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Re: Universal Studios Singapore Discussion Thread

Postby digimax » Sat Feb 19, 2011 9:40 pm

Mini Trip Report: Battlestar Galactica - Annual Passholders' Night

I was at the park last night for the second APs' Night. Apart from ERT (Exclusive Ride Time) from 8pm~11pm, there isn't really a programme for the event. Superstar Passholders got extra perks, such as free refreshments, free on-ride photo (per passholder, I was told) and unlimited Universal Express for that night. As for the "others" like me, the consolation prize was just 2 special postcards, a lanyard card (I supposed they wanted to give lanyards but decided on paper wristbands in the end) and 15% off BSG merchandise.

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BSG will "officially" reopen tomorrow (21/02) but the truth is: it has been running secretly for full park hours (not intermittently) for the past few days. I had some small talk with other APs, apparently they thought that the park actually organized an "exclusive special sneak preview" and that "the ride is opening up for the first time since last year". Oh well.

Although the ride has soft-opened for 2 weeks now, there are still a number of glitches (in fact, I didn't even encounter them during the secret soft-opening) last night. CYLON wasn't able to start until 25 mins past 8pm because the platform gates refused to open (shorted out or something, the lights were all off) - the engineers had to actually open up the gate control console and check all the wires. Later in the night, I was stuck on the ride for another 20 mins or so because the restraints were locked shut and the control room was unable to release them. Then, a crew member brought out this strange looking box with a large cable and had to manually override the locks for each restraint individually, by plugging a cable into a socket at the back of each row.

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Postby skystopper » Thu Mar 10, 2011 1:19 am

This isn't really from USS. Not sure if you guys are familiar with the Crane Dance located within Resorts World Sentosa?

It seems that they are testing out new pyrotechnics display for the Crane Dance finale:

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Postby iTomzXD » Fri Mar 11, 2011 7:00 am

May i post my photo report here as a ''reply''? Sorry i'm new to this whole thing.. I don't wanna break the rules. :oops:
Why why why dosen't Malaysia just get these awesome theme parks? D:

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Postby larrygator » Fri Mar 11, 2011 7:31 am

iTomzXD wrote:May i post my photo report here as a ''reply''? Sorry i'm new to this whole thing.. I don't wanna break the rules. :oops:


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Re: Universal Studios Singapore Discussion Thread

Postby digimax » Fri Mar 25, 2011 6:39 pm

A week ago, on 18th March 2011, marks the 1-year milestone for Universal Studios Singapore. Interestingly there are no plans to move on from this soft opening, and I think this is perhaps the longest theme park 'soft-opening phase' i've ever heard of!

Here's the programme slip comparing 2010 (left) and 2011 (right). I collected the 2010 slip during my first visit on 22nd March last year, but it's more or less the same as the 18th March, with some different timings. From 12 March till 20 March, the park was open from 10am ~ 9pm due to school holidays in Singapore.

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Apart from some changes and tweaks for certain attractions, the park's offerings are still the same with BSG back up and running. Frankly, I've gotten tired of waiting for Madagascar (supposed to be open by June 2010) and Transformers (supposed to be open by Spring 2011 - but i'd suspect they are going to wait for USH's to catch up and build it along with, to cut costs) and Stage 28 (missing in action with no news, although stated in park map as operating??)

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Re: Universal Studios Singapore Discussion Thread

Postby skystopper » Mon Mar 28, 2011 8:44 pm

digimax wrote:Apart from some changes and tweaks for certain attractions, the park's offerings are still the same with BSG back up and running. Frankly, I've gotten tired of waiting for Madagascar (supposed to be open by June 2010) and Transformers (supposed to be open by Spring 2011 - but i'd suspect they are going to wait for USH's to catch up and build it along with, to cut costs) and Stage 28 (missing in action with no news, although stated in park map as operating??)


Transformers is slated to open in late-2011, while Madagascar Ride is slated to open by Mid-2010. I've heard that Madagascar ride might be able to open in April or May. I think they may have their official opening after Madagascar and Transformers open. Followed by the Grand Opening of Resorts World Sentosa, when the entire resort is completely finish.

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Re: Universal Studios Singapore Discussion Thread

Postby digimax » Fri Apr 01, 2011 8:00 pm

skystopper wrote:Transformers is slated to open in late-2011, while Madagascar Ride is slated to open by Mid-2010. I've heard that Madagascar ride might be able to open in April or May. I think they may have their official opening after Madagascar and Transformers open. Followed by the Grand Opening of Resorts World Sentosa, when the entire resort is completely finish.


Keeping my fingers crossed for that, but it seems like the Grand Opening may occur in Early/Mid-2012 at the rate things are going. They're still doing foundation work at the west zone, and there might still be a short soft opening for that zone's facilities.

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Re: Universal Studios Singapore Discussion Thread

Postby digimax » Wed Apr 06, 2011 8:00 am

Some scaffolding work has been installed at the Universal Globe and the area around it has been boarded up. Seems early to say but it appears to be the wayyy overdue repair work! FYI the Globe has not been spinning since October 2010!

Here's a photo snapped by my friend, Darryl M:

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Re: Universal Studios Singapore Discussion Thread

Postby digimax » Fri Apr 15, 2011 5:15 am

GRAND OPENING: 28 MAY 2011
finally! after 14 months of soft opening!
(and finally! they've decided not to make major announcements 3 days before things happen!)

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Universal Studios Singapore will hold its Grand Opening Celebrations on 28 May 2011, a day when celebrities and guests come together to celebrate Southeast Asia’s Number One theme park.


Come join us as we celebrate the Grand Opening of Universal Studios Singapore. Enjoy the the special Procession lined up just on the Grand Opening Day. Indulge in special promotions at the dining outlets and meet the stars of Universal Studios Singapore® and take him lasting memories.

DETAILS:
Date: 28th May 2011
Operating Hours: 10:00am - 09:00pm
Highlights: Action-packed stunt and a Grand Procession
www.rwsentosa.com/language/en-US/Attractions/UniversalStudiosSingapore/GrandOpening

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Re: Universal Studios Singapore Discussion Thread

Postby larrygator » Fri Apr 15, 2011 7:41 am

^I feel like I'm in an episode of LOST!
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