Madagascar: A Crate Adventure concept art

The long-awaited Madagascar: A Crate Adventure attraction has finally opened at Universal Studios Singapore, with the first reviews now appearing online.

The boat ride was originally scheduled to open alongside the rest of the park in Spring 2010, but has suffered from a series of technical issues. It made its public debut when it opened to Universal Studios Singapore annual passholders on May 13, 2011, and will open to all guests on May 16.

The Sentosa Theme Park Blog was on hand to try out Madagascar: A Crate Adventure over the weekend, and has since posted a review and point-of-video of the ride (embedded below). While praising its appeal to younger guests, the review does complain that both audio and lighting effects need some fine-tuning. It also claims that the ride is very bumpy in places, particularly during the return to the loading area.

Madagascar: A Crate Adventure is a heavily-themed attraction featuring the animated characters from the Dreamworks movies. The river boat ride's plot centers around Alex, Marty, Melman and Gloria as they take on the foosas with the aid of the devious penguins.

The ride has been plagued by technical problems since construction began in 2009. Screamscape has reported that this led to the complete replacement of the ride's fleet of boats, as well as the removal of several scenes from its course.

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