Universal Studios Singapore – Park Update 04/2014

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Love the Minions from Despicable Me? Now, there’s a new shop in town! Explore the all-new Minion Mart in this month’s park update!

This update will focus on the new Minion Mart. But first, some quick shots around the park:

Universal Studios Singapore - Hollywood Crowd

With the new Easter programme, expect the park to be more crowded than usual!

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Shrek’s Stump/Home has been closed off, with the doors sealed. I’ve no idea what’s happening here – though it means one less photo spot with park characters. This stump actually hides a ride vehicle maintenance/storage facility for Enchanted Airways. Thanks J for mentioning this in the last update.

Universal Studios Singapore - Shrek's Stump

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No updates on Battlestar Galactica – although some of the Sci-Fi City props under the tracks look visibly cleaner, like they’re repainted.

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Nothing but silence.

Universal Studios Singapore - Sesame Street Spaghetti Space Chase

Sesame Street now has these covers for the overflow switchbacks, telling guests where the entrance is (because it can get confusing).

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Good weekend business for Sesame Street – even around mid-day, the first overflow queue was full.

Minion Mart

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Hollywood now has a new Minion Mart – for all things Despicable Me. Outside the story is a giant-sized Minion (Jerry from DM1?), who will be available for pictures all day, every day.

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Minion Mart takes over Silver Screen Collectibles, which has the Café Montmartre facade. The same collectibles (“Oscar” trophies and Records) are still available at the adjacent store. This also marks the second time a retail area themed to Betty Boop has been axed.

Universal Studios Singapore - Minion Mart!

The first one was at Brown Derby (which became Sesame Street themed), and now her second shop is taken over by minions. Betty Boop now greets guests outside The Darkroom, a neighbouring store that sells photography supplies and “green-screen” photos.

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It’s not a big shop and the decor is simple with mainly printed and 2D elements. Nonetheless it’s far nicer than the old Betty Boop shop, and I’m sure the merch, being all about Minions, will definitely sell well.

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The main Universal Studios Singapore store, just across the road, still has its Despicable Me retail area. It’s uncertain if it will remain this way, because Minion Mart isn’t big enough to display everything (yet).

It’s cool to see so much yellow and blue in one store, though.

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Smaller items, like pins and magnets, got the most out of this new store. It’s much easier to browse and pick.

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Release your inner diva!

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Cute flat drawings of minions near the ceiling. My favourite is this:

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What are you looking at?

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Fluffy! Why leave with just one?

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The large minion outside the store is so popular you might need to wait in line for your turn. Crew members will be around to assist with photography.

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That’s about it for this month! Remember to check out the entry covering the park’s first Easter-themed event: Easter Egg Island!


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10 Responses to Universal Studios Singapore – Park Update 04/2014

  1. J April 16, 2014 at 2:47 pm #

    I’m awaiting my visit to the park this Friday but I’m kind of afraid of the long crowds. Will it be very crowded? I plan on going for Monster Rock, Revenge of the Mummy, Enchanted Airways and meeting as many characters as possible, hopefully including E.B. as well.

    P.S. Thanks for the mention!

    • J April 16, 2014 at 2:48 pm #

      *large crowds

    • Dejiki April 16, 2014 at 8:40 pm #

      It is expected to be as crowded as a typical Saturday.

      You will be able to experience all the attractions mentioned, although there may be long waits for Enchanted Airways. There will of course, be some wait time for all meet and greet characters. I would suggest prioritizing and meeting E.B. first (check the show times and ask a cast member for meet and greet times).

  2. J April 16, 2014 at 11:30 pm #

    Oh thanks for the advice! I’m looking more at the face characters though… Are there lines shorter? That said, I do want to see E.B. since he’s only here for Easter I think?

  3. J April 16, 2014 at 11:30 pm #

    Oh thanks for the advice! I’m looking more at the face characters though… Are the lines shorter? That said, I do want to see E.B. since he’s only here for Easter I think?

  4. Rolandi
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    April 18, 2014 at 8:15 pm #

    is there any news about the expansion areas.. ?? Minion Mayhem perhaps? lol..

    • Zooish April 20, 2014 at 10:39 pm #

      Even if he knew, he wouldn’t be able to say it in the interest of his relationship with RWS. This is certainly not a spoiler site.

      • Dejiki April 24, 2014 at 6:02 pm #

        There isn’t anything interesting to say really (and there is no special relationship with RWS). The company only informs me with information that is supposed to be made public. The land is still being prepared for new development. The plans for Minion Mayhem have been shelved.

        I am occasionally post park rumours and hearsay, but some recent rumours were eventually made untrue (not that they were incorrect, but because the park’s plans have changed). Frankly speaking, this park’s “insider news” is nowhere as exciting as other theme parks around the world.

  5. IzzuddinFire May 1, 2014 at 11:02 pm #

    To top it all off, love the new updates! It’s long since I visited ur site or even USS. Furthermore, de new Easter Event looks cool thou. However, kinda disappointed bout de closure of BSG. Hope its gonna turn out into somethin interesting. In addition, a qns in mind, is de Minion Mayhem Ride confirmed? If it is, where is it placed? (@ de Far Far Away Zone)?

    • Dejiki May 1, 2014 at 11:49 pm #

      Plans for Minion Mayhem have been cancelled for another attraction which is supposed to be unique to USS.

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