The Battlestar Galactica dueling rollercoasters at Universal Studios Singapore are likely to remain closed for months, with the ride vehicles being dismantled as an investigation into faults continues.
The park was forced to close its headline attraction last month when it discovered an issue with the ride vehicles during routine testing. At the time, management said that the closure could last "several days or longer" - but an extended closure now looks more likely.
As part of the the ongoing investigation into the cause of the issue, the ride's vehicles have been taken apart for analysis. This has included undergoing an X-ray to look for faults. A team from the ride's manufacturer, Vekoma, is involved in the investigation along with independent assessors.
Universal Studios Singapore is yet to reveal which of the attraction's two coasters - known as Human and Cyclon - suffered the testing glitch. However, given that the rides feature intertwining circuits, both will remain closed until the ride receives safety clearance from authorities in Singapore.
In a statement, Universal Studios Singapore said of the closure: "Any comment prior to the experts reaching their determinations would be purely speculative, so we will wait until the process is complete before we issue any statement as to when the attraction will again be operational and/or the additional testing to be performed in order to prove the safety of the repairs performed."
Located in the Sci-Fi City area of the park, Battlestar Galactica is the headline thrill ride of Universal Studios Singapore, which opened to the public on March 18. Both coasters feature a launched start, and at a height of 140ft are the tallest dueling rollercoasters in the world.