One of Singapore’s main attractions, Universal Studios is a terrific day out (or longer!) for anyone visiting Singapore. Couples can have bags of fun together here, as can groups of friends who are looking for somewhere to have a blow out. There are rides and other attractions for children, making this is a good choice for a family day out. And even solo travellers can find many ways to have fun here.
Located on Sentosa Island, it is part of Resorts World Sentosa. The theme park opened in 2010 to become Asia’s second Universal Studios after Japan.
Not only one of the most popular attractions in Singapore, Universal Studios is also one of the most-loved attractions in Asia. Plan to spend a day having oodles of fun at Universal Studios Singapore and have a complete blast!
Cut loose and “Ride the Movies”
One of the main reasons that people love Universal Studios is because they can be thrilled and excited on a range of rides that are designed to really stimulate the senses. Even if you aren’t familiar with the actual movies that the rides are themed after, the twists, turns, speeds, colours, special effects, and details are sure to blow you away. There are rides that are fast and furious, catering to adrenaline junkies, as well as those that are tamer and aim to keep the kids happy. Everyone can have fun on the rides at Universal Studios Singapore!
Step into the world of film and imagine that you are part of the action on the big screen with top rides like the spine-tingling Revenge of the Mummy, the dino-tastic and wild Jurassic Park Rapids Adventure, and the exciting Transformers: The Ride. Other favourites include A Crate Adventure, the Accelerator, and the Canopy Flyer.
The whole experience starts long before you actually board the ride though, with themed waiting / queuing areas, booming music, sound effects, and visuals. Some also provide instructions for the mission that you are about to complete!
Enter Different Worlds as You Stroll Between the Different Themed Zones
As you walk around Universal Studios it may not be immediately apparent because of the subtleties, but everything about the park is designed to make you feel fully immersed in the experience. Feel completely removed from the rest of Singapore and the world outside as you discover the park’s different cool zones. There are seven themed areas. Discover a mystical land of times gone by in Ancient Egypt, enjoy a taste of the exotic in Madagascar, come over all futuristic in Sci-Fi City, and notice how small you are in the scale of the globe in Lost World. Enjoy the razzamatazz and movie madness of Hollywood, feel the high-octane energy in New York, and explore somewhere completely different in Far Far Away. Covering various genres of film, there is something to captivate all and really appeal to the imagination.
Everything in the different areas has been carefully planned so as to fit with the theme, including the music, lighting, props, scenery, flooring, cafes, shops, activities, and characters.
Be Dazzled at an Engaging Show
Make sure that you check show times when you enter the park to avoid disappointment later on in the day. Don’t worry too much if you miss the first showing – most have several performances and / or screenings throughout the day. Geared towards visitors of all ages, Lights, Camera, Action is especially great for devoted movie addicts. Taking you behind the scenes and showing everything that goes into a production, it’s informative as well as fun. When I Grow Up, the Sesame Street Show, is whimsical and full of cuteness, perfect for younger visitors to the park. WaterWorld, with all its stunts and energy, is sure to have you on the edge of your seat! And these are just a few of the cool shows that await you!
Street performers wander through the different areas, providing engaging impromptu shows and cool photo opportunities. You may even stumble upon some of your favourite characters as you walk about too – don’t be shy – snap a selfie with them!
If you visit on a Saturday you are in for an extra treat. There is a terrific firework demonstration that really lights up the night sky.
There are heaps of places to eat and drink around the park, serving a good selection of local Singaporean fare and international favourites. Plenty of shops make sure that you have lots of opportunities to stock up on gifts and souvenirs. Tickets are available at the gate, or you can save some money by booking online in advance.