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):
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):
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
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!
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.
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.
This season’s store display.
The construction at Star Characters that was mentioned in the last park update? Turns out it’s not a new window, but another entrance.
Mel’s Stage finally has a board displaying show times of performances.
Long queues for Spaghetti Space Chase early in the morning.
Sesame Street now has a Show Times board too.
The Madam Basiel window at New York Harbour area has been sealed off for repairs/changes (??)
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.
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.
Strangely, the Royal Decree is gone. Is the park changing their plans again?
Have they finally decided to build a Wizarding World? Sadly not.
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.
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.
The water pool where the tracks stand on has been emptied. Until the rain came.
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.
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.
Stay tuned for next month’s park update! I should be returning to cover the Easter-themed programmes.Subscribe to Dejiki.com or Like my Facebook page for notifications of updates.