SINGAPORE: Universal Studios Singapore

Universal Studios Singapore
Universal Studios Singapore
Universal Studios SingaporeUniversal Studios Singapore opened in March 2010. We went there August 2010 so it was still pretty new and the hype from the locals was still there that's why it was a bit too crowded for our liking. Another thing we didn't like is because it was fairly new, there were still a lot of stages and attractions that are on the map but still closed, like the Madagascar ride and the Battlestar Galactica roller coaster ride.

Universal Studios Singapore
Not counting the ones that are open now(the 2 mentioned earlier and the new Transformers: The Ride), Universal Studios Singapore had the fewest attractions amongst the big name theme park we have visited. But due to the time we went there, it still felt like one day is just about right for it because of the crowd. Queue wait times reached to more than an hour in major rides. But after the hype from the locals disappears, we believe that wait times won't be that high and a little bit more than half-a-day should be enough for a visit of this theme park.

Universal Studios Singapore Battlestar Galactica
Battlestar Galactica Roller Coaster Ride
was still closed  back in August 2010

There was really nothing that stands out amongst the rides and attractions when we were there since most of the rides that were open back then are not unique. The unique rides of this theme park are the Battlestar Galactica, Madagascar, and Transformers which are all still closed during the time of our visit.

Universal Studios Singapore Madagascar
Another ride that was still closed during our visit

In any case, here are the major attractions of this theme park and their brief description:

Jurassic Park Rapids Adventure - a river raft ride with dinosaur animatronics

Universal Studios Singapore Jurassic Park
Jurassic Park gates

Revenge of the Mummy: The Ride - a dark roller coaster ride featuring the villains of the movie

Universal Studios Singapore Mummy Returns
Towards the Revenge of the Mummy: The Ride

Shrek 4D - a 4D movie featuring the characters from the movie that has a short storyline that follows after the first movie

Universal Studios Singapore Far Far Away Castle
Castle in Far Far Away area where
Shrek 4D is housed
Universal Studios Singapore Shrek 4D
Entrance to Shrek 4D

Monster Rock - a musical play featuring the "Universal Monsters" which includes Dracula, Frankenstein and Wolfman

Universal Studios Singapore Monster Rock
Pantages, where Monster Rock is played
Waterworld - a stage play that has the same story of the movie

Universal Studios Singapore Waterworld

Lights! Camera! Action! - a movies behind-the-scenes and special effects show

Treasure Hunters - a kiddie car ride that goes around a small made-up dessert with some artifacts and fossils

Canopy Flyer - a small open cable car ride

Donkey Live - an interactive show featuring Donkey making jokes involving you: the audience