We visited the Universal Studio in the second day of Chinese New Year, and it was kind of a bad decision……..because it was so crowded and the queue for every ride could take at least 45 minutes to 2 hours. But that was the best time we could get because everybody was on holiday that day.
We chose to go on Saturday because we didn’t want to miss the parade and the fireworks at 8 pm. We can only see the parade and fireworks on weekends or special public holidays, so no wonder this place was packed with people that Saturday. We saw many people from Indonesia were visiting Universal Studio too on that Chinese New Year (it was also a long weekend in Indonesia). The crowd in Sentosa Island also made a headline in one of Indonesia’s leading online magazine, it captured the queue in the monorail station, taxi line, and the crowd of people in all of the tourist attractions. Luckily it was bright and shiny the whole day.
By the way, we finally missed the parade since we were busy queuing in other place, but we did see the fireworks performance in Lake Hollywood.
It was my fourth visit to Universal Studio, the second for the boy and daddy, and the first for my sister. With full spirit, we decided to join the queue, beat the hot sun, and had fun together. The boy was so excited and very happy since the beginning of the journey. How did I know? Because the was jumping all the way to the ticketing counter while laughing, something that he usually does when he’s very excited.
The queue had already started at the ticketing counter. For faster entry, you can buy the ticket online. We didn’t do it because at that time, the online ticketing could didn’t give us 15% discount even though we paid using Master Card, so we decided to manually queue for the tickets. We did get 15% discount, phew…….
The ticket prices were S$74 for adult and S$54 for child. To beat the queue, pay extra money to get Universal Express Pass or even add more money for the Unlimited Express Pass. We thought the pass was too expensive for all of us, so we decided to just join the queue.
Overall, although the queue was unbearable, but we enjoyed the day so much and really had great time together. We were all very tired and the boy slept right away when he got into the car, only woke up for dinner at home, and continued sleeping again until morning.
For me, I enjoyed this last visit so much with my family more than with my friends. We didn’t take too much photos with the character because we wanted to enjoy more rides. The boy was also getting bigger so there were more rides that he was interested to join in. He even tried The Mummy Revenge ( a roller coaster in the dark with some vertical drops, backward motions, and whorl tracks-definition was provided by Rafael, hahaha…..) and the three of them swore that they will never come back again for the ride, hahaha……I got the easiest part of taking care of our bags outside, ahahaha……
Daddy also survived The Transformer 4D ride, and he joined the single rider queue which was faster while my sister and I accompanied the boy to the Spaghetti Chase. Daddy said that was the first time and the last time he rode The Transformer! I wanted to try too and joined the single rider, but there was no time left since we spent most of our time queuing here and there.
There were new rides too like A Crate Adventure that didn’t exist when I visited this place the last time, and we took pictures with the cartoon characters that we never took photo with before.
The boy was very cooperative during the day. He didn’t get cranky on the queue…….which surprised me to see many children even younger ones were able to join the long queue without being cranky. Drinking water (from the water tap) was also provided free in almost every queue.
So here is the recap of our visit of the day:
We skipped the King Julian Merry Go Round and decided to come back again later, but it was closed already when we finally came.
FAR FAR AWAY
THE LOST WORLD
THE LOST WORLD
That was our day in Universal Studio and we had a super great time together. We got home after the wonderful firework performance at 8 pm. We definitely want to come back again only when the queue wasn’t like this anymore.