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Universal Studios In Singapore – A Complete Guide

To help you plan your day we’ve put together a list of the best Universal Studios Singapore rides and a complete guide of what not to miss.

How To Get To Universal Studios Singapore

On Foot

Jump off at the Harbourfront MRT and head across the boardwalk.

It’s an easy enough walk, only 800 meters, and took no more than 10 minutes. There are even moving walkways if you get tired.

Monorail

$4 to Sentosa

Free on the ride back.

We recommend walking over and catching the free ride back.

Unless you’re pushed for time in the morning in which case it could be worth the $4.

Cable Car

Adults: S$33.00

Children: S$22.00

Children under 4 ride free.

This is the price for a return ticket and its best to book a Sentosa Cable Car Sky Pass Ticket in advance.

The journey over can be just as fun as the island, with the most popular option of transport being the Singapore Cable Car, that connects the main island of Singapore to Sentosa.

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Sentosa in the distance, taken from the Harbourfront
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We decided to take the Sentosa boardwalk

Universal Studios Singapore Ticket Prices

We recommend booking your Universal Studios Singapore Entry Ticket in advance.

Tickets

Adults: S$76

Children (4–12-years): S$56

Express Pass: S$30 (one use per ride) / S$50 (unlimited uses all day)

Lockers

Small Locker: $12 (4 hours) / $15 (All day)

Large Locker: $24 (4 hours) / $30 (All day)

Extra Large: $26 (4 hours) / $35 (All day)

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An example of the sort of locker size

Universal Studios Singapore Opening Times

Monday – Sunday: 10am to 8pm.

Woody Woodpecker Universal Studios Singapore Rides
How could we not get a shot with Woody Woodpecker

Best Time To Visit Universal Studios Singapore

To make the most of all the outdoor attractions, including Universal Studios, the best time to visit Singapore is probably from December to June.

To be more precise, the months of February to April are Singapore’s dry season and this is when there is the least amount of rain, lowest humidity and the most sunshine.

Universal Studios Singapore is one of the top tourist attractions and can get crowded on weekends and school holidays.

So, if you want to avoid some of the crowds and queues for rides, weekdays out of peak season are generally less busy.

Universal Studios Singapore should be right up there on your Singapore bucket list!

We had an unforgettable day and, as you can tell by the photo below, we need no excuse to act like children and relive our childhood.

What To Pack

Photography Camera

Tripod

Day Bag

Power Bank

Reusable Water Bottle

Sunscreen

Lightweight Rain Jacket

Best Rides At Universal Studios Singapore

With Studios also in Florida, Los Angeles and Japan, Universal Studios is an absolute must on your Singapore itinerary.

Fun for all ages, it may be the most expensive part of your trip but it’s totally worth it.

Transformers: The Ride

What better place to start than the Transformers ride!

Our favourite of the Universal Studios Singapore rides, join Optimus Prime and your favourite Autobots as you become a freedom fighter for the day.

Race through the city, zipping through subway tunnels, down city streets and across high-rise rooftops, hanging on for dear life in the ultimate 3D battle against the forces of evil.

With simulated drops, intense motion and some awesome special effects, this exciting ride gets the adrenaline pumping from the get-go!

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The newest of the Universal Studios Singapore rides – Transformers!

Battlestar Galactica: Human vs. Cylon

Choose your side, Human or Cylon, as you engage in the ultimate intergalactic battle between good and evil on the world’s tallest dueling roller coasters!

The Human coaster is designed for riders who love a rapid roller coaster experience without inversions and reaches speeds of up to 90 kph.

In contrast, the Cylon coaster performs some intense manoeuvres that include five different inversions and you are suspended from the track with your legs hanging free.

Similar to the now closed Dragon Challenge at Universal’s Islands of Adventure, these coasters have several, what feel like, near collisions as they come within inches of each other.

This is the highest and most intense of the Universal Studios Singapore rides so be prepared for this one! Don’t say we didn’t warn you.

Battlestar Galactica Ride Universal Studios Singapore Rides
Ride if you dare

Revenge of the Mummy

Instructed to ‘Find the gold Book of the Living and destroy Imhotep’s curse’, guests climb on board the waiting mine-cars.

As the ride progresses you become immersed in the search for the book whilst surrounded by fireballs, swarms of beetles, an army of warrior mummies and more. All whilst in total darkness!

With near crashes and twist and turns, you’ll be holding your breath, especially at one point when the ride accelerates from 0 to 40 kph in a matter of seconds!

Hold on tight, as this inside rollercoaster takes you through all sorts of motions as you try to escape the evil mummies.

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Revenge of the Mummy entrance

Jurassic Park Rapids Adventure

Prepare to get wet!

Jump into a white water raft and enjoy an exciting adventure along the lines of the famous Jurassic Park Movie.

Meet huge animatronic dinosaurs that sometimes shoot and immerse yourself in the exciting, escaped dinosaur theme of the ride that might have you thinking ‘what if’!

You’ll be tossed about on the waterways within the Jurassic Park compound where things go a little astray and prehistoric creatures roam free.

Finally finishing with a pretty long drop that sees you splash down into water and promises a good soaking to complete your Jurassic Park Rapids Adventure.

Jurrasic Park Rapids Adventure Ride Universal Studios Singapore Rides
Dinosaur heaven at Jurassic Park

Shrek 4D

Technically it’s not one of the Universal Studios Singapore rides, but it’s an amazing cinematic experience!

Join Princess Fiona, Shrek and Donkey on a honeymoon adventure that picks up where the Oscar-winning movie ‘Shrek’ left off.

With all the normal Shrek story humour, scrapes and chases you will become totally immersed in this 4D experience.

So sit back and enjoy this action packed movie, complete with jumps, bumps, bounces, air blasts and water spray that really bring it to life.

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Ride with the giant ogre at Shrek 4D

Other Attractions Not To Miss

Waterworld

An amazing action packed show based on the popular film Waterworld it has lots of futuristic design elements.

Along with plenty of death-defying stunts, including thrills and spills from real explosions of fire and water.

The whole performance involves some great acting along with excellent special effects and an easy to follow plot.

Also, the seating closest to the water is divided into wet and dry areas with different coloured seats. So choose carefully!

Definitely one not to be missed!

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The impressive stage set up at USS Waterworld show

Mel’s Dinettes & The Cruisers

Join the fun male and female trio’s singing & dancing their way through Hollywood’s most well-known drive-in restaurant.

The Mel’s Dinettes are a vibrant female group of singing, dancing waitresses who shake, rattle and roll to the high energy hits of the 50’s and 60’s at Mel’s Dinner.

The Cruisers are the ‘coolest of cool’, all-male singing group who impress with their harmonies and dance moves, whilst singing hits also from the 50’s and 60’s

These guys and girls really take you back in time with their mood lifting show, performing everyday at the Mel’s Diner stage.

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Mel’s Dinettes in full voice

The Rockafellas

The resident B-boy crew will wow you with their heart-pumping, break dancing, acrobatic performance.

With mesmerising moves and jaw dropping routines, along with some upbeat music, they will have you foot tapping and laughing at their antics.

In addition, get your dance moves at the ready as they bring in members of the audience to show of their own skills. Before finishing their show with a wild amount of backflips!

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The Rockafellas doing their thing

Hollywood Dreams Parade

With some pretty impressive floats, a strong cast of performers and some toe-tapping music, the Hollywood Dreams Parade is a must-see.

From Shrek and his friends, to Woody Woodpecker and the creatures from Madagascar you are sure to spot some favourites.

Just find a good spot to enjoy the show and then dance and sing along with the characters as they parade through the streets of Universal Studios Singapore.

The energy levels are unmatchable and you’re guaranteed to leave with wide beaming smiles on your faces!

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The Madagascar guys hitting the streets during the Hollywood Dreams Parade

Character Meet Ups

Whether you’re visiting as an adult or a child, you’re going to want to get some photos with your favourite famous characters.

You’ll find plenty of them around the park who definitely make you feel as if they have been waiting just to meet with you!

With characters from Sesame Street, Madagascar, Lost World, Far Far Away and many more, you are sure to find some favourites.

So don’t forget to grab a timetable on the way-in, so that you can plan where to meet your most loved, life-size movie stars in person!

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Getting amongst it with the Minions

Where To Eat At Universal Studios

Mel’s Drive-in

If you’re looking for a typical American burger whilst at Universal Studios Singapore, then Mel’s Diner is the only place to go!

This 1950’s style diner was made famous as a feature location in the classic 1973 George Lucas film Graffiti.

Interestingly, the Graffiti cast included the young, up-and-coming hopefuls Ron Howard, Harrison Ford and Richard Dreyfus!

After a busy day roller coasting, most people are looking for something solid to fill up on. So with its air conditioning, and really cool iconic American theme, the burgers and fries are flying out from behind the grill here.

Prices are mid to high at Mel’s Diner, but when you’re in a theme park it’s kind of expected!

Mel's Diner Universal Studios Singapore Rides
Can you get anymore American?
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Lauren getting in the spirit at Mel’s Diner entrance

Where To Stay In Singapore

Luxury

Marina Bay Sands

Towering over the bay, this iconic hotel offers the world’s largest rooftop infinity pool, 20 dining options and a world-class casino.

It has direct access to Singapore’s premier shopping mall and the ArtScience Museum, which features the permanent exhibition, Future World.

All rooms at Marina Bay Sands come with a flat-screen cable TV. Furnished with contemporary-style dark wood decor and carpeted floors, free WiFi is also available.

Floor-to-ceiling windows open up to panoramic views of the Singapore skyline.

Mid-Budget

Holiday Inn Express Clarke Quay

Holiday Inn Express Singapore Clarke Quay is centrally located in Singapore. It’s located just 750 yards from the Clarke Quay MRT Station and 0.6 miles from Chinatown.

It offers a 24-hour rooftop fitness centre, 2 whirlpools and a 40 yards swimming pool overlooking Clarke Quay and Robertson Quay.

Each air-conditioned hotel room comes with a 32-inch LED TV, an iPod dock and free Wi-Fi access.

Backpacker

Blue Jazz Hostel

Strategically located in Jalan Besar, Blue Jazz Hostel offers budget accommodation in Singapore.

Just 450 yards from City Square Mall, Blue Jazz Hostel is a 5-minute walk from Farrer Park MRT Station.

Guests can also take a stroll through the interlocking streets to cultural heritage sites such as Little India and Arab Street.

Blue Jazz provides air-conditioned dormitories with a personal reading light, power socket and personal locker. Shared bathrooms include hot/cold shower facilities.

Guests can also enjoy meals at the in-house cafe or have a drink at the bar. Free WiFi is available throughout the property.

For more places to stay in Singapore you can check the latest prices on Booking.com.

Planning Your Trip

Book Your Flight

Use Skyscanner to find a cheap flight.

They search websites and airlines around the globe to find you the best possible routes and prices.

Book Your Accommodation

Use Booking.com to find the best accommodation deals.

They consistently return the cheapest rates on everything from guesthouses to hotels for all of your budget needs.

Don’t Forget Travel Insurance

Use SafetyWing to find the best travel insurance for you.

They provide travel and medical incident insurance built specifically for digital nomads.

Travel insurance will protect you against illness, injury, theft, and cancellations.

Book Your Tours & Activities

Use GetYourGuide to book your activities in advance.

They sell the best tours, excursions and activities to attractions around the world.

Conveniently book, download and access your tickets on the move all from your mobile.

Book Your Rental Car

Use RentalCars.com to find the best deals on rental cars in the area.

They compare all major car rental companies and allow you to easily book the perfect vehicle for your trip.

Buy Those Last Minute Bits

Use Amazon to buy everything you need for your adventure.

They offer next day delivery and you can use my travel packing checklist to make sure you haven’t forgotten anything.


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