USS Park Update: Chinese New Year 2024 event at Universal Studios Singapore, Minion Land progress

Universal Studios Singapore Chinese New Year 2024 event Dragon of Destiny night show 11 Meet and Greet Dragon Dancers

Enjoy auspicious moments as you Soar Into Fun at Universal Studios Singapore’s Lunar New Year 2024 event.

Soar Into Fun (Lunar New Year 2024) event

Universal Studios Singapore Chinese New Year 2024 event Dragon of Destiny night show Dance feature

Celebrate Chinese New Year at Universal Studios Singapore’s Soar Into Fun event. Themed around the Year of the Dragon, the park has two new shows, refreshed and returning seasonal Meet and Greet experiences, and an indoor lantern display featuring characters from DreamWorks Animation.


Lunar New Year 2024 at Universal Studios Singapore – Park Hours and Tickets

During the event period, the park will be open daily with the following opening hours:

10AM to 8PM – 27 January to 25 February 2024

For tickets purchased online from RWSentosa website directly, you can enjoy 1-hour early park entry to Universal Studios Singapore, where selected attractions and shops will be open, offering you a head start before the crowds rush in.

With a USS park ticket, guests can enjoy all shows, Meet & Greets featured in this article:

Universal Studios Singapore Park Ticket Price
SOAR INTO FUN 2024 Lunar New Year Festive Package
Included with USS Daytime Park Admission
+ Chinese New Year Combo Meal*
+ S$5 Retail voucher**
$98/ 78
(Adult/ Child)
Book via Klook »
SOAR INTO FUN 2024 Lunar New Year Festive Package
Included with USS Daytime Park Admission
+ 1-hour Early Park Entry
+ Chinese New Year Combo Meal*
+ S$5 Retail voucher**
$98/ 78
(Adult/ Child)
RWS website »

* Redeemable at selected restaurants in the park.
** Redeemable at shops in the park except carnival games, candylicious store, and other exceptions. Stackable up to 4 vouchers per transaction.


Universal Studios Singapore Lunar New Year 2024 event highlights

Po’s Dojo: The Dragon of Dreams

Universal Studios Singapore Chinese New Year 2024 event Pos Dojo Dragon of Dreams show 1 Yang Warriors

Step inside Po’s Dojo, where Elder Lao Lao warns of potential threats that may disrupt the peace in the Valley of Dreams. He summons the Yang Warriors – the heroes of light – to defend the Valley, and they call upon the legends, Dragon Warrior Po and Master Tigress, into the Dojo for preparations.

Universal Studios Singapore Chinese New Year 2024 event Pos Dojo Dragon of Dreams show 2 Yang Warriors upside down

Universal Studios Singapore Chinese New Year 2024 event Pos Dojo Dragon of Dreams show 3 Training Tiger Stance

You can practice some defensive stances together with the Kung Fu masters, while taking some photos at the Dojo.

Universal Studios Singapore Chinese New Year 2024 event Pos Dojo Dragon of Dreams show Meet and Greet side

Elder Lao Lao senses something amiss and sounds the alarm – which he has been holding on the whole time.

Universal Studios Singapore Chinese New Year 2024 event Pos Dojo Dragon of Dreams show 4 Yin Warriors

The sinister Yin Warriors sneak into the Dojo. With your new Kung Fu skills and help from the legends, the infiltrators are subdued and shifted into a state of balance – Yin-Yang.

Universal Studios Singapore Chinese New Year 2024 event Pos Dojo Dragon of Dreams show 5 Yin Yang Warriors Duo

Universal Studios Singapore Chinese New Year 2024 event Cherry Blossom Street day

The rest of Hollywood Boulevard is once again Cherry Blossom Street, now with signs calling for a hero.

Universal Studios Singapore Chinese New Year 2024 event Cherry Blossom Street at night

If you stay in the park until it closes (after the Dragon of Destiny show), then you can enjoy the sight of trees with glowing lights.


Dragon of Destiny

In this 12-minute night time spectacle, join the Dragonborn as they herald the arrival of a legendary Dragon with the help of Dragon Warrior Po.

Universal Studios Singapore Chinese New Year 2024 event Dragon of Destiny night show 1 Legend Keeper

The Keeper of Legends welcomes all to witness this rare moment, which happens once in a full zodiac cycle.

Universal Studios Singapore Chinese New Year 2024 event Dragon of Destiny night show 2 The Dragonborn

The Dragonborn approaches with the Dragon Warrior.

Universal Studios Singapore Chinese New Year 2024 event Dragon of Destiny night show Hero blocking Kung Fu Panda Po with Dragonborn Dragon Warrior and Dragon Princesses

Following closely behind, the Dragon Princesses completes the reunion – summoning the auspicious dragon from the skies.

Universal Studios Singapore Chinese New Year 2024 event Dragon of Destiny night show 8 The Dragon Dancers

Universal Studios Singapore Chinese New Year 2024 event Dragon of Destiny night show 9 Finale

The Dragon of Destiny soars across the streets of New York, before landing on the steps of the New York Library, bringing the Universal Blessing™ for the year ahead.

Universal Studios Singapore Chinese New Year 2024 event Dragon of Destiny night show 10 Arrival of Shrek and Princess Fiona

Other characters also join in the celebrations, including Shrek and Princess Fiona, the Minions, and friends from Madagascar.

Universal Studios Singapore Chinese New Year 2024 event Dragon of Destiny night show 11 Meet and Greet Dragon Minions

It’s a dramatic show with similar elements from last year’s Stay and Lo-Hei with the Stars show, notably the finale act with dancers, acrobatic moves and the dragon dance. The key difference is that all characters (except Po) will stay on after the show for Meet and Greet.


DreamWorks Lunar Light Up

Step inside Soundstage 28 for the DreamWorks Lunar Light Up experience, available only during this seasonal event. Here you can view lantern sculptures inspired by characters from DreamWorks films, including the Kung Fu Panda series, Madagascar, and How to Train Your Dragon.

Universal Studios Singapore Chinese New Year 2024 event Dreamworks Lunar Light Up 1 entrance

Universal Studios Singapore Chinese New Year 2024 event Dreamworks Lunar Light Up 2 Kung Fu Panda Master Shifu Po and Zhen

Master Shifu, Dragon Warrior Po and Zhen in the first scene.

Universal Studios Singapore Chinese New Year 2024 event Dreamworks Lunar Light Up 3 Kung Fu Panda 4 Backdrop

Take epic photos with this Dragon at the Kung Fu Panda 4 backdrop.

Universal Studios Singapore Chinese New Year 2024 event Dreamworks Lunar Light Up 3 Kung Fu Panda 4 Tai Lung and Chameleon

On the other side, you can snap photos with Tai Lung and The Chameleon, a new villain in Kung Fu Panda 4 who can shapeshift and bring people back from the Spirit Realm.

Universal Studios Singapore Chinese New Year 2024 event Dreamworks Lunar Light Up 4 How to train your Dragon Toothless

The island in the middle is where you can see Toothless, Hiccup, Astrid, Light Fury, and other dragon cubs.

Universal Studios Singapore Chinese New Year 2024 event Dreamworks Lunar Light Up 4 How to train your Dragon Hiccup and Astrid

Universal Studios Singapore Chinese New Year 2024 event Dreamworks Lunar Light Up 4 How to train your Dragon Light Fury

Universal Studios Singapore Chinese New Year 2024 event Dreamworks Lunar Light Up 5 Madagascar Gloria Melman Alex Marty

End your adventure with all the friends from Madagascar, plus the humourous Penguins.

Universal Studios Singapore Chinese New Year 2024 event Dreamworks Lunar Light Up 5 Madagascar Penguins group


Chinese New Year Meet and Greet Experiences

Universal Studios Singapore Chinese New Year 2024 event Meet and Greet Dragon Minions

Celebrating the Year of the Dragon, the Minions are wearing new Dragon-themed headbands at Hollywood.

Universal Studios Singapore Chinese New Year 2024 event Meet and Greet Sesame Street Cookie Monster Elmo Oscar the Grouch Abby Cadabby Grover

Over at New York, you can meet Sesame Street friends – Cookie Monster, Elmo, Oscar the Grouch, Abby Cadabby, and Grover plus the pals from Madagascar: Gloria, King Julien, and Alex– all wearing their auspicious Chinese New Year outfits.

Universal Studios Singapore Chinese New Year 2024 event Meet and Greet Madagascar Gloria King Julien Alex

You can also pay a visit to Puss in Boots, Kitty Softpaws, Shrek, and Princess Fiona at Far Far Away.

Universal Studios Singapore Chinese New Year 2024 event Dragon of Destiny night show 11 Meet and Greet Princess Fiona and Shrek

The ogre royals will also appear in New York, at the Dragon of Destiny show.

Transformers Meet and Greet will also have its seasonal programming for Optimus Prime and Bumblebee, along with the return of the popular Mandarin-speaking Megatron.


Other Park Updates

March 2024 Park Hours

USS park hours will be adjusted after the Soar Into Fun event, with the park open till 8PM on some Saturdays.

10AM to 7PM – 26 February onwards, except selected Saturdays
10AM to 8PM – selected Saturdays

This could also mean that the park’s night parade show, Hollywood Dreams Light-Up Parade, will make a return on days with extended hours.

UPDATE: Universal Studios Singapore’s park parade will be back from March 2024 on select Saturday evenings, under a new name – Universal Star Power Parade – and a refreshed presentation.

As mentioned earlier, the park is offering 1-hour early park entry for tickets purchased directly from RWSentosa website. You can expect a handful of attractions and shops to be open, along with the rare opportunity to take photos in the park without the crowds.


Limited Edition Minion Dragon Dancer Dave Popcorn Bucket

Universal Studios Singapore Chinese New Year 2024 event merchandise Year of the Dragon Minion Dragon dancer Dave popcorn bucket

Grab this Dragon Dancer Dave Popcorn Bucket at Minion Mart and Universal Studios Store for S$50. Some parts of the dragon lights up, and you can push on its horn to move its mouth. The same design is sold at Universal Studios Beijing this year.


New Park merchandise

Universal Studios Singapore Chinese New Year 2024 event Kung Fu Panda merchandise booth overview

A new range of Kung Fu Panda merchandise can be found within the DreamWorks Lunar Light Up and in the Universal Studios Store.

Universal Studios Singapore Chinese New Year 2024 event Kung Fu Panda merchandise booth 1 Dragon Warrior Po plush

This Po plush, complete with a steamer basket of buns, is just too adorable.

Universal Studios Singapore Chinese New Year 2024 event Kung Fu Panda merchandise booth cap and bag

You can also grab this giant fluffy Po head tote bag (as well as another foldable tote), scarf, tumbler and more.

Universal Studios Singapore Chinese New Year 2024 event Kung Fu Panda merchandise booth 3 Fluffy Po bag

Universal Studios Singapore 2024 January Park Update New Minion Lifestyle merchandise section at Universal Studios Store

Over at the Universal Studios Store, the Minions lifestyle collection has a new dedicated display area.

Universal Studios Singapore 2024 January Park Update New Minion Lifestyle merchandise section at Universal Studios Store 2


Seasonal F&B menus around the park

Universal Studios Singapore Chinese New Year 2024 event FB Park wide Food and Snacks

Enjoy the feast-ivities with seasonal delights all over the park. If you purchased your park ticket as a festive package, you can redeem some of these Chinese New Year combo meals with the voucher provided.

Universal Studios Singapore Chinese New Year 2024 event FB KTs Grill Chili Crab Golden Buns

Over at KT’s Grill, you can enjoy Chili Crab Buns (Mantou) for S$16.

Universal Studios Singapore Chinese New Year 2024 event FB Desserts available at Star Snacks

The Star Snacks cart will offer these sweet delights at S$8 each


Minion Land construction

Universal Studios Singapore 2024 January Minion Land construction updates 1 overview of the area

After months of look rather plain, the show building for Despicable Me Minion Mayhem is now completely blue. There are also more vertical structures visible beyond the hoardings. Nearer to the lagoon would be the ‘Super Silly Fun Land’ section, with two spinning rides.

Universal Studios Singapore 2024 January Minion Land construction updates 2 Despicable Me Minion Mayhem show building blue box

Universal Studios Singapore 2024 January Minion Land construction updates 3 Despicable Me Minion Mayhem show building Grus house facade structure

Close-up of Gru’s House, which is the entrance to the attraction. If you recall the movie (or been to other versions of this ride overseas) – on both sides of Gru’s sinister looking house are generic “good” houses.

Universal Studios Singapore 2024 January Minion Land construction updates 4 two storey building beside Despicable Me Minion Mayhem show building

Beside the attraction building, there is a row of facades. At this stage, I can clearly recognise that it would be a copy of Universal Studios Japan’s Minion Park. Here’s how that looks like in Osaka:

Universal Studios Japan Minion Park Entrance with Sweet Surrender building facade capsule gashapon machine

Specifically, the row of buildings on the right side of Minion Park will be replicated in Singapore.

Universal Studios Japan Minion Park Minion Shop Graffiti wall

This popular riotous building facade is also likely coming to Singapore too. Actually, by observing the proportion and height of the structure, I would say that the order of facades looks almost completely reversed from Japan’s:

Universal Studios Singapore 2024 January Minion Land construction updates 4 street building facades

The Minion Mayhem attraction should be connected to this chain of building facades and move guests towards the store, and back into the main street in Minion Land.

Universal Studios Singapore 2024 January Minion Land construction updates 5 Despicable Me Minion Mayhem show building from Far Far Away

This means that the queue for the ride is likely between “the blue building” and Far Far Away’s castle walls.

Universal Studios Singapore 2024 January Minion Land construction updates 7 Far Far Away castle after extensive refurbishment

Take some time to admire the refurbished Far Far Away Castle.

Universal Studios Singapore 2024 January Minion Land construction updates 8 Backdrop Wall or Super Nintendo World gateway

The other side of Minion Land, beside Hollywood, would be the entrance to Super Nintendo World, via a Warp Pipe. In late 2023, RWS announced that Minion Land (along with other resort expansion projects) will soft open from early 2025. Super Nintendo World would be in the next phase, after Minion Land officially opens.


Get your tickets to Universal Studios Singapore

Soar Into Fun from 27 January to 25 February 2024.

Universal Studios Singapore Park Ticket Price
SOAR INTO FUN 2024 Lunar New Year Festive Package
Included with USS Daytime Park Admission
+ Chinese New Year Combo Meal*
+ S$5 Retail voucher**
$98/ 78
(Adult/ Child)
Book via Klook »
SOAR INTO FUN 2024 Lunar New Year Festive Package
Included with USS Daytime Park Admission
+ 1-hour Early Park Entry
+ Chinese New Year Combo Meal*
+ S$5 Retail voucher**
$98/ 78
(Adult/ Child)
RWS website »

* Redeemable at selected restaurants in the park.
** Redeemable at shops in the park except carnival games, candylicious store, and other exceptions. Stackable up to 4 vouchers per transaction.

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