Thursday, February 18, 2010
Universals Studios Singapore: Sentosa - Review
I was at Universal Studios at Sentosa, Singapore on Feb 14, 2010, and the following is my review.
Please note that this is a preview trip, I was not allowed to ride the different rides and not the whole park is open.
The Universal Studios Singapore is located at Sentosa. A southern island off Singapore. Quite accessible by Bus and Trains (Harbor Front MRT Stop)
I've heard the prices for a weekday ticket is S$66 and Weekends/Holiday S$72 (+$30 for express pass)
The carpark is HUGE! I would say it can fit 1000+ cars per level and it does have more than 1 level of sheltered carpark in the basement. Finding your car and walking around WILL definitely be a problem but there seems to be a vehicle you can sit which takes you to your car.
The entrance area at the basement is also HUGE, and able to accommodate large crowds. The air is rather stake and I'd not stay in the basement for long.
The escalator going out seemed pretty nice and for day 1.
The entrance area seemed grand and nice, definitely very interesting and inviting. I'm not sure about the tons of people greeting you, but I liked it overall.
There are lots of people waving you in everywhere, some have lack of enthusiasm, but other were filled with it. Generally, the service seemed pretty ok, and staff can relatively give directions even when this is day 1.
The whole park does indeed look very interesting as there are no walls, but the walls actually look like parts from a movie set. Many things are of very large scale, and it definitely looks awesome!
Though this is a preview, there are actual performances, and the above is from "Madagascar" the cartoon. Performance is good, and I'm not sure it was because there were actors in those thick suits in the Hot and Humid Singapore weather!
There were kids and kids and more kids!! Even when there were no rides, many of them seemed to have a good time!
There were many interesting sights to see, and it looked definitely fun!
Many of the structures looks HUGE, and definitely photo worthy.
The Lost World
Far Far Away Land
Sci-Fi City (BattleStar Galactica)
Overall, I would say Sci-Fi City, Ancient Egypt and New York does look really nice. There are rides in the attractions too, and I'd love to go on those rides.
I've had some food at Loui’s NY Pizza Parlor and Mel’s Drive-in. I would say the decor is relatively ok, but the food is kinda bad.
Loui’s NY Pizza Parlor : The food does not look so appealing and the cheese is not that good. I've tried the chicken wings too, and they don't do it for me. The decor is not noteworthy.
Mel’s Drive-in : Wow, initially, the place looks awesome. It is like a 50's diner and the setup is great for handling crowds. However, the food is simply bad and the cheese burger has a HUGE bun but a tiny patty! The BBQ sauce they use tastes foul too. I can say I enjoyed the soda, and that's about it. I got ice cream on my brownie, but the ice cream did not melt even after 30 minutes and something felt wrong as everything melts in Singapore. The brownie and ice cream was however edible.
The other food places :
Oasis Spice Cafe, a middle eastern food place looks and smells awesome.
Fossil Fuels, a small little hot dog stand.
Friar's, an ice cream place with S$2 soft serve!!
Fairy God Mother's Juice Bar, looks pretty interesting.
I did not look and try out the other food places, will do it next time I go.
I would say, the rides looks really good, and I'd definitely come back for the rides. (Not open to public at time of visit)
The rides I'd try:
BattleStar Galactica: Human
BattleStar Galactica: Cylon
Revenge of the Mummy Ride
Jurassic Park Rapids Adventure
For More Information visit:
Resorts World Singapore
I would definitely return to try out the rides and review it at a later date.
-- Robin Low