My college girlfriends Kath, Reg and Roocie paid me a visit here in Singapore last week. As part of the agreement, we will all go to Universal Studios Singapore together. I booked the tickets a week in advance and all of us were very excited since it’ll be our next adventure together after our Cagayan de Oro days, which was almost more than a year ago.
We originally planned to go on a weekday. However, I could not afford to take a leave that day so we moved the schedule on a Sunday. A weekend ticket costs us $SGD72 which is a little pricier compared to the $SGD66 ticket on a weekday. At the end of the day, I realized that the cost is all worth it since we had a great time during our whole day adventure.
Upon arriving, we all had our picture taken at the spinning Universal Studios globe found at the entrance. Almost everyone I knew who had been there have a picture at the entrance.
Universal Studios Singapore is divided into the ff. sections: Hollywood, New York, Sci Fi City, Ancient Egypt, Lost World, Far Far Away Land and Madagascar – each having different shows and attractions.
The main attraction here is the Pantages Hollywood Theater, where we watched the Rock N Roll Broadway Musical Monster Rock. It was a good start and I was really amazed on how they put up those explosive light and sound effects in an indoor setting. The audience are mostly families with kids and of course, the likes of us who are young at heart.
After we watched the show, we had a hard time deciding where to eat. Finally, we ended up at Mel’s Drive In place. It was similar to Johnny Rockets in the Philippines since they both offer the usual burger and fries meal. And the place also has the old jukebox at the center and there’s a big disc spinning as well.
B. New York
For our next stop, we watched the indoor show hosted by Steven Spielberg namely Lights, Camera, Action! You will see here how those special effects in the movie were created. At first impression, you will mistaken the room as a storage area for junk. But once the show starts, special effects will come into place and you will be amazed on how those stormy scenes in the movie were created. Everything seem to be real.
C. Sci Fi City
The main attraction Battlestar Galactica is not yet open for the public so we just decided to take pictures around the vicinity. It would be more fun if those roller coasters are operating so we can find out who among us can stand the thrill of riding those heart dropping rides. The last suspense-thrilled roller coaster I rode was the Raging Bull at Six Flags Illinois way back 2007 and it was really a mind fuck/heart attack moment of my life. I wish I could still ride the roller coaster again in the foreseeable future.
D. Ancient Egypt
So how can I forget the Revenge of the Mummy roller coaster ride? It may seem harmless on the outside, but once you go inside and find your way through the maze like path towards the roller coaster queue, you will start getting nervous. I wasn’t feeling anything during the entire time I was in the queue. But somehow, I’m wondering why there are so many people in the line. I was thinking that the ride is an exciting one – and it certainly is! The roller coaster is a high speed one with sharp curves and it was really dark inside which adds up to the excitement. You cannot see anything from the inside and you have no idea where you’re heading to. After the ride, I felt very dizzy. I’m not sure if it has something to do with the ride or I just didn’t like my lunch at all.
E. Water World
We watched the Water World show which features exciting stunts, water splashes and exciting explosions. It was like watching a live action movie. This is one of the shows I really enjoyed watching because everything is well executed. We did not sit in the front row area, afraid that we will get wet once the show begins.
After that, we rode the Canopy Flyer. For obvious reasons, I still got the hang of Revenge of the Mummy roller coaster and I’m starting to feel nervous again even if this is just a kiddie ride. Reg and I were joking that it’s only a “sight seeing” ride and we should just enjoy the experience. *hehe*
F. Far Far Away Land
We watched the shows Donkey Live and Shrek 4D Adventure. It was very hot outside and thank God there are attractions in USS that has air condition in it. Both shows are the watch and enjoy type of attraction. Donkey Live is an interactive show wherein you can talk and sing with the Donkey. Whereas, the Shrek 4D adventure is similar to Rialto in Enchanted Kingdom wherein you can feel the action right there in your seat. After the 2 shows, we rode the Enchanted Airways mini roller coaster. I felt really dizzy by riding all those roller coasters. 🙂
For the final stop, we went to Madagascar section and rode the “low energy” King Julien’s Beach Party-Go-Round Carousel. This is a chill and relax ride and nothing compared to the ‘very exciting’ Revenge of the Mummy roller coaster. *haha* We just enjoy the experience of riding those cute animals and taking advantage of the rest and relaxation from all the walking we did the entire day.
I really enjoyed the picture taking sessions with the different characters in USS. Also, I even got to have a picture taken together with the Streetboys group. Fangirling moment for the 4 of us again. 🙂