An unexpected change at Universal Studios Singapore’s Battlestar Galactica rollercoasters? Check it out in this park update!
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Battlestar Galactica update
It’s been a while since we updated about Battlestar Galactica. No, the ride is not closing, and everything appears to be running fine.
But then, there is just one little change…
Please do not be alarmed. Yes, the tracks are being repainted.
The inverted rollercoaster experience that we all love is still the same.
It is a surprise that the park is doing this… out of the blue, but that grey track is a closer match to the colour of the Cylon Centurions. You can see the Centurions in our exclusive BSG relaunch photo tour. There’s nothing so blue about the Cylons – it’s just a pragmatic choice for contrast.
Let’s imagine The
shade shape of things to come…
How the ride would look across the lagoon with Cylon® Centurion Space Grey™
Note: This is a simulated image.
Well. What do you think?
Earlier it seemed like preventive paint works to protect the ride tracks, but the final shade of grey covered the white undercoat.
Note: As of 21/9, this segment is now painted over. The signature vertical blue loop is no more.
Many concerned readers have already asked me about this whole grey track thing. It does not look like a temporary thing – I’ll be very surprised if the park reverts back to blue after Halloween Horror Nights. From what I’ve heard, this is permanent. Or maybe only the back half of the ride is grey?
And actually, the tracks are in 4 colours:
The red track on the right is a bit different – that’s the launch hill track segment. It’s a dark magenta shade, matching the BSG emblem that’s above the ride’s exit shop – see second photo in this post. Actually maroon and grey could resemble the branding of the reimagined Battlestar Galactica TV series.
The tracks blend in very well with the ride’s queue building, and some of the support pillars, making the Cylon train seem more stealthy.
But why now? That’s another item on The List of USS Mysteries.
Unless, this ride is going to be re-themed. *cue suspenseful music*
What do you think about this? A mere change of aesthetics, or you really want blue tracks back?
For the Mid-Autumn Festival period this year, the park sold Despicable Me Minion Mooncakes. These went for $58 for a set of 4, and it came in a special box and a DIY minion lantern as well.
Four mooncakes, based on the design of four minions, had fillings in matcha, pandan, redbean matcha, and banana flavours.
Originally it was an in-park exclusive item, the mooncakes were eventually sold at the That’s A Wrap store outside the park.
USS isn’t stopping after this Minion Mooncake Mania, from now till 30 November 2016, there will be more minion-themed food as part of the Minion Food Adventure mini campaign at Mel’s Drive-In. We’ll have photos of this in the next park update!
Photos from around the park
Puss in Boot’s Giant Journey now offers on-ride photos. Probably for quite a long time, since DEI took over the park’s photography services few months ago. The camera is placed at the final drop (right before the ‘awkward’ cat)
Did you know that the park offers free Wi-Fi now? You just need an email address to sign in. Post photos to your heart’s content, or even better, send us anything you’d like to share!
Some parts of the park were closed for repairs – we captured some of them.
A portion of the flooring between New York and Sci-Fi City recently became uneven and bulged. The entire area is now closed off for repairs.
Is this the secret sixth Haunted House for this year’s Halloween Horror Nights 6?
Chop chop, get to Kevin Barbee’s School of Architecture!
Some other repair work at the Hollywood Junction facing the HHN6 Stage. This should be done before HHN starts next week!
The Secret Life of Pets store display
The Secret Life of Pets has landed at Universal Studios Store in Hollywood zone. We won’t be getting an attraction here (unlike in Universal Studios Hollywood) so the cute merch will be all we have for a while, until Lady Death and Jack bring in all their grisly souvenirs.
Originally I intended to post some photos of the park’s shows in the August Park Update (which didn’t happen due to photoshoot schedule conflicts). Here are some of the photos from the cancelled park update:
Hollywood Dreams Parade is now on hiatus as the park is preparing for Halloween Horror Nights 6. The show should be returning sometime in the end of 2016 or January 2017, depending on the park’s plans for the Christmas event.
We have more park updates in our BEFORE DARK series covering the construction for Halloween Horror Nights 6. Don’t worry, it’s all taken in the day – nothing’s scary!Subscribe to dejiki.com or Like my Facebook page for notifications of updates: