Universal Studios Singapore – Park Update 03/2014

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Check out the newest changes at the park and discover Universal Studios Singapore’s upcoming festive event!

Easter at Universal Studios Singapore

From 18 April till 13 May 2014, the park will hold its first Easter-themed programme. Easter Egg Island will arrive at the park and be filled with activities (egg painting and the lot). The Easter Bunny (apparently also a drummer) will be the star of the event. Park guests will be able to enjoy the festivities during their visit at the park (no additional charges apply).

For Easter Weekend (18-20 April 2014), there will be a special event where an Egg Hunt will be held around the park. Universal Studios Singapore will open early at 8AM for guests participating in this event. After the egg hunt, feast at the Easter Breakfast Buffet held at Marty’s Casa Del Wild Food Court. This event takes place from 8AM-10:30AM each day, and additional charges apply (price per guest):

Adult: $55
Child/Senior: $45

Park admission is not included; guests need to have valid admission passes to the park as well (so that they can enjoy the park’s attractions after the event). Bundle packages are available, which includes Easter Egg Hunt and One Day pass to USS (price per guest):

Adult: $118
Child: $93
Senior: $81

Event Info

Easter Egg Island at Universal Studios Singapore

18 April to 13 May 2014
Show and Activity times vary (check at park gates)
Open to all Universal Studios Singapore Park Guests

Easter Weekend at Universal Studios Singapore

18, 19, 20 April 2014
Event Hours: 8:00AM – 10:30AM
Easter Egg Hunt activity, Breakfast Buffet during event hours
Event charges apply (Adult: $55; Child/Senior: $45)
Guests must also have valid admission passes (One Day Pass) to the park.

Bundle packages, which includes One Day Pass to the park, available (Adult: $118; Child: $93; Senior: $81)


Photos around the Park

Universal Studios Singapore - Park Ticketing

The second half of March is one of the park’s busiest periods all year. It’s a week of school holidays in Singapore, followed by another week in Malaysia. USS is full of kids!

Universal Studios Singapore - Priority Access

The park added this Priority Access sign at the left-most section of the entrance. There’s still one “VIP” turnstile and one “Express” turnstile.

Universal Studios Singapore - Annual Pass Lobby

With very low prices for Annual and Season (6-month) passes, expect long queues at the Annual Pass lobby in the morning. If you intend to get an Annual Pass, you might want to visit the lobby later in the day to avoid queues.

Universal Studios Singapore - Woodpeckers

Universal Studios Singapore - Store Display

This season’s store display.

Universal Studios Singapore - New Five&Dime Entrance

The construction at Star Characters that was mentioned in the last park update? Turns out it’s not a new window, but another entrance.

Universal Studios Singapore - Show Times

Mel’s Stage finally has a board displaying show times of performances.

Universal Studios Singapore - Sesame Street queue

Long queues for Spaghetti Space Chase early in the morning.

Universal Studios Singapore - Sesame Street Show Times

Sesame Street now has a Show Times board too.

Psychic Readings - out of town!

The Madam Basiel window at New York Harbour area has been sealed off for repairs/changes (??)

Universal Studios Singapore - Transformers marquee

I’m hoping that the park upgrades the 3D projection technology at Transformers: The Ride soon, to match the same visual quality in Hollywood and Florida. After going on Star Tours (which uses Dolby3D/Infitec type of technology), 3D using polarized glasses just don’t cut it anymore.

Universal Studios Singapore - Despicable Me Singapore construction

LATEST: Screamscape now reports that USS will not be building the Despicable Me Minion Mayhem attraction. This project is getting even more mysterious. Some park crew mentioned a Star Trek themed ride? Really? What about World War Z? Others said it will be an extension of Far Far Away, with an attraction based on “Puss in Boots”.

Construction for Universal Studios Singapore’s Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem (or another attraction) is still ongoing. The land is still being prepared (mostly flat now) so it’ll be a few more months before we see anything being really built up.

Universal Studios Singapore - Despicable Me Singapore construction 2

Strangely, the Royal Decree is gone. Is the park changing their plans again? Have they finally decided to build a Wizarding World? Sadly not.

Universal Studios Singapore - Base of the Lagoon

Not sure if it’s caused by sudden outbursts of heavy rain, but it is now possible to see the base of the park’s lagoon at some places. Lots of park maps, and possibly lost items.

Universal Studios Singapore - Battlestar Galactica

Battlestar Galactica, in a few words: Still closed, with no confirmed plans for reopening (or removal). I’m now getting news from a few people that the park will modify several parts of the tracks instead of dismantling everything. Since that will require significant re-engineering, manufacture of new parts, track replacement and re-certification, etc.. we should only expect for the ride to reopen a long, long time later.

Maybe for the park’s 5th Anniversary Celebrations in 2016.

Edit: Local news sites, including MyPaper SG and Yahoo, now report that Battlestar Galactica will be overhauled and themed to some other movie. While the article does give some hope to the roller coasters’ future, there are some inconsistencies and contradictory information in these stories. The closure is certainly not planned, and I’m sure that “visitors cannot relate to the current theme” is definitely not the real reason why the ride has closed.

Let’s keep the excitement to the rollercoasters itself.


Universal Studios Singapore - Galactica Ruins

The water pool where the tracks stand on has been emptied. Until the rain came.

Universal Studios Singapore - Galactica Ruins 2

Universal Studios Singapore - Galactica Ruins 3

Universal Studios Singapore - Galactica Ruins 4

Universal Studios Singapore - Galactica Ruins 5

Universal Studios Singapore - Storm at Sci-Fi

I really miss going on Battlestar Galactica when it rains. The speed of the rollercoasters is significantly boosted in rainy conditions – making it far more intense that normal. While on-ride, the rain feel like some pulsing water jet massage. Those people who have been on the ride in that scenario will know what I’m talking about.

Universal Studios Singapore - Rain at New York

Now that rainy season is back, do remember to bring your own ponchos and umbrellas to the park. Only certain areas of the park is covered, so stay around Sci-Fi City (Transformers section), New York and Hollywood. The shelter at the New York Library isn’t effective during a storm, so rain may leak into the area.

Universal Studios Singapore - Rain at New York 2

Stay tuned for next month’s park update! I should be returning to cover the Easter-themed programmes.

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20 Responses to Universal Studios Singapore – Park Update 03/2014

  1. J March 19, 2014 at 6:17 pm #

    Hi,
    May I know if you are planning to do a report on Bubblegum Pop from last year? Also, will the Easter Bunny be a meet and greet character in any of the park’s zones?
    I also noticed Shrek’s swamp being cordoned off? Is there anything happening there?
    Thanks!

  2. J March 20, 2014 at 5:16 pm #

    Hi,
    I was wondering if the Easter Bunny would be a meet and greet character during the Easter period?
    Also, is there anything going on at Shrek’s Swamp? When I visited about a week ago, I saw that it had been cordoned off, with the entrance to Shrek’s home being blocked by a potted plant.

    • J March 20, 2014 at 5:17 pm #

      Sorry for the double message. I forgot that I already posed the question

    • Dejiki March 22, 2014 at 3:33 pm #

      Yes, the Easter Bunny will be a Meet and Greet character. I’m not sure about Shrek’s – there could be repair or refurbishment work being done to the structure.

  3. Steve March 22, 2014 at 2:22 pm #

    Hi Dejiki, Thanks for the update. Is the Minions Mayhem attraction going to be in the area behind the Yellow Cart Co. carriage or is that area for another as yet unknown attraction? Cheers Steve

    • Dejiki March 22, 2014 at 3:32 pm #

      Hi Steve,

      Although the park has not announced anything (or even confirmed Minion Mayhem), the area under development is supposed to be for a Despicable Me themed area.

  4. Aaron Colin March 23, 2014 at 12:16 pm #

    Will Singapore’s Minion Mayhem be on the scale of Hollywood’s or Orlando’s?

    • Dejiki March 23, 2014 at 4:02 pm #

      Given the limited space left at the park, there isn’t space for a large Despicable Me zone in Singapore. It’s likely to be similar to Orlando’s version, with a themed area around the attraction.

  5. Rolandi
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    March 23, 2014 at 2:21 pm #

    thanks for the updates.. I’ve been waiting for it.. :)
    hopefully, there will be another thrilling roller coaster in the park, in case BSG won’t be operated anymore..
    what do you think, Dejiki? :)

    • Dejiki March 23, 2014 at 4:05 pm #

      Unfortunately there is not enough space for another major attraction, unless the park removes some zones that don’t perform well (Madagascar and Far Far Away). USS will definitely benefit from a new rollercoaster, or even better: a Wizarding World.

      • Rolandi
        Twitter:
        March 25, 2014 at 10:23 pm #

        yah you right.. or just wondering that they will bring The Incredible Hulk Roller Coaster like the one in US somehow.. hahaha..

  6. Rolandi
    Twitter:
    March 25, 2014 at 10:28 pm #

    anyway Dejiki, just wondering also, why you don’t make a post/review about Six Flag Theme Parks? heard there’s a lot of roller coasters in a single park.. amazing huh?

  7. Yanjing March 27, 2014 at 2:48 pm #

    Hi Dejiki, do you know if the current mascots in the theme park will be dressed up in Easter theme outfits? Or the Easter bunny the only new addition for the meet and greet sessions? Thanks !

    • Dejiki March 29, 2014 at 11:51 pm #

      At the moment, only the Easter Bunny is confirmed as a new addition.

  8. Nicholas March 27, 2014 at 6:53 pm #

    A highly reliable source which you can quote me on – USS is going to build a new a war-themed attraction at the now-vacant lot. It’s going to include an indoor coaster. What are the recent movies with this theme? Go figure.

  9. gilang rizqi
    Twitter:
    April 1, 2014 at 12:21 am #

    Hi Dejiki, your blog is amazing :) i’m so in love with your blog because it increase my information about uss which is i’ll go there soon. thank you so much and keep updating! xx

  10. KM April 2, 2014 at 2:46 pm #

    It’s been a few weeks since my last visit. Looking forward to a return trip on Saturday.
    Not much as happened since. Not according to what I see anyway.
    I guess the highlight will be Easter Bunny. Otherwise, everything is same ‘ol as usual.

    But spending the day at USS is always a pleasure. It’s always a great experience with so much fun and happy smiles in the park. Magical place.

  11. dobby April 2, 2014 at 11:45 pm #

    This might be of interest – regarding the battlestar closure.

    http://mypaper.sg/top-stories/battlestar-galactica-may-have-heard-its-last-whoop-20140402

  12. Jeremy April 12, 2014 at 10:44 am #

    Hi,

    I was just wondering what the difference is between the Easter Egg Island and Easter Weekend events at USS. Can I still use my annual pass if I go on the 18th of March but do not participate in activities like the egg hunt?

    • Dejiki April 12, 2014 at 4:01 pm #

      Hi Jeremy,

      Easter Egg Island is a seasonal event that will take place from 18 April to 13 May. It includes decorations at Hollywood and New York, as well as a street performance and meet-and-greet characters. All park guests, include Annual Passholders, will be able to enjoy this seasonal event.

      Easter Weekend Special is a special event that will be held over the Easter Weekend (18-20 April) from 8AM to 10:30AM. It includes a park-wide Egg Hunt, Egg Painting and Breakfast at the Park.

      More details will be revealed in an upcoming Easter Egg Island Special blog update!

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