Universal Studios is the latest big attraction to arrive in Singapore and is already proving to be a huge hit among both Singaporeans and visitors to the island nations. Universal Studios opened in 2011 and can be found on Sentosa Island, which is Singapore’s picturesque playground.
There are a number of different ways to reach Universal Studios. The most straight forward way is to take the aerial train, which connects with Singapore’s underground rail network. Regular buses are also available to take visitors over to Sentosa Island, while people who feel like stretching their legs can wander over to the island on foot by walking along the specially built promenade. However, by far the most stunning way to reach Sentosa Island and Universal Studios is by purchasing a ticket for one of the cable cars that take passengers high above the island, offering stunning panoramic views along the way.
After arriving at Sentosa Island visitors will see clearly marked signs pointing the way to the entrance of this special film-themed pleasure park. Universal Studios Singapore tickets can be bought on the day from one of the ticket counters at the entrance to the park. However, people who want to skip the queues can also purchase their tickets in advance.
In total, Universal Studios Singapore features a total of twenty rides, five of which are roller coasters and two of which are water rides. Some of the most popular rides in the theme park include Pantages Hollywood Theater, the wet and wild Jurassic Park Rapids Adventure, Dino-Soarin’ and the live stunt show named Waterworld after the blockbusting film. The park is laid out in seven different themed zones, namely Hollywood, New York, Sci-fi City, Ancient Egypt, The Lost World, Far Far Away and Madagascar.
One of the best things about Universal Studios Singapore is that queues tend to be much shorter than at its American counterpart, especially on week days. Once visitors have paid the admission price they are free to enjoy whichever rides and attractions they choose. However, simply wandering through the different zones of the theme park and soaking up the atmosphere is an enriching atmosphere.
Universal Studios Singapore features rides that people of all ages can enjoy. Fans of the Shrek films will be able to witness a brand new 4-D version of the film, while people want to discover how special effects are created should check out Lights! Camera! Action! Hosted by Steven Spielberg. Thrill seekers can enjoy wild roller coasters such as Battlestar Galactica: HUMAN, Transformers: The Ride and Revenge of the Mummy: The Ride, while younger children are sure to love more sedate rides such as the Treasure Hunters vintage car ride
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