowalski, Private and Rico.
Universal Party Parade
Universal Studios Singapore Hollywood Dreams Parade is the parks' first full-scale regular theme parade which takes place every Saturday and Sunday, and on public holidays at 5 pm. Running through five out of the seven parks across all zones, the parade consists of fourteen intricately detailed floats, special effects, over one hundred performers, custom musical score and a new parade soundtrack titled 'Universal Party'.
Madagascar is inspired by the hit DreamWorks Animation franchise of the same name which features four zoo animals, Alex, Gloria, Marty and Melman escaping from the Central Park Zoo and unfortunately crashing onto the island of Madagascar. The zone features lush tropical jungles as well as two rides. Special character appearances include: Alex, Gloria, King Julien, Skipper, Kowalski, Private and Rico.
Universal Studios Singapore VIP Tour offers merchandise discounts, complimentary dining, golden photo opportunities with celebrity lookalikes as well as VIP access on rides, attractions and performances. Each tour accommodates between two and twelve guests per Guide. Each tour lasts approximately five hours around Universal Studios Singapore. The tour covers eight or more attractions. Universal Express access would be made available to all attractions before or after the guide tour.
Be sure to check out the show schedule once you arrive onsite. We recommend that you plan your itinerary around the Waterworld show timings. Weekend visitors should also plan around the magical Hollywood Dreams Parade and the incredible fireworks of the Lake Hollywood Spectacular!
Park admission is valid for an entire day, you can even leave and reenter but be sure to get a hand stamp at the exit
Express passes can be bought at any merchandise store within the park if you wish to skip the lines
Getting to Resorts World™ Sentosa
Resorts World Sentosa is a mere 10 minutes from Singapore’s Central Business District, and is easily accessible via reliable, convenient and extremely affordable modes of transportation i.e. buses, MRT rail system, taxis and cars. One can also take a leisurely stroll from VivoCity shopping mall to the resort.
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8 ways to save money at Universal Studios Singapore
With a flat rate admission of $74, Universal Studios Singapore is easily one of the most expensive mass tourist attractions in already expensive Singapore. By following these few simply tips, find out how to save money at USS.
1) Visit Tour Agency Ticketing Sites or RWS Promotions Page
Since the tickets are the most expensive part, it is only fitting that we start by purchasing cheaper tickets. Purchasing online from tour agencies like Klook Travel gives you access year round discounted tickets for USS tickets - its just SGD65 for the 2015 Christmas Season and comes with SGD5 meal voucher and shopping voucher! The best part? You don't need to queue 30 minutes at the park entrance to buy tickets!
There are also seasonal deals on the Promotions Page of RWS Website! For example, till 29 Feb 2016, RWS offers a family package (2 adult and 1 child ticket) for SGD178, and it comes with a souvenir glass.
2) Purchase the tickets with an RWS Invites Members Card
RWS Invites has a 20% rebate for Universal Studios Singapore, SEA Aquarium and Adventure Cove. If you know any friend/relatives who is a member, you can purchase a 1 day pass at just $59.20. However, please note that this is limited to 6 tickets per card per day.
Even if you sign up for RWS Invites specially to buy tickets, you can still save:
RWS Invites Welcome Package with 2 USS Tickets: $150
2 Discounted USS Tickets: $118.40
Total 4 adult tickets: $268.40
4 Standard Priced Adult USS Tickets: $304
You will also gain access to special discounts exclusive to RWS Invites Members! However, please take note that the discounts are actually Invite$ Rebates, so the rebate amount is actually credited into your RWS invites card to offset your future purchase/parking.
Caution: RWS Invites is for Singaporeans ONLY.
3) Eat at Harbourfront Food Centre before going into USS
A typical set meal at USS will cost about $12 per pax, ala carte about $10. This adds up to almost $50 for a family of 4. So, instead of having a late lunch inside the park, why not eat an early lunch before going into the park? Surprisingly, just across the road from Vivocity, there is a cheap hawker center that sells food at heartland prices. For example, Hokkien Prawn noodles is $3/$3.50 and a small serving fried carrot cake is only $2.50. Of course, do not expect the same good quality that some USS food outlets has to offer.
Caution: Food at Vivocity itself is NOT cheaper than USS. Meal will cost $5, Side $2.50 and Drink $2.50, whereas USS typical set meal is $12 with Drink and Side, and better quality.
4) Walk into Sentosa
Taking the Sentosa express will cost you $4, so why not take a leisurely stroll down the beautifully landscaped Sentosa Broadwalk instead? It is only $1, and you avoid all the crowding on the trains!
UPDATE 2016: Up till 31 December 2016, there will be FREE ADMISSION for walk ins via Sentosa Boardwalk EVERYDAY!
5) Bring the necessary items
A 500ml bottle of coca cola in USS costs $2.50. Since there are so many water coolers at every toilet entrance and in the queue of every ride, why not just use the free service? Singapore public water supply is potable. (ie. drinkable) You can also borrow a USS water bottle from your friends, so you can top up soft drinks in the park for just $2. Most USS bottles are larger than 500ml FYI.
Also, bring along a plastic bag to keep all your stuff when taking Jurassic Park Rapids Adventure. Trust me, the $4 "life saving" ponchos do not really work in this ride. You will still get soaked!
6) Buy a 6 month season pass
1 ticket to USS costs $74. However, for an extra $24, you get to have unlimited access to USS for 6 whole months. This means even if you visit only twice, you would have made back your investment. If you plan to visit once a month, you would have saved a whopping $74 x 6 - $98 = $346. You will most likely want to go with a different group of friends each time.
Not to mention, a Season pass gives you 10% discount on F&B and Souvenirs. Tertiary students will love the season pass as it is priced $10 less than the adult one, even if you are over 12 years old!
7) Buy Sentosa Islander Membership (for Season/Annual Passholders only)
This $25 membership allows you to have unlimited access into Sentosa for 1 year. If you are a passholder and is lazy of walking, if saves you a big deal as entry by Sentosa Express costs you $4, so you just need 7 admissions to break even. (I have entered USS more than 11 times within 4 months of my season pass)
The price is cheaper if you purchase as a family since the price is $50 for up to 4 people, regardless of children or adult! That's a full 50% discount if you have 4 family members!
If you want to enter Sentosa in style, you can even opt for the $39 Faber License, which is essential Sentosa Islander plus unlimited Cable Car rides. Though I don't think I want to call that saving money.
Update Mid 2015 - Faber License is now more worth it because you get to enjoy BOTH cable car lines.
Note: Sentosa Islander and Faber License is for Sentosa Admission only and does not include USS ticket!
8) Ask your company/interest group to buy tickets together
Finally, USS bulk discount tickets are available if there are just 40 tickets in 1 order, and the tickets are open dated (you can go any day you want). The last time I checked, the bulk discount tickets are about $50 each, less if in a very large group. If you can get, say 7-8 colleagues to bring their families or friends to USS (at any date of their choice), you have access to this ticket.
Fixed date tickets are available at a slightly lower price ($5 cheaper), though it means all of you have to decide and agree on when you want to go.
Reviews by visitors
very good destination when in Singapore. in fact, a must destination. however comparing it to Universal Studios in L.A., it is smaller and the rides are not as much specially the special effects/sound studio tours. However it is as clean as its counterpart in the L.A. Loved the fact that they have the smoked turkey legs which i loved in L.A. which they used to call alien legs. I would have give the attraction a 5 star if i was not to compare it to Universal L.A. on its own however its a 5 or even 10 all day long.
The will write down quickly the tips to USS:
1. Do not go on Sat/Sun else u will end up standing in long ques.
2. The transformer rise, mummy ride, cyclone, human are the must rides. There is a facility of free lockers avl in most of the rides but in Jurassic park ride one has to pay 4 SD to avail locker.
3. The queues are longest in Transformers ride, Cyclone ride. Wait time > 2.5 hrs. You can go for VIP pass to cut short ur time by half OR go as a single rider OR plan to go for rides after 4 PM since half of the rush would hv left to other parts of USS. All the rides are open till 8 PM.
4. Do not visit USS on a rainy day as all the rides wud be cancelled.
5. Shrek 4 D was good and other shows are also a must watch.
the amazing about USS is, we are really have fun there even tho not rides, the decoration, the street, all the character start from kungfu panda, shrek, the autobots transformer for taking picture really makes kid happy with experience meet all their favourite character ... not only one or two, many of them.
all the rides is amazing also. very fun
the best is TRANSFORMER so far. but the Dragon Roller Coaster, Jurasic Park Roller coaster also fun.
for little ones, the Sesame Street Show and Sesame street Rides is their favourite. also the Shrek.
But TRANSFORMER is the BEST
The park is a bit small but enough stuff for everyone. The lines can be long so do yourself a favor, buy the Express Pass Unlimited. They are $70 and cuts down your wait times to 2-5 minutes instead of 50 minutes, My kids loved the park and rode the Transformer ride 10 times in 30 minutes. The Express pass is worth it especially if you only have one day.
We visited Universal on a Saturday in November. We pre booked out tickets online and pickup on the day. Once ticket was pickup at the counter there was a line to get into the theme park. It moved reasonable fast. We entered the park at opening time at 10am. Would advise to do most of the rides first thing within the first two hours as the lines to the rides weren't very long and some of them had no lines. During the afternoon some of the rides lines would be up to 1 to 2 hours. Most of the rides would have 3 separate lines. Most of the Roller Coaster rides are in the Sci-Fi City themed area. One for Single riders, one for couples/group and one for the Express pass holders. Found the line for Single riders to be a lot faster than the couple or group riders.
If you’re not into the Roller Coaster rides then I would recommend the following shows that is fit for the entire family which includes WaterWorld, Shrek 4-D Adventure and Lights, Camera, Action!
Obviously more people would visit on the weekend so would be best to visit during a weekday. Convenient located and easy to get to on public transport. Use the MRT to Harbour Front MRT station then change to a tram service to Universal Studios. Spent a whole day at the park and had a wonderful time.
I went to USS on December 28 and it was full of people, we had to queue for hours (but that's how theme park is, right?). The place was really great, so many rides to play but I couldn't go to all of them due to the rain. The best I had played was the Transformers!
We visited on a Saturday right after the school holidays ended and it was actually less crowded than we feared. Went there early and had breakfast at the food court outside the park. By the time we finished and get to the entrance at about 9.30am, the queue to enter has already started. At about 9.45am, they opened the gates and we headed straight for Transformers. Went straight through. Then next to Jurassic Park Rapids but found that they only open at 11am. So we went on to Shrek 4D and Madagascar crate ride. No queues so far. By the time we got back to Jurassic Park just after 11, we had to line up for about 30 mins - this was the longest wait we had for our visit, so I didn't think it was very bad. We went for the Sesame St show at 12 noon but did not find it very interesting - maybe good for younger kids, otherwise can skip that. Then we break for lunch and saw Water World after that. The green zone seats are ok - you may just get a sprinkling of water or your shoes wet.
It was not an extremely hot day but very very humid so good to bring a fan along. Also felt that they should build sheltered walkways leading to the Water World because it was really exposed area. Luckily we didn't have to queue. We left at about 2pm to go home to rest, have dinner and returned to the park in the early evening for more rides and to see the fireworks. We did not stay for the 3pm parade because we were tired and it would be extremely hot to stay out in the open. When we returned in the evening, there was virtually no queue at any of the rides and we could repeat some of the rides that we wanted to do again. The fireworks display was ok, not great, lasted only 5 minutes and there was too much smoke obsuring the view.
We felt that express pass is not required if you are able to visit just before opening and to return near closing and planned exactly what rides you want to do. The park is small so most of the time goes into waiting in lines. If there were no lines like in the evening, you could actually do many rides in 1 hour.
The place has lot of things for every age group. The area is divided into 6 main regions based on different themes. do collect the map at the start and plan your rides. The rides and the attractions are one of its kind. The roller coaster is awesome. The 4D show of transformers is a life time experience. if you have a small kid along with you then take a stroller for the kid which can be rented at the entrance.
Not as big as Other Universal and visit only if You Have Time and not seen Universal Earlier.
Day Pass invariably can be purchased on line on a discount up to 30 percent by using discounts. Discount is also available for senior citizens
Some Rides have ONE Rider Option This will enable to do a ride faster without using Express pass
Popular rides are Revenge of Mummy, Battlestar Galactia Cylone, Battlestar Galactia Human & Transformer. Battlestar Galactia Cylone, Battlestar Galactia Human are almost same roller coaster rides.
We did have a good time, but it ended up being a public holiday. Packed!!!! Then it rained and they shut down every ride that is outside for safety. Can understand that, but when the weather came good it took a while before they started. Look at no que passes as well. There was a 155 Min wait on one of the coasters, yes they tell you which is good.
I used to have an annual pass to USS back in 2011. Now (2016) I feel that it's gotten a bit worse. The crew which are in charge of seating the guests seem to be a bit lost, it takes a lot of time for them to load up each ride, therefore the waiting Times have significantly increased. The food prices are too high for the average, theme park quality. I suggest eating at the Mel's Drive In located in the New York City area, it's probably the best food in the park. As for the attractions, I really enjoy the Revenge of The Mummy (there's a nice single riders queue so you don't have to wait a lot) and Battlestar Galactica, of course ;)
And so we had this little family trip to Singapore for a short sightseeing. We had options of going to the zoo, to the gardens or to universal studios. With my children 4 and 6 years old theres nothing more exciting than going to a theme park full of rides. So there we went ready for a day of family adventure. Since it was unplaned, we end up queing to get tickets. Tip, if u want it cheaper book ahead online. Rather than that it was a smooth ride going to the island via express monorail.
Arrived there and started feeling the heat, people, but most of all the ambience of fun. There were performances on many corners. So many rides u not sure which one to start. Surprisingly, its only about 3 rides the children cant go because of height restriction, apart from that u can do it all. Most queus are long wait, u can either stay in line or come back later which we did for few rides and luckily it was way quicker and less wait for the second try. U can also get the quickest option to pay express pass for $50 /each if u want to go straight and no wait. Best rides not to miss i highly recommmend the transformers ride, shrek 4d and puss in boots giant journey! Kids definitely loved it and so as me and hubby.
This is a good fun happy place to bring the kids along. Sunnies, hats and sunscreen is a must and most importantly bring along lots and lots of water, if not theres many stalls that sells water and other drinks for about $4-6.
For families who wants a family fun weekend specially with young kids who likes rides and adventure, i highly recommend this place.
I went to Universal Studios Singapore during the HP Family Day. It was wonderful! I tried almost all the rides and they were fun and exciting! My favourites were the Revenge Of The Mummy and the Battlestar Galactica HUMON VS CYLON. They were very exciting and being a roller-coaster lover, they were fun! There was also a lot of restaurants over there. We also watched a 4D movie and it was nice! Recommended to go.
A great day out for all, Adults and Kids. Fantastic and very safe rides. Some real big thrills. Always best to go out of holidays or weekends when it gets very busy. We went on a Monday and averaged between 15 and for 40 minutes wait for a ride. Well recommended.
It's a great park and we had a good time. but the lines are just too long. We waited for at least 1 1/2 hours for the first ride, then another 1 hour plus for the next. Honestly, if I had known, I'd have invested in the express pass from the get go. But after waiting in line for the first ride, you'd wonder if the extra $$ to purchase the express pass was worth it, considering the ticking time.... So do yourself a favour, get the express pass! But there are days when there isn't a crowd so you'd have to access the situation from the very beginning when you arrive.
Be prepared. This place is busy, and some of the rides can have long queues. We were ready for this, and made sure we arrived around 40 minutes before the gates opened, so at least some of the queues had shorter wait times. The rides are all great, and we could not complain about anything, but for the budget conscious, bring your own food as the food is very expensive. An empty water bottle can also be filled from drinking taps around the park. Our family of 4 (kids 14 and 12) easily spent the whole day there, but we didn't pay extra for 'skip the queue' passes. However because this option is available, it slows the process down as these people tend to get ride priority - it is something worth considering. All in all however, a great day out.
This excellent place brought out the kid in me. With rides and lots of stuff to do, it's never boring when you are at Universal studio. The highlight? The Transformers ride and The Mummy..! It was a good day out.
Problem is more time spent for queuing; it would be perfect to be there in the morning and stays until this place closed. (If you want to take full enjoy, you have to spend a full day here, even after that you will lose some more attractions) Last but not least: be prepared with your selfie equipment~ lots of unique spot to take.
Marvelous and wonderful place to visit…!!!
Not as big as Universal Studios in overseas but it suffice for a day of fun and enjoyment.
We love the Puss in Boots ride, a mild and fun roller coaster. Jurassic Park offers fun rides too. The Mummy ride is NOT to be missed!
It offers live shows too. The Water Works never fails to entertain and inspire. And the Steven Spielberg's movie magic is indeed quite magical. Shows you the tricks of movie making.
Ps: The island heat is a killer.
USS is fun place and better than I though, I'm Thai people with 3 days in Singapore, I took a whole day long in this theme park. Lots of new experience, lots of knowledge and fun. Everything is OK, only food price was too expensive.
I went for a day and got the unlimited express pass, but you may as well get the cheaper one as there's a lot to get through.
I'm a thrill seeker so the Madagascar ride was boring. But the enchanted airways and puss n boots rides were good.
The waterworld show was incredible, a must do. The shows are at 12 and 5 o'clock.
The Jurassic park Rapids ride is great for all ages. The revenge of the mummy ride is a great one for thrill seekers. The human vs cyclone is great especially the cyclone.
Overall good day but busy as it was a public holiday. All ages could enjoy.
Pros: transformers, the mummy, battlestar galactica, single rider lines.
Cons: pushy people and loud children, poor queuing systems, terrible food, small park
Throughout my visit I went back and forth between whether I would rate this place a 2,3 or 4. It started as a 3 when I noted the smallness of it and the fact that the Jurassic park section inexplicably opened later than the rest. I was also irritated by the lack of order and regulation at the entry gates and the fact that many rides require you to use a locker.
It dropped to a 2 when we waited forever through the multi-part, multi-line shrek show (full of impatient people and little order to the queue), followed by a similar experience at the underwhelming Madagascar ride (people shoving is the whole time). To top it off this was followed by eating at a terrible restaurant (oasis spice cafe) when our restaurant of choice (casa del wild) was inexplicably closed.
But the overall experience improved once we managed a few well-timed single rider lines. We used the single rider line on transformers twice (making a 100 minute wait into 15 minutes the first time), on the Jurassic park canopy, puss n boots, and battlestar galactica: human. We also had great luck with short regular lines on the mummy, which we rode twice. The waterworld show was fantastic. It was also easy to get into and (thankfully) well-managed in audience flow (a rarity).
Overall the general experience of the park could be improved immensely with better line management and a vast increases in food quality. Oasis spice cafe was almost inedible, yet still expensive. Jurassic park opening at 11 instead of 10 meant yet another crazy/frustrating mad dash of pushy people. (And on top of that the main attraction of the rapids ride was underwhelming after all of the hassle). Improving the lines would also include alternatives to the strict "lockers only" policy for personal possessions on certain rides. This was most irritating on battlestar galactica, where even wallets are banned (my husband got turned away from the line twice!).
For the price, you can enjoy some very fun rides (transformers is the most awe-inspiring), which makes it worthwhile. Just make sure you go in with a plan and do as many single rider lines as you can.
The rides are somewhat different than those in Hollywood; except with the Transformers. Anyways, this is a good place to go to especially if you like adventurous rides. Their rides are much more on the roller coaster side than those with visuals/ special effects.
But... We had fun especially there's only a few people who were in the park when we got there; so we didn't really wait in line too long.
If you look for 4D ride likes transformer , here only one to two. If you have been LA one and look for 4D rides , you can skip this one. Rides here are more like Disneyland. the park is small but fairly speaking , atmosphere is ok, parade is also good. Depends on what you are looking for. We had fast past so skip the queue. I can understand why ppl complained after 30 mins to 45 mins waiting time and one min ride. Some rides you think it is ok to wait for an hour , it's worth. the ride here may not worth waiting for an hour. If you have no fast pass. Go there early or near evening, can save some waiting time. If you are family with kids , it is ok to have s taste of universal studio.
Much less exciting than the ones at Orlando and LA in USA. On a very sultry day, standing in lines for 30-45 was not very happening. But in my group lot of first timers did have fun. The highlight was the Water show done by Australian Acrobats, - Precission, Pyro-technic, fast and pretty furious, and in the first rows quite a wet affair.. Roller Coasters were the best attraction, though I did not ride. The ones who did had a whale of a time.
Universal Studios Singapore was great for both adults and kids. The rides were well designed and the kids loved them. We got there early and rushed to the most popular rides. We rode on them once before the lines became really long. It was hard lining up in the heat with kids for 1.5 hours or more. What we would have liked to have seen more of the free activities like the parades and characters. They had cancelled some of these the day we were visiting. The food prices were not too bad and there were lots on offer. As a family, we got to go on most rides which was good.
This is my second visit to this place. What I like from this place is I always find something new since they develop and added more attraction. My favorite attraction is Transformer its SUPER COOL. :)
Since there are lot of attraction and considering time spent for queuing, it would be perfect to be there in the morning and stays until this place closed.
Last but not least: be prepared with your selfie equipment~ lots of unique spot to take pics. ;)
This marvelous place brought out the kid in me. With rides and lots of stuff to do, it's never boring when you are at USS. The highlight? The Transformers ride and The Mummy! Bummer though because it was pouring really when the afternoon came. So was not able to try the Jurassic Park ride which was one of the rides I was looking forward too.
Overall was a good day out, but did expect more and felt it was more geared towards younger children. We had fast track tickets and would certainly recommend paying extra for these. We had completed all the rides we wanted to within 3 hrs.
OMG one of the seller looked really mad with me . I'm asked to buy water and she replied "6" with mad expression. I didn't get the glasses for shrek . They didn't give us . So we just enjoy the movie without 3D glasses. We didn't know where the glasses are . But overall it was a good experience
Came here on a few occasions. Just like everything else touristy in Singapore however it was wildly crowded and ridiculously hot. Perhaps if they were to manage their admissions a bit better they would make the queues slightly more tolerable. Other than that the rides were brilliant. I'd prefer the Universal Studios in Hollywood or Orlando however. Kiasu and the heat certainly kills here
We were expecting a little bit more attractions inside like roller coasters. But it was only 2 that type. In any case for us it was first time in Universal Studio amusement park.
As a first time it was amazing. Especially big impression for us left Transformers attraction, the Revenge of the I Mummy attraction (in Ancient Egypt zone). And the best of the best was show in The Lost World zone the attraction name: Waterworld.
Don't miss the 4D movie at Far Far Away, Revenge of the MUMMY a roller-coaster in total darkness at the Ancient Egypt (it has a reverse fall and an awesome experience), Jurassic Park Rapids Adventure - a free-flowing river cruise where you may get drenched, Canopy Flyer which gives a birds eye view of the entire Jurassic Park
The Steven Spielberg hosted special effects light and sound show is truly mind-blowing and gives a peek into the world of cinema special effects.
Kids certainly will have a great time since there are a lot of rides (Treasure Hunters, Enchanted Airways, Donkey Live, Magic Potion Spin, etc), street or stage shows, music, cartoon characters, eating joints and entertainment.
and You need full day around 5-8 hours to enjoy rides and shows.
Universal offers a good mix of fun-rides, shows and interaction with popular characters hence excellent for young kids. Being smaller, it is much easier to do over Disneyland where one is mostly scrambling around. Likely due to tourist season but it was crowded (though well managed) hence highly recommended that one spend that extra $50 for UE Unlimited pass
We went here last June, 2016. Better late review than never! :) We really enjoyed our trip to Singapore especially to the USS. We spent the whole day here. Transformers ride, Jurassic Park and Revenge of the Mummy are the best! We have to wait for a long queue for each ride, the weather is very humid but it is all worth it! Far Far Away castle have the amazing view and perfect for pictorial.:)) My boyfriend and I had so much fun. Overall good place to visit.
My 9 year old are thrilled seekers and we love this place. There are some kiddy rides but it's great fun for the puss n boots ride, transformers, canopy ride and jurassic water ride. When you have the express pass, it is a breeze getting on the rides and enjoying yourself. Without it, waiting times can be long, like 80min for the transformer ride. So if you can, get the express pass which can help you enjoy the park a lot faster
Absolutely magnificent, may be the highlight of my holiday. Loved all the theme parks and enjoyed a few rides. Definitely a family friendly fun time place. My only warning to parents is, if your child is hearing sensitive, they may not like some of the areas, that can be excessively loud and overwhelming to the senses.
Went with my family for my birthday on a hot and humid Saturday in June. Bought the Universal Express Unlimited which was a waste, should have bought the Universal Express only as we never really had time to go for a 2nd ride on any of the attractions. Try and get there as the park opens as it gets very busy after lunch. The best rides for a 5 year old - Madagascar A Crate Adventure, Puss In Boots Giant Journey, Transformers The Ride, Jurassic Park Rapids Adventure( feet completely underwater) and the show Waterworld was very realistic and action packed. Character Meet and Greets were plentiful - Elsa from Frozen, Minions and others. In the afternoon, it began to rain and they cancelled the parades. make sure you take umbrellas as a standard as it rains almost every afternoon and it is an outdoor attraction with little to very few indoor gathering places. Lots of food and beverage areas. Overall a great experience and can be fully done in 1 day.
Sentosa and Singapore most definitely worth a visit. I'd spend half a day at the theme park b4 the weather gets to you and head back to refresh and recharge before heading out for some shopping. Two or maybe three half days and you can cover the rides with some time to spare. Good merchandise as well.
I visited on the first Saturday of July and hesitated about buying the priority pass. I'm glad I didn't bother as it was not as busy as I thought it would be and the maximum time I waited for a ride was only half an hour. Lucky me. There are plenty of food options and it is not overpriced without being extremely cheap. The best ride for me was the Transformer ride. I also really enjoyed watching the Hollywood parade. I think the trick is to start the day early and be there as soon as the gates open so that you can get onto all your preferred rides while the queues are relatively short. A good day out and no rain. I recommend not getting the priority pass until you have entered the park to check the length of the queues. You can always buy the priority pass once you are inside if you decide the queues are excessively long.
While this is not the largest theme park it does have enough to offer to fill a day of fun. Especially if you have children. However unless you're prepared to go on the rides there's not a great deal more to see in the way of shows and attractions. Even at my age I can still enjoy a 4D Shrek movie. I'd have been quite happy if the show had been longer but I know there's a turnaround to consider. The Madagascar ride was fun and would suit all ages. The waterworld show is certainly the most dynamic show its jet skis and pyrotechnics but it fills quickly and if you're last you could end up in the 'going to get soaked' area. The 70 minute wait for the Jurassic water ride was a little too long especially at the thought of knowing that a soaking was more than guaranteed. As with all these theme parks merchandise shops are a plenty and food is the same unless you head out to one of the restaurants. Price was reasonable at $74SGD. On a hot day I can imagine it would become unbearable so make sure you have plenty of water ($6 in the park) and head to a shop for some air-conditioning every so often. Worth a visit.
I dun know if its because I am a Singaporean myself,but I think USS is awesome and the rides are absolutely thrilling---at least for MOST of the rides.I would recommend u to sit The Revenge Of The Mummy as well as The Enchanted Airways-I think that's the name.I did not try the Battlestar Galactica roller coaster as when I went there,it was down for maintenance.I would highly recommend u to go there if u come to Singapore.
I'm not really into theme parks as I don't enjoy the really fast rides (too much of a control freak!) but my girlfriend dragged me here. It's small for such a park but that makes sense in 30 degree heat. It takes about 4 hours to get around all the rides provided you shell out for the fast lane. The rides are actually reasonably tame, though I did chicken out of one which looked scary but turned out not to be. The biggest and most exciting/terrifying looking ride was closed when we went. My favourite was the Transformers ride. GF liked the Sesame Street ride which was really cute - all the others weren't exciting enough for her.
It costs $74 for an adult and $30-70 for fast lane access (dynamic pricing based on queue length, which the economist in me approves of, but the consumer in me doesn't...). This seems so expensive but we worked out we'd saved more than 4 hours queuing, so it depends on how much you value your time.
Address: 8 Sentosa Gateway, Sentosa Island, Singapore
Directions: Take the monorail or walkway to Sentosa and you'll pretty much arrive at US. You can't miss it.
Phone: +65 6577 8888
It is cheaper to buy Universal Studios tickets in a booth in Changi Airport in Terminal 2. The regular price for a One-Day Pass is S$74 but we got it there for only S$65. There was even a S$10 meal voucher and a S$5 Retail Voucher free! They also offer Child Passes but for Senior Passes, you need to get it from the park gate itself on the day you will go there. You have to go in early because one whole day is not enough for the family enjoyment!
Singapore's Universal Studio at Resort World Sentosa is small and compact but has no lack of fun and excitement.
You would be able to cover the whole Universal Studio rides and shows within a day. Some of the exciting rides includes BattleStar Galatica, Ancient Egypt and Transformers. BattleStar Galactica is the ultimate ride experience for the strong hearted.
Besides rides, merry-go-rounds and shows, there's the 4D ride Shrek which is very mild.
There are food court but those are pretty expensive and can set you back by about S$12 per person. However, there's a Malaysia style food court on the outside (next to the ticketing booth) that sells best of Malaysia's food choices at very economical prices. As an option, you can exit the Universal Studio with re-entry chop on your arm and have your lunch there (see last picture).
Address: Universal Studio Singapore, Resort World Sentosa
Directions: On Sentosa Island.
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