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Universal Studios Singapore General Discussion

JungleSkip

Premium Member
Feb 15, 2010
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The Mushroom Kingdom
POV of the new Sesame Street dark ride in Singapore.

[video=youtube_share;w3pY7G-aZtY]http://youtu.be/w3pY7G-aZtY[/video]

UOR needs 2-3 rides of this size and thrill level in each of its parks. Really impressed with how well they did here.
 

ThemeParks4Life

Veteran Member
Nov 15, 2012
4,186
Central Florida
POV of the new Sesame Street dark ride in Singapore.

[video=youtube_share;w3pY7G-aZtY]http://youtu.be/w3pY7G-aZtY[/video]

UOR needs 2-3 rides of this size and thrill level in each of its parks. Really impressed with how well they did here.
This looks great but too short. Take themeing on this level and make it a minute or two longer and we'll have a hit.
 

Andy

aka Hatetofly
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Mar 16, 2010
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Obviously he had to turn the camera off several times so were missing portions of the ride. We are not going to debate that.
 

JungleSkip

Premium Member
Feb 15, 2010
20,985
The Mushroom Kingdom
This looks great but too short. Take themeing on this level and make it a minute or two longer and we'll have a hit.
Obviously he had to turn the camera off several times so were missing portions of the ride. We are not going to debate that.
Not to mention it's a Fantasyland-style dark ride. Most of them are only between 2-3 minutes in length anyway.
 

Clive

aka Fallow
Staff member
Moderator
May 26, 2010
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The art direction/set design looks great, but man, some of those AAs are pretty shabby. Big Bird & Ernie/Bert are practically mannequins. The rest of it looks really awesome though, that launch sequence appears very (stylistically) convincing.
 

WadeWilson

Rookie
Feb 6, 2013
116
I'm quite jealous of Singapore! They have a few things I'd love to see over here. Guess I'll need to take a trip over there sometime at this rate though.
 

Cruiseshipfan

Premium Member
Mar 5, 2010
547
Sydney, Australia
Looks like I will be going to Singapore, at chirstmas/new year time next year. I will be doing a cruise to Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand and Brunei. Then when the cruise gets back to Singapore we will be spending a few nights in Singapore before we return.

One question I was wondering about USS, do guests staying in the hotels in the Sentosa resort get express passes like they do at the onsite hotels in Orlando. I don't think they do but I couldn't really find any confirmation.
 

Jon

Newcomer
Feb 21, 2008
36
California
One question I was wondering about USS, do guests staying in the hotels in the Sentosa resort get express passes like they do at the onsite hotels in Orlando. I don't think they do but I couldn't really find any confirmation.
I had a room at the Hard Rock, and I don't recall any preferential treatment. I went in late summer, but crowds weren't bad at all. You shouldn't need an express pass.
 

Cruiseshipfan

Premium Member
Mar 5, 2010
547
Sydney, Australia
I had a room at the Hard Rock, and I don't recall any preferential treatment. I went in late summer, but crowds weren't bad at all. You shouldn't need an express pass.
That sucks. Hopefully the crowds aren't bad but the cruise ends on the 29th of December and we will be going home sometime after New Year, so the holiday period. Which is what worries me.
 

Cruiseshipfan

Premium Member
Mar 5, 2010
547
Sydney, Australia
I was just looking through the TPR forums, and found a article that had been posted, which talked about USS goals for the future. It said they are planning to open a ride in 2014. Has anyone heard anything about a new attraction or ride being announced or rumors of one, as I haven't heard anything about it until now, and I just know that this was released a few months ago.
 

Kevin38

Member
Aug 19, 2009
642
Southern US not Fl
Coasterbuzz is reporting The Battle Star Coaster(dueling) is reopen with 2 across seating.
I wonder if this might be something they consider doing in Orlando.
The lines of this coaster( Orlando's ) always seem to Short
I do not know if severely reduced ridership or this is just a people eater .(or both)
I further wonder if the reduced seating leaves room for plexiglass shields or something like that to let it duel.
 

Clive

aka Fallow
Staff member
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May 26, 2010
3,530
What was the actual issue with the Battlestar Galactica coasters? They closed down for years at a time and I never understood why.
 

Kevin38

Member
Aug 19, 2009
642
Southern US not Fl
It looks like from the animation they used different track from Dueling Dragons.So I am making a guess that the track could not support the heavy Trains.
So they reduced the Train size/weight ?
 

TheGentTrent

Veteran Member
Apr 4, 2013
1,107
Tampa
Coasterbuzz is reporting The Battle Star Coaster(dueling) is reopen with 2 across seating.
I wonder if this might be something they consider doing in Orlando.
The lines of this coaster( Orlando's ) always seem to Short
I do not know if severely reduced ridership or this is just a people eater .(or both)
I further wonder if the reduced seating leaves room for plexiglass shields or something like that to let it duel.
This is actually to fix the structural problems with the coaster. There have been no reports of flying objects from Singapore. I doubt they'd do it in Orlando, especially since this reduces the capacity by half.