Universal Studios Singapore (also known as the USS) is a super-attractive theme park. Located in the majestic entertainment area — Sentosa with a various range of games and attractions, but the USS is always the must-go destination that appeals anyone traveling to Singapore. Let’s explore the USS with Living Nomads team to see why this spot is at that much attractive. Now, check it out our Universal Studios Singapore blog (USS blog) and Universal Studios Singapore review — The fullest Universal Studio Singapore travel guide and useful Universal Studios Singapore tips and experiences (what to see and do) for the wonderful 1 day trip to Universal Studio Singapore below.
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Universal Studios Singapore blog: How to get to Universal Studios Singapore?
As mentioned above, the USS is located in the Sentosa complex, so firstly you have to come to Sentosa. There are numerous ways to get to Sentosa, we will show you some of the easiest and most economical ways:
By MRT: Take the MRT to HarbourFront Station, get off at Exit E to get to Vivo City then go up to L3. After that, buy the ticket of Sentosa Express (4SGD) to transport straight from the city to Sentosa, get off at WaterFront Station.
By Bus: Take one of the buses Routes 10, 30, 30e, 57, 61, 65, 80, 97, 97e, 100, 123, 123M, 131, 143, 145, 166, 855, NR1, NR6, in which RWS8 is a free shuttle bus to Sentosa Island.
USS blog: How to buy tickets at Universal Studios Singapore?
Buy tickets at the entrance of USS, however, you should avoid going on weekends, holidays to save your time lining up and waiting. Ticket price, when bought at USS entrance, is 76 SGD. Or you can booking tickets online at here: https://www.rwsentosa.com/en/attractions/universal-studios-singapore/tickets
Universal Studios Singapore tips (USS tips): A few notes when visiting Universal Studios Singapore
- If you have to go out or want to go out of the USS while having fun at the USS, you can still go back to after that. Just remember before leaving the USS, have a seal printed in your hand. When you are back, show the seal and you can go inside again.
- The USS area is quite large and you have to walk a lot, so do not wear high heels, avoid wearing skirts or blazers, it is advisable to wear sports shoes, shorts, jeans for comfort and convenience.
- There are also places where food is sold in the USS yet expensive, but if you planned to stay here all day, you can buy take-away food and drinks to bring along.
- As mentioned above, the USS is very busy and crowded at the weekend and the holidays. Therefore, you choose to go on the weekdays. Otherwise, lining up at Single Line to save the time, but the high risk is the group will not having fun together but to join randomly with others.
- You should spend a whole day to wander the entire USS area, remember not to have a dense schedule so that you can have enough time.
- A good news for music addicts, there are many shows, performances, etc in the USS, you can check the time to watch if you are interested.
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The USS Park is divided into seven thematic areas: Hollywood, Madagascar, Far Far Away, The Lost World, Ancient Egypt, Sci-Fi City, and New York. Each zone has its own theme park, games (depending on the theme) as well as souvenir shops where souvenir made in USS are sold. Here are the best spots in the USS, the rest can be discovered by yourself if you have a time.
One of the specialties of the theme parks is the thrilling games. Seeking for some thrills, remember to check out these great games:
TRANSFORMERS The Ride
This game is in The Lost World zone, you will be taking a speed train to “participate” in the battle of the transformer. Not only travel by to the super-speed train, but you only see the 4D super-miracle effect with floating images, lively sound, promises to give you one of the best feelings ever.
Jurassic Park Rapids Adventure
Located in the same area with Transformers The Ride. When taking this adventurous game, you will be sitting on a boat, joining groups to explore the land of dinosaurs. Nothing is worth saying If you just sit on the boat to see the animals, yet the last stage will be a new twist breaking your heart. Let come here and play this game to know what I mean.
Notably, this is an underwater game, it is advisable to bring along a raincoat or plastic bag to wrap your clothes and your shoes if you do not want to get wet. Otherwise, there is also a drying room for those who finish this game.
Amber Rock Climb
If you are a mountain hiker, then you can’t miss this game. The fake mountaineering area is located at the end of Jurassic Park, perfect for adventure lovers.
Revenge of the Mummy
Sited in Ancient Egypt zone, you will be thrilled when exploring catacombs with lively sound and light effects.
Set in the Si-Fi City zone, this game will make you dizzy as you will be “on the plate” that spin at crazy high speed.
HUMAN vs. CYLON
Regarded as the Vedette of the USS, USS’s hottest roller coaster, HUMAN vs. CYLON is located in the Si-Fi City zone. This game has 2 lines, the red line is HUMAN and blue line is CYLON.
The highlight of this game is the super fast speed that must be several dozen times faster than the normal roller coaster. Line HUMAN for those who are looking for a strong feeling, line CYLON for otherworldly players as this line is much faster than the red line, not to mention the gliding ride.
USS blog: Games and shows for children
Addition to the thrilling games that are only suitable for adults, the USS also provides a variety of games that perfectly fit families with young children such as:
King Julien’s Beach Party-Go-Round (Far Far Away)
Puss In Boots’ Giant Journey (Far Far Away)
Enchanted Airways (Far Far Away)
Dino Soarin ‘(The Lost World)
Sesame Street Spaghetti Space Chase (New York)
Universal Studios Singapore blog: Meeting the famous cartoon characters & celebrities
Each area has animated shows and animated characters so that your family can take a lot of nice pictures, be sure to check the timing, as the specific time will vary from day to day.
Universal Studios Singapore blog: Worth-watching shows
Lake Hollywood Spectacular: is a beautiful fireworks display that takes place every Saturday at around 8 pm in Hollywood zone.
Hollywood Dreams Parade: is also celebrated on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays, at around 5 pm in Hollywood zone.
Light, Camera, Action! The Show is held in the New York zone and is directed by Steven Spielberg, where you will witness the transcendence of how to handle the sound of light to create live effects as true as in the movies.
With this show, you’ll know how the filmmakers create a hurricane in the harbor, water effects, fire splashes, broken boats into debris, and everything else is back to normal. , as there has never been a hurricane. Want to know how these miracles happen, do not miss this show.
Water World: Show reappeared part of the movie “Water World” at The Lost World zone. The show will be taken place above the water, characters chasing each other with canoes with the dramatic action under striking fire and water effects. If you do not want to be wet, stay away from the stage a little, because the water gun shooting into the audience is an integral part of the show.
Shrek 4-D Adventure: You will experience vivid, shaking, windy effects, even when Donkey sneaks out on you, all of these things will make you feel the very true feeling as if you entered the film itself. Do not miss this special show at Far Far Away.
USS blog: The Instagram-worthy corners
Beside exciting games and shows, this entertainment complex offers you a lot of chances to fill your Instagram page with full of entertaining and joyful moments.
Inspired by Egyptian architecture, the scene in this area is magnificent with giant monsters, not to mention sometimes there will be some actor walking around so that guests can take photos with them.
Human vs. Cylon
You can take the wonderful pic if standing on the side of the Madagascar zone to capture the roller coaster Human vs. Cylon through the lake.
Sting Alley (near KT’s Grill)
A corner of the super-American scene from the 1973.
Opening Hours: 09:00 am – 06:00 pm daily
Location: On Sentosa Island, south of the main Singapore Island (take the Sentosa Express from Vivocity Shopping Mall. Get off at Waterfront Station and from there you can walk to Universal Studios. Or take a bus just outside Vivocity).
Address: 11 Sentosa East Mall, Singapore 099054
Tel: +65 6577 8888
Entrance tickets: Adults (13–59): S$74. Children (4–12): S$54
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