Hi! It’s been such a long time since my last post, I know. I’m not in my holiday season yet. So, as a matter of fact, I got nothing to write about.
I went to Universal Studio Singapore (USS) last month, in 25th February to be exact. And I got too excited! Because you know what, I could finally meet up with Pinocchio, the Madagascar, Puss in Boots, Woody Woodpecker, Shrek, the Elmo, and even Cleopatra!
Well, my trip was actually unplanned, anyway. My grandma suddenly decided that we should take a 5 days holiday last month. And I was like, should I got or not? Because you know, if I go, I’ll miss some classes and unfortunately, an important quiz. But then I don’t know what got into me and I said yes. So here we are.
I spent one day full in Universal Studio, while my hotel was in Balestier road, so it took a pretty long way to get to the theme park. I’m not a fan of taxi (and I’m not here to argue), so I took the bus from Balestier Rd to VivoCity.
Note this : If you’re planning to have a vacation in Singapore, even a short one, make sure you buy yourself an ez-link card. It could be used for paying up the MRT and bus fee. So you don’t even need a taxi anymore!
Soon after I reach VivoCity, I took another bus, Bus RW8 (meaning Resort World 8) , which then took us to Sentosa Island. It costs S$2 / each person.
Too bad I didn’t know about the free monorail available at the 3rd floor of VivoCity earlier. If I did, I could have saved my S$2 then. Okay forget this.
Soon after we bought the entrance tickets (S$74 each), we took a quick walk in the Hollywood road & headed to the Madagascar area.
Here’s the theme park’s map so that you can imagine it clearly.
Madagascar happened to be our first stop. It has 2 main attractions here : A Crate Adventure, which is a boat ride to the Madagascar world, and Julien’s Beach Party-Go-Round. There aren’t any special ride here for us. It’s all for kids. But we do love it as we could take some photos with Alex, Gloria, and the penguins! They are bigger than I thought they would be.
I like to move it.. move it..
Then, we headed to Far Far Away.
The attractions they got here are Shrek 4D Adventure, Enchanted Airways which is a junior coaster, and Donkey Live Show where you’ll be literally talking to a donkey.
My favorite one is Shrek 4D Adventure. Here, you’ll be sitting on a moving chair in a theater watching an exciting Shrek tale. And you’ll be sprayed with water and even experience a spider tickling.
And here comes The Lost World..
We rode the Canopy Flyer and Jurassic Park Rapids Adventure. Well, I have to admit that Canopy Flyer really got me. It’s a flying swing ride where you’ll be sitting with your legs dangling and then you’ll fly just like a bird. The ride was faster than what I expected, you know, I thought it would be a slow leisure flight, but it’s not. It will twist you like crazy.
Jurassic Park Rapids Adventure is also great. You’ll be sitting (with belt) in a tube ride and then begin your journey through the Jurassic jungle slowly. But then at the end of the ride, you’ll meet T-Rex and experience a quick drop and you might get soaked at the end, just like I did. Yes, I’m totally wet. You know what? The guy sitting next to me was wearing his rain coat, which I thought it was so ridiculous. But then, at the end of the ride, I became a little bit jealous of him as he’s completely dry.
Oh, and they also provide the drying pods which cost you S$5 to dry your self. It was pricey, I know.
Then we went to Ancient Egypt.
The main ride within this zone is Revenge of the Mummy, an Egyptian-themed indoor roller coaster. As you enter the building, you will walk through a narrow maze decorated with Egyptian artifacts. It was quite dark in there but once you are seated, you’ll begin having a surprising journey with a great story telling. The ride involves a backward motion, twisting and spinning and actually I don’t know what exactly they do to us, but really, this is a must ride if you happen to visit USS. If I had more time, I would definitely be back on board again and again!
I obviously loveeee Ancient Egypt! Well, I’ve never been to Egypt before, but this zone really has so many amazing HUGE statues and artifacts. It just looks so authentic to me.
Then we headed to the Sci-Fi City.
You know, Battlestar Galactica is a dual roller coaster : HUMAN & CYLON, where both tracks are intertwined and run simultaneously. I took the CYLON ride, which is similar to the Canopy Flyer at The Lost World. You know, you sit underneath the track with your legs dangling, but this one is really much…… much more extreme than the one at The Lost World. There are plenty of extreme twists and turn, and… ah I can’t even describe it.
Then we took the Transformer ride, and I have to say… this ride is beyond fantastic, I swear! It takes the 3D ride into the next level. It’s not just as simple as having a stuff popping off the screen in front of you. It’s much more than that.
Here, you’ll ride a futuristic vehicle through an amazing transformer world and then you’ll be moving from one 3D scene to another. This ride has so many bumps, backward motion, fog, sound effect, and even a ‘falling’ effect. It was fantastic and sooo real that I felt I was really involved in the transformer battle. There was one moment when you are suddenly whipped into an office building and you crash the tables and then you crashed into the window and fall to the street and the transformer saved you. It was sooo fast, it has a great senses of speed, direction and turn and everything happens so fast!
Getting tired of riding the extreme rides, we headed to the last zone, which is the New York street.
The attractions here are Lights, Camera, Action! by Steven Spielberg and the Spaghetti Chase. I was amazed with the attraction they got in Lights, Camera, Action. It was a show actually, demonstrating a hurricane about to hit New York City and it was as real as those in the movies. You’ll be able to see the storm, the fire, and other unexpected scene. That was quite a show.
So…. That was the end of my journey in Universal Studio Singapore and I’m hoping I could come back later. 🙂