05.05.2012 - 05.05.2012
Anticipation and excitement was all over my face when came the day to go to Universal Studio in Singapore. Been hearing about the latest ride 'Transformer The Ride: The Ultimate 3D Battle' at the park since its launch. First thing when we got into the park, we headed straight to the ride before the crowd built up. It was hard to head straight for the ride because all along the way to the ride, there were lots of interesting shops, streets and movie characters walking by. The Transformer ride is definitely recommended! We enjoyed the ride and was planning to go for it again if there were enough time but the park had a lot more to offer.
Our next ride was the 'Revenge of the Mummy. This ride was thrilling and not suitable for the faint hearted. After this ride, we were wondering whether there were any more ride scarier than this. Yes there was! 'The Battlestar Galactica: Cylon and Human' ride. Two of my friends went on the ride. I dared not go on this ride after witnessing the ride from below. It twists, turns and propels you over 14 storeys into the air. While waiting for my friends going on this ride, suddenly there was a phone dropped to the ground from above the moving roller coaster. Ouch! Some people really do not know how to follow instructions as all items are not permitted on this ride. What happens if the phone hits other passerby down below...
The 'Jurassic Park Rapids Adventure' was not really that thrilling as compared with the other rides. We got wet in this ride and after a few more other rides in the park, our clothes were completely dried. So, no need for raincoat to avoid getting wet. And hey, getting wet is the fun of it. We went on almost all the rides in the park; 'Canopy Flyer', Dino-Soarin, Madagascar: A Crate Adventure, Treasure Hunters, and also the King Julien's Beach Party-Go-Round. We were like big kids during our ride on the merry go ride. It was fun nonetheless.
The Crate Adventure was a slow ride and not much to be anticipated from this ride. The Canopy Flyer was fun but the queue could take up to 50 minutes when there were a lot of people.
Their waterworld show was entertaining with lots of actions, stunts and splashing of water. The performers are great in interacting with the audience before the show. At the venue, there were seats segregated by customers preference on getting wet or dry. There are three category of seating which is dry, splash or wet. We chose the splash seating. However, we were a teeny weeny bit disappointed on not getting splash with even abit of water.
Another recommendable show in the park was the 'Monster Rock'. We enjoyed this show very much with all the monsters (Dracula, Frankeinstein, mummy, etc) singing, actions and cute drama. Cute?? Omigawd, I actually thought the monsters are cute!!! I was in chuckles when the dracula sang a short version of the chinese song 'Moon represents my heart' in the show.
Other shows that we managed to catch were the Mel's Dinettes, Daddy O's, The Rockafellas and the Hollywood Dreams Parade.
The Mel's Dinettes and Daddy O's were performers singing 50's and 60's songs in front of the classic 1950's drive-in diner. The Daddy O's performers was cute in their antics and singing. Enjoyed their performance very much.
Only managed to catch a glimpse of 'The Rockafellas' show, where the performers performed street dances in New York section of the theme park.
The Hollywood Dream Parade was a parade of all the movie characters on magnificent floats that started from the Waterworld section until the New York section of the theme park.
All throughout the day, we managed to take photos with most of the characters there. I managed to take photos with Po Kung Fu Panda, Marilyn Monroe, Brendan Fraser, Shrek, some ancient like characters in Egypt, the penguins and monkeys from Madagascar. Some other characters I saw but couldn't take photographs with them due to time constraints were Puss-In-Boots, Charlie Chaplin, some Sci-Fi Characters, Betty Boops, Woody Wood Pecker, Frankeinstein and all other monsters. To take photographs with these characters, we need to line up and sometimes when they announced photos for the last five, we were usually the sixth or seventh. Disappointed...But they are there throughout the day, so if you didn't managed to take photos with them the first time, keep coming on the few other times.
The staff there were extremely organised, cheerful and friendly which made our day at the theme park. All the attractions were equipped with clear information on what to expect from the rides. This theme park has a lot of facilities and rides suitable for the disabled. Mothers and small children could make use of their stroller rental, and baby nursing room facilities. The toilets are kept clean all the time. Applauded them for being so thoughtful and attentive in the small details. It really made our day! Thanks Universal Studio Singapore! It was like being a kid all over again.