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Postby 1pizza14 » Wed Dec 22, 2010 10:28 am

Looks very promising. It will be great to get this ride up and running again.

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Postby A.J. » Thu Dec 23, 2010 6:00 pm

Only the Inverted side?

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Re: Universal Studios Singapore Discussion Thread

Postby SharkTums » Thu Dec 23, 2010 6:24 pm

^Kind of makes sense since wasn't the Inverted side the one with the 'issues'?

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Re: Universal Studios Singapore Discussion Thread

Postby digimax » Thu Dec 23, 2010 6:30 pm

SharkTums wrote:^Kind of makes sense since wasn't the Inverted side the one with the 'issues'?


That's right. Although... I've seen the Human ride vehicle installed onto the tracks for quite some time now. The Cylon vehicle wasn't on the track 2 weeks ago:

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Re: Universal Studios Singapore Discussion Thread

Postby Spideyfreak » Thu Dec 23, 2010 11:39 pm

^ The rails probably don't extend into the maintenance bay, just like B&M inverts. It allows easy access to the wheels. Looks like it would be ready to roll out onto the track whenever they transfer it on.

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Re: Universal Studios Singapore Discussion Thread

Postby Mechanic » Fri Dec 24, 2010 4:46 pm

SharkTums wrote:^Kind of makes sense since wasn't the Inverted side the one with the 'issues'?


I had thought it was the human (non-inverted) side that lost a seat.
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Re: Universal Studios Singapore Discussion Thread

Postby costar » Sun Dec 26, 2010 4:10 pm

It was definitely the human side, yes. I imagine the plastic wrapping and tape etc. is just universal being uber-cautious about "bits" dropping off, since it is testing over a guest area. That would be my guess.

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Re: Universal Studios Singapore Discussion Thread

Postby skystopper » Sat Jan 01, 2011 1:51 am

BSG: Human Side Testing...



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Re: Universal Studios Singapore Discussion Thread

Postby digimax » Mon Jan 03, 2011 6:05 am

On New Year's Eve, RWS held their Countdown 2011 party at Universal Studios Singapore. Four zones in the park were open - Hollywood, New York, Madagascar, Far Far Away - and the attractions in those zones were also running (except Donkey LIVE! but no one really needs to watch that). I've also spotted BSG:Cylon doing some rounds of test cycles occasionally.

Interestingly, Annual Passholders were not invited, but fans and loyal customers of Resorts World were part of the crowd of 5000. It is quite obvious that the attendees were "Theme Park virgins" and the park programme (which is basically normal attractions with new year greetings and generic live band/street performances) is not really a theme park countdown, but more of a "preview of Universal Studios Singapore on new year's eve" sort of thing.

While I'm disappointed with the not-exactly-very-exciting programme and long queues for everything, I can't say I didn't enjoy myself - it was fun to stay at the park after midnight and well, the event was FREE, and it came with free food and party goods after all. (Honestly, anything that's FREE or involves queuing up will work on the local crowd)

If you are interested you may want to read Joseph's review of the event.


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Long queues for party pack redemption.. The park opened at 9pm and from what i've heard there was a LONG queue at the gates hours before the park open. Thankfully I arrived 30 mins after 9.

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Re: Universal Studios Singapore Discussion Thread

Postby digimax » Mon Jan 10, 2011 1:02 am

Madagascar: A Crate Adventure Update

Photos of the indoor ride section were posted on Screamscape and a fellow park fan cross-posted onto RWS Facebook page. RWS has removed the post though..

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