Universal Studios Singapore celebrated its 5th anniversary on 18 March 2015. Relive the moments of this joyous day in this special park update!
One lucky family was selected to be part of the 5th Anniversary Opening Ceremony – which is a ride on this classic Chevrolet used for the May 2011 Grand Opening Procession Parade as well as the Hollywood Dreams Parade / Universal Party Parade.
The driver looking all suave and ready!
You can’t have a grand event without the park icons! Mel’s Dinettes and the Cruisers, Sesame Street friends and classic Universal icons joined park guests at the entrance.
After a quick rehearsal of the birthday song for USS, the emcee welcomed the arrival of the car and First Family into the park.
Everyone’s so excited!
As the car makes its way down into Hollywood, I’m quickly reminded of the Grand Procession back in 2011. It’s been such a long time since the park had this sort of celebration. Maybe we’ll see something more elaborate for the park’s 8th or 10th year!
Joseph Pua and his family were the lucky ones given the celebrity treatment. They just happened to be at the park early (similar to some other first family “picks” in other parks).
John Hallenbeck, Senior Vice President of Attractions, presented the family with a huge hamper packed with USS souvenirs. What a way to start their day at the park!
A special photo op spot is set up outside Star Characters, where guests may have their pictures taken with lots of props against the celebratory backdrop.
And here are the special cupcakes to make the guests’ day a bit sweeter!
And of course, the park maps were unique for 18 March 2015 and include a sheet of 5th Anniversary stickers. Guests were also given the commemorative pins – and many of them were wearing it in the park!
While the park is not embarking on a massive year-long anniversary celebration, there are some good news off the grapevine for the year ahead.
HALLOWEEN HORROR NIGHTS 5 – More Nights, More Frights!
Halloween Horror Nights 5 will be much bigger than last year’s HHN4 and the haunt season will start earlier in September 2015. We’ll be in sync with Hollywood this year, I hope!
NEW ATTRACTION ANNOUNCED – Cars from the Fast and Furious
USS will be bringing in the sports cars from the Fast and Furious franchise. These hot wheels will be displayed at the park from next week. Nope, this is not going to be Fast & Furious – Supercharged that’s opening at Universal Studios Hollywood, but at least we’ll get to check out some cool rides.
OPENING VERY SOON – Puss in Boots ride and BSG roller coaster
Of course, let’s not forget that Puss in Boots’ Giant Journey and Battlestar Galactica will be opening very soon, sometime before Mid 2015.
Betty Boop wonders…
WHAT WOULD YOU WISH FOR? – Minions, Springfield, Wizarding World…
Universal Studios Singapore’s long-term plans remains a mystery. What new zones and rides would you wish for?
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