Universal Studios Singapore – Park Update 03/2016

Universal Studios Singapore - Park Update March 2016 / Mother Goose close up

Easter festivities returns to Universal Studios Singapore, with a bigger line-up this year. Check it out!


Easter Eggstravaganza 2016

Universal Studios Singapore - Park Update March 2016 / Park Entrance Arch

This year’s Easter Eggstravaganza will be held from 7 March to 17 April 2016.

We visited the park 2 days before the event launches, but the entrance arch is still being done, while the stage at Hollywood is missing… or maybe there’s nothing this year.

Universal Studios Singapore - Park Update March 2016 / Cleaned Hollywood Stage

Universal Studios Singapore - Park Update March 2016 / When I Grow Up temporary removal from Pantages Hollywood Theater

When I Grow Up will be taking a short leave from Pantages Hollywood Theater during this season. The Sesame Street Gang will perform at the New York Library stage for the time being. What’s happening inside the Theater? Well, the Easter show of course! But don’t be so excited yet…

Universal Studios Singapore - Park Update March 2016 / Entrance to Eggingham Gardens

Eggingham Gardens will return at Stage 28 as a photo-op meeting place, but entering it won’t be as simple as chasing the Egg Lord. You see, these two attractions are no longer included in basic park admission. Guests will need to purchase an add-on called Eggsclusive Easter entitlements. Scroll down for more info.

Universal Studios Singapore - Park Update March 2016 / Eggingham New York front

But things outdoors, such as these giant eggs in New York (and around the park) will be free for guests to enjoy. There will also be a mini segment in the park’s parade, known as Sunlight EGGspress gang, which features performers skating through New York and pass beads to guests.

Universal Studios Singapore - Park Update March 2016 / New York Giant Eggs

Universal Studios Singapore - Park Update March 2016 / Eggingham New York back

Nicer banners around New York this year.

Universal Studios Singapore - Park Update March 2016 / 8x Christie Projector Array

There will also be a projection show at the New York Library too – it’s an array of 8 projectors, so the end result could be stunning – literally.

Universal Studios Singapore - Park Update March 2016 / New York Library projection

Universal Studios Singapore - Park Update March 2016 / Egg Wreath at Far Far Away

Most of the eggs from last year’s park event have returned to Far Far Away at Madagascar, with the new Giant Goose photo op in front of the castle.

Universal Studios Singapore - Park Update March 2016 / Mother Goose at Far Far Away

Universal Studios Singapore - Park Update March 2016 / Far Far Away Royal Eggs

Universal Studios Singapore - Park Update March 2016 / Madagascar Eggs

The Egg Posts at Madagascar received some dazzling paintwork.

Universal Studios Singapore - Park Update March 2016 / Egg Hunt hint

The Egg Hunt this year will reward participants who complete the leaflet correctly with a Despicable Me Minion Easter Egg. Here’s a hint for the ‘hidden egg’ at Hollywood.

Eggsclusive Easter entitlements

Universal Studios Singapore - Park Update March 2016 / Easter Eggstravaganza $15 Entitlements

To enjoy this year’s seasonal offerings, guests will need to pay a charge on top of their park admission. Yes, it’s $15 if you buy at the park, or $10 if you buy the upgrade online. Eggsclusive Easter entitlements include:

– Easter Egg Hunt Activity, where participants will receive a Minion Easter Egg after completing the hunt.
– Admission to ‘An unEGGspected Wedding’ show at the Pantages Hollywood Theater
– Photo Opportunity with Humpty Dumpty, Egg Lord and The Easter Bunny at Eggingham Gardens (Stage 28)

Once a guest has purchased an upgrade, I believe they will be given a wristband and be allowed to enjoy the second and third activities as often as they wish for the day.

It might seem a bit strange for the local crowd, but other major theme parks have also done up-charge for optional seasonal attractions. However, those (and speaking from experience, these are Disney Parks) places had provided some rather unique experiences that park guests are willing to pay more.

We’ll have to wait and see if the Egg Lord’s wedding is worth the extra fee. Meanwhile, Check out our eggcellent coverage on 2015’s event here!


Easter Buffet Lunch at the park

The Casa del Wild Food Court will host the Easter Buffet Lunch during the Easter Eggstravaganza event. Two seatings are available: 11:00am – 12.30pm and 1:30pm – 3:00pm. Prices start at $28 per child and $38 per adult guest; and it will include ‘Eggsclusive Easter entitlements’. Madagascar characters will meet and greet guests during the buffet.


Park Hours and Shows during Easter Eggstravaganza

During the Easter season, park hours will be extended to 10:00am – 8:00pm from Sundays to Fridays, and 10:00am – 9:00pm on Saturdays. In addition, the park will extend its hours to 9pm during the Easter weekend (25 – 27 March)


Hollywood Dreams Parade / Universal Party Parade Update

According to park regular (and super fan!) Tong Ming, there were some changes to this year’s edition of Hollywood Dreams / Universal Party Parade. Firstly, all references to ‘5th Anniversary’ are taken off, while there are notable wardrobe changes for the Far Far Away segment, as well as some props, such as the ribbons.

Universal Studios Singapore - Park Update March 2016 / Universal Party Parade / Hollywood Dreams Parade - 1


Universal Studios Singapore - Park Update March 2016 / Universal Party Parade / Hollywood Dreams Parade - 2

Universal Studios Singapore - Park Update March 2016 / Universal Party Parade / Hollywood Dreams Parade - 3

Universal Studios Singapore - Park Update March 2016 / Universal Party Parade / Hollywood Dreams Parade - 4

Thanks to Tong Ming for sending in these beautiful photos! 🙂


Attractions closed for maintenance

Over at The Lost World, two major attractions will be closed within the next two months, but thankfully not at the same time. Waterworld is closed from now til 31 March 2016 while Jurassic Park Rapids Adventure will be closed from 15 – 29 April 2016. A lack of love for this ride has clearly shown during my last visit to this attraction; it definitely needs some improvements. I’m talking about ‘sets falling apart with backstage in clear view’ sort of improvements.

Universal Studios Singapore - Park Update March 2016 / Jurassic Park Rapids Adventure Closure in April

Pantages Hollywood Theater will reopen from 7 March 2016 for An unEGGspected Wedding, this year’s Easter stage show. This show will last for the entire Easter season, so the Theater is expected to be closed for a short period after 17 April 2016 to undergo changes to whatever the park has planned for – perhaps the return of ‘When I Grow Up’ again.


Photos from around the park

Universal Studios Singapore - Park Update March 2016 / Easter Store Grande Window

Here’s our obligatory update to the Universal Studios Store Seasonal Display window.

Universal Studios Singapore - Park Update March 2016 / Grand Window closeup

Pretty cool, and aerial view of some garden maze, with (probably overstocked) plush toys as decorative elements. Simple, smart, cute.

Universal Studios Singapore - Park Update March 2016 / Easter Store Windows

Even the other windows had a bit of festive touches on them.

Universal Studios Singapore - Park Update March 2016 / Sesame Street Baby store decor

And an interesting Baby Sesame Street setup.

Universal Studios Singapore - Park Update March 2016 / Madagascar - Casa del Wild Food Court closed for Easter Buffet

The Casa del Wild Food Court will be closed during the Easter Eggstravaganza event period (7 March – 17 April) as it will be hosting the Easter Buffet lunch.

Universal Studios Singapore - Park Update March 2016 / Madagascar - Casa del Wild Food Court closed for Easter Buffet 2

This could look nicer and not like some Powerpoint 2003 thing.

Universal Studios Singapore - Park Update March 2016 / Sci-Fi City Transformers queue overflow

Have you used the Universal Express kabe at Transformers? Recently the park has adopted an additional check – scanning pass barcodes.

After more than 5 years of just crossing out tickets boxes and printed tickets (which can be easily faked), the park has finally stepped up on this with digital pass validation. Even Annual Passholders are not spared – in fact the passholder’s photo will be displayed for everyone at the entrance to see. We’re not sure if this will be expanded to all attractions eventually, but certainly a popular ride like Transformers will have lots of park guests trying to ‘game’ the system.

Universal Studios Singapore - Park Update March 2016 / Jurassic Park Epic

Good news for adventurers! Jurassic Park’s Amber Rock Climb is now free for all guests. Climb away!

Universal Studios Singapore - Park Update March 2016 / Amber Rock Climb now free for all guests

We’ll try to head back to the park for the Easter event, but no promises because lately we’ve been quite busy with a lot of other stuff in life™. If you’d like to help out and contribute photos, trip reports or even interesting things you saw, feel free to email us!

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6 Responses to Universal Studios Singapore – Park Update 03/2016

  1. Roz March 6, 2016 at 11:01 am #

    Life?! Life? How could you let something as trivial as…”life” get in the way of giving us park updates?!?!?

    *guffaws

    So AP holders also have to pay eggstra for the Easter Eggstravaganza?

  2. Dylan Goh March 6, 2016 at 5:14 pm #

    Could the goose be Fifi from Shrek 4?

  3. Dylan Goh March 6, 2016 at 5:21 pm #

    I’m also hoping that the animatronics at Jurassic Park Rapids Adventures would be fixed (especially the T-Rex at the end)

  4. Zezima - HKDL March 8, 2016 at 10:15 am #

    Hi Dejiki.

    Does RWSIA (AP) / SP holders still need to pay for the easter entitlements?

    If so, are there any discounts for AP / SP holders without buying online?

    • Roz March 25, 2016 at 10:23 am #

      Apparently now AP can redeem one Easter pack for free. See his latest post!

  5. Marcus March 21, 2016 at 3:59 pm #

    To answer the earlier question, AP and season pass will get to watch the Easter performance by flashing their cards. As for the egg hunt map. Only entitled to 1 card for entire event.

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