I love Universal Studios theme parks; after all, gather up a few film studio entertainment attractions for passionate movie fans like myself and mix them together with a couple of exhilarating thrill rides and you’ve got the perfect recipe for the best amusement park in the world. And that’s why I made a trip to Universal Studios Singapore a must do item on my list of top things to explore during my 4-day stint in the Lion City.
Universal Studios Singapore was located on the beautiful Sentosa Island, a sprawling tropical island riddled with resorts, cable cars, an aquarium, beaches, and plenty of leisure activities.
Like all Universal Studios theme parks, the entrance was equipped with an iconic, large revolving globe that everyone in the vicinity squandered to take a picture in front of, including me.
And then it happened. There I was standing in Universal Studios Singapore and walking along a road resembling a Hollywood movie set.
The road was riddled with palm trees, gift shops, boutiques, and plenty of stores offering sweets and snacks; the perfect way to allow guests to feel as though they’ve stepped into the entertainment capital of the world!
Before long I stumbled upon New York Street, another long road brimming with facades and props set to resemble a classic New York City block.
Along the way I also had the chance to catch a very entertaining and interactive show put on by The Rockafellas, a hip and very amusing local B-Boy group.
They put on quite the performance!
Afterwards I found myself wanting to hop on any thrill ride that was in the vicinity, and I did.
I hopped on TRANSFORMERS the Ride: The Ultimate 3d Experience, a stimulating indoor thrill ride equipped with an elaborate set of visual effects, mechanics, and lighting effects to make you feel as though your smack dab in the middle of an action packed scene from the movie.
Then I landed on Revenge of the Mummy, an indoor rollercoaster that shot riders into total darkness at high-speed. It was such a blast that I road it twice!
I did eagerly want to hop on one of the dueling rollercoasters from Battlestar Galatica: Human vs. Cyclon, but the 2 hour wait was more than I could bear. Maybe next time!
After awhile I found myself in The Lost World, a section of the park dedicated to the blockbuster hit movie Jurassic Park. The zone was equipped with dinosaur themed rides for people of all ages and was equipped with larger than life statues of the T-Rex and other carnivores scattered throughout its premises.
The best part of my visit to the area, though, was munching down a large hot dog with a Coke, a treat that had been rare to find during my stay in China.
Next up was a trip to Far Far Away Land, which featured a prominent castle that housed the Shrek 4D Adventure.
While there I was also able to catch a ride on Puss in Boots’ Giant Journey and Enchanted Airways, two child-friendly rollercoasters that I hopped on solely because there was a short wait.
It was getting late so the last bit of my trip to Universal Studios Singapore was a ride on A Crate Adventure, which was located in Madagascar.
With that, my trip to Universal Studious Singapore was over and I left the park to venture off to Palawan Beach.
In all, the Universal Studios Singapore was decent and I’d recommend a trip there; however, it was nowhere near comparison to Universal Studios Hollywood, my favorite theme park in the world. I don’t think that you’d miss out on anything if you just decided to skip out on a visit while exploring Sentosa Island. And that’s the truth!
Learn more about hours and pricing at the Universal Studios Singapore website!