Missed the adrenaline rush from the thrilling rides, or just a fun-filled day with your friends? Universal Studios Singapore has re-opened and is welcoming you back!
Board Battlestar Galactica: HUMAN vs. CYLON™, escape a T.rex at Jurassic Park Rapids Adventure™, or awaken an ancient curse at the Revenge of The Mummy™. Whatever it is, you’re going to have a splendid time.
Universal Studios Singapore has introduced enhanced safety measures—and here’s everything you need to know before coming. From rides, dining experiences and character meet and greets, we’ve got you covered.
Before You Arrive
Before you make your way down to the island, do note that Universal Studios Singapore is opened from 2:00pm to 9:00pm Thursdays through Sundays.
Ticket purchases can only be done online as ticketing counters are currently not operating. With a reduced capacity, guests without a dated ticket as well as Annual and Season Pass holders must make a reservation prior to visiting the park.
Entering Universal Studios Singapore
Credit: Resorts World Sentosa
First and foremost, guests must go through SafeEntry check-in and temperature scans before entering Universal Studios Singapore. Do remember to put your masks on throughout your time at the park (excluding dine-in).
Planning on which rides to visit? Navigating around Universal Studios Singapore has been made contact-free ;as all physical park maps have been removed. For your convenience, do check out the official Universal Studios Singapore app via the QR codes provided on several signs upon entering.
Meet and Greets
Say cheese with the Minions and Gru, or boogie with the Penguins of Madagascar. Meet and greets with your favourite characters from Sesame Street, Illumination’s Despicable Me, and more are available for you to snap a selfie for the gram- just no touching! Selfies and photos are always encouraged, as long as it is a proper distance away from the characters. Do look out for markers on the ground as a guide!
The biggest change in the park is that all of the park’s shows and street entertainment have been suspended until further notice.
Scream, shout, and let it all out on all the rides you’ve missed
It’s time to feel the rush of adrenaline again. Most rides are operating and available for you to have a blast on, especially the crowd favourites: Battlestar Galactica: HUMAN vs. CYLON™, Revenge of The Mummy™, Jurassic Park Rapids Adventure™, and TRANSFORMERS The Ride: The Ultimate 3D Battle. And yes, masks have to be worn at all times, even as you scream and shout on rides.
Tip: Bring an extra mask when you visit, just in case your masks get damaged or wet on the rides. Masks are also sold in souvenir shops.
A virtual queue system has been implemented at a selection of rides that are more popular to ensure that all visitors make the most of their time, while ensuring crowd control.
If the ride is at full capacity, a virtual queue ticket will be issued with an allocated time slot for you to return to the ride. In the meantime, cool down with a treat or explore the rest of the park.
For more information on the virtual queues, click here.
Universal Studios Singapore has also have implemented an alternating seating arrangement on the rides. Alternating rows will be left empty in order to continue practicing social distancing. High-contact areas on ride carriages are also cleaned and sanitized after each cycle to ensure good hygiene and ease guests’ worries.
This means that if you’re a single rider or an odd-man-out, you won’t have to worry about anyone sitting beside you or judging you as you scream, whizzing through drops on high-speed roller coasters.
Despite the lowered park capacity, the average waiting time is about 20-30 minutes due to the sanitization and seating arrangement. It’ll definitely be worth the wait!
Fuel up with food
Several dining outlets are open for you to have a break, fuel up with food, and of course, enjoy some air-conditioning.
For your convenience, you can now scan a QR code to access the menu in the official Universal Studios Singapore app. Crowd-favourite Mel’s Drive-In, a halal-certified all-American diner, is open for you to indulge in burgers, fries, and milkshakes. Discovery Food Court is also open for anyone craving local flavours like Laksa and Beehoon. For more food options, be sure to check out the official Universal Studios Singapore app.
Acrylic partitions can be found on several tables at the dining outlets for you, and others, to dine in with comfort.
Tip: Beat the heat and bring along your own water bottles.
The water coolers are not in service for hygiene reasons. Of course, refreshments like slushies, soft drinks, and bottled water remain available for purchase across the park.
The full list of rides, meet and greets, and dining outlets that are currently operating can be found here.
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By Rachel Castaneda