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Re: Universal Studios Singapore Discussion Thread

Postby digimax » Wed Jan 12, 2011 1:59 am

Updates from the park

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Work has been done at the mysterious columns installed at the Hollywood-Madagascar area. It is a sheltered walkway that leads.. to the restrooms..?? (My guess is, for the patrons of the China Bistro? Perhaps the restrooms are not linked indoors for some reason?)

okay back to Battlestar Galactica:
Both sides are currently testing, but without the weight dummies and plastic wrap/tapes now. Human side is testing quite often, perhaps every 5-7 minutes or so. Cylon side launches more occasionally. So no, they are currently not dueling.

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CYLON (More photos at the previous post here.

HUMAN:
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Exposed seat post on one of the HUMAN seats. Could this be "the one"? We wouldn't know.

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Some mysterious construction work at the entrance of the HUMAN queue. No such work on the Cylon side though.
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Re: Universal Studios Singapore Discussion Thread

Postby The_Mad_Hatter » Wed Jan 12, 2011 7:56 am

Thanks for all the updates! It's great to see the park getting back on track.

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Re: Universal Studios Singapore Discussion Thread

Postby digimax » Tue Feb 01, 2011 11:01 pm

BREAKING NEWS

According to Greg (aka Bigbear),

Battlestar Galactica will reopen on the 21st February 2011

edit: This is officially confirmed by RWS.

edit 2: Annual Passholders Preview Nights
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Re: Universal Studios Singapore Discussion Thread

Postby rosscoe » Wed Feb 02, 2011 3:37 am

That took a long time, all they need now is to open the other ride and I can go.
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Re: Universal Studios Singapore Discussion Thread

Postby DJeXeL » Wed Feb 02, 2011 11:06 am

Here's an article regarding the re-opening.

SINGAPORE: After almost a year of being grounded, the world's tallest duelling roller coaster, the Battlestar Galactica, will resume operations on February 21.

Channel NewsAsia understands that authorities have given Universal Studios Singapore the required license to reopen the ride.

In a statement, Universal Studios said officials had worked closely with Singapore authorities and theme park safety experts to determine the cause of the failure and to correct the fault.

The ride went through months of re-engineering and thousands of test cycles.

It was shut down in March last year, just weeks after a grand opening of the theme park, after a failure had been detected on one of the seats during routine checks.

The fault was attributed to fatigue cracks detected in a welded component of the seat's support structure, the part which attaches the coaster's seat to its frame.

All welded components for the seats have since been replaced with a new machined part.

Prior to re-opening, Universal Studios Singapore will host a series of special events, including dedicated ride access times for team members of Resorts World Sentosa, invited guests from the ride's sponsor Panasonic and annual pass holders.

During this period, park guests may also be invited to ride on the coaster as operational procedures are refined.

Mr John Hallenbeck, Vice President of Park Operations, Resorts World Sentosa, said: "Battlestar Galactica is a signature and prominent ride at Universal Studios Singapore and we are so excited about it taking to the skies again. We expect sellout crowds and are advising guests who have been waiting for Battlestar Galactica to book their February tickets in advance."

Battlestar Galactica, themed after the hit TV show about an on-going battle between Cylons and Humans, is comprised of both the suspended 'Cylon' coaster and the seated 'Human' coaster that chase each other on twisting integrated tracks. Riders on both coasters experience unbelievable thrills as they zoom, loop, turn and narrowly avoid collision.

Each Battlestar Galactica track is a kilometer-long and the ride takes approximately 90 seconds to complete.
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Re: Universal Studios Singapore Discussion Thread

Postby Noxegon » Wed Feb 02, 2011 11:36 am

I wonder whether I can sneak a Singapore stopover on my next trip to Asia...

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Re: Universal Studios Singapore Discussion Thread

Postby digimax » Wed Feb 02, 2011 4:27 pm

Both coasters are now in soft opening - some lucky guests were able to experience the ride yesterday.

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Re: Universal Studios Singapore Discussion Thread

Postby DJeXeL » Wed Feb 02, 2011 4:33 pm

Talk about being in the right place at the right time ;)
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Re: Universal Studios Singapore Discussion Thread

Postby skystopper » Fri Feb 04, 2011 11:21 pm


Courtesy of Bigbearsg.

Although BSG will officially open on 21st Feb '11, it is already opened these few days.

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Re: Universal Studios Singapore Discussion Thread

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