Universal Studios Singapore is a world-class theme park and one of the most popular tourist attractions in Singapore. It offers a wide range of thrilling rides, shows, and attractions that cater to visitors of all ages. Located on Sentosa Island, Universal Studios Singapore is easily accessible from downtown Singapore, making it a convenient addition to your travel itinerary.
Universal Studios Singapore
We spent the whole day in this gigantic theme park. When we got there, the ticket queue was so long. Good thing we booked it via Klook and got our tickets in advance, so we just walked directly to the entrance! Here’s the link if you are interested.
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The first thing we did was to grab a Map available near the entrance. The layout of this theme park is circular, so it is easy to navigate. But the trick is to not start with the first zone you see or follow the order of the loop; we recommend making a beeline for either the top rides on your bucket list or the inner zones to stay ahead of queues.
1. The Iconic Globe
This Globe is actually located outside the entrance. Even if you do not go inside or pay for the ticket, you can still take a picture here if you want.
2. Hollywood – Stroll down Hollywood Boulevard
The first thing that greets us at USS is the vibrant district of Hollywood. With its bustling streets and art deco-style buildings, it’ll feel as though we’ve just stepped onto a movie set.
3. New York
There are a lot of IG-worthy spots here. This is where we stayed to watch the parade of stars.
After all that photo-taking, we tried this kid-friendly joyride – Sesame Street Spaghetti Space Chase which was pretty fun.
Sadly, this zone is currently undergoing a revamp to create a new home for Gru and The Minions but we did see minions.
5. Far Far Away Land
This is probably the most iconic part of this theme park. It has this castle structure that always made me feel that fairytales are true. In here we watched the Shrek 4-D Adventure, which meshes sensory effects like water jets and chair movements with a 3D screening of an animated film starring Shrek, Fiona, and Donkey.
After that, we ride this story-driven Puss In Boots’ Giant Journey roller coaster.
6. The Lost World
Jurassic Park fans will no doubt recognize the humongous iconic doors fit to keep T-Rexes at bay at The Lost World. My siblings and friends are brave enough to try the Canopy Flyer.
7. Ancient Egypt
This towering replica of Egyptian guards standing by the entrance to the zone is huge. On this zone, we did ride the most heart-pumping/insane ride for me – which is the Revenge of the Mummy. The first part of the ride was a chill one because of the artifacts from the ancient civilization like the statues of Egyptian gods, chalices, and treasures. It feels like a museum tour but then, the speed changes, and yahh…I’ll save it till you experience it.
8. Sci-Fi City – my favorite
As its name suggests, you can expect robots and all things tech in the futuristic Sci-Fi City. Home to the not-to-be-missed Transformers Autobots with the famous Bumblebee and Optimus Prime. This is my favorite ride on this theme park – TRANSFORMERS The Ride: The Ultimate 3D Battle. We got to be part of a movie scene where the Autobots go up against the Decepticons. It was so cool!
On this zone, we also found the most iconic rides Battlestar Galactica: HUMAN vs. CYLON.
How to go to Universal Studios Singapore?
The most suitable option for you depends on your preferences, budget, and the amount of luggage you have. Taxis are the most convenient and direct while taking the MRT and monorail is a cost-effective option if you’re comfortable with public transportation. We did take the MRT and the monorail train to get there.
- Take the North East Line going to Harbourfront.
- Alight at the last stop — Harbourfront Station.
- Walk into the VivoCity Mall and climb to Level 3 of the Mall.
- Proceed to Lobby L. You know you’re at Lobby L when you see Food Republic.
- Purchase a ticket at the ticketing counter. The ticket costs S$3. But if you have an easy card you can use it and directly tap at the entrance.
- Board the monorail train.
- Alight at Waterfront Station.
- Follow the signs and you’ll find yourself staring at the Universal Studios rotating globe soon after.
To return to the city proper, just trace your steps back.
What time does Universal Studios open and close?
Daily: 11 am – 8 pm.
For up-to-date operating hours please refer to the official website of Universal Studios Singapore.
How much is the ticket to Universal Studios Singapore?
Here’s the list of prices as of June 2017:
Adult (Ages 13-Above): S$82
Child (Ages 4-12): S$61
Are there discounts available?
Klook offers one-day passes at a discounted rate if you book in advance. Each booking also comes with an SGD5 Meal Voucher (with a minimum spend of SGD10) for adult tickets.
|BOOK via KLOOK -> Universal Studios Singapore Ticket|
Is the Express Pass worth it?
Avail of it IF AND ONLY IF it’s a weekend or peak season like Christmas or other holidays. The lines can be pretty long and time-consuming.
In summary, Universal Studios Singapore offers a perfect blend of entertainment, thrills, and immersive experiences. It’s a place where you can relive your favorite movie moments, enjoy world-class rides and attractions, and create unforgettable memories with family and friends.
If you have questions let me know in the comment section below. You can also check: the 3D2N SINGAPORE Travel Guide, Itinerary, and Expenses
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