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    updates at Universal Singapore

    Just an update for you :

    Resorts World at Sentosa adds new attractionsIn anticipation of the tourism boom for Singapore and Asia in the coming years, Resorts World at Sentosa (RWS) is adding six extra attractions to up the ante on its destination appeal.

    Among the new draws are two rides at Universal Studios Singapore. One of the rides, a coaster, is an addition to another coaster in the original plans to make up a pair. This improved attraction now pits two different roller coasters — one seated and one suspended — against each other in aerial combat. A high-speed launch and heart-pumping near-misses make these coasters unlike any other in the world. The second ride is perennial favourite E.T. Steven Spielberg's timeless classic is brought to life in a fantasy attraction that captures the charm of childhood and the thrill of flying on an intimate scale that's sure to delight grandkids and grandparents alike.

    There will be four new shows featuring multi-media, light and sound effects, on top of the three public performances that RWS proposed in its bid for the Integrated Resort in 2006. Four-time Emmy award-winner Jeremy Railton will be designing several of these acts.
    As a result of these enhancements, RWS has revised its budget from S$5.2 billion to S$6 billion. This new budget also takes into account contingencies, improvements made to hotels and resort design, as well as the transportation and access infrastructure in the Resort.


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    Can't wait for the opening.

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    Re: updates at Universal Singapore

    This makes me miss Hollywood's ET all the more :9

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    If it weren't for the horrible bottleneck required to give your name to the person, this would be one of my favorite dark rides ever. The queue is absolutely amazing.

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    Re: updates at Universal Singapore

    Soon we will have to do an across the world Universal trip! How awesome would that be? Hollywood, Orlando, Osaka, Dubai, Singapore, and more! woot woot!
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    Re: updates at Universal Singapore

    Quote Originally Posted by OFTEric View Post
    Soon we will have to do an across the world Universal trip! How awesome would that be? Hollywood, Orlando, Osaka, Dubai, Singapore, and more! woot woot!

    South Korea too...

    But It'll be an expensive trip

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    Re: updates at Universal Singapore

    I am dying to do a World Disney tour! But I might end up doing it piece meal as I travel for work.

    But these new Universal Parks should really be just top notch! They have really figured out their formula over the past almost 20 years.

    So kudos to Universal! More competition in the market = better products! Oh how I love theme parks!
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    I am dying to do a World Disney tour! But I might end up doing it piece meal as I travel for work.
    If I ever won the lottery, the very first thing I would do would be to plan an around the world trip, starting at Walt Disney World, then hitting Disneyland, Hong Kong, Paris, and finally ending up at the crown jewel in Tokyo.

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    Re: updates at Universal Singapore

    Quote Originally Posted by kcnole View Post
    If I ever won the lottery, the very first thing I would do would be to plan an around the world trip, starting at Walt Disney World, then hitting Disneyland, Hong Kong, Paris, and finally ending up at the crown jewel in Tokyo.
    Same here, except I would start at the Disneyland Resort, then Walt Disney World, followed by Disneyland Resort Paris, Hong Kong Disneyland, and then ending with the Tokyo Disney Resort. And top-notch accomodations at each resort too. If I won the lottery, it would be presidential suites all the way!
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    Re: updates at Universal Singapore

    not much of an update but the website to Resorts world at sentosa, where the new USS will be has underwent a revamp.

    http://www.resortsworldatsentosa.com/

    The specific USS portion of the site :

    http://www.resortsworldatsentosa.com...salstudio.html

    It's looking nicer and nicer.


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    This is the first I've heard of this dark ride:

    or take a boat ride through the jungles of Madagascar, where dancing lemurs try to sacrifice you to an erupting volcano.
    Universal needs more dark rides, I wouldn't mind seeing this hit Florida.

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    Re: updates at Universal Singapore

    Quote Originally Posted by kcnole View Post
    If I ever won the lottery, the very first thing I would do would be to plan an around the world trip, starting at Walt Disney World, then hitting Disneyland, Hong Kong, Paris, and finally ending up at the crown jewel in Tokyo.
    Why would you go Hong Kong, Paris then back to Tokyo?

    This would be my trip:

    Start at Disneyland, the original. Then WDW, Paris, Hong Kong and then Tokyo.

    After that, a flight down to Austrailia/NZ for a few weeks of relaxing.


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    Re: updates at Universal Singapore

    You're probably right. I wasn't thinking about logistics, just the order I'd prefer to see them in.

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    Re: updates at Universal Singapore

    6 billion dollars..... wow. This park is going to be great.


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    Re: updates at Universal Singapore

    Quote Originally Posted by k_peek_2000 View Post
    6 billion dollars..... wow. This park is going to be great.

    not all the 6 billion will be for USS. Most of it will be for the land cost, as well as for the hotels, Marine park, water theme park, etc.

    However, I'm hoping that this Universal studios will be a success to attract other parks to come to Singapore.

    Maybe even Disney ?

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    Re: updates at Universal Singapore

    Quote Originally Posted by kcnole View Post
    This is the first I've heard of this dark ride:



    Universal needs more dark rides, I wouldn't mind seeing this hit Florida.
    The Madagascar attraction is a raft ride akin to Popeye, not a dark ride.

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