Since it would be the the family’s third visit to USS and the fifth for me, I thought I would not be so crazy about taking pictures. I was planning to relax and enjoy the day and rested my camera and only used it for special or extraordinary moments………………but after all, it was USS, and I couldn’t stop taking pictures and ended with 350 photos and 4 videos. We were there from 10 am to 8.16 pm, so it was 10 hours. So in 10 hours, I took 350 photos, and it means I took 35 photos every hour, which means I clicked my camera button (in average) every 2 seconds………wow………
The good point was, everybody was in the mood to be part of the pictures including the boy, although in some parts he refuses if I already took too many pictures in one place, but overall he was in the good mood to pose. And also even though we were not planning to wait and chase and take pictures with the cartoon characters and would only enjoyed the rides, but it turned out that we met some of the characters accidentally and was very lucky to be in the some of the very first line to take pictures with them, because if we were late by seconds, the staff would have cut the long queue and we would not be able to take pictures.
Learning from past mistakes, I already purchased the tickets online two days before. There is (still) promotion going on and the tickets are reduced to $55 per person included $5 meal voucher (from $74 without meal voucher). The promotion will end on 18 February 2015, which is the day before Chinese New Year Public Holiday. So, although we didn’t plan to go to USS again this year, we couldn’t refuse the temptation of this promotion, and so we bought 3 tickets.
Also, since we would be going on Saturday, I assumed it would also be very crowded although would not be as bad as our last visit. After breakfast at home and prepared hot dog for snack, we finally managed to arrive at 10 am sharp at the front gate……………..and we only needed to queue less than 5 minutes to enter the park…………….and so the long day at USS began……………
Since it was still early and the park was just opened, it was still not too crowded and the queue was still manageable. It was easy to take pictures because without strangers appearing on our pictures.
About 30 minutes later, when we passed by the street in front of this ride, the waiting queue already reached 75 minutes. So yes, we were very lucky this time. And then, we came back again for the third time at around 7 pm, and although the queue was longer than in the morning, but it was still manageable.
Then, we came to this ride and the waiting time was stated to be 75 minutes………..which turned out to be almost 2 hours. Basically, we were riding an automatic jeep across ancient Egypt (or at least that what it said) in less than 10 minutes. This ride was probably still under development or maintenance, so the queue very long and moved very slow. But, consider ourselves lucky enough because after lunch, the queue was even longer………….
We came back to this Treasure Hunter again on the evening (at around 6 pm) and the queue was only 25 minutes.
Too bad The Revenge of the Mummy (indoor roller coaster) was closed for maintenance that day. I really wanted to try since I didn’t have time to try last year. Although the boy was scared the last time he rode it, but he was more than willing to try again. Too bad it was closed on the day of our visit.
We already finished our hotdog when waiting for the Treasure Hunters, so we were still full at lunch time, which was good because we tried to avoid eating in the restaurants during lunch hour because it would be very crowded. And since it was only half day and (surprisingly) we almost finished with all the rides (except for River Adventure which we probably would get wet so better save it for the last hour), so we just took a leisure walk around the park and took pictures in front of the old streets and buildings. Usually we couldn’t do this, so it was nice to finally noticed what was inside the park besides the park.
We planned to run to the Minions photo session at 2.30 pm, but on the way back to the main street, we saw this:
Oh no, I thought why would everybody queued to take picture with a statue??? Well, it turned out he was real. Look at the details, he was really like Pinocchio the wooden doll.
Then, another photo session before we headed to Jurassic Park Rapid Adventure.
Although the waiting time was stated to be 80 minutes, but the queue moved very fast and it was probably less than an hour before we finally got to ride this boat.
After that, we rushed back to the main street to catch the Minion photo session, but we still had time so better look what’s inside the Minion Mart first.
Daddy already queued up even before the photo session began, so finally here are the two super cute Minions with us:
At first, the boy refused to see this because Sesame Street is not in his league anymore, hahaha……but it was hot outside and it would be nice to sit inside with the air con, so he finally agreed. It was good because it was full of songs and not too long so the children would not get bored. Little children were like crazy when they saw all the characters, run into them, hugged them,screamed their names…………….just like in Justin Bieber Concert I guess………….hahaha……..but I could say that the boy didn’t enjoy this so much.
When we were going back to Accelerator, we saw crowd on the street, and yes there was a dance street performance, and this time the boy really enjoyed………..he danced, he clapped, he laughed, and waited patiently until the show was really over.
The invited little kids to come to the stage and dance, and oh my they danced like crazy and everybody laughed. All the kids were very brave and just danced with whatever moves they wanted to show, hahaha…….
And although we sat at the front, guess who decided to move to a better place:
Even after all that, we still had time to watch Shrek 4D.
Since we were already very hungry, we decided to have dinner first in Malaysia Food Court just across the USS. It was already 8.30 pm, but the food court was still very crowded although it was not too difficult to find seats.
After dinner, we went back to monorail station, and since USS was already closed 30 minutes before, there was no queue in the monorail station (phew…….). Back to the Beach Station where we parked the car, we had to pay $15 for all day parking. The boy slept in the car on the way home until 8 am in the morning (super tired!).
We were all very tired even until the next day especially our feet (we walked all day, so no wonder we were very tired and exhausted). Overall, we were very satisfied spending 1 day in USS if the queue was still reasonable like that day (except for some rides).
For those of you who wants to use the USS Promotion, you still have time until 18th February 2015. Go grab it now!