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Saturday, February 20, 2010

Universal Studios Singapore Preview

Universal fourth Studios (USS) is situated in Sentosa, Singapore.
USS is part of Resorts World Sentosa, a theme park for families young and old.

Today, we marched to USS's preview opening.
Official opening is somewhere in Q1 2010,
and 14-21Feb 2010 is only soft opening.

Video : Far Far Away, we see Shrek's castle

It was drizzling, but the rain stopped before Universal's opening at 5pm.

As we were early, we explore Resort Worlds other hotels first.
Video : Lobby

Every corner we turn, we see happy faces.
Even the staff were putting on their best smiles.
We really Feel welcomed, and we feel obliged to spent :-)

Until we see the Exclusive Boutiques (read $$$) haha

Okay, some items are free :p

Video : Casino entrance

Street performances and entertainment to drum up your Carnival mood.

We do not need to ask whether Kiddos are jubilant.
Look at their smiles and chuckles.

Video : Universal Studios is open at 5pm during preview period

Total of Seven worlds to explore.

Where is Kang, our Navigation expert?

Red Truck selling candies

Madagascar - our kiddos favourite Theme.
Look, ship wreck, and aeroplane remains (cum skeleton pilot)

Everyone like the cute characters, except Wen Xin.
Maybe she is worried Alex will find her tasty?

Video - I like to Move IT

Shrek - Far Far Away
This Castle brings you into Shrek and Fiona's domain.

Wicked GodMother has something up her sleeve (Potion inn)

Video : Fairy Godmother's potion Inn

No wonder the teddie bears are afraid of Goldilock!!

We rested at Goldilocks. They serve good Fish and Chicken setmeals.
We can use entrance coupon (worth $10) to pay for our meals :-)

Video : Shreks' backyard

Jurassic Park - Lost World

Video : Jurassic fountain

Get Wet!!
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Video : Rides found in Lost World

Underwater World is not ready yet, so the cast pose for photos.
Daddy checked and confirm they do not have Gills.

Dino eggs..omelette?

Friendly uncle try to entice us with Triceratops keke

Ancient Egypt
Mummy, Scorpion King etc etc.

These statues looked impressive and intimidating from any angles.

Video : Egyptian Statues are HUGH and imposing

With background of sunset, the Mummies look surreal.

Sci-Fi City
Suspended Roller coaster will test your G limits

Please read before boarding.. Daddy will skip this topsy turvy ride.

Video : Heartrate is sure to pump UP - BattleStar Galactica.
Something is missing - SCREAMS!!

Wen Yi seems to agree with Daddy? Scare scare?

Come, let us play with Mist instead.

Video - Mist

New York
Regocnised any buildings? or Spielberg studio?

Video : Dancing

Strange creatures once roam the Night..

When night falls, every building and stage glows, under illumination.
It feels magical, and romantic.

Video : Night roller coaster, Anyone?

Mel's restaurant has a carpark for Vintages.
Wei call them Lau-Pok cars.

The hamburger smells nice!!

We are hungry and greedy for more food.
Marty's Casa Del Wild (Zebra) serves spicy Asian cuisine.

The walls are plastered with Madagascar posters.

Meanwhile, Daddy sneak out to grab a pizza.

Madagascar carousel
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Video : Carousel Madagascar

Satisfied with the park and rides, we stroll towards the Exit, Tired.

Video : Endless entertainment

*** Marilyn Monroe picture from

Then Kang spotted KungFu panda,
NO way we are letting him sneak away.

We saw a billboard advertising Transformer.
Optimus will be a hit with children (and Daddies)

Video : Warm hugs, Bye Byes, HI 5. We feel like VIP

Finally, Bye bye.

Video - Even Xin waves tata

Video - Fire display - Really last stop

Daddy : We stayed from 5pm to 9pm, for a Preview.
Can you imagine how much time we need, if we try all the rides?

- We were initially worried that no-rides-means-no-fun. We were entertained by Street Arts, gags, and tons of photo opportunities. $10 per head, what a steal !

- Merchandise (swords, bears, dino, props) were freely distributed for photo sessions, but the staff did have problem chasing them back from kids later keke.

- The food were very appetizing. Cuisine are prepared by "renowned" chefs, and usual set meal would cost between $10 to $20, but we were able to use our preview tickets to exchange for the food. (Total 60 restaurants to choose from !!)

- Service , tip top for the friendly USS team. Everybody put on a smile, and were ever so ready to help. Not forgetting that most of them work during Chinese New Year weekends. Kudos.

Well Done USS, you are going to be "Asia's Ultimate Family Destination".

**updated 05Mar -- Opening date announced as 18Mar,
USS published their annual package.
Adult - $318, Child - $238

**updated 2011Aug** You should try HollyWood After hours too


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