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The Cartoon characters in Universal Studios Singapore
Written by Priyanka Sharma on May 6, 2020 Share on

Universal Studios in Sentosa – Meet your beloved Movie Characters

Singapore also referred to as the Lion City is a beautiful island country in South East Asia, and its crowning jewel is the Sentosa island. This place has got everything one needs for a perfect vacation, be it a romantic getaway for couples at the beaches, getting to be one with the ocean at the S.E.A Aquarium to the world’s most famous Universal Studios in Sentosa. Universal Studios Singapore is a 49-acre theme park on the Sentosa Island situated within the Resorts World Sentosa.

The Globe outside the Universal Studios in Sentosa
Photo by Ilyani Nasir on Unsplash

What makes Universal Studios Singapore unique?

Universal Studios Singapore has 7 themed zones each based on blockbuster movies and your favourite television shows starring the unique characters surrounded by a lagoon along with 24 amazing rides, mesmerizing shows, and attractions. Universal Studios has also been the production house to many movies like Jurassic Park, Jaws, The Mummy, and many more. Some of the things that make this Theme park unique are below.

  • It boasts the world’s tallest duelling roller-coster based on the popular television series Battlestar Galactica.
  • A musical which features Monster from the movie Monsters INC.
  • Sci-fi city, where you can find Next-Gen 3D motion-based ride. Featuring an exhilarating ride TRANSFORMERS.
  • Go on a thrilling adventure with Shrek, Fiona, and Donkey. In this show, you’ll actually get to see hear and feel the experience from your very own seat.
  • Featuring over 30 restaurants and food carts including Mel’s Drive-in, Loui’s NY Pizza Parlor, Starbucks. You can surely indulge in a fun-filled dining experience.
  • A plethora of shops to purchase exclusive memorabilia and merchandise and so much more.
Roller Coaster at the Universal Studios
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If you’re wondering that this is the end? You are wrong my friend. Universal Studios has a lot more to offer than one can ever imagine. This is the perfect vacation for your family and friends. Go on reading to find out more about Universal Studios.

The Zones and Rides of Universal Studios

Now comes the best part of Universal Studios. The themed zones show us a glimpse of the golden era from various regions across the world. These shows and entertainments have something in Stock for all of us. All this put together makes Universal Studios one of the largest Theme parks in Asia. Scroll down to know about the top rides in these zones.

1. New York

  • Sesame Street Spaghetti Space Chase
  • Lights! Camera! Action! Hosted by Steven Spielberg

2. Sci- Fi City

  • Battlestar Galactica: HUMAN
  • Battlestar Galactica: CYLON
  • Transformers: The Ride, Accelerator

3. Far Far Away

  • Enchanted AirwaysShrek 4-D Adventure
  • Magic Potion Spin and Puss In Boots Giant Journey
Far Far Away zone at the Universal Studios
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4. Ancient Egypt

  • Revenge of the Mummy:The Ride
  • Treasure Hunters.

5. The Lost World

  • Canopy Flyer
  • Jurassic Park Rapids Adventure
  • Waterworld: A Live Sea War Spectacular
  • Amber Rock Climb
  • Dino-Soarin

6. Madagascar

  • Madagascar: A Crate Adventure
  • King Julien’s Beach Party-Go-Round.
Madagascar Zone
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The Shows and the Entertainment

There are 6 shows that take place. The 6 shows are the Donkey live, Lights Camera Action by Steven Spielberg, Water world, and a few more. My personal favourites are as below since the experience you get from these will definitely make your trip worthwhile.

1. Lake Hollywood Spectacular

The show begins at 8.30 PM or occasionally at 09.30 PM depending upon the Crowd. This is a magical show which will leave you awestruck with its fireworks and wonderful music.

Lake Hollywood Spectacular at the Universal Studios
Image credits: Piqsels

2. Elmo’s TV time

This show is a mixture of Comedy and action alongside conducting reality talent competitions by Elmo himself. Buckle up to get swayed by Join Jim the magician and Sesame Street friends as they sweep the floor beneath you. The Red Monster awaits you!

3. Shrek 4-D Adventure

This show about Princess Fiona & Shrek is a must-watch. Your kids are going to love this fairy tail experience as it feels surreal.

Shrek Zone at Universal Studios
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The best way to end your fun day here is by watching the Street Entertainment program such as Hollywood Dreams Light-Up Parade, Rhythm Truck, Turntables, The Dance For The Magic Beans, and my favourite of all Madagascar Boogie.

Things to know about the Universal Studios in Sentosa

Timings and Tickets

The park is open from 10:00 AM – 007:00 PM every day except on special occasions the timings may vary. The price of the ticket may vary based on the package selected by you, however, a single day tour may cost $97 (INR 4878) for an adult and $73 (INR 3671) for a child.

Quick hassle-free ways of reaching there

  • You can commute to this place in the following ways. By bus, By the Sentosa Express, By car or even by walk if you wish too.
  • To travel by bus you can hop on to any of these buses 65, 80, 93, 188, 855, 10, 30, 97, 100, 131, 143, 145 or 166 and hop off at VivoCity, and then board the bus RWS8 from bus stop 14141 and get off at Resorts World Sentosa drop-off point.
  • If you would want to relish the Metro experience, make sure to board at Level 3 of VivoCity.
  • You also have the option to park your own car at B1 East at the Red zone of Universal Studios.
  • If you are on the Sentosa Boardwalk, then its a 10 minutes stroll straight to the Universal Studios, Sentosa.

Insider Tips

  • Plan your trip during weekdays as it can get really crowded during the weekends and public holidays.
  • Sine this place involves a lot of walking make sure to wear comfortable shoes, clothes and also carry as few things as possible in your backpacks. 
  • There’s a lot to explore here, so try to start your day early as you wouldn’t want to miss any of the amazing activities here. Try and avoid wasting time clicking pictures as soon as you enter, you can save that for the evening as the lights and the decorations in the evening are picture-perfect. 
  • Last but not least as soon as you enter the Park get a hold on the USS map and entertainment timings, as it would help you plan the day better and you wouldn’t miss out on the major attractions.
  • One of the other important things to keep in mind before visiting here is to buy your tickets online from the official website. This would save you the trouble of standing in long queues leading to wasting a lot of your precious time.

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to visit South East Asia’s one and only Universal Studios in Sentosa where your beloved movie characters come to life. Let Pickyourtrail help you create everlasting memories by booking you an adventure to the Universal Studios.

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