A number of new videos have been released showing off elements of Universal Studios Singapore, which is due to open within the next few months.
In common with much of the footage released of the park to-date, the videos were posted by the Sentosa Theme Parks Blog. They show the Jurassic Park Rapids Adventure and Battlestar Galactica attractions fundergoing testing, along with footage of the Hard Rock Hotel and other areas of the Sentosa resort.
The Jurassic Park attraction is drastically different from the River Adventure attractions at Universal Studios Hollywood, Islands of Adventure and Universal Studios Japan. Rather than riding in large, uni-directional rafts as in the existing versions, guests will instead board traditional circular "rapids" boats, which can rotate freely throughout the ride. It is not known whether the ride's plot will mirror that of the current attractions, which see guests riding a "real" boat ride at Jurassic Park, before things go awry and they are attacked by dinosaurs. However, it is known that the Rapids Adventure will feature very advanced animatronic dinosaurs, and it is likely that riders will get drenched during the course - helping them to cool off in the hot Singapore climate.
Battlestar Galactica (based on the hit TV series) is a dueling rollercoaster, similar in concept to Dueling Dragons at Islands of Adventure. However, unlike Dueling Dragons, it includes two distinct types of rollercoaster - an inverted rollercoaster (Cyclon) and a sit-down steel rollercoaster (Human). Cyclon is designed for thrill-seekers and features several inversions, while Human does not feature any inversions but will subject riders to considerable G-forces. Both coasters will feature a launched start, and Battlestar Galactica will become the tallest dueling rollercoaster in the world when it opens.
Universal Studios Singapore is part of Resorts World Sentosa, which is located a quarter of a mile off the coast of Singapore itself. Four hotels at the resort have already opened, with a casino due to open in March. No firm opening date has been set for the Universal theme park.
Battlestar Galactica features with fellow Universal Studios Singapore attraction Journey to Madagascar: A Crate Adventure in Theme Park Tourist's list of the 10 most exciting theme park attractions opening in 2010.
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