Celebrate Lunar New Year 2018 at USS: with all-new dragon dance, live performances, longer opening hours and more

Decked in red and gold and traditional lanterns, the Lunar New Year festivities have begun at Universal Studios Singapore (USS). With a Park-wide Majestic Dragon Trail featuring close to 20 character appearances, all-new live performances and the recently opened Hello Kitty Studio and Hollywood China Arcade, there’s plenty to do at USS as we usher in the Year of the Dog.

Here’s an exclusive first look at what you can do at USS, on top of taking all your favourite rides, from 9 to 25 February 2018.

Be a part of the Park-wide Majestic Dragon Trail

This Lunar New Year, don’t just watch from a distance as your favourite characters parade pass you – join in a reimagined interactive dragon dance procession as it makes its way across all seven zones at USS, each featuring unique characters that you get to snap photos with as the procession progresses. It’ll be the largest Meet & Greet in USS so far, so definitely don’t miss all the hype and festivities.

Lunar New Year at Universal Studios Singapore
The Majestic Dragon Trail begins at New York with Woody Woodpecker leading in his traditional Chinese changpao, holding a Dragon Pearl for the Dragon to chase after. Thanks to Woody’s contagious enthusiasm and groove, you will feel like marching along.
Lunar New Year at Universal Studios Singapore
The Dragon then proceeds to Sci-Fi City…
Lunar New Year at Universal Studios Singapore
… before the Pearl is passed to the Anubis Guards of Ancient Egypt.
Lunar New Year at Universal Studios Singapore
A showdown between a Dragon and a velociraptor: who will emerge victorious?
Lunar New Year at Universal Studios Singapore
Shrek, Fiona and Puss in Boots come out of their castle Far Far Away to greet the Dragon.
Lunar New Year at Universal Studios Singapore
King Julien enjoying the music, dancing and the Dragon’s company at Madagascar.
Lunar New Year at Universal Studios Singapore
The Minions are simply adorable!
Lunar New Year at Universal Studios Singapore
The Trail ends with the cast of Sesame Street, in vibrant colours befitting of a Lunar New Year celebration.

Majestic Dragon Trail
Starting point: New York’s Vine Street
Timings: 1pm & 5.30pm (10, 16, 17, 18 & 24 Feb); 2 pm and 5 pm (all other days)
Duration: 20 minutes (approx.)

Dance along with Mel’s Dim Sum Dinettes

Lunar New Year at Universal Studios Singapore

The Mel’s Dinettes put on a special East-Meets-West performance this Lunar New Year – with Western pop hits (such as Stupid Cupid) interspersed with Lunar New Year songs in Chinese! Dressed in outfits with an oriental twist and belting their hearts out to such jolly good tunes, the Dinettes is one feel-good midday performance you won’t want to miss.

Mel’s Dim Sum Dinettes
Venue: Mel’s Diner Stage
Timings: 11.45am, 1.30pm, 3.45pm and 7pm (daily)
Duration: 13 minutes (approx.)

Be wowed by the Fu Fighters

Lunar New Year at Universal Studios Singapore

We’ve got great news: the celebrations don’t end till late thanks to extended Park operating hours during the Lunar New Year period. With a late night performance to match.

Lunar New Year at Universal Studios Singapore

As night falls, head over to New York Public Library for the Fu Fighters’ heart-pumping dances that combine acrobatics and martial arts demonstrations, all set against a state-of-the-art projection mapping at the New York Public Library.

Fu Fighters
Venue: New York Public Library
Timings: 7.30pm (9 to 15 Feb & 25 Feb); 7.30pm and 8.45pm (16 to 24 Feb)
Duration: 11 minutes (approx.)

Other highlights you should catch while you are in the park:

Imagine with the Sesame Street friends in Elmo’s TV Time

Elmo's TV Time

With the help of Mr. Imagination and an imaginary TV, Elmo and friends take turns to imagine what TV programmes they’d like to be on.

Elmo's TV Time

Designed for audiences of all ages, Elmo’s TV Time mixes contemporary music, dance, wit and comedy, guaranteeing that kids will move along and adults will have a good laugh as well.

Read the full review of the live show here.

Elmo’s TV Time
Venue: Pantages Hollywood Theater
Timings: please refer to daily show schedule leaflet available for collection upon entry into the Park
Duration: 21 minutes (approx.)

Fulfill your feline fantasies at Hello Kitty Studio

Thanks to a recent collaboration between Universal Pictures and Sanrio, you may now head on over to Hello Kitty Studio at USS for exclusive merchandise not available anywhere else in the world. If you’re a hardcore Hello Kitty fan, you’d want more than just a photo here – you’d want all these collectibles for yourself.

Though not a Fortune Cat, pink makes Hello Kitty pretty auspicious, don’t you think?

Relive your childhood at Hollywood China Arcade

Unleash the kid in you with old school arcade machines, from racing games to skee-ball at the recently debuted Hollywood China Arcade.

Guests who spend a minimum of S$38nett (S$28nett for Annual/Season Pass holders) in a single receipt at the Park’s retail stores will enjoy one-for-one credits at Hollywood China Arcade. And who knows, you might just get lucky with the craw crane in the New Year.

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