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Hey everybody!

 

This thread is simple! Rather than having a million little threads about everything that goes on at Universal Studios Singapore, this thread is designed to consolidate it all into one user-friendly thread. Feel free to use it to post updates, trip reports, questions, comments, and of course, general discussion. For pictures and videos of the park as well as past updates, see TPR's Park Index Page.

 

Official Park Website

 

Below are some links to past updates from the park, you may be interested in. Enjoy!

 

2009

September 16th, 2009 - Announcement of Madgascar and Shrek areas, with concept art

October 20th, 2009 - Announcement of park zones and rides and attractions

 

2010

March 26th, 2010 - Batlestar Galatica closes due to technical issues during testing

August 20th, 2010 - Sentosa finally issues press release about the closure of Battlestar Galactica

 

2011

February 2nd, 2011 - Battlestar Galactica scheduled re-opening to the public will be on February 21st, 2011

May 28th, 2011 - Universal to add three new attractions in 2013

August 25th, 2011 - Halloween Horror Nights coming with The Director

November 9th, 2011 - Transformers: The Ride progress photos posted!

November 16th, 2011 - Even more Transformers: The Ride photos posted!

November 21st, 2011 - Hollywood Dreams parade announced!

November 28th, 2011 - Evac photo op arrives at Transformers: The Ride!

 

2012

March 14th, 2012 - Battlestar Galactica: Human restraints altered

August 14th, 2012 - First 'Halloween Horror Nights 2' details released!

December 10th, 2012 - New attractions still on the way for the park

 

2014

July 11th, 2014 - New coaster being built, Zamperla inverted family coaster

November 27th, 2014 - Sentosa confirms early 2015 re-opening of Batllestar Gallactica with new trains

 

2015

April 8th, 2015 - Puss in Boots Grand Journey opens

May 27th, 2015 - Battestar Gallactica set to re-open

 

--Robb

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Wild rumor was spread all around Singapore that Universal Studios Singapore is coming to Sentosa, the resort island at the south of the main island. More news can be read here...

 

http://www.coaster-net.com/newsandrelea ... newsid=752

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The Singapore Universal Studios rumor is quite believable. The proposed location is very tourist friendly, and was the site of a small amusement park previously. The Sentosa Island area has been looking for new development for quite a few years. The Genting group which owns and operates amusement properties in and around Malaysia (casinos and hotels as well as parks) is supposedly the party pushing for the Universal tie-in.

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They've been looking to build a park in Singapore since before they started building in Japan...

 

I'd love to see it happen, but again, I don't know if the current management will allow it.

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i heard about this as well, apparantly it will be bigger than Universal Studios Hollywood......wonder if they could build more universal parks in europe.

by bigger do they mean the actual theme park? Because if that's the case, then that's not very big.

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Hello!!! More update can be found here...

 

http://www.screamscape.com/html/universal_studios_singapore.htm

 

Finally, the plan has been confirmed. Even the newspaper from Singapore said that it has been confirmed. The park is likely to be finished by 2010 and is bigger than the Hollywood one and has more than 20 attractions including (rumor) Incredible Hulk, Spider-Man and Revenge of the Mummy.

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Er, as much as I like visiting Australia, (I can't seem to get there during the coaster season, though.) Singapore really is a world class city, a major shipping and air hub as well as a tourist destination.

 

Plus, they throw around some mad cheddah when they want to make real tourist attractions.

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Genting won!!! Universal Studios is a go.

 

This new park boasts 7 (count them) themed areas:

 

Hollywood Boulevard - featuring Twister

 

Cartoon Studios

 

Waterworld

 

Lost World - featuring Jurassic Park the Ride

 

Egypt - featuring Revenge of the Mummy the ride

 

Super Hero City - featuring Hulk Coaster (looks like there will be a cobra roll over the water like in IOA followed by a vertical loop, not sure about launch though) and Spiderman the Ride

 

Backlot - Big Apple

 

Also included is an all new river rapids ride themed to the animation feature 'Madagascar' entitled 'Journey to Madagascar', as well as an actual Dreamworks animation studio. Yikes!!

 

Can't wait for it to happen 2010!!

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Er, as much as I like visiting Australia, (I can't seem to get there during the coaster season, though.) Singapore really is a world class city, a major shipping and air hub as well as a tourist destination.

 

Plus, they throw around some mad cheddah when they want to make real tourist attractions.

 

(sigh) I know. Australia sucks compared to tiny little Asian Nations with big airports.

 

BTW, Australia doesn't have a Coaster season. Were like Floridians, but it takes us longer to get to god parks (well, me anyway).

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i heard about this as well, apparantly it will be bigger than Universal Studios Hollywood......wonder if they could build more universal parks in europe.

 

Yeah... build parks in Europe... Belgium is a good central place... I am all for it... (I realy have to start thinking about planning Asian Trips)

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Screamscape has a bunch of photos from the proposal for this park. The placement within the island itself was a bit surprising to me. I expected it to go in the undeveloped area on the west end of the island.

 

For reference, the bridge at the bottom of the pictures connects Sentosa to Singapore's main island to the north. (So the model is viewed looking south.)

 

They kept the cable cars from the World Trade Center (There are lots of buildings with that name if you didn't know that.) and the nearby 'mountain' on the main island, but it seems to have been extended, as the way they were originally and the last couple of times I made it out there, they came down fairly close to where the bridge meets Sentosa.

 

Most of the current attractions on the island are getting plowed under for all this new development, but they kept the giant Merlion statue, the walkway up to it and some of the gardens.

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I also noticed from the model that most of the themed areas are covered: Hollywood Boulevard, Cartoon Studios, Backlot-Big Apple, Supero Hero City even Egypt area. This probably accounts for the high annual ranifall we get.

One thing bothers me. There's usually the Universal globe outside the park. I saw it in the concept art but don't seem to find it in the model. Also can't really find the entrance. Wonder whether it is by the Bullring end or the Sentosa marquee?

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Quite likely. Still wondering what kind of ride Fast and the Furious would be?

Another note, the Dreamworks Studio would be located at the Hollywood Boulevard area. The Universal Globe looks like (from concept art) it's going to be located in the park and not at the park entrance like the other 3 parks.

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^ No, no, no. You are confused. The underaged prostitutes are in Thailand. In Singapore, there's really only one whorehouse, affectionally referred to by US Navy sailors as 'Four Floors of Whores.' It's near Orchard Road, but a little to the east.

 

I've not partaken, but I've heard far more stories than I ever needed to.

 

In Thailand, they are simply everywhere, no real need to search or bribe a cabbie.

 

Hmmm. Is this post still PG-13?

 

On topic, if they open this place, will the common abbreviation be USS? United States Ship or Universal Studios Singapore?

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