23 January 2017

Universal Studios in Sentosa Island, Singapore

The last time I have been to Universal Studios was in 2002, I visited the one in Los Angeles, California and I remember that it was a very fun experience.  It was so fun that I wanted to go back again the following day.  But what a spoiler, my schedule then would not permit a return to the amusement park the following day.  

Fast forward fifteen years later, can you just imagine how excited I was to go back?  But this time, Mickey and I will be visiting Universal Studios Singapore.  It is my first time in Singapore and I heard that the weather is hot & humid, but I was not prepared for the heat when we got there!  But on a good note, I'd rather have sun than rain. 

Sharing with you some photos and how our day went during our first visit to Universal Studios Singapore.



We purchased our day tickets by the entrance of Universal Studios Singapore.  Each ticket costs S$74 (or P2,590/person), but you can also purchase your tickets online and watch out for their promos through their website.  There is also an option for a "Universal Express Ticket" but since we went on a weekday, I was thinking maybe the lines would not be as long versus going on a weekend.  Which proved to be true when we were able to get in.


Grab a Studio Guide as soon as you get in so you'll know where the rides are, the time for the shows and for character meet and greets.  Also, just off the entrance you'll find the Universal Studios Store.


You'll find many cute stuff inside the store to bring home to your loved ones like this unicorn stuffed toy that is also a backpack from the "Despicable Me" movie.  Does "It's so fluffy, I'm gonna die!" Sound familiar? 


You know when they say you have Betty Boop lips?  This is how it looks like!


Our first ride was (don't laugh) Sesame Street Spaghetti Space Chase where you go on a mission with Elmo and Super Grover to stop Macaroni the Merciless in his plot to steal all the spaghetti from the earth.  It's a cute ride! 



This is the queue for "Lights, Camera, Action!" hosted by Steven Spielberg.  There are no photos allowed inside so it's a bummer I couldn't show you how it looks like inside.  Here they show you how an empty sound stage becomes the setting for a major hurricane about to hit New York City - right before your very eyes.  It was exciting, scary and believable!  There is a much greater appreciation of how they make movies after you experience this attraction. 


Do you like 3D rides?  I get a thrill out of them!  We also tried "Transformers The Ride: The Ultimate 3D Battle".  You get to join Optimus Prime and the Autobots as you become a freedom fighter in the ultimate 3D battle against the forces of evil.  It's one heck of a ride and every time I see Megatron, I brace myself for a rough ride!  


A shard of the AllSpark!


A Decepticon's tail!


I love that there was a short line.  Maybe because it was still early.


After the ride, you'll exit at the Transformers Supply Vault.  Here you'll find the latest authentic Transformers toys, unique collectibles and apparel.


I think any kid or kid at heart would flip out in this store!



See what I mean?


Up next, we go to Ancient Egypt for The Revenge of The Mummy


"Put your hands up in the air!"


Cairo Market's food and beverage stand



The structures and statues were so huge!  It actually makes you feel like you're in Egypt but of course, Egypt could be more grandiose.  Oh and we rode the Revenge of the Mummy, it's an indoor roller coaster that plunges into total darkness as you come face to face with warrior mummies and scarab beetles!  More than the scary part, I guess I could say that was the most intense ride ever!  I felt my butt lift off the seat so many times.


Mickey and I guzzled down a refreshing drink after all that screaming.  Honestly, it took me quite a while to get over that ride.  The memory of it still scares me until now!


This ride is called Battlestar Galactica:  Human vs. Cyclon.  It is the world's tallest dueling roller coasters.  Just watching it go around makes me pass on the ride.  It's for thrill seekers!


Okay, let's chill by going down memory lane at Mel's Drive-In


If you love beautiful things of the past, this is the place to hang out in


When I started getting interested in Design, this is one of the things I dreamed to have in our space


Guys, it's a Wurlitzer!  I hope one day I'll be able to get one in good working condition for our home.


Ready to eat after all that walking!


Mel's Drive-In serves All-American favorites like burgers, hotdogs, fries and milkshakes



My favorite area would have to be at the Hollywood Walk, there are so many spaces that send you back in time and is a perfect contrast for today's modern times (and outfits!)


I could work here, haha!


Mickey, do you need more ice?


Everywhere you look, is like a scene from a movie



We also saw these two kids having their caricature drawn. 
They were so cute trying their best to stay still.



Planning a trip to Singapore?  
Visit Universal Studios Singapore at 8 Sentosa Gateway,  Sentosa Island, Singapore



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