Chinese New Year 2019 at Universal Studios Singapore

Universal Studios Singapore - Chinese New Year 2019 Monster Lo Hei show by Sesame Street Hero

Ring in the Chinese New Year at Universal Studios Singapore’s first festive event for 2019! Read on to learn more!

It’s the first park update article of 2019 and this covers the new Chinese New year (CNY) event, so brace yourself for lots of fresh photos and news from the park!

Park Hour Changes

For the upcoming Chinese New Year holiday week, the park will be open for extended evening hours:

4 – 7 Feb, 10 Feb: 10AM – 9PM
8 – 9 Feb: 10AM – 10PM (Universal After Hours)

On the first two days of Chinese New Year (5 and 6 Feb), park guests can enjoy Hollywood Dreams Light-Up Parade in the evenings, followed by Lake Hollywood Spectacular towards park closing. These two shows are also available on Universal After Hours event nights. More information on that below.

Chinese New Year festivities at USS

The USS Chinese New Year event lineup is available from 25 Jan till 19 February 2019, so drop by the park to enjoy the seasonal shows and festive decor!

Check out huat‘s happening at the Hollywood and New York zone:

Universal Studios Singapore - Chinese New Year 2019 park entrance arch

Colourful pinwheels and fans welcome you into the park. Look up above! It’s a Minion with pig snout and ears! And a shiny Minion coin!

Universal Studios Singapore - Chinese New Year 2019 store window

It’s the same Minion again, at the Universal Studios Store window!

Universal Studios Singapore - Chinese New Year 2019 Hollywood festive decorations

Lots of coin everywhere – it’s basically raining gold.

Universal Studios Singapore - Chinese New Year 2019 New York festive decorations

FREEBIE ALERT

Now that I got your attention… If you are visiting the park during the CNY event (25 Jan to 19 Feb), get to the park early for the Lucky Red Packet Giveaway. The first 1,000 guests to enter the park each day will receive red packets containing: Two USS exclusive gold embossed stickers, a $5 meal voucher, and Hollywood China Arcade credit voucher!

What’s more, some of the red packets come with special surprise, a chance to win something really nice – the top prize being the USS Annual Pass! Good luck!

NEW SHOW: Monster Lo Hei

Universal Studios Singapore - Chinese New Year 2019 Monster Lo Hei show Sesame Street Dance of the Lo Hei

Watch as the Sesame Street gang learn all about yusheng dish (or prosperity toss) served during Chinese New Year.

Universal Studios Singapore - Chinese New Year 2019 Monster Lo Hei show Sesame Street yusheng explosion 2

Stick around for photo op with all 5 characters, and collect your lucky fortune cookie!

Universal Studios Singapore - Chinese New Year 2019 Monster Lo Hei show Sesame Street fortune cookie

No, this belongs to Cookie Monster. You can have the smaller ones.

Catch snippets of the show here!

Auspicious Dragon Trail

Universal Studios Singapore - Chinese New Year 2019 auspicious dragon trail parade show running along New York

Returning this year is the Auspicious Dragon Trail show, a “dragon dance” that stops in all 7 themed areas of the park. You’ll get to meet iconic characters from every zone, and for the first time, many of them are decked in festive outfits… where logically feasibly, you’ll see.

The parade starts from Vine Street (beside Sesame Street Spaghetti Space Chase entrance) and the first stop is at Hollywood where you’ll meet the Woodpeckers.

Universal Studios Singapore - Chinese New Year 2019 auspicious dragon trail parade show Woody Winnie Woodpeckers

This year, the dragon will dance around the park in a clockwise direction, so the next stop is Madagascar.

Universal Studios Singapore - Chinese New Year 2019 auspicious dragon trail parade show at Madagascar Alex Gloria King Julien

Oh my.

Universal Studios Singapore - Chinese New Year 2019 auspicious dragon trail parade show at Far Far Away Shrek Puss in Boots

Then over at Far Far Away…
Oh. my.

Universal Studios Singapore - Chinese New Year 2019 auspicious dragon trail parade show at Jurassic Park

Raptor Standoff at Jurassic Park again.

Universal Studios Singapore - Chinese New Year 2019 auspicious dragon trail parade show at Ancient Egypt

Meeting with the Royal Stiltwalkers at Ancient Egypt – an upgrade from last year’s Anubis.

Universal Studios Singapore - Chinese New Year 2019 auspicious dragon trail parade show Ancient Egypt guards

Universal Studios Singapore - Chinese New Year 2019 auspicious dragon trail parade show Transformers Sci Fi City

Autobots at Sci-Fi City. I guess no way to dress them up.

Universal Studios Singapore - Chinese New Year 2019 auspicious dragon trail parade show New York Sesame street

Sesame Street with Festive Grover and the others that are keeping it chill this year. Edit: The Count’s cape has a pattern with gold dragons on green inside. Thanks Jeremy for spotting this!

Universal Studios Singapore - Chinese New Year 2019 auspicious dragon trail parade show Minions and Dragon finale

And lastly, the dragon will return to Hollywood to meet the Minions, and for the first time, Gru!

Universal Studios Singapore - Chinese New Year 2019 auspicious dragon trail parade show Minions

The Auspicious Dragon Trail show can get hectic at some points, due to park crowds and congestion at some areas. If you’re chasing the Dragon (dance), please follow the park’s instructions along the trail, for the safety of performers, crew, other park guests, and yourself!

Experience the thrilling chase of the Auspicious Dragon Trail here!

Rhythm Truck: Chinese New Year

Universal Studios Singapore - Chinese New Year 2019 Rhythm Truck CNY

There will be a new CNY variation of Rhythm Truck during the festive event. I was wondering if the Mel’s Dim Sum Dinettes would return, then I remembered the park retired the Dinettes show.

Lucky Merchandise

Hot this season: Hello Kitty red packets, and Chinese-themed Sesame Street merch.

Universal Studios Singapore - Chinese New Year 2019 Hello Kitty red packets

Available at Hello Kitty Studio in a set of 6.

Universal Studios Singapore - Chinese New Year 2019 Sesame Street new merchandise 2

A variety of Chinese-themed merchandise is now available at Big Bird’s Emporium.

Universal Studios Singapore - Chinese New Year 2019 Sesame Street new merchandise

Universal Studios Singapore - Chinese New Year 2019 Sesame Street new merchandise packets

The new line include a series of designs with the Chinese characters ‘laugh’ (red, Elmo), ‘learn’ (yellow, Big Bird) and ‘eat’ (blue, Cookie Monster).


Hollywood Dreams Light-Up Parade

Universal Studios Singapore Hollywood Dreams Light-up Parade - Madagascar float

In case you missed it: Universal Studios Singapore has revamped its regular day parade into a “light up” parade in the evenings. See more photos and a video of the show here!

Universal After Hours

Universal Studios Singapore - Universal After Hours 2019

The extended park hours programme is returning again in 2019 as Universal After Hours. Happening on Fridays, Saturdays and Public Holidays, guests can enjoy the park till 10PM and experience a variety of night-time entertainment.

Starting the evening with sparkle and shine: Hollywood Dreams Light-Up Parade.

Universal Studios Singapore - Universal After Hours 2019 Night Sessions Live Band

After the procession, stick around in New York for local band performances at Night Sessions. Grab some snacks from food stalls along New York.

Universal Studios Singapore - Universal After Hours 2019 Lake Hollywood Spectacular red

Stay at the park till late, and end your day at Universal Studios Singapore with dazzling bursts of Lake Hollywood Spectacular.


2019 USS Ticket Pricing updates

With effect from January 2019, Universal Studios Singapore increased its ticket prices. Local residents can enjoy lower prices by purchasing their tickets online from RWSentosa.com directly.

Annual/Season Passes rates for adults and children have also increased by $10 across the board.

Usually in the theme park industry, a price increase is effected after a theme park has added a new attraction or major refurbishment. It’s been a while since the park added anything substantially new, but we can’t expect costs to remain the same over the years. Hopefully we’ll see a new attraction soon – although if that’s not in the plans for the near future, then some upgrades at the park’s aging rides would be very much welcomed.

Ticket Type Adult Child Senior
USS One-Day Ticket $79 $59 $41
USS SG Resident ANYTIME One-Day Ticket (RWS online Exclusive) $75 $56 $41
USS SG Resident Off-Peak One-Day Ticket (RWS online Exclusive) $69 $53 $41

For Singapore Resident Tickets, the promotion is only valid for Singapore Residents with Singapore issued ID, which will be verified at park gates. Guests that do not qualify will have to pay the standard rates.

Off-Peak Tickets are valid Sundays to Thursdays, excluding gazetted public holidays and for all days in June and December.

USS Season and Annual Pass

From now till 19 Feb 2019, there is an promotion for USS Annual Passes and it is valid for:
– New sign-ups of USS Annual Pass at the park
Online at www.rwsentosa.com
– Upgrades upon presenting a normal One-Day ticket inside USS on the same date of visit

Membership Pass (Valid for 12 or 6 months) Adult Child/ Senior
Universal Studios Singapore Annual Pass (12 months) FESTIVE DEAL (till 19 Feb 2019) $178 $151
Universal Studios Singapore Annual Pass (12 months) $198 $168
Universal Studios Singapore Season Pass (6 months) $108 $98

The USS Student Season Pass is also available at $98 – this is applicable for Singapore students only.


Will you be visiting the park to join in the festivities this season?

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3 Responses to Chinese New Year 2019 at Universal Studios Singapore

  1. Marcus January 27, 2019 at 9:59 pm #

    Hi, just thought to update you about the annual pass prices. On the website, there’s a promotion currently.

    Universal Studios Singapore Annual Pass Festive Deal

    Adult (Age 13 – 59): SGD178 (U.P. SGD198)
    Child (Age 4 – 12): SGD151 (U.P. SGD168)
    Senior (Age 60 & above): SGD151 (U.P. SGD168)

    Promotion is valid from now to 19 February 2019.

    • Dejiki January 31, 2019 at 9:48 am #

      Thanks Marcus! The promotion is added to the article.

  2. Ken April 3, 2019 at 9:17 pm #

    USS is gonna expand with two new attractions! Minion Park & Super Nintendo world!

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