While the extensive coverage of Halloween Horror Nights 3 continues, I have some miscellaneous updates from the park, including rumours about Battlestar Galactica.
Dejiki’s USS Park Updates ~2 Year Milestone~
Wow. This looks like some awards acceptance speech… I have written USS park updates for 2 years now. The first entry was published in October 2011. It has been fun and insightful – I’ve made quite a number of friends online and actually met many in person – at the park, too! I am also very thankful to the anonymous few who have sent me tips and little rumors that helped spice up my curiosity in producing the park updates. Please keep sending them in! 😉
I’m glad that everyone enjoyed my park coverage so far and I will continue to produce USS Monthly Park Updates as long as the park is able to keep my interest.
Right now, that is Halloween Horror Nights. I do apologise if the HHN coverage has been overwhelming for readers who aren’t fans of the event. There are still several entries but everything will be done by early November. I will then resume the Disney Parks series.
Farewell, Battlestar Galactica (?)
It has been three months since the mysterious incident at Battlestar Galactica: HUMAN, part of the pair of the world’s tallest dueling roller coasters. Both sides of BSG have been closed since then.
For the past few weeks, people have told me that the park has decided to remove the Battlestar Galactica attraction. The attraction has been dropped in most marketing materials (all references of BSG seem to be removed on the official website too), although this could be a way to cut guest confusion and disappointment.
Let’s look at the ride’s current state:
Entrances to both roller coasters have been sealed up, which I hope is a relief to the crew members that were stationed here all day, repeating that same sentence over and over.
Re-imagining Sci-Fi City. That, really, could mean… anything.
The attraction’s majestic logo, which used to have the “Presented by Panasonic” sponsorship logo below it, has been replaced. It now shows the “Sci-Fi City” icon.
The park map no longer lists BSG on the map and guide, with the graphics representing the roller coasters greyed out. This drops the park’s total number of attractions to 18 (from 20).
When asked, park crew members said that the ride will still eventually reopen in the future, with no definite date. Still no statement from the park about the incident or prolonged “attraction review”. While I do hope that the roller coasters will roar at the launch tracks again, the talk around the park is that it’s closed for good. Oh well. Let’s continue waiting for an announcement.
Battlestar Galactica: CYLON – February 2011
Rumour has it
According to one tipster, the park intends to leave the tracks as it is – on display – for year or so. Making this decision suggests that the ride’s problem is too complicated to fix, or as old rumours (going way back to 2010) have already warned us: The ride truly requires drastic re-engineering of some track sections and the ride vehicles. Nonetheless, it has been a safe ride when it was open. I survived 150+ rides – on each side.
The park will only start dismantling when plans for the replacement attraction have firmed up and ready to go. It will be a major task because Sci-Fi City is at the “front” half of the park. The outdoor section of Sci-Fi City is expected to close for a long time.
Please note that this is just a rumour and the park has yet to make any announcements or confirmed anything. It could be false.
Marvel’s off limits to Universal now, so I’m not sure what else could fit within Sci-Fi City (without being generic, but they could). While I love drop tower rides, I hope the park does not build a pair of drop towers in place of BSG. In any case, the park needs a well-themed, thrilling attraction.
Another way could be to get rid of Sci-Fi completely (only leaving Transformers section on its own, maybe re-theme into a slightly less futuristic New York) and develop a completely new area in place of BSG. Or something that would more effectively bridge this futuristic world to Ancient Egypt.
I’m sure most people would want The Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Singapore, but that’s unlikely unless the park is capable of expanding out of the current resort boundaries.
What would you want the park to replace Battlestar Galactica with? Post a comment and discuss!
Monster Rock – Halloween Edition
The Halloween Edition of Monster Rock will be performed even during the day until Halloween Horror Nights 3 ends on 3rd November 2013. This Special edition replaces Jekyll with Beetlejuice, and all the other characters received changes in costumes. The stage also has some new props, notably tombstones and a redesigned arch around the stage. Michael Jackson’s classic “Thriller” takes over “You Give Love A Bad Name”, which ends the show with a rather epic finale.
In the previous entry, the Daddy O’s show was said to be replaced with The Cruisers. This is incorrect – the Daddy O’s show is still being performed along side The Cruisers.
Delayed opening hours of certain attractions
Interestingly, the park has staggered the opening hours of some attractions. These attractions are no longer open at the start of the day (10:00AM).
– Lights, Camera, Action (Opens at 11:00AM)
– Magic Potion Spin (Opens at 11:00AM)
– Jurassic Park Rapids Adventure (Opens at 11:00AM)
– Donkey Live! (Opens at 12:00PM)
This has been observed on a Friday. More information will be added when available.
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