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The Ultimate Universal Studios Singapore Guide

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Universal Studios Singapore is Now Open

Reopened On

July 5, 2020

Safety Measures

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😷 Mandatory Masks

👮‍♂️ Reduced Capacity

🧼 Hand Sanitisation Station

🤒 Temperature Check

🧽 Frequent Cleaning

New Rules and Guidelines

  • Visitors will be provided with an alternate row seating facility to avoid direct contact.
  • QR codes will be followed to place orders from the menu.
  • Certain shows, street entertainment, and selected experiences will not be available until further notice.
  • Contactless payment is encouraged throughout.
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Revised Opening Hours

Thursday to Sunday

2 pm -  9 pm 

Closed from Monday to Wednesday

Singapore, or Lion City as it’s often referred to, is an island country located in Southeast Asia. There are a ton of natural and man-made attractions you can experience here at Singapore. Browse through the designer stores on the commercial Orchard Road or the bustling stalls in Little India to get a peek at the city's fast pace. And at the other end of the spectrum, Gardens by the Bay and the Singapore Botanic Gardens will provide a breath of fresh air. You can also head to Sentosa – an island that hosts Universal Studios Singapore for some family-friendly fun times. With Universal Studios Singapore tickets you can have the time of your life at one of best theme parks in the world.

Universal Studios Singapore Essential Information


Universal Studios Singapore
Universal Studios Singapore
Universal Studios Singapore

Universal Studios Singapore - Things to know

Best time to visit - Weekdays
Suggested duration - 5 Hours
Starting Universal Studios Singapore ticket price - S$77
Opened in - 19 April 2008
Closest Bus stop - Resorts World Sentosa (Stop ID: 14519)

Universal Studios Singapore - Opening Hours

Thu to Sun: 02:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Closed from Mon to Wed

Universal Studios Singapore - Rides

TRANSFORMERS The Ride
Jurassic Park Rapids Adventure
Magic Potion Spin
Madagascar: A Crate Adventure
Revenge of the Mummy

Universal Studios Singapore Address

8 Sentosa Gateway
Sentosa Island, Singapore 098269
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What makes Universal Studios Singapore Special?


Universal Studios Singapore is a theme park located within Resorts World Sentosa on Sentosa Island, Singapore and features a total of 24 awesome rides, shows and attractions located in seven unique themed zones. The park is spread across 20 hectares (49 acres), with the 7 themed zones surrounding a lagoon. It’s a no brainer really to take time and visit this park to experience your and your kids favorite movies and TV shows.

Universal Studios has produced a bunch of successful movies and TV shows and all the best ones are at display in all their awesome glory at USS. The park has seven “zones” and each zone is based on a blockbuster movie or a television show, featuring their own unique attractions, character appearances, dining and shopping areas. Some of the things that make the theme park unmissable include:

  • 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.
  • Monster Rock, a live musical show featuring the Universal Monsters.
  • Sci-Fi City features the breathtaking TRANSFORMERS The Ride: The Ultimate 3D Battle ride where you fight evil forces in a heart-pounding 3D combat.
  • Shrek 4-D Adventure at Far Far Away is a fun cinematic experience that allows you to physically feel the action of the movie.
  • Over 30 restaurants and food carts, together with 20 unique retail stores and carts located around the park.

Need more reasons to visit? Read on as we take you through everything Universal Studios Singapore has to offer.

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Avoiding Crowd at Universal Studios Singapore


It goes without saying that Universal Studios Singapore gets really crowded, especially during the holiday season and when kids have their school vacations. The fact that USS is Southeast Asia’s first Hollywood theme park does nothing to help the crowd. If you’re planning a trip to the theme park with your family and are worried about waiting in line for your ticket or for your turn at the rides, we have a solution for you.

When you book your tickets online, you skip the biggest contributor of losing time; the queue outside the park for purchasing tickets. On an averagely busy day, especially the weekends, the time spent waiting on line can last for up to one hour and that’s time NOT well spend. Book your tickets online and save yourself all the waiting around.

Another little tip to help you avoid the crowd at USS would be to plan your visit on a weekday or any time when you would expect the local crowd to not visit the park, like exam season for school in Singapore. A little research prior to booking your tickets can help you make your USS experience extra special!

Universal Studios Singapore Zones


1New York

universal studios singapore zone new york

This zone is based on post-modern New York City and featuring 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.
Top Rides:Sesame Street Spaghetti Space Chase, Lights! Camera! Action! Hosted by Steven Spielberg.


2Sci-Fi City

universal studios singapore zone 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.
Top Rides:Battlestar Galactica: HUMAN, Battlestar Galactica: CYLON, Transformers: The Ride, Accelerator.


3 Ancient Egypt

universal studios singapore zone ancient egypt

Adapted from The Mummy movie franchise, the Ancient Egypt zone is themed after the rich Egyptian architecture and artifacts found during the Golden Age of Egyptian Exploration in the 1930s.
Top Rides:Revenge of the Mummy: The Ride, Treasure Hunters.


4 Jurrasic Park: The Lost World

universal studios singapore zone lost world

Experience the thrill of the cult classic Jurassic Park movies at The Lost World themed zone. The Lost World zone features two themed regions: Jurassic Park and Waterworld.
Top Rides:Canopy Flyer, Jurassic Park Rapids Adventure, Waterworld: A Live Sea War Spectacular, Amber Rock Climb, Dino-Soarin'.


5 Far Far Away

universal studios singapore zone far far away

Far Far Away is based on The Kingdom of Far Far Away featured in DreamWorks Animations' Shrek and all your favorite characters and places from the movie.
Top Rides:Shrek 4-D Adventure, Enchanted Airways, Puss In Boots‘ Giant Journey, Magic Potion Spin.


6 Madagascar

universal studios singapore zone 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.
Top Rides: Madagascar: A Crate Adventure, King Julien's Beach Party-Go-Round.


Universal Studios Singapore Shows & Street Entertainment


Shows

1. Lake Hollywood Spectacular: Overlooking the famous castle from Shrek, enjoy a fireworks show that is set to a brilliant musical show. The Lake Hollywood Spectacular begins either at 8:30 PM or 9:30 PM. Please check the schedule before your visit.

2. Elmo’s TV Time: Watch the lovable red monster as he directs his own TV channel! Join Jim Magination and the Sesame Street friends as Elmo creates comedy shows, action hits and a reality talent competition. Don’t miss the finale starring himself!

3. Lights, Camera, Action!™ Hosted by Steven Spielberg: Be blown away by incredible special effects as an empty soundstage becomes the setting for a Category 5 major hurricane about to hit New York City. Please note that this attraction will be closed for maintenance till further notice.

4. WaterWorld™: Enjoy watching trained stunts people perform amazing stunts on water? WaterWorld is perfect for you! Witness death-defying stunts, awesome explosions and thrills at this sensational 'live' water show.

5. Shrek 4-D Adventure: Take your kids along on this innovative adventure based on their favorite, lovable orc! See, hear and feel the action right from your seat as you join Princess Fiona & Shrek in a fairytale adventure.

6. Donkey Live: Shrek’s fairytale sidekick Donkey will bring the crowd to its feet in this all-new, one-of-a-kind, interactive show experience, where guests sing along and even talk with Donkey in an intimate theatre setting.


Entertainment

1. Hollywood Dreams Parade: Dance and sing along to the thrilling beats with all your favourite characters in this captivating spectacle as you join the chorus of energetic dancers and magnificent floats that go beyond your imagination. Celebrate the movies you love as the streets of Universal Studios Singapore come alive right before your very eyes.

2. Mel's Dinettes: Before going in for a delicious bite, join the Mel's Drive-in waitresses as they Shake, Rattle & Roll in this fun, high energy performance.

3. The Cruisers: Jive to the beats of the coolest group to hit Mel’s Drive-In and get transported to old-school NYC.

4. The Rockafellas: Welcome to the streets of the Big Apple as NYC brings you an up close and personal taste of B-Boying.

5. Sesame Street Shows: Catch Sesame Street friends up-close in their New York street shows where you can sing along to the feet-tapping tunes of 'Our Favourite Things' and 'Dance with Bert and Ernie'.

6. The Dance For The Magic Beans: Watch Puss In Boots and Kitty Softpaws flaunt their slick flamenco moves in The Dance For The Magic Beans. Don’t forget to stay for pictures with our feline stars.

7. Madagascar Boogie!: Come see the cast from DreamWorks Animation’s movie, Madagascar! Click a selfie, watch them perform for you and have a great time!

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Universal Studios Singapore Rides


1Battlestar Galactica Ride

Human vs Cyclone: Hop aboard the world’s tallest dueling roller coaster right here at Universal Studios Singapore. Your favorite hit movie comes to life with the intergalactic battle between good and evil. Choose your side wisely and enjoy the ultimate ride of your life!

Battlestar Galactica Ride

Image Courtesy: Resorts World Sentosa

2TRANSFORMERS The Ride

Human vs Cyclone: Hop aboard the world’s tallest dueling roller coaster right here at Universal Studios Singapore. Your favorite hit movie comes to life with the intergalactic battle between good and evil. Choose your side wisely and enjoy the ultimate ride of your life!

Transformers Ride

Image Courtesy: Resorts World Sentosa

3Puss In Boots Giant Journey

Climb up the giant beanstalk and join Puss and Kitty on an adventurous quest for the coveted golden eggs. Make sure you steer clear of the evil Great Terror who will try to stop you from reaching your goal! You don’t miss the chance to ride on the world’s first Puss In Boots roller coaster.

Universal studios singapore Ride

Image Courtesy: Resorts World Sentosa

4Magic Potion Spin

Make your way past Fairy Godmother’s Potion Shop to the potion-making factory. Here you will help make bottles of magical elixirs by hopping onto a miniature ferris wheel that drives a potion-making assembly line. If you’re good, you might just get your wishes granted!

Universal studios singapore Ride

Image Courtesy: Resorts World Sentosa

5Enchanted Airways

Remember the dragon that Donkey was so fond of? Well, you get to jump on her back and soar through the air over the Far Far Away zone and beyond. Be on the lookout for your favorite fairytale characters like the Three Little Pigs, The Big Bad Wolf, and even Pinocchio! Enchanted Airways is suitable for all ages.

Universal studios singapore Ride

Image Courtesy: Resorts World Sentosa

6King Julien’s Beach Party-Go-Round

King Julien is throwing a beach party and you’re invited! Join your friends from Madagascar on a fun little merry-go-round where you can ‘move it move it’ to some fun dance music. This ride is definitely going to be a family favorite!

Universal studios singapore Ride

7Madagascar

A Crate Adventure: Alex, Melman, Gloria, and Marty are going to take you on an unforgettable boat ride. Join these characters from the hit movie Madagascar on an adventure exploring blue waters. You get to relive your favorite scenes from the movie on this fun indoor boat ride!

Madagascar Ride

Image Courtesy: Resorts World Sentosa

       

8Sesame Street Spaghetti Chase

Help your favorite characters from Sesame Street - Elmo and Super Grover 2.0, on their space mission! The goal is to stop Macaroni the Merciless from stealing all the spaghetti from our planet. The first of its kind in the world, this ride is a unique and exciting attraction for kids and families!

Universal Studios Singapore Ride

Image Courtesy: Resorts World Sentosa

Universal Studios Singapore Map


Universal Studios Singapore Facts

Facts That You Probably Didn’t Know About Universal Studios Singapore


  • It has the tallest dueling roller coaster in the world which reaches a height of 42.5 meters - Battlestar Galactica: Human vs Cyclone.
  • Universal Studios Singapore isn’t just popular among regular tourists but is also the favorite of many celebrities like Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron, Bastille - the British band, the famous footballer David De Gea, Kevin Hart, and the beloved Katy Perry.
  • The signature globe at the entrance took over a month to be built - 40 days to be precise.
  • All the buildings that you see in the Hollywood Zone are modeled after actual buildings.
  • If you count the stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at USS, you will find about 59 stars, whereas, the original walk of fame has over 2500!
  • You can redeem a gift from the Guest Services Lobby if you happen to visit or celebrate your birthday at the park.
  • The model of the New York Public Library is the only one out of all the Universal Studios that is in 3D.
  • Discovery Food Court at the Lost World zone is modeled after the Visitor Centre in the movie. It also includes a life-size replica of the Tyrannosaur just like the movie.
  • Kids can now have birthday parties at Universal Studios Singapore at the ‘Secret Room’ in the Far Far Away castle.
  • Far Far Away and Madagascar are two new zones that are unique only to Universal Studios Singapore.

Visiting Universal Studios Singapore

All You Need to Know


Opening Hours

The official park timing are Thursday to Sunday, from 02:00 PM to 09:00 PM (closed from Monday to Wednesday) but on days of specials events, the timings may be revised.

Address

Universal Studios Singapore is located in Resorts World Sentosa on Sentosa Island - 8 Sentosa Gateway, Sentosa Island, Singapore 098269.
Google Map Directions

Getting There

By walking: 10 minute stroll on the Sentosa Boardwalk.

By bus: You have two options if you wish to take the bus:
• RWS 8 from VivoCity or Harbourfront; SBS 123 from Orchard Road.
• Take buses 65, 80, 93, 188, 855, 10, 30, 97, 100, 131, 143, 145 or 166 and alight at VivoCity. Board bus RWS8 from bus stop 14141 at VivoCity or bus stop 14121 at Merrill Lynch, HarbourFront. Alight at Resorts World Sentosa drop-off point.

By Sentosa Express: Board it on Level 3 of VivoCity.

By car: You can park your car in B1 East (red zone).

Best Time to Visit

Universal Studios Singapore is open all year round between 2 pm and 9 pm from Thursday through Sunday. However, the best months to visit the park are towards the beginning of the year in January and February. The weather at this time is also pleasant enough to enjoy being outdoors.

If you want to avoid crowds, try to stay away from school holidays in March, June, September, and December. Weekends and school holidays are usually packed with large crowds. Weekday mornings usually make for a more peaceful visit.

Universal Studios Singapore Rules & Regulations


  • While all attractions are included in your admission ticket, there are special ticketed events such as Halloween Horror Nights for which you’ll have to pay extra.
  • Lockers are conveniently located throughout the park but extra charges apply. For luggage storage, you may wish to use the bigger lockers at the park entrance. Oversized luggage may be stored at the Rental Services counter for S$35 per item during park operating hours.
  • If you lose an item, please approach a team member at the location where you last left the item and ask for assistance. You can also visit the Guest Services counter to enquire about your item.
  • A Rider’s Guide is available at Guest Services, which explains boarding procedures and specific information for handicapable people. Additionally, all restaurants, stores, toilets, lockers and common areas are accessible to guests using wheelchairs.
  • Stroller rentals are available near the park entrance at the rate of S$15 (infant/single) and S$20 (double).
  • Other than service animals for the visually impaired, no pets are allowed within the park premises.
  • Photography and videography are permitted inside the park, but not while you experience an attraction. Please note that production cameras and drones are not allowed inside the park.
  • Smoking inside the park is prohibited. Designated smoking areas are indicated in our Studio Guide. Please ask any team member for assistance with directions.
  • Make sure you’re properly clothed at all times inside the park. No costumes or full-face masks are allowed inside the park.
  • Outside food and beverages are not allowed inside the park. You can keep the food you’ve brought from outside the park at the lockers that are available outside the park and may be reopened multiple times within the hire period. Locker renting charges apply.

Universal Studios Singapore Insider Tips


  • Choose the weekdays without public holiday, if possible, as the weekend would be more crowded. Reach the park as early as possible. It opens at 10 am and the later you enter, the less time you’ll have to experience everything.
  • Don’t waste your time in taking photographs immediately after entering, no matter how much you are tempted to. Focus on the rides and other attractions since they’ll be less crowded in the beginning of the day. After finishing the main attraction you can spare time for your photo session. In evening there is different atmosphere with decorative lights which is perfect for photos.
  • Don’t fill your bag with unnecessary things as you have to walk the whole day. Wear comfortable clothing and footwear to make the walking easier. Bring along a raincoat or poncho depending on the weather.
  • When you enter the park, the first thing you should do is take the USS map and card with various entertainment timings with you. This will help you manage your time and plan the day better. For some rides you have to put your backpack in lockers which are available near the ride. Lockers are free for first 30 minutes.
  • If you or your kids wish to meet the characters from your favorite movies, pay attention to “Character Meet and Greet” timings. You don’t want to miss chance to click a snap with movie characters you like.

Universal Studios Singapore Restaurants

Where to Eat


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Mel’s Drive In

Who doesn’t love comfort food? Mel’s Drive In offers a delicious spread of gourmet burgers, fries, and milkshakes. The tropical-themed dishes coupled with a retro ambiance will give you an unforgettable dining experience. Some must-try dishes are the Tropical Paradise Burger, Coco-Pine Ice-Cream in waffle cone, and Grilled Chicken.

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Discovery Food Court

The best place to find local Singaporean dishes is at the Discovery Food Court at Universal Studios Singapore. Get your hands on some favorite local dishes such as the Nyonya Laksa and Roasted Chicken Rice. This self-service food court also serves as a themed dining experience with its prehistoric decor.

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Fossil Fuels

Located inside The Lost World at Universal Studios Singapore is the dinosaur-themed restaurant, Fossil Fuels. The outdoor seating and over-the-counter service provide an adventurous dining experience. Don’t miss out on the Dino Egg Rice, Dino “Spam” Musubi, and the mouth-watering Singapore Chili Crab Chicken Hot Dog.

universal studios singapore dining
Loui’s NY Pizza Parlour

Kick back with a cold beer and a delicious gourmet pizza at Loui’s NY Pizza Parlour. Although their pizzas are a must-try, they also have a fine selection of Western and Italian dishes. Kids also have a fun spread of choices like the Beef Meatball Mac & Cheese and the Spaghetti Beef Bolognese.

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KT’s Grill

If you’re looking to add some entertainment to your dining experience, KT’s Grill is the place to be. Aside from the exquisite food options, the restaurant also has a live band performing, making it the perfect spot for food and entertainment. Some must-try dishes are the Rotisserie Chicken, KT’s Shepherd’s Pie, and KT’s Barbecue Sandwich.

Universal Studios Singapore Hotels

Where to Stay


Spend the night at one of the many hotels at Resorts World Sentosa, which has plenty of options for you to choose from. Here are some of our top recommendations for you.

Things to do around Universal Studios Singapore

Best Recommended Attractions at Sentosa


SEA Aquarium
SEA Aquarium

One of the top places to visit on Sentosa Island is SEA Aquarium. Holding the record for the largest aquarium in the world, SEA Aquarium is home to over 800 species of marine life. Get a closer look at hammerhead sharks and bottlenose dolphins or witness what it's like to sit on an ocean floor at Open Ocean Habitat. You will undoubtedly leave with an unforgettable experience.

SEA Aquarium
Tiger Sky Tower Sentosa

One of the oldest and most famous landmarks at Sentosa Island is the Tiger Sky Tower, formerly known as Carlsberg Sky Towers. Catch some breathtaking views of the island at 131 meters above sea level, where you can marvel at Sentosa in all its glory. The 360 view of the island is spectacular both during the day and night. It is also the perfect spot to take some scenic photos for the Gram!

SEA Aquarium
Sentosa Segway Tour

The digital age has given rise to so many great inventions, one of which is the Sentosa Segway Tour. You can now experience the picturesque views that Sentosa has to offer by hopping on your very own Segway! Segway tours are a great way to explore your surroundings and have some fun while doing it. These tours can be accessed from Siloso beach and are suitable for adults and children.

Skyline Luge Singapore
Skyline Luge Singapore

For a thrill-seeking, adrenaline-pumping experience, head on over to Skyline Luge Singapore. The luges rely on gravity to take you through slopes, tunnels, and curves. Navigate your way through 4 different tracks, each with its unique features! Your visit to Skyline Luge also includes an exciting journey on the Skyride, where you can marvel at the aesthetic island and its surroundings.

IFly Singapore
IFly Singapore

If you’re someone who loves thrilling adventures, then IFly Singapore is the perfect spot for you. Experience the rush of skydiving at the world’s largest wind tunnel on Sentosa Island. With prices that are much lesser than an outdoor skydiving experience, you get to free fall from about 12,000 to 3,000 feet in this large skydive simulator.

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Universal Studios Singapore Reviews

Just one word, fantastical!!! Instantly bring me back to childhood. I was in a stimulation of experiencing all the movie characters of my childhood brought to life by the advancement in technology and use of 3d effect, awestruck and dumbstruck after every turn of corners ;and alighting the rides like omg 😲 am I in real life ? 😂😂😂😂

Moses Noah, TripAdvisor, August 2020

I really enjoy this place. It's my first time to go in the Universal Studio Singapore and it's a great first time experience. The transformer ride was best in its class,and i love the extreme ride you can cry out loud. Haha! All the rides in USS are so much fun. Must try all of them 🙂

Nics, TripAdvisor, January 2020
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