Universal Studios Singapore is set to open to the public tomorrow (March 18) - and a host of new videos have emerged showing what guests can expect from the park's attractions.
The park will limit the number of guests allowed in to the park at any one time during the initial "soft opening" period, with tickets only available in advance. Tickets for the opening day and March 19 are sold out, and the park says tickets for the first weekend are "selling fast".
Tickets can be purchased online through Universal Studios Singapore's website, by phone (+65 6577 8899) or at one of the park's tickets booths. Adults tickets cost $66 (US$47) for weekdays, and $72 (US$52) for weekends, with child tickets costing $48 (US$34) for weekdays and $52 (US$37) for weekends.
The park's attractions may be in and out of action during the initial opening period, as technical adjustments are made to them. In recognition of this, guests will receive a $15 voucher which is valid for use in shops and restaurants inside the park. The limit on the number of guests allowed into the park will be eased as it ramps up to normal operations.
Universal Studios Singapore features 7 themed zones and 24 rides and attractions. Several of these have been captured in action, and the YouTube videos are embedded below.
The first two videos, from YouTube user yonkiedoodle, are on-ride captures from the park's dueling Battlestar Galactica rollercoasters. Based on the hit TV series, the ride features two distinct types of coaster - 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.
The next two videos are from the Sentosa Theme Park Blog. The first shows the Canopy Flyer ride from the Jurassic Park section of the park, and gives great views of the park's other attractions including the large-scale recreation of Far, Far Away Castle from Dreamworks' Shrek movies.
The final video shows the Jurrasic Park Rapids Adventure, a new take on the popular dinosaur-themed 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 instead board traditional circular "rapids" boats, which can rotate freely throughout the ride.
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