Check out updates on Battlestar Galactica repair progress, Puss in Boots’ Giant Journey construction photos and Halloween Horror Nights 4!
Puss in Boots’ Giant Journey – ride construction update
The magic beanstalk has grown quite significantly over the past week, with another stretch of track being built. Let’s start from the Romeo Drive section.
Something’s different here. Or more like something is missing.
Last week, there was this odd section of the track that did not align. See that circled area?
The white track support piece has been removed this week.
For Puss in Boots’ Giant Journey, the ride will descend towards Waterworld’s queue area at the later half. Check out these track pieces:
Check out the banked turns at the lower section of the coaster.
Also, it looks like the Dance Off for the Magic Beans show may be held at Hook’s Knight Club, sharing the venue with the Donkey Live!> attraction.
If that is true, then the “show” would be a projection in Hook’s Knight Club (just like Donkey Live), with a post-show Meet and Greet.
Update: Apparently not. It looks like this will be some sort of “street stage show” with the stage set within the facade of the Far Far Away buildings.
In a few weeks, Kitty Softpaws will join Puss in Boots as popular Meet and Greet characters at Far Far Away.
Meanwhile, if you’re thinking of stocking up souvenirs for the new ride opening at USS, check out this special Puss in Boots section at Fairy Godmother’s Potion Shop:
Battlestar Galactica (BSG) roller coaster – repair update
UPDATE 15/08: BSG will reopen by end of 2014
According to local papers Lianhe Zaobao, Battlestar Galactica: HUMAN vs Cylon is ready to be reopened by the end of the year. The news article cites Genting’s financial report as its source and I have verified this piece of news.
More details will be announced by the park in a few weeks.
The scaffolds came and went. Some people have thought that the park has done nothing to the tracks and that the “repair works” were cosmetic.
Well… we could all look closer. The park has done significant modifications at many sections, and also added these boxes – possibly trim brakes – at some sections where BSG HUMAN (Red track) is known to have high G-forces.
And what’s happening here?
Look closer again.
Upgraded Lockers – now with fingerprint scanners
The hassle of entering personal details (birthdate and favourite colour) to use the park’s lockers may soon be a thing of the past.
Check out these fingerprint scanners have been installed at some locker access panels. Now, right after selecting “Rent Locker”, guests will just need to press their finger on the scanner twice.
Unlocking is just as easy, with a single touch on the scanner.
These “Touch ID” lockers are only rolled out at the locker zone beside the entrance of Revenge of the Mummy. A technical trial, perhaps. From my observation, this has reduced much of the queue and crowd at this cramped locker room.
Halloween Horror Nights 4 (HHN4) – Minister of Evil invades the park
After that fateful evening, Jonah Goodwill, the Minister of Evil is slowly spreading his demonic grip over Universal Studios Singapore. Beware of his haunting gaze, which can now be seen at many places.
Fixtures have also appeared at the New York and Hollywood zones, signalling the start of the park’s transformation into the Minister of Evil’s Arena of terror.
Haunted House construction has also started at some of the park’s backstage areas.
Are you brave enough to survive HHN4? Check out event information for Halloween Horror Nights 4 here!
HHN4: Minister of Evil’s Shop of Horrors
If that isn’t enough… Meet the Minister of Evil in the flesh, at the new display window at the Universal Studios Store (Hollywood).
Stock up on Halloween essentials at the HHN4 section of the Universal Studios Store. You can find HHN4 merchandise, glow-in-the-dark toys and even some Horror “Home and Living” curios.
T-shirt for adults, featuring the Minister of Evil. $31.90. The HHN title glows in the dark.
For the young ones: Sesame Street Halloween T-shirt. $26.90.
Pens, at $4.90 a piece.
Lanyards are available in two designs this year. $9.90 each. The HHN4 title glows in the dark.
The Minister’s Mug. $12.90.
Tumblers at $15.90.
of Evil. $6.00. Please, please, PLEASE do not wear these at any of HHN4 Haunted Houses AND Scare zones.
Some generic Halloween toys, accessories and home decor items are also available at the store.
MONSTER ROCK – Final Shows on 31 August
Remember to catch this show before the Universal Monsters bid farewell.
IMPORTANT!! FINAL SHOW DATE CHANGED
Monster Rock will be ending its run this month, with last shows on 31st August.
While official information released last month stated that the last day is on 31st August, the park website now states that the final day is the 30th. Please let your friends know if you’re intending to catch the show on the 31st. The website information has been amended. Monster Rock will end its run on 31st August 2014.
And in case you missed last month’s update. Monster Rock will be replaced with Sesame Street’s “When I Grow Up” show (in the day) from mid September, followed by Jack’s Nightmare Circus during HHN4 event nights. The Pantages Hollywood Theatre will be closed from 31st August till 19 September 2014, to prepare for its new shows.
Photos from the Park: The Cruisers
I’m sure many readers are fans of The Cruisers, a stage show performed outside Mel’s Drive-In. Enjoy these photos!