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Re: Universal Studios Singapore Discussion Thread

Postby rosscoe » Thu Aug 04, 2011 10:17 pm

Does anyone have an opening date for the new ride, I know it's due sometime this year.
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Re: Universal Studios Singapore Discussion Thread

Postby digimax » Sat Aug 06, 2011 11:40 pm

rosscoe wrote:Does anyone have an opening date for the new ride, I know it's due sometime this year.


They've only said by end of the year. From the way things have been done in RWS.. a firm date will only surface about 2-4 weeks before an official opening.

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While it has been known in some circles for quite a while, RWS has just announced that Jurassic Park Rapids Adventure will be closed from 10 August 2011. It will reopen in 2012 with the second lift (for the final drop segment) working, thus increasing capacity for the ride.

The ride always had two drop lanes but it seems that only one lift was actually works (or even installed). There has always been a stockpile of new boats, hidden in between the Mummy ride building and Jurassic Park Rapids loading building, left unused for over a year, so with increased capacity they could finally tumble about at the rapids next year. No other enhancements were announced, although personally I hope that they bring back "Dinosaur Proximity Alarm" in the center of each boat which flashes when the T-Rex first appears in the indoor segment.

I'm surprised that the park finally decided to do this barely 3 months after grand opening. I mean, the park had a rather long soft opening period.

Meanwhile, for those BSG fans out there, the second train for BSG:Human has went missing in the recent weeks - I hope it's the faulty train getting fixed - the one that kept engaging the brakes on the launch track!

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Re: Universal Studios Singapore Discussion Thread

Postby jedimaster1227 » Thu Aug 25, 2011 8:57 am

Universal Studios Singapore has sent us an exciting press release regarding the debut of Halloween Horror Nights at the park!

Fear Has Found A New Home
Universal Studios Singapore® Introduces Halloween Horror Nights®

Mayhem, fear and evil will be unleashed when Universal Studios Singapore unveils Halloween Horror Nights, which promises to be the largest Halloween event ever staged in Southeast Asia. Never before has any Halloween event in the region featured such a catalog of experiences in a single location, resulting in a massive scare-labyrinth featuring a brand new haunted house, multiple scare zones, a selection of Universal Studios Singapore‟s theme park rides and attractions and a street party.

Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Singapore will build on Universal‟s decades of experience in creating entertaining, intense and fun Halloween events. Halloween Horror Nights began 21 years ago at Universal Studios Florida and is now a global sensation, with spectacular events at Universal Orlando Resort, Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Studios Singapore.

Each year, Universal‟s creative experts transform theme parks into completely different night- time environments filled with horror-themed experiences that include haunted houses, special „scare zones‟ and hundreds of specially trained actors to bring Halloween characters to life. These events are intense, scary and fun.

Halloween Horror Nights will run for seven nights over two weekends, from 20 to 22 October and 27 to 30 October 2011, from 8 pm to 12 midnight each evening. Halloween Horror Nights is a separately ticketed event and not included within regular theme park admission. Daytime theme park guests will be able to upgrade their daytime park admission tickets in order to re- enter the park for Halloween Horror Nights.

Ms Andrea Teo, Vice President of Entertainment at Resorts World Sentosa, said: “Universal Studios Singapore‟s Halloween Horror Nights will pull out all the stops to make this Southeast Asia‟s largest, most intense and most horrifying Halloween event ever produced. The scale, budget and concept will raise the bar on Halloween events in the region. “Halloween Horror Nights is modeled after the long running and highly-successful events at our sister parks, Universal Orlando Resort and Universal Studios Hollywood – which create a level of fear that has never before been experienced in this region. We are thrilled to introduce the event here in Singapore. Halloween Horror Nights will be the event-of-choice and guests will not be disappointed,” Ms Teo added.

From the haunted house and character design, to auditions, casting, costuming and prosthetics, work is already underway in making this multi-million dollar production the biggest headliner in Southeast Asia‟s selection of Halloween events this year.

Universal Studios Singapore prides itself on developing fully immersive experiences that allow guests to „Live The Movies‟. Until now, horror fans have only known what they see on screen. Halloween Horror Nights will let them experience the thrill of being trapped in a horror film – and live to talk about it.

Welcoming guests to the event is the Director, a sadistic filmmaker who thrives on macabre movie-making and filming tortured subjects. He will greet guests as they enter through the looming gates. Once inside, guests will be cast for their final cut.

As guests navigate through the park, they will „step right up‟ to a midway of mayhem, escape from the pandemonium-filled streets of a post-apocalyptic metropolis, and come face-to-face with deformed carriers of a flesh-eating plague.

The main attraction within the event is an elaborate haunted house – with an Asian twist. Located inside one of Universal Studios Singapore‟s soundstages, guests will enter a dilapidated Peranakan mansion which, to this day, is still haunted by a demented matriarch.

Select rides and attractions, including Revenge of the Mummy®, Battlestar Galactica® and Accelerator, will be operating, making it the only Halloween event in the region with theme park rides.

Tickets for the event, priced at S$60, will be available from 1 September 2011 onwards. Special „RIP Tour‟ packages, Resorts World Sentosa hotel guest specials and group discounts are also available. Discounts are also available for Universal Studios Singapore annual pass holders and daytime theme park guests. For bookings and more information on the full range of packages, please log on to: http://www.rwsentosa.com. Event tickets are also available at ticketing booths of Universal Studios Singapore.

Halloween Horror Nights may be too intense for young children and is not recommended for children below the age of 13. No costumes or masks are allowed.

Due to the event‟s popularity, tickets are expected to sell out and should be purchased in advance.
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Central to the park’s theme of movie-making is the Director, who welcomes guests in chilling fashion as they enter Universal Studios Singapore’s Halloween Horror Nights®, Singapore’s largest and most intense Halloween event.
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Re: Universal Studios Singapore Discussion Thread

Postby Zeppelinfreak » Thu Aug 25, 2011 9:52 am

^Wow, I have to be honest. I was not expecting that at all. Hopefully it will be successful for them so they can expand their event.

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Re: Universal Studios Singapore Discussion Thread

Postby DJeXeL » Fri Sep 16, 2011 9:03 am

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Source: Resorts World Sentosa Blog

I wonder if the USH queue will look similar.....
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Re: Universal Studios Singapore Discussion Thread

Postby COASTER FREAK 11 » Fri Sep 16, 2011 9:31 am

They are the exact (literally clones) same building, so I would guess yes.

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Re: Universal Studios Singapore Discussion Thread

Postby digimax » Tue Sep 20, 2011 10:14 pm

Halloween Horror Nights

- There will be six scare zones, covering Hollywood, New York, Sci-Fi City and Ancient Egypt.
- The one at New York zone's Water Street is called STING ALLEY, like the US parks.

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In case anyone's interested, there are usually two more other large-scale events in Singapore: One held at the Singapore Zoo's Night Safari and the other at the other side of Sentosa Island. Last week, the Night Safari announced that they are cancelling their event though. That will give the other two a good boost.

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Re: Universal Studios Singapore Discussion Thread

Postby Jay20016 » Wed Sep 21, 2011 5:33 am

The Director has always been one of my favorite characters for HHN... glad to see he lives on elsewhere.

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Re: Universal Studios Singapore Discussion Thread

Postby digimax » Mon Oct 10, 2011 6:38 am

Updates from the park: October 2011

Mainly about new construction, HHN installations, new stalls and merch.

Full trip report here:
http://dejiki.com/2011/10/uss-update-oct11/

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Re: Universal Studios Singapore Discussion Thread

Postby digimax » Wed Oct 19, 2011 5:19 am

Halloween Horror Nights: Pre-event Photos

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http://dejiki.com/2011/10/hhn-before/

The park has transformed very nicely now for Halloween. Sting Alley (aka The Pestilence) is not a free-roam scare zone, but with limited capacity (and hence, even offers Universal Express). After all, it's located at the New York Harbour area which isn't especially spacious, even if all the props are taken away.

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