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    Universal Studios

    by PandawitchElphie Updated Jul 24, 2011

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    A world-class amusement park here in Asia. Features beloved movies and characters like: Battlestar Galactica, Shrek, Madagascar, Jurassic Park and old eclectic hollywood icons like Marilyn Monroe, Frankenstein and Woody Woodpecker. This is good for an entire days fun for family, children, and adults who love taking pictures, taking amusement park rides and watching shows.

    TIPS:
    1. Bring an entire change of clothing (complete with undies and socks); preferably come in shoes that can get wet.
    2. Come Early. You should be outside the park at 9am so you have time to take pictures with the chocolate characters right outside the park.
    3.Park opens at 10am. I would suggest that as soon as you enter, head straight to THE LOST WORLD. Don't stop to take pictures, just go straight to Jurassic Park and put your items in a locker next to the JURASSIC PARK RAPIDS ADVENTURE. You can rent the locker for the day or for a few hours. Put your stuff there IMMEDIATELY. (that means your cameras and wallets...just keep a couple of bills maybe in a zippered/secure pocket somewhere).
    3. Buy a souvenir glass/tumbler. That can be your souvenir for the day plus get a $1 off from refills throughout the day at any resto. (I got the potions bottle from the LAND OF FAR FAR AWAY).

    My suggestion for maximizing the park IF YOU ARRIVE AT THE OPENING TIME OF 10am (if not, good luck with the lines):
    1. Upon entry, put stuff in locker and ride the Jurassic Park Rapids. You will almost surely 85% get wet.
    2. Head next door to the Canopy Flyer.
    3. From there, head to the REVENGE OF THE MUMMY ride.
    4. Then go to the Battlestar Galactica. Pick HUMAN or CYLON or even BOTH. (then grab your gear/cameras from your locker).
    5. Check showtimes, and catch the WATERWORLD show.
    6. Have lunch at GOLDILOCKS (yummy fried chicken).
    7. Catch the SHREK 4D show, then the DONKEY LIVE!, and ride the ENCHANTED AIRWAYS. (if you have a toddler, they might like the MAGIC POTION SPIN inside the Fairy Godmothers Juice Bar)
    8. Don't forget to take pictures of the castle, the Frog King fountain, Shreks house (take a peek inside his window and go to his outhouse!).
    9. Head to Madagscar... no matter how old you are, you might enjoy King Julian's Party-go-Round.
    10. You can head to the CRATE ADVENTURE (really just for kids). Have your picture taken with the Madagascar gang and the giant anchor next to the ship. Don't forget to look up at the tall tree! Spot the plane and it's unfortunate pilot.
    11. Head to Hollywood and take your pics with the universal studios fountain. Take a shot of the director (see if you can find him).
    12. Go to LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION!!! and let Steven Spielberg entertain you. (If you're reading this and you have a companion you want to play a little trick on... when you enter, try going into DOOR 1. Then when you enter the sound stage, head for the splash zone, railing... 2nd post on the wharf... that's all I'm going to say :) )
    13. Have your pics taken in New York...the taxi, the buildings...
    14. Head to Sci-fi City and ride the Accelerator.
    15. You now have the option to go Dino hunting in Jurassic Park...there are eggs there you can pose in and a dinosaurs skeleton head you can...err... feed
    16. Then you can just take your time riding the ones you've missed. But be sure to be sitting in front of the universal studios fountain in hollywood by 830 (save your place!) so you can watch the fireworks show at 9pm.
    Tada! A customized tour of Universal Studios for an entire day. You will end up walking back and forth, but with this patter/sched, you'll be able to say you maxed out your day. :) Hope it helps!

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  • Universal Studios Singapore - Transformer ride

    by singaporegirl1314 Written Dec 27, 2011

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    The transformer ride is a fantastic 3D roller coaster rides with all its twist and turns. The 3D visuals are amazing good, and it was definitely a wonderful experience!

    The story goes as we sat on one of the robots, and our mission is to help the Autobots. The part I loved most about this ride, is when we were 'falling' from the building. It was exciting and mind-blowing! Absolutely love it!

    I think anyone who come into the park should not miss this ride!

    THUMB UP!~

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    by cokes Updated May 1, 2012

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    This is a really fantastic place to come spend the day with your family. It`s a theme park that has 7 Zones ,some which is from our favourite Universal Studio movie. The zones is as follows: Madagascar ,Far Far Away ,Lost World ,Ancient Egypt ,SCI-FI City ,New York and Hollywood. At every zone there is various rides ,3D or 4D entertainment and places where you can get food. You can also take photo`s of your favourite characters like Shrek and Fiona and so on. When taking pics for example with the stars of Madagascar ,the people there will take photo`s with your camera and theirs incase you want to pay for the printed copy of the photo they took with their camera.

    There is no taking photo`s and video`s on the rides and some rides you`ll get wet so take care of your camera`s and electronic devices.

    Interms of tickets ,it`s best to buy your tickets online as you`ll get it for a cheaper rate then paying for it at the entrance. If you got small kids it`s also a good idea to get them a stroller which is on your right hand side at the entrance as there is alot of walking they have to do so they will get tired. Things inside Universal Studio is expensive but some restaurants offer 50% discount if you come after 5pm and buy food from them again provided you brought back your slip ,not sure if this is always like this or a once off.

    One of the best rides I took was Transformers the Ride. Please be aware when you enter the area to take the ride. It looks empty when you enter but don`t be fooled as the path that you have to follow is a long way before you actually get onto the ride. The queue moves fast but it`s definitely worth the wait.

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    UNIVERSAL STUDIO'S

    by balhannah Written Nov 17, 2011

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    Newly arrived on Sentosa are the Universal Studio's.

    Outside in the courtyard, was where you bought your ticket's, and where the BIG Universal Studio globe was rotating. Quite impressive with the mist that was coming out of it.

    We didn't go in, no need to for us. Mid-week, and it looked quite quiet.
    This is the region's first Hollywood movie theme park, which feature's 24 movie-themed rides and attractions, 18 of which are unique to Singapore. There is Shrek, 4-D adventure in the world's first Far Far Away Castle, Revenge of the Mummy, Madagascar, Jurassic Park Rapids Adventure and more.

    ADMISSION IN 2011.....

    1 day Non-peak Pass:
    S$66 / Adult
    S$48 / Child (4 - 12 years old)
    S$32 / Senior

    1 day Peak Pass:
    S$72 / Adult
    S$52 / Child (4 - 12 years old)
    S$36 / Senior

    2 day Pass:
    S$118 / Adult
    S$88 / Child (4 - 12 years old)
    S$58 / Senior

    Express Pass:
    Peak - S$48
    Non-peak - S$30

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    Hollywood After Hours @ Universal Studios

    by semper.max Written Oct 21, 2011

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    For just SG$ 5, you can enjoy Universal Studios Sentosa from 7 to 10 pm and take photos,visit the shops and enjoy the food at the restaurants within the park. Known as Holywood After Hours, this is just perfect for those who would like to see the park for a photoshoot but are not into the exciting rides. HAH is available only during Fridays and Saturdays. You will have to check the Universal Studio website though for its availability (http://www.rwsentosa.com/language/en-US/Attractions/UniversalStudiosSingapore/VisitorInfo) since there were times that they do suspend the HAH. Tickets are sold only at the site starting at 6:30 pm. So if you would want to feel the atmosphere, have your pictures taken and more importantly, not willing to pay the regular SG$66 or SG$72 entrance fee, try out the Hollywood After Hours at Universal Studios Sentosa.

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    Universal Studios (Ancient Egypt)

    by machomikemd Updated May 27, 2011

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    Ancient Egypt Area is easily identifiable in no Small part due to Brendan Fraser in the Mummy Movie Series where this area of Universal Studios Singapore is based on and the best seller ride here is what else but the Revenge of the Mummy Roller Coaster Ride! (the indoor roller coaster ride that will make you dizzy like in Space Mountain in Disneyland). The Ancient Egypt Area also features obelisks and pyramids which are typical of Ancient Egypt. Also featured are Pharaohs' tombs which were commonly discovered during that era. Visitors take the role of a daring archaeologist (like Brendan Fraser or Indiana Jones hehehe) who aims to unravel the riddles of the Sphinx in this sand-swept land. he other rides are the the treasure hunters vintage car slow ride.

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    Universal Studios (entrance)

    by machomikemd Updated May 27, 2011

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    Universal Studios has come to South East Asia! This is the second Universal Studios Theme Park in Asia after the Universal Studios Osaka in Japan and the first in South East Asia. And this is the first Universal Studios in the world that is part of a Casino cum Integrated Resort Complex and is the flagship attraction of Resorts World Sentosa. There are a total of 24 attractions, of which 18 are original or specially adapted for the park. The park consists of seven uniquely themed zones which surround a lagoon. Each zone is based on a blockbuster movie or a television show, featuring their own unique attractions, character appearances, dining and shopping areas but sad to say that it is smaller than other universal studios theme parks in the world. Please see my separate area tips for each areas of the Universal Studio Complex.

    Opening Hours:
    10:00 am to 7:00 pm weekdays
    10:00 am to 9:00 pm weekends
    7:00 pm to 10:00 for Hollywood After Hours
    Ticket prices are:

    1 day pass $ 66 (adults 13-64) $ 48 (child 4-12) $ 32 (seniors 65 and above)
    2 day pass $ 118 $ 88 $ 58

    Express Pass (front of Line pass) $ 30 per ride.

    Hollywood After Hours Entrance Fee: $ 5

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    Universal Studios ( Far Far Away)

    by machomikemd Updated May 27, 2011

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    Hooray for Shrek!! Shrek has become soooo popular that he currently has 4 Shrek Movies under his belt and He Has his own Theme Area in Univseral Studios Singapore called Far Far Away ( a pun on the land where Shrek and Fiona Lived) and a certified cash register for dreamworks (thank you Speilberg) and the Main Attraction here is what else but the Shrek 4-D adventure (sadly still based on shrek's first movie but I want Rumpelstiltskin to be the villain to make it current) the Shrek 4-D adventure is located in the Big Castle. Again, the area consists of many recognizable locations from the film series such as Shrek's swamp house as well as Far Far Away's glamorous Romeo Drive which contains the nightspots of the town such as Hook's Knight Club. The highlight of the Far Far Away area is the 40-metre tall Far Far Away Castle. Other ride include Donkey Live, Enchanted Airways and Magic Potion Spin.

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    Universal Studios (Middle Lake)

    by machomikemd Updated May 27, 2011

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    the lakeside area of Universal Studios Singapore is a favorite Photo Stop when strolling around the park since it is located at the middle of the park and has sweeping views of the other areas of the Universal Studios plus is a nice area to sit and rest after a brask walk around the theme park and more particulaly, is the scene of spectacular fire works display (called Lake Hollywood Spectaculr) every 9:30 pm during the Hollywood After Hours scene (which unofortunately we missed since we were one a tight schedule boo hooo hooo).

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    Universal Studios Singapore

    by theguardianangel Updated Jan 26, 2012
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    For themeparks, the Universal Studios is a popular destination and found in Resorts World.
    We booked the ticket online because we heard that there are limited tickets sold within the day. The tickets cost SGD66 each on an ordinary weekday. There are lots of rides you can try.
    Don’t miss the Lights, Camera, Action by Spielberg! Experience the action as if you are in a actual movie shoot! No doubt Spielberg’s a history!

    And if you’re into super thrilling action, try Battlestar Gallactica, the world’s tallest pair of dueling roller coaster! We didn’t dare to try that one! If we ever did, we might have been in the “Final Destination” movie of our lives. Don’t dare to try it if you have heart problem! but for a milder thrill of action, experience the ride from Shrek- King Harold's Far Far Away Castle! Also, I recommend the ride in the Jurassic Park!

    There are lots of souvenir shops and restaurants inside. You can’t ask for more!

    I really love taking pictures in the Revenge of the Mummy. The statues are very realistic.
    I can imagine how I look like if I was an Egyptian in my past life... haha!

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  • Universal Studios Singapore

    by ginnykam Written Dec 27, 2011
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    Universal Studios Singapore is a theme park that is located inside Resort World Sentosa on Sentosa Island, Singapore. It is the second Universal Studios theme park to open in Asia (Japan being the first), and the first in Southeast Asia.

    I arrived there in the morning around 10am, and there was already a crowd outside the entrance. Apparently, this must be very popular with the locals and tourists. We entered into the park within minutes and everything was very well-organized.
    This is a very interesting park and I am very impressed by the transformer ride. Despite having to wait for quite some time, I feel it is worth the wait.
    Battlestar Galactica and the revenge of the mummy is a must-try ride too! Very exciting...

    Overall, I am very pleased with the services of the crew as well. All of them were very warm and friendly. Definitely a must-visit place when you come to Singapore!

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    Resorts World Singapore

    by machomikemd Updated May 3, 2011
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    the Newest Resorts world on the Block after Resorts World Genting and Resorts World Manila and boosting of the Prime Attraction of Universal Studios Singapore. This is one of two Integrated Resort cum Casino Complex allowed by the Singapore Government to poach die hard casino enthusiasts and their families from Macau. Like in other Resorts World Complexes, the resort offers multiple hotels like the Maxim's Tower, Hard Rock Hotel, Hotel Michael, Festive Hotel, Crockford Hotel and Besides the Casino (locals pay a Singapore $ 100 fine to enter the casino) a Harbor front walkway with shops and restaurants and is presently anchored by the Universal Studios Singapore (see my separate Universal Studios Tips).

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    Universal Studios (Hollywood Area)

    by machomikemd Updated May 27, 2011
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    the main area of the Universal Studios Singapore. The Hollywood area has the largest number of souvenir shops and the assorted restaurants and snack stands and is where the main Souvenir Store (Universal Studios Store) is located. It also is copied form the hollywood wherein there is a wlak of fame and On every Friday and Saturday night, the lagoon of the park is the site of Lake Hollywood Spectacular near the Lagoon at the center of the Universal Studios. The Hollywood area may have lots of different kinds of shops and dining areas buy only one attraction, the Pantages Hollywood Theater wherein they have a 2 hour musical called Monster Rock.

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    Universal Studios (New York Area)

    by machomikemd Updated May 27, 2011
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    the new york area of the Universal Studios (also known as the Empire State of Mind hehehe, thank you Jay-z and Alicia Keys). The New York area of Universal Studios is not huge but the layout of the area is like a typical Brooklyn Street packed with the various Icons of New York like Wall Street, Rialto Theater and the New York Public Library and the dining areas here also feature New York Style Pizzas (Loui's NY Pizza Parlor) , A Diner, A New York Style Restaurant and Steakhouse ( KT's Grill) and Hot Dog Stands and there is free public shows in front of the Rialto Theater every 2 hours. The Rides here are Lights! Camera! Action! Hosted by Steven Spielberg (wyou might get soaking wet here like us hehehe), Stage 28 (Opening soon).

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    Universal Studios (Sci-Fi City)

    by machomikemd Updated May 27, 2011
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    where the Super Roller Coaster Ride Battlestar Galactica is Located and is my favorite area of the Universal Studios here in Singapore due to the Sci Fi Nature of the Theme park. Sci-Fi City is an imagined metropolis of the future that contains many modern conveniences of life, but with little or no remnants of past inhabitants and cultures that are able to stand the course of time but like other areas of Universal Studios Singapore, the area is small, containing only the Human Ride and the Cylon Ride of the Dual Duelling Roller Coaster ride of Battlestar Galactica and the Futuristic theme style tea cup accelerator ride with another ride called Transformers the Ride Opening Soon (I might go back to try this ride since I missed the opening date which is in December).

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