Overview: Halloween attractions in Singapore 2011

It is going to be an fright-filled October with three large-scale Halloween attractions in Singapore! Night Safari and Sentosa are back with their popular Halloween Horrors and Spooktacular events. Resorts World Sentosa has finally done their Universal Studios park justice by bringing the famous Halloween Horror Nights from the American Universal Studios theme parks!

So, do you have a strong heart? If you do not, it is time to gather all your brave friends and enjoy screaming together in this season of scares! I’ve compiled information about these three events and will keep this entry updated when I have new information.


UPDATE: 2012 Overview now available

This entry provides information for attractions and events in 2011. Check out the new guide for 2012 here!

NOTE: The information here is archived for reference only. Please do not use the dates, hours and prices here for 2012 events.

2011 Halloween attractions information - Click to expand

UPDATE: 22/10/2011

I’ve just returned from Universal Studios Singapore and my Halloween Horror Nights trip report + photos can be found here!

UPDATE: 19/10/2011

If you’ve been to Universal Studios Singapore (or not) and wonder how the park would look for Halloween, here’s my photo trip post covering the Halloween Horror Nights overlay.

UPDATE: 04/10/2011

Added information about:
– The Museum of Horrors II

UPDATE: 26/09/2011

Added information about:
– The 13 Cells – Journey of Vengeance
– FrightFest@Singapore Flyer

UPDATE: 14/09/2011

Cancellation of Night Safari Halloween Horrors

Wildlife Reserves Singapore has decided to cancel the Night Safari Halloween Horrors.

Despite its success in previous years, Wildlife Reserves Singapore (WRS) has decided to cancel Halloween Horrors to refocus our energies on organising more relevant activities for the whole family to enjoy.

We would like to hold events that appeal to both the young and the old. Therefore, in place of Halloween Horrors next month, we will organise a special Deepavali experience at Jurong Bird Park and Singapore Zoo. It will offer a great occasion for us to spread our message of wildlife conservation through educational and engaging family-oriented activities.

WRS will be providing refunds for all Halloween Horrors tickets. For more information, please refer to their website: http://www.halloweenhorrors.com.sg/faq.html

Personal note:
While WRS has already done an official announcement, I don’t quite buy their explanation about this event not being “conservation orientated”. Their other events are as equally irrelevant (Mid Autumn Festival??). Personally, I feel that the event is not getting the same response as the years before – only 1000+ tickets were sold online (they did not state the total) which is pretty poor, considering the event spans several weeks and 1000+ isn’t even a good number for attendance for ONE night. This cancellation is not taken well by members of the public, with many fans voicing their outburst on WRS’ Facebook page.


Sentosa Spooktacular

Sentosa Spooktacular in 2010 featured indoor scares houses within the buildings of Images of Singapore and Merlion attractions, as well as a harmless ride on the Tiger Sky Tower. The entire Imbiah area in Sentosa is a scare zone and is the only place where photographs are allowed, if you wish to take photos with the scare actors. Here is my trip log/review of last year’s event.

There is nothing more fitting than the idea to set up scare houses within the Images of Singapore building: the location is widely rumoured to be haunted, and because: often you can’t really tell if a scare actor or wax figure is staring coldly back at you! Some of the walkways in the galleries are also very narrow, so expect close (and I mean, very close) encounters. The trail set up within the Merlion has a lot of surprise scares, including a room with heavy fog – so thick that you can’t even see anything!

http://www.spooktacular.com.sg/

Location

Imbiah zone at Sentosa
Easiest way to get there is by taking the Sentosa Express and get off at Imbiah Station. You can also walk to Imbiah zone from other parts of Sentosa, including from Resorts World (walk towards the Merlion).
Refer to full list of travel directions here.

Notable Attractions

6 haunted trails around Imbiah zone

  • Rumah Gila
  • Deadly Lesson
  • Legendary Courts of Hell
  • The Twisted Fantasy
  • Papa Cannibal
  • Haunted Insectarium

Event Hours

7:00pm ~ 11:00pm

Event Dates

21/10, 22/10
28/10, 29/10, 30/10

Ticket Prices

Tickets are priced according to number of admissions to haunted trails. This means that in order to experience all 6 different trails ONCE, you will need the $69.90 ticket. Alternatively, you can also use that ticket to visit 3 trails TWICE, if you wish to do so.
3 Haunted Trails: $39.90
4 Haunted Trails: $49.90
5 Haunted Trails: $59.90
6 Haunted Trails: $69.90
A $7 discount is available for purchases before 7 October 2011. Limited quantity of discounted tickets

Fast Pass: $25
Priority access passes are available for purchase on event nights at the Merlion Plaza. These passes allow holders to skip the line and almost-too-quickly face their fears in the haunted trails!


Universal Studios Singapore – Halloween Horror Nights

Halloween Horror Nights is probably the most expensive horrifying event to ever torment the peaceful, modern city of Singapore. According to Resorts World, guests should feel as if they have stepped into a gruesome horror film, proudly orchestrated by this year’s guest of horror, the Director. I predict that half the park will be open, namely Hollywood, New York, Sci-Fi City and Ancient Egypt zones. Apart from scary encounters and a haunted house, some theme park attractions will be open throughout the night.

While I did not have a chance to attend, there was a small Halloween event was held last year. It was called “A Night in the Netherworld” and featured scare zones and a party within the Hollywood and New York zones in the park.

UPDATE! Actual event night trip report and photos here!

UPDATE! See how the park looks like for Halloween (during the day) at this post!


Website Link

Location

Universal Studios Singapore, Resorts World Sentosa
Easiest way to get there is by RWS8 bus, or Sentosa Express (get off at Waterfront Station).
Refer to full list of travel directions here.

Notable Attractions

  • “Vengeance of the Matriarch”: Indoor scare house, Peranakan themed
  • Six Scare zones*: Including the famous “Sting Alley” in New York
  • A street party
  • Universal Studios Singapore Attractions: Revenge of the Mummy, Battlestar Galactica: Human, Battlestar Galactica: Cylon and Accelerator

*Six scare zones, including indoor scare house. Otherwise, it’ll be five other scare zones.

IMPORTANT!! Unlike the other two events where dressing up and wearing masks are strongly encouraged, do note that costumes and masks are NOT ALLOWED in Universal Studio’s Halloween Horror Nights! This is for the safety and security of the guests and scare actors!

Event Hours

8:00pm ~ 12:00am
Note: During Halloween Horror Night event days, the daytime opening hours of the park are switched to a shorter 10:00am ~ 6:00pm. Between 6:00pm to 8:00pm, guests may need to leave the park premises while the park transforms into Halloween Horror Nights mode.

Event Dates

21/10, 22/10, 23/10
27/10, 28/10, 29/10, 30/10

Ticket Prices

Halloween Horror Nights Pass: $60
*NOTE: There are no child ticket prices available. This practice has been carried over from both Universal Studios parks in the US. Halloween Horror Night has always been stated as unsuitable for children under 13.

Stay and Scream Pass (Day ticket upgrade): $48
Day tickets purchased on event days can be upgraded to Halloween Horror Nights tickets.

Universal Studios Singapore Annual Passholders: $48
Present Annual Pass card at park ticketing booths. NOTE While it is not stated anywhere, Annual Passholders may only purchase ONE ticket at the discounted price. I find this restriction rather disappointing.

Resorts World Hotel Guests: $48
Present Hotel Key card at park ticketing booths.

Other promotions
Special rates are available for holders of certain Maybank and NTUC cards. There is also a discount if you collect promotional Coke bottle labels. For full details, refer to this website.

Halloween Horror Nights Express: $20

This Express pass is an add-on option (Admission is NOT included) and allows the holder to use the Express line for some attractions once. Do note that Universal Express (day-time) and Superstar Annual Passes cannot be used during Halloween Horror Nights. Express Passes can be purchased from the park during Halloween Horror Nights.

Rest In Peace Tours (VIP Tours)

Standard Tour Rate per Person: $118
Annual Passholders: $94.90
Day Pass guests: $100

The VIP Tours format for Halloween Horror Nights! This is the group tour option (from 2 to 12 guests per group) and the tour guide will show guests around the park, tell stories about the attractions, and provide VIP access to attractions. Each tour is 3 hours long (from 8pm~11pm) and unlike the USS VIP Tours, express access to attractions sadly will not be extended after the RIP Tour.

RIP Tour Entitlements

• One (1) entry pass to Halloween Horror Nights.
• One (1) RIP Tour credential, lanyard and glow stick.
• VIP access to the select rides and attractions – Peranakan Haunted house – “Vengeance of the Matriarch”, Sting Alley Scare Zone, Battlestar Galactica : HUMAN vs. CYLON™, Revenge of The Mummy® and Accelerator®.
• Complimentary refreshments at the VIP reception – choice of coffee, tea or bottled water at the start of the tour.
• One (1) $10 meal voucher for use at any food and beverage carts/outlets in Universal Studios Singapore.
• Opportunity for a private meet and greet and photo session with the characters.
• 10% discount on selected merchandise at Universal Studios Singapore and Resorts World Gift Shop.
• 10% discount off total bill at KT’s Grill in New York zone.
• Fujifilm one-for-one promotion for photo prints.


Apart from these large-scale attractions, there are also some other events organized by The 13 Cells, Singapore Flyer and popular night clubs. However, I will only compile events that feature scare zones/trails and/or haunted houses.

Night Clubs

The following night clubs have announced Halloween themed events. Check their websites for more information:

  • Beer Market
  • The Butter Factory
  • Home Club
  • KU DE TA
  • St James Power Station
  • Zirka
  • Zouk

The 13 Cells – Journey of Vengeance

http://www.the13cells.com/

Touted at the “Most Eerie Halloween Event” by the organisers, The 13 Cells is back again with their second Horror attraction. I think it has a deep occult theme, compared to the rest, so it’s definitely not for the overly-religious and/or faint-hearted. One complimentary drink (and souvenir bottle) is included with admission.

Location:
Unknown – and this is part of the experience. Guests only will be given information of a meeting point to board a coach. Guests will then be transported to a secret location where the event is actually held.

Event Hours:
7:00pm ~ 11:00pm

Event Dates:
14/10, 15/10, 16/10, 21/10, 22/10, 23/10, 28/10, 29/10, 30/10

Ticket Prices
$38

FrightFest@Singapore Flyer

http://www.singaporeflyer.com/promotions/frightfestsingapore-flyer/

The FrightFest@Singpapore Flyer is held at the Rainforest area below the giant observation wheel. Tickets include one Halloween-themed drink. I’m still trying to confirm the details, but I believe admission to the actual Singapore Flyer is not included.

Location:
Singapore Flyer

Event Hours:
7:00pm ~ 11:00pm

Event Dates:
28/10, 29/10*, 30/10
*Tickets sold out

Ticket Prices
$25
$20 for PAssion Card Holders (Offer ends 14 October)

The Museum of Horrors II

http://www.moviemania.com.sg/

Described by the organisers as “A Monstrous Exhibition of Horrific Proportions”, The Museum of Horrors also presents South-East Asia’s first 3D “Creepy Funhouse”. It is also the only walkthrough attraction that operates in the day (and daily) for the Halloween period.

Location:
*SCAPE, Orchard Road

Event Hours:
Friday, Saturdays, Sundays: 1:00pm ~ 12:00am
Weekdays: 5:00pm ~ 11:00pm (Hours may extend, depending on demand)

Event Dates:
21/10 ~ 02/11

Ticket Prices:
21 Oct ~ 27 Oct: $19
28 Oct ~ 30 Oct: $22
31 Oct ~ 2 Nov: $19


Even if you do not feel that you can pull through these horrifying experiences, I would really suggest trying it out once – especially with a few friends who feel the exactly the same about themselves!

As for me, I have already booked tickets for Universal Studios Singapore’s Halloween Horror Nights. I cannot confirm about attending the other attractions but if I do, all trip reports/reviews will be posted here as soon as they are available.


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4 Responses to Overview: Halloween attractions in Singapore 2011

  1. joy October 6, 2011 at 2:43 pm #

    thanks for this! very informative! :D

  2. Zafirah October 15, 2012 at 11:43 am #

    Hi,I would like to know why the tickets for Halloween horrors Universal studious are $60 cause in the original website it is $68.So is this pricing only available here?

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