You are finally going to Universal Studios Singapore and you want to make this THE. BEST. TRIP. EVER! But you don’t know where to start.
You’ve come to the right place. We’ll show you how you can plan a trip to the Park so you can enjoy everything without missing out on anything.
Universal Studios Singapore is Southeast Asia’s only Universal Studios theme park. It is 20 hectares which is the size 25-football fields combine. Pace yourself so you don’t get too tired.
This guide is pretty long so you can bookmark it and refer to it when you need it. Here’s how we’ve broken down the guide:
Before your trip
- Types of tickets and where to get them
- When to visit
- How do I get to Universal Studios Singapore?
- What to wear
- What you don’t need to bring
- Can I reenter the park?
- Tips for conquering the queue
Types of tickets and where to get them
Entrance ticket for the Park. Usual price $76, but you can find promotions online.
Universal Express and Universal Express Unlimited
Allow you to use a separate (shorter) queue for rides. These aren’t entrance tickets.
Express Pass prices start from $30 and $50. They’re dynamically priced so getting them earlier, especially during peak season means getting them cheaper. You can still get them inside the Park.
When to visit
Any day of the year is a good time to come.
But if you want to avoid crowds, take note that the Park is busiest on the weekends and during the March, June, September and December school holidays.
The trade-off of going on a weekday is that you might miss Hollywood Dreams Parade and Lake Hollywood Spectacular pyrotechnics show. (See the Visitor Info calendar for when the two shows are on, and when there are extended hours for the Park.)
If you’ve got your tickets, come early, even an hour before park opens. If you’ve already bought tickets online as we suggested above, grab the obligatory photos with the Universal Globe (less likely to be photobombed).
If you are lucky and are here with your family, you may even be picked as the day’s ‘Opening Family’. You’ll be part of the opening ceremony for that day, as well as get some additional perks for being chosen.
How do I get to Universal Studios Singapore?
Universal Studios Singapore is part of Resorts World Sentosa.
The nearest MRT is HarbourFront Station. To head into the Resort, using Sentosa Express, RWS8 Bus or walk in via the Sentosa Boardwalk.
If you’re coming by taxi, stop at the Casino. Take the escalators up and you’ll be able to see the Universal Globe.
What to wear
Singapore’s weather is hot and humid. It’s best to wear light, breathable clothing.
Wear comfortable shoes because you’ll be walking around a lot. The Park is 20 hectares which is the size of 25-football fields combined.
During rainy season from September to February, you might want to bring ponchos (or get them in the Park) for the occasional drizzle or shower.
- Drinking water at water fountains around the park
- Park attendants who will help you take photos
- Stollers for rent (At the entrance and at Jurassic Outfitters in The Lost World)
- Wheelchairs and motorised vehicles (At the entrance only)
- WiFi access
Can I re-enter the park?
Yes, you can leave Universal Studios Singapore in the middle of your visit.
Just Get a re-entry hand stamp on your way out and keep your entry ticket. With these, you can return to the Park on the same day.
Tips for conquering queues
- Come early
- Check the queue time board and plan your trip around the shorter lines
- Get the Express Pass to use the fast lane
Once in the Park, pick up a Studio Guide and orientate yourself. [You can also download the Universal Studios Singapore map before coming.]
Grab the day’s programme sheet and take note of when the shows are on and when the meet-and-greet timings are.
Must-rides for thrill seekers
- TRANSFORMERS The Ride
- Battlestar Galactica: HUMAN vs. CYLON [Loose items must be kept in the locker.]
- Revenge of the Mummy [Loose items must be kept in the locker.]
- Jurassic Park Rapids Adventure
- Amber Rock Climb
Best rides for kids
- King Julien’s Beach Party-Go-Round in Far Far Away
- Puss In Boots’ Giant Journey in Far Far Away
- Enchanted Airways in Far Far Away
- Dino Soarin’ in The Lost World
- Sesame Street Spaghetti Space Chase in New York
Must-watch for kids
- Sesame Street ‘When I Grow Up’ in Pantages Theater
- Madagascar Boogie in Madagascar
- The Dance For The Magic Beans in Far Far Away
- WaterWorld in The Lost World
Popular meet-and-greet characters
You can find meet-and-greet timings on the daily programme schedule.
Best photo spots
Hollywood Dreams Parade
A parade with your favourite characters from Madagascar, Revenge of the Mummy, Jurassic Park and Shrek and more. The characters and their floats will travel from The Lost World to New York in a fun-filled musical parade.
Only on selected Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. Please check park operating hours for more information.
Lake Hollywood Spectacular
Catch the fireworks show set to a brilliant musical score that will brighten your night.
On select Saturdays. Please check show schedule for more information.
What to eat in Universal Studios Singapore
If you’re looking for the usual theme park food, we’ve got them: Juicy fried chicken and fries from Goldilocks; burgers paired with thick creamy milkshakes from Mel’s Drive-In and hotdogs for a quick bite from Fossil Fuels. Yum.
For something more unique, here are some of the dining outlets you should try out.
Full-service restaurant: KT’s Grill in New York
Sit back, relax as the servers bring your food to the table at the Irish-American restaurant.
Singapore favourites: Discovery Food Court in The Lost World
Discover the local cuisine with the selection of laksa, Hainanese chicken rice and more.
20-inch pizzas: Loui’s Pizza in New York
The gigantic pizza is enough to feed a family of six. Come if you’re with a big group.
Looking for something to eat while-on-the go? Try these nibbles from the food cart:
Roasted turkey leg from Marilyn’s Has Great Legs food cart
Gnaw on the 8-inch juicy turkey leg that can feed two. Tastes like chicken but more chewy.
Churro dog from the Churros Cart
What happens when a churro marries a hot dog bun? The churro dog. This high-sugar level snack will give you a jolt of sugar rush to conquer all the rides.
Halal food at Universal Studios Singapore
Mel’s Drive In, Friar’s, Goldilocks, Oasis Spice Café and Marty’s Casa Del Wild, serve halal food. Here’s a full list of halal outlets in the Resort.
More food choices in Resorts World Sentosa
If the food in the Park isn’t to your liking, there are many restaurants at RWS. We recommend our celebrity restaurants or Malaysian Food Street, depending on what tickles your fancy.
Get a hand stamp on your way out and keep your ticket to return to Universal Studios Singapore on the same day.
What to buy
Getting souvenirs? Each zone has their own store with themed merchandise. Here are some of the most popular stores around
Universal Studios Store: The flagship retail outlet where you can get a little of everything from the different zones. Perfect for buying everything in a swoop.
Minion Mart: Despicable Me merchandise, with a heavy focus on the Minions.
Silver Screen: Movie- and Hollywood-related goodies found here.
Big Bird Emporium: Sesame Street merchandise store. A favourite among kids.
Transformers Supply Vault: If you’re a fan of Autobots, toys and Transformer models are available here.
Dino-Store: Paleontologists’ favourite grounds. Features Jurrasic World merchandise.
Far Far Away
Fairy Godmother’s Potion Shop: Plushies, stationary from the world of Shrek.
Baby Centre at Guest Services
The Baby Centre at has two nursing cubicles. It also comes with a microwave, coin-operated dispensers for diapers and bed liners, and even a space for older kids to play.
You must be this tall to ride
Parents with young toddlers need not despair – just remember to utilise the baby swap option at select rides.
The baby swap allows parents to take turns on rides that do not allow toddlers on them; while one watches the kid, the other takes the ride, making a swap after without having to join the queue from the start again.
Stroller rental and parking
Strollers (single and double), wheelchairs and motorised vehicles are available for rent.
Most restaurants and rides have special zones outside to park strollers.
Lockers in Universal Studios Singapore
There are paid lockers and free lockers in the Park. Here’s a full list of free and chargeable lockers at Universal Studios Singapore.
Battlestar Galactica: HUMAN vs. CYLON in Sci-Fi City and Revenge of the Mummy in Ancient Egypt require you to keep all your belongings in the locker.
For Jurassic Park Rapids Adventure in the Lost World, we recommend storing belongings that shouldn’t come in contact with water in lockers too.
Facilities for Muslim guests
You can find halal food at Mel’s Drive In, Friar’s, Goldilocks, Oasis Spice Café and Marty’s Casa Del Wild. Here’s a full list of halal outlets in the Resort.
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