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    Universal Studios Singapore

    I noticed there are some closed threads on USS and one specifically about the Battlestar Coaster.

    This is the omnibus thread for all topics related to USS (which along with Harry Potter will be the major theme park development of 2010).

    This was released yesterday:
    Universal Studios Singapore(R) Announces Launch of World's ONLY 'Madagascar' Theme Park Attraction From DreamWorks Animation

    Singapore's Resorts World(R) Sentosa will also bring to life the world's FIRST 'Far Far Away' Castle from the world of Shrek




    SINGAPORE, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Asia's largest integrated resort in Singapore, Resorts World Sentosa, has created not one, but TWO world's firsts in collaboration with DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. (Nasdaq: DWA) within its Universal Studios Singapore theme park. Themed after DreamWorks Animation's blockbuster movie Madagascar, Madagascar: A Crate Adventure will be a mega-attraction at Universal Studios Singapore when it opens in early 2010. Widely successful across audiences of all ages, the hit DreamWorks Animation film will be brought to life with a state-of-the-art indoor boat ride featuring animated figures, digital projection, evocative sound, and special effects that create a one-of-a-kind, funny and fun family ride.
    Southeast Asia's first and only Universal Studios theme park will also be home to the world's first Far Far Away Castle, a landmark in the box-office hit Shrek series. King Harold's 40-metre high castle will house attractions such as Shrek 4-D, Donkey Live and Magic Potion Spin.
    Madagascar: A Crate Adventure and Far Far Away Castle are part of the world's biggest single collection of DreamWorks Animation theme park attractions making its debut at Universal Studios Singapore. The collection of six attractions, complemented by more than 10 DreamWorks Animation themed dining and shopping outlets, also features rides suitable for the entire family, such as the fairy tale themed junior-coaster Enchanted Airways and King Julien's Beach Party Go-Round.
    Mr. Tan Hee Teck, CEO of Resorts World Sentosa, which Universal Studios Singapore is part of, said: "Resorts World Sentosa has a sales network spanning 22 Asian cities. In each of these cities, Shrek and Madagascar are well-known animation films with beloved characters. We are ecstatic to have made these characters residents in Resorts World Sentosa's Universal Studios Singapore.
    "We are excited about our relationship with DreamWorks Animation and Universal Studios Parks & Resorts, and I am sure that many Asian visitors will be too, when they see Universal Studios Singapore bring to life two of DreamWorks Animation's most successful box-office franchises."
    "We are proud to announce the world-first Madagascar attraction in collaboration with DreamWorks Animation that will debut at Resorts World Sentosa's Universal Studios Singapore," said Tom Williams, Chairman and CEO, Universal Parks & Resorts. "These iconic animated characters promise to be another crown jewel in our collection of world-class rides and shows based on blockbuster movies that are loved by the entire family," he added.
    Universal Studios Singapore(R) is located within Singapore's massive family destination resort, Resorts World(R) Sentosa. Universal Studios Singapore will feature 24 rides and attractions, 18 of which are either original or adapted for the park. Universal Studios Singapore opens in the first quarter of 2010.
    DreamWorks Animation attractions at Universal Studios Singapore:

    1. Madagascar: A Crate Adventure: The hit DreamWorks Animation films are brought to life with state-of-the-art animated figures, digital projection, evocative sound, and moving show-action effects that create a one-of-a-kind, immersive ride experience. Cast adrift while being transferred from the New York Zoo, our four heroes - Alex, Marty, Melman and Gloria - arrive at the shores of Madagascar. Here, they meet the impulsive leader of the local lemurs, King Julien, who, between bustin' moves on the jungle floor, asks the New Yorkers to help defeat his nemesis - the dreaded Foosa. Aided by the technically-savvy but psychotic penguins, our heroes defeat the Foosa at the rim of a bubbling volcanic cauldron.
    2. Shrek 4-D: Join Princess Fiona, Shrek and Donkey on a honeymoon adventure that picks up where the Oscar-winning movie "Shrek" left off, through an original 3-D film, complete with jumps, bumps, bounces, air blasts and water spray that bring the action to life for each guest - with an extra dimension of special effects through the miracle of Ogre Vision.
    3. Donkey Live: Shrek's fairy tale sidekick Donkey will bring the crowd to its feet in this all-new, one-of-a-kind, interactive live show experience, where guests sing along and even talk with Donkey in an intimate theatre setting. Situated along Far Far Away's glamorous Romeo Drive, Hook's Knight Club is the hottest nightspot in town.
    4. King Julien's Beach Party-Go-Round: King Julien, the self-appointed king of the lemurs, knows how to move it, move it, and now he spins guests round and round to the beat of high-energy dance music in this crazy carousel, sure to be a family favorite. At this festive beach scene, King Julien and the Lemurs are throwing a party for their favorite freaks from New York: Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Gloria the Hippo, and Melman the Giraffe.
    5. Enchanted Airways: Guests of all ages climb aboard Donkey's beloved Dragon for a flight over Far Far Away and beyond. At Enchanted Airways, a merry cast of fairy tale creatures - from the Three Pigs to the Big Bad Wolf, from Gingerbread Man to Pinocchio - forms part of a magical airline in the form of a junior coaster that serves destinations throughout the World of Shrek!
    6. Magic Potion Spin: As guests make their way past the bubbling vats of Fairy Godmother's Potion Shop, they'll encounter the fantastical heart of the factory, the Magic Potion Spin. This miniature Ferris wheel drives a clinking, clanking potion assembly line that circles the room, bottling magical elixirs from a giant wooden vat.

    Some model shots of Far Far Away:




    Construction progress as of May 2009.

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    Re: Universal Studios Singapore

    Land/Attraction breakdown (24 attractions, 18 of which are new or redesigned for USS.

    Hollywood: A replica of the real Hollywood Boulevard, it will showcase some of the famous landmarks and stores.
    - ET Adventure (uncomfirmed) (D)
    - SFX Theater (confirmed)(D)

    New York: A slice of the Big Apple, this zone will showcase some of New York's famous sights and sounds, as well as be the debut location for the world's first Transformers Ride.
    - Transformers (confirmed 2011) (E)

    Egypt: This is a small Middle Eastern town set in the dunes, housing many Egyptian decorative pieces as well as a large Anubis statue.
    - Egypt Jeep Ride (confirmed) (C)
    - Revenge of the Mummy (confirmed) (E)

    Sci-Fi City: The first Sci-Fi themed area, this zone bases itself on the many science fiction films that to this day, captivate our heart, soul and mind.
    - Battlestar Galactica (confirmed) (E)
    - MonstroCity (confirmed) (D) – Monster music show.

    Lost World: Based on the Jurassic Park film franchise, the Lost World is a world that is re-created for the captivity of live dinosaurs cloned by InGen, a genetic engineering company. It's main attraction will be the Jurassic Park Rapids Adventure, which will allow visitors take part in their own Jurassic Park adventure.
    - Canopy Tours (confirmed) (C) Pteranodon Flyers.
    - Jurassic Park Rapids Adventure (confirmed) (E)
    - Jurassic Round Ride (unconfirmed) (C)

    Far Far Away: An airy-fairy land that holds much of the fairy tales that children hear of, and for them to discover. Home to the World's first Far Far Away Castle, a landmark in the box-office hit Shrek series. King Harold’s 40-metre high castle will house attractions such as Shrek 4-D, Donkey Live and Magic Potion Spin. It will also contains the world's biggest single collection of DreamWorks Animation theme park attractions right here in Universal Studios Singapore.
    - Shrek 4-D (confirmed) (D)
    - Donkey: Live (confirmed) (C) (like Turtle Talk)
    - Enchanted Airways (confirmed) (C, D?) family coaster
    - Magic Potion Spin (confirmed) (C) – ferris wheel

    Madagascar
    - Madagascar: A Crate Adventure (confirmed) (D)
    - King Julien’s Beach Party-Go-Round (confirmed) (C)

    WaterWorld
    - Waterworld: A Live Sea War Spectacular (confirmed) (D)

    So that accounts for 17 of the 25 attractions (including 2011's Transformers).

    The remainder may be small, live shows/fireworks which I don't count as attractions anyway.
    Last edited by RandySavage; 09-24-2009 at 09:43 AM.

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    Re: Universal Studios Singapore

    i am defiantely putting Universal Studios Singapore on my list to do when i make my return trip to Asia in 2011. USS is totally going to give the other Universal Studios a run for their money.
    Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Visited/Future Visits:

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    Tokyo Disney Resort: 2009

    Disneyland Resort Paris: ???

    Hong Kong Disneyland Resort: ???

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    Re: Universal Studios Singapore

    Waterworld stunt show? Maybe this film only just opened in China?
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    Re: Universal Studios Singapore

    Come on Back to the Future launched coaster!

    Hah yeah right. I can dream.

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    Re: Universal Studios Singapore

    The Interactive Map is up at the official site, describing exactly what attractions, restaurants and shops will open in early 2010 with the world's next major theme park:
    Map USS

    UPDATE: The site also features construction pics from inside the park:
    http://www.rwsentosa.com/photogaller...togallery.html

    The park is looking quite good, if a bit too squished together (Battlestar coaster on top of Egypt). Similar in layout and scope to IOA.
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    Re: Universal Studios Singapore

    No ET, Back to the Future, Spiderman, Jaws

    On the other hand, quite a few unique rides, not found in any other Universal Studios, Including a Castle, Battlestar Galatica, and Magadascar.

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    There WILL BE an E.T. ride in the park. Universal has already offically announced. From what I have heard the new E.T. ride will be the updated version of the old ride and will be bigger and better than the original. It is slated to open in 2011. And don't forget the super E-ticket transformers ride coming in 2011 which is also offically announced. This theme park is promising.

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    Re: Universal Studios Singapore

    Here's what the map shows:

    HOLLYWOOD - 1 attraction

    Pantages Hollywood Theater: Ticket rating will vary depending on the show. A Universal monster revue will start out in this venue; I'll assign it a D-ticket.

    NEW YORK - 2 attractions

    Lights! Camera! Action!: An SFX show a la Disaster or Twister. D-Ticket.

    Stage 28: Prop display, but guests will also be able to watch live filming, if there happens to be any. A-ticket + special event venue.

    SCI-FI CITY - 2 attractions. The Transformers Ride is scheduled to go here as well.

    Accelerator: A teacup ride. A-ticket.

    Battlestar Galactica: Dueling coaster. E-ticket.

    ANCIENT EGYPT - 2 attractions.

    Revenge of the Mummy: Dark-ride slash roller coaster. Should be an E-ticket.

    Treasure Hunters: Kiddie car ride. It looks pretty short, so I'm giving it a B-ticket.

    LOST WORLD - 5 attractions.

    Amber Rock Climb: This has to be an upcharge attraction.

    Canopy Flyers: 1-rail suspended coaster, like the one at IOA. These have really bad throughput, so it gets cut from a C to a B-ticket.

    Dino-Soarin': Airplane ride. A-ticket.

    Jurassic Park Rapids Adventure: Combination river raft ride with JP theme. I'm curious how this'll work. E-ticket.

    Waterworld: Stunt Show. Amazing how such a perennially popular show can come from such a lousy movie. D-ticket.

    FAR FAR AWAY - 4 attractions.

    Donkey LIVE: Interactive show a la Crush Live. I believe these require smaller audiences, so a C-ticket would probably be correct.

    Enchanted Airways: Junior Coaster. Probably a C-ticket.

    Magic Potion Spin: Miniature Ferris wheel. A-ticket.

    Shrek 4-D Adventure: Ye Olde Shreke Movie. D-Ticket.

    MADAGASCAR - 2 attractions.

    King Julien's Beach Party-go-round: Carousel. Maybe the seats will rock back and forth when Julien says "move it move it." That would be cool. Still an A-ticket though.

    Madagascar: A Crate Adventure: This could be anywhere from a C to an E ticket depending on just how crate it really is. I'll split the difference with a D-ticket.

    A-tickets: 5.
    B-tickets: 2.
    C-tickets: 2.
    D-tickets: 5.
    E-tickets: 3.
    1 Upcharge Attraction.

    Total Number of attractions: 18.

    1 additional E-ticket (Transformers) planned. I see no mention of an ET ride. If both are built, the total attraction count will be 20.

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    Re: Universal Studios Singapore

    ^ Wouldn't all carnie-ride derivatives (Ferris wheel, etc.) count as B-tickets. I don't know if there's an official or consensus ticket scale but I'm a little more conservative in my ratings:

    E-ticket: Tower of Terror, Indiana Jones Adventure, Space Mountain

    D-ticket: Jungle Cruise (and other aged former E-tickets), New Little Mermaid Ride, Monster's Inc: Ride & Go Seek, Alien Encounter

    C-ticket: Mr. Toad's Wild Ride, Peter Pan's Flight

    B-ticket: Carousel, Dumbo, Teacups

    A-ticket: Frontierland Shootin Arcade, Seasons of the Vine

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    Re: Universal Studios Singapore

    Looks like Universal is doing some quality work... this is a restaurant in the Egypt section:


    Sentosa Theme Park has many more pics and updates on the resort.

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