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Universal Studios Singapore (Template:Zh; Template:Lang-ta) is a theme park located within Resorts World Sentosa on Sentosa Island, Singapore. It was a key component of Genting's bid for the right to build Singapore's second integrated resort. On 8 December 2006, the Singapore government announced that the consortium had won the bid. Construction of the theme park and the rest of the resort started on 19 April 2007. It is the second Universal Studios theme park to open in Asia (Japan being the first), and the first in Southeast Asia. The official plans for the park were unveiled to the public when Universal Studios Singapore released a park map to the public on 20 October 2009.[1] Universal Studios Singapore has since attracted more than 2 million visitors in the 9 months from its opening.[2]

Universal Parks & Resorts markets the park as a "one-of-its-kind theme park in Asia" and promises that the park will be the only one of its kind in Southeast Asia for the next 30 years.[3]

HistoryEdit

Park historyEdit

The construction of Resorts World Sentosa and Universal Studios Singapore began on 19 April 2008. After almost two years of construction, the park opened on 18 March 2010.

Universal Studios Singapore was opened for sneak peek week in view of the Chinese New Year Celebrations, from 5 pm to 9 pm every night between 14 to 21 February 2010.[4] Though visitors had to pay SGD$10 to enter the park even-though rides were not operating, tickets for the week were sold out in 2 days. On 5 March 2010, it was announced that the park will open its doors at 8:28 am (UTC+8) on 18 March 2010, for a soft-opening phase. From 13 March 2010, the team members of Resorts World Sentosa and their families had a chance to visit the park before the public has a chance to do so.[5] The park had its soft opening period from 18 March 2010 to 26 October 2010.[6]

The official grand opening of the park was held on 28 May 2011, along with the grand opening gala being held on 27 May 2011 evening. It was a star-studded event with Asian superstars Jet Li, Maggie Cheung, Vicki Zhao, and former "American Idol" judge Paula Abdul making an appearance at the gala event, along with some 1,600 guests.[7]

In October 2011, Universal Studios Singapore began their Halloween Horror Nights events.[8][9]

TimelineEdit

Park layoutEdit

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Universal Studios Singapore is Template:Convert in size, occupying the easternmost part of the Template:Convert Resorts World Sentosa. There are a total of 24 attractions, of which 18 are original or specially adapted for the park.[28] The park consists of seven 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. The park features the world's tallest pair of dueling roller coasters that are based on the popular television series, Battlestar Galactica; a castle from the world of Shrek and Monster Rock, a live musical show featuring the Universal Monsters. Universal Studios Singapore has over 30 restaurants and food carts, together with 20 unique retail stores and carts located around the park. Attractions premiering are marked "Premiere" and dining outlets that are certified Halal are marked with "Halal".

Themed Zone Notes
Hollywood Themed after the real Hollywood Boulevard of the 1970s, the Hollywood zone is framed by dynamic architecture, palm trees and the famous Hollywood 'Walk of Fame'.
New York Themed after post-modern New York City that features sidewalks and classic landmarks that mimic its cityscape. The area is enhanced by neon lights and flanked by street facades that set the scenes for big city fun and also real-time movie production for most Hollywood blockbuster films.
Sci-Fi City Sci-Fi City is themed after what cities and metropolis may look like in the future, equipped with space-age technologies and the ultimate modern conveniences.
Ancient Egypt As the name suggests, the Ancient Egypt zone is themed after the rich Egyptian architecture and artifacts found during the Golden Age of Egyptian Exploration in the 1930s.
The Lost World The Lost World zone features two themed regions: Jurassic Park and Waterworld.
Far Far Away Far Far Away is based on the kingdom of the same name featured in DreamWorks Animations' Shrek.
Madagascar The Madagascar zone features a displaced cargo ship that houses the Madagascar: A Crate Adventure ride. It also features all of the characters from DreamWorks Animations' Madagascar.

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HollywoodEdit

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Hollywood is the main entrance area of the park. Its only attraction, a broadway-style theatre, is accompanied by several restaurants and a variety of flagship shops. Being a replica of the Hollywood Boulevard, this zone is flanked by dynamic architecture and palm trees. It also features a replica of the famous Hollywood Walk of Fame.[29] Special character appearances include: Po from Kung Fu Panda, Frankenstein's Monster, Woody Woodpecker, Winnie Woodpecker, Marilyn Monroe, Charlie Chaplin, Beetlejuice and Betty Boop.

Name Type Notes Status
Pantages Hollywood Theater Live Performance A 1,500-seat indoor Broadway-style theatre that is fully equipped to host plays, musicals and performances, home to the rock-n-roll musical titled "Monster Rock!", which features the infamous Universal Monsters.[30] Operating
Lake Hollywood Spectacular Show A live pyrotechnics show that is set to a musical score over Lake Hollywood in the park. The show only runs on Saturday nights at 8.00pm, as well as selected holidays.[31] Operating
(Only Sat)
Universal Studios Store Retail Outlet The is the flagship store of Universal Studios Singapore offering a wide variety of themed collectibles, toys and apparel from all seven themed zones of the park. Open
The Dark Room Retail Outlet A store that sells a wide variety of camera accessories. Open
Superstar Candies Retail Outlet A candy store that sells candies like candy floss and homemade fudge. Open
Silver Screen Collectibles Retail Outlet A retail outlet offering celebrity photos and posters, collectibles, books, as well as Betty Boop themed souvenirs and apparel. Open
Star Characters Retail Outlet A retail outlet that sells exclusive DreamWorks Animation merchandise. Open
The Brown Derby Retail Outlet A retail store where guests can shop for Sesame Street themed souvenirs and apparel.[32] Open
Mel's Drive-In F&B Outlet A diner that is based on the 1973 film American Graffiti, which serves up a variety of snacks and beverages the old-fashioned '50s way. (Halal) Open
Hollywood China Bistro F&B Outlet A restaurant that serves traditional Cantonese cuisine with a modern twist in an art deco Chinese restaurant setting. Open
Celebrity Café and Bakery F&B Outlet Starbucks outlet. Open

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New YorkEdit

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New York is based on the original New York City, during the era of post-modernization. This zone features various icons commonly portrayed in movies including the city skyline, neon lights, facades, and sidewalks. This zone also has a replica of the famous New York Public Library with two lion statues at its entrance.[33] Special Sesame Street character appearances include: Elmo, Big Bird, Abby Cadabby, Bert, Ernie, Grover, Cookie Monster and Oscar the Grouch.

Name Type Notes Status
Lights! Camera! Action! Hosted by Steven Spielberg Show A sound stage fitted with special effects to mimic a major hurricane about to hit New York City.[34] Showing
Loui's NY Pizza Parlor F&B Outlet A pizza parlor that sells traditional Italian pizzas as well as other local favourites.[35] Open
KT's Grill F&B Outlet A full-service restaurant that serves authentic New York grill cuisine and several "East meets West" dishes, with a rich woodwork interior reminiscent of a 1940's NY dinner house. Open
Sesame Street Spaghetti Space Chase Steel Suspended Dark Ride A high-flying adventure designed for the whole family through the space mission and meet favourite Sesame Street characters. Open

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Sci-Fi CityEdit

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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. It is the home of the world's tallest pair of dueling roller coasters, at a height of Template:Convert.[28][36] The pair of dueling roller coasters, Battlestar Galactica: Human vs. Cylon, are based on the hit television series, Battlestar Galactica.

Name Type Notes Status
Accelerator Teacups A whirling twirling ride that spins guests around. A similar ride, Storm Force Accelatron, is found in Universal's Islands of Adventure at Universal Orlando Resort.[37] Operating
Battlestar Galactica: HUMAN Steel Dueling Seated Roller Coaster A sit-down roller coaster that was designed for speed without inversions. The trains are modeled after the Colonial Mark II Viper used by the Human faction as seen in the Battlestar Galactica series. Closed[38]
Battlestar Galactica: CYLON Steel Dueling Inverted Roller Coaster A suspended roller coaster that was designed to perform many near-misses and intense maneuvers - 5 inversions: Cobra roll, corkscrews, vertical loop, and a zero-g roll. The trains are modeled after the Cylon Heavy Raider used by the Cylon faction as seen in the Battlestar Galactica series. Closed[38]
Transformers: The Ride 4-D Dark Ride Motion Simulator A dark ride that uses the same ride-vehicle technology as The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man, but with a completely different track layout that spans across two levels. It has giant wrap-around screens that sport photo-realistic 3D-HD video imagery at various points throughout the ride, and has additional 4-D effects (water spray, wind, hot air, fog, etc.) that further enhances the ride experience. This attraction first premiered in Singapore on December 2011, and later at Universal Studios Hollywood.[22] Operating
Galactica PX Retail Outlet A retail outlet selling Sci-Fi collectible merchandise.[1][32] Open
Transformers Supply Vault Retail Outlet A retail outlet selling a variety of Transformers and Transformers: The Ride merchandise.[39] Open
Starbot Cafe: Human Refueling Center F&B Outlet A food and beverage outlet selling a variety of items including soft-serve ice creams.(Halal)[39] Open

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Ancient EgyptEdit

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Ancient Egypt is based on the historical adaptation of Ancient Egypt during the 1930s Golden Age of Egyptian Exploration. It features obelisks and pyramids which are typical of Ancient Egypt. Also featured are Pharaohs' tombs which were commonly discovered during that era. This zone relies on the depictions made in the popular film franchise, The Mummy, starring Brendan Fraser.[40]

Name Type Notes Status
Revenge of the Mummy: The Ride Enclosed Steel Roller Coaster Dark Ride A high-speed dark ride that sports sharp turns and fast reverse sections, built within a complex that is partially lighted. This ride was inspired and developed from the The Mummy film franchise.[41][42] Operating
Treasure Hunters Mini-Car Ride A leisure car ride that drives around an abandoned Egyptian excavation site. The ride vehicles are modelled to have the look of vintage jeeps.[1][43] Operating
Carter’s Curiosities Retail Outlet A retail outlet selling souvenirs and replicas of Egyptian treasures, historical artefacts and fossils discovered from the ancient Egyptian ruins.[1][32] Open
Oasis Spice Café F&B Outlet An Egyptian-themed buffeteria serving specialities flavored with Mediterranean, Turkish, Lebanese and Indian Spices.[1][35] Open

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The Lost WorldEdit

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The Lost World contains many traditional attractions present in most Universal Studios parks around the world and is divided into two sub areas: Jurassic Park and Waterworld. Jurassic Park, based on the popular film franchise by Steven Spielberg and novels by Michael Crichton, features the newly redesigned Jurassic Park Rapids Adventure which is based on the popular water rides in other Universal Studios parks. Waterworld, based on the film Waterworld starring Kevin Costner, is a stadium that features a live show performance.[44]

Name Type Notes Status
Canopy Flyer Mini Steel Suspended Roller Coaster A suspended 4-seater roller coaster car that glides gently over the tree-tops of Jurassic Park.[45] Operating
Jurassic Park Rapids Adventure River Rapids Raft System A river rapids ride that features a white water raft system where riders on circular rafts are tossed along waterways within the Jurassic Park compound, which is home to several animatronic dinosaurs, the ride finishes with riders plunging down from the Hydroelectric Generator compound.[46] Operating
Waterworld Live Show/Performance A live-action performance that involves stunts and pyrotechnics, on a stage that is set within a large pool of water.[47] Showing
Amber Rock Climb Rock Climb/Skill Challenge A rock-climbing attraction that is fashioned to look like a dinosaur dig site.[48] Operating
Dino-Soarin' Fly Around Ride A children's ride that spins around gently, with riders being able to control the vertical height of their carriage during the ride duration. The ride cars were designed to look like pterodactyls.[49] Operating
Jurassic Outfitters Retail Outlet A retail store that sells official Jurassic Park apparel, hats and towels. Open
The Dino-Store Retail Outlet A retail store that sells official Jurassic Park souvenirs and other dinosaur-related merchandise.[32] Open
Fossil Fuels F&B Outlet A food stand that sells a variety of light snacks and frozen beverages. Open
Discovery Food Court F&B Outlet A food court that is themed after the Discovery Center building featured in the original Jurassic Park movie, serves a wide variety of local delights and cuisines.[35] Open

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Far Far AwayEdit

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Far Far Away is inspired by DreamWorks Animation's hit Shrek franchise which depicted how the fairy-tale characters lived in daily life. The zone consists of many recognizable locations from the film series, and the main highlight of the zone is the 40-metre tall Far Far Away Castle.[50] Special character appearances include: Shrek, Donkey,[51] Puss In Boots and Princess Fiona.[51]

Name Type Notes Status
Shrek 4-D Adventure 3-D Show with Added Effects A 3-D stereoscopic show with added physical effects that is based on the story of Shrek and his quest to save Princess Fiona.[52] Showing
Donkey Live Live Show/Performance An interactive live show using digital puppetry technology, which features Donkey entertaining and engaging guests in conversation in an intimate theatre setting.[53] Showing
Enchanted Airways Steel Junior Roller Coaster A junior roller coaster that whizzes about within the zone of Far Far Away. The trains are modeled after Dragon from the world of Shrek.[54] Operating
Magic Potion Spin Kiddy Ferris Wheel A miniature ferris wheel for children, the ride was themed to be a part of a potion assembly line that circles the room, bottling magical elixirs from a giant wooden vat. The ride is located within the Fairy Godmother's Potion Shop.[55] Operating
Fairy Godmother's Potion Shop Retail Outlet A large retail outlet with memorabilia, drinks and gifts from the world of Shrek.[32][56] Open
Fairy Godmother's Juice Bar F&B Outlet A drinks store that sells juices themed to look like magical concoctions.[28] Open
Goldilocks F&B Outlet A food outlet that sells fried chicken, fish and chips, chicken sandwiches, fresh mash potatoes with gravy, coleslaw as well as French fries. (Halal) Open
Friar's F&B Outlet A food stand that sells a unique variety of hot and cold specialty sandwich wraps that are accompanied with potato chips.[35] Open

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MadagascarEdit

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Madagascar is inspired by the hit DreamWorks Animation franchise of the same name which features four zoo animals, Alex, Gloria, Marty and Melman escaping from the Central Park Zoo and unfortunately crashing onto the island of Madagascar. The zone features lush tropical jungles as well as two rides.[57] Special character appearances include: Alex, Gloria, King Julien, Skipper, Kowalski, Private, Rico, Mort and Maurice.

Name Type Notes Status
Madagascar: A Crate Adventure Water Boat Ride A river boat ride with state-of-the-art animatronics, digital projection and surround sound, all housed within the hull of a displaced cargo ship. This attraction features the famous voice talents of Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, David Schwimmer and Jada Pinkett Smith throughout the ride.[19] Operating
King Julien's Beach Party-Go-Round Carousel A merry-go-round ride that is themed and decorated with all the characters of Madagascar.[58] Operating
Penguin Mercantile Retail Outlet A retail outlet located at the exit of 'Madagascar: A Crate Adventure' that sells plush hats, key fobs, T-shirts and other assorted keepsakes inspired by the many characters of Madagascar,[56] as well as on-ride photos of visitors who rode on 'Madagascar: A Crate Adventure'.[32][57] Open
Marty's Casa Del Wild F&B Outlet A café that is inspired by the first movie and is hosted by Marty the Zebra, which serves a variety of South East Asian specialties such as Nasi Padang, Pad Thai, Chicken Rice, Thai Green Chicken Curry, Tom Yum Soup and Asian Rotisserie Chicken.[1] Open
Gloria's Snack Shack F&B Outlet A food store that is hosted by Gloria the Hippo, which offers some Japanese-inspired quick bites[28] such as yakitori, rice bowls and invigorating thirst-quenchers.[1][35] Open

Hollywood Dreams ParadeEdit

Universal Studios Singapore Hollywood Dreams Parade is the parks' first full-scale regular theme parade which takes place every Saturday and Sunday, and on public holidays at 5 pm. Running through five out of the seven parks across all zones, the parade consists of fourteen intricately detailed floats, special effects, over one hundred performers, custom musical score and the "Hollywood Dreams" dance song composed by British composer Ian Habgood.

VIP tourEdit

Universal Studios Singapore VIP Tour offers merchandise discounts, complimentary dining, golden photo opportunities with celebrity lookalikes as well as VIP access on rides, attractions and performances. Each tour accommodates between two and twelve guests per Guide. Each tour lasts approximately five hours around Universal Studios Singapore. The tour covers eight or more attractions. Universal Express access would be made available to all attractions before or after the guide tour.

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit

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