Great Tips for Your Universal Studios Singapore Tour

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The following 13 Universal Studios Singapore tour tips will be of great help to anyone who has a plan to visit the theme park during his or her trip to Singapore. 

If you are new to Universal Studios, I would suggest that you take an overview of the seven themed zones first: HollywoodNew YorkSci-Fi CityAncient EgyptThe Lost WorldFar Far Away and Madagascar. Then have a feel of what the theme park looks like by browsing through some of the Photos of Universal Studios Singapore.

USS Tour Tip 1: Book your Universal Studios Singapore tickets online

The very first and most valuable tip for your Universal Studios Singapore tour is to book your tickets in advance through Resort World Sentosa official website. It will save you time and avoid the disappointment of tickets being sold out in last minute purchase, especially if the date falls on public or school holidays.

Follow the steps below if you have difficulties in booking your tickets online:

  1. Go to
  2. Select Date of Visit at the top right corner. Then click on the 'BOOK NOW' button.
  3. On the Booking screen, select the number of tickets you would like to purchase and follow by payment.
  4. If the payment process go through successfully, you will soon receive an email from Resorts World Sentosa with attachment of a booking confirmation letter and an e-ticket. Bring these two copies to the Gift Services window located just outside of Universal Studios to exchange for a S$10(per ticket) shopping and dining vouchers. Note that these $10 voucher is a special offering from Resorts World Sentosa, it may ends at any time.

You may want to find out the following Universal Studios Singapore tour packages provided by our business partner with hotel pickup service.

Universal Studios One-Day Pass. This pass is ideal for those on a family vacation as it provides hotel pickup services to the theme pack. 

Universal Studios One-Day Pass

3-Day Singapore City Pass

3-Day Singapore City Pass. If you intend to visit Universal Studios theme park with all the following attractions: Singapore Flyer, Captain Explorer DUKW tour, Night Tour on a FunVee Open-Top Bus, S.E.A Aquarium - Marine Life Park and any one of the wild life parks Singapore Zoo, Jurong Bird Park or Night Safari, you should purchase this pass instead to enjoy a discount of up to 40%.

USS Tour Tip 2: Attractions and rides not to be missed

For adult, the roller coaster Battlestar Galactica in Sci-Fi City is a thrilling and challenging ride. Too bad that it's still down for repair.

The latest news announced by Resorts World Sentosa in mid Aug 2014 is that the roller coasters will be re-opened by first half of the year. Luckily, the indoor roller coaster Revenge of the Mummy in Ancient Egypt is equally exciting. The Lost World has two fun rides that are good for the whole family, the Jurassic Park Rapids Adventure and Canopy Flyer. The Waterworld is an interesting live show with lots of stunts and explosions. If you enjoy live performance, the new musical Broadway Show Monstrocity at Pantages Hollywood Theater is entertaining.

As for children, don't miss out the following show: The Lights, Camera and Action, Donkey Live and Shrek 4-D Adventure. Rides suitable for kids include Treasure Hunter, Dino-Soarin', Canopy Flyer, Magic Potion Spin, Enchanted Airways and King Julien's Beach Party-Go-Round.

USS Tour Tip 3: Show time

Stage Shows

Monsters Rock at Pantages Hollywood Theater

Show Time: 11.45am, 1.30pm, 3.45pm and 5.20pm

Donkey Live (Far Far Away Zone)

Show Time: Hourly from 12pm to 6pm

Waterworld (The Lost World Zone)

Show Time: 12.15pm, 2.30pm and 5.45pm

Street Entertainment

Sesame Street Stage Show (New York Zone)

Show Time: 11.30am, 2.15pm and 6pm

The Rockafellas (New York Zone)

Show Time: 12pm, 3pm and 5.30pm

The Rockafellas Street Show at New York Zone

The Rockafellas Street Show at New York Zone 2

Mel's Dinettes (Hollywood Zone)

Show Time: 12.30pm, 3.15pm and 5.50pm

The Cruisers/Daddy O's (Hollywood Zone)

Show Time: 11.15am, 2pm and 4.30pm

The Cruisers Street Show at Hollywood Zone

The Cruisers Street Show at Hollywood Zone 2

Madagascar Boogie (Madagascar Zone)

Show Time: 11am, 1.30pm and 4.15pm

Madagascar Boogie Street Show at Madagascar Zone

Madagascar Boogie Street Show at Madagascar Zone 2

Take note that the above timing may change at any time without prior notice.

USS Tour Tip 4: Do you need an express pass?

I would advise you to purchase the Express Pass, which cost S$30-$70 (depending on seasons) to purchase online, for the following circumstances:

  • if you intend to ride or see all the attractions in the theme park in a day.
  • the day of your visit falls on weekend or public holiday or school holiday.

You may decide to buy the pass at a later time at some of the appointed retail shops counter in the theme park if you found out that the park is too crowded.

With an Express Pass, you still have to queue among those with these passes, however, the queues are generally not too long. In my experience, on average it took 2 to 10 minutes to queue for a ride on a public holiday.

USS Tour Tip 5: Which rides to go first?

Canopy Flyer and Jurassic Park Rapids Adventure in The Lost World zone can wipe out 2-3 hours of your valuable time just for the purpose of queueing in peak season. Even the Express Pass holders have to wait for 30 to 45 minutes. So give priority to take these rides first before noon as the queue waiting time for most rides between 10am to 12pm are shorter.

USS Tour Tip 6: Two spectacular shows not to be missed

If you happen to be there on Saturday, you may want to extend your stay till evening for the Lake Hollywood Spectacular fireworks show at 8pm. Another not to miss show is the Hollywood Dream Parade which is schedule on Saturday and Sunday at 5pm. Please check the Show Schedule  to plan for your trip.

USS Tour Tip 7: Avoid weekends, public holidays and school holidays

To make full use of your time, you should avoid visiting the park on weekends and public holidays as the queue at most rides and attractions will be longer.

2016 Singapore Public Holidays

Public Holiday
New Year's Day
1 Jan
8 Feb to 9 Feb
Monday to Tuesday
Good Friday
25 Mar
Labour Day
1 May
Vesak Day
21 May
6 Jul
9 Aug
Hari Raya Haji
12 Sep
29 Oct
25 Dec

Singapore primary and secondary school holidays for 2016 are as follow: 12 Mar to 20 Mar, 28 May to 26  Jun, 3 Sep to 11 Sep and 19 Nov to 31 Dec.

2017 Singapore Public Holidays

Public Holiday
New Year's Day
1 Jan
28 Jan to 29 Jan
Saturday to Sunday*
Good Friday
14 Apr
Labour Day
1 May
Vesak Day
10 May
25 Jun
9 Aug
Hari Raya Haji
1 Sep
18 Oct
25 Dec

* The following Monday will be a public holiday.

USS Tour Tip 8: Height Limit

Attraction or Ride
Height Limit
Lights, Camera, Action!
under 122cm
Must be accompanied by an adult.
Sesame Street Spaghetti Space Chase
92 to 122cm
Must be accompanied by an adult.*
TRANSFORMERS The Ride: The Ultimate 3D Battle
102 to 122cm
Must be accompanied by an adult.
under 122cm
Must be accompanied by an adult.*
Battlestar Galactica
at least 125cm

Revenge of the Mummy
at least 122cm

Treasure Hunters
under 122cm
Must be accompanied by an adult.*
Canopy Flyer
92 to 122cm
Must be accompanied by an adult.
under 122cm
Must be accompanied by an adult.*
Jurassic Park Rapids Adventure
107 to 122cm
Must be accompanied by an adult.
amber Rock Climb
under 122cm
Must be accompanied by an adult.
Magic Potion Spin
under 100cm
Must be accompanied by an adult.
Shrek 4-D Adventure
under 122cm
Must be accompanied by an adult.
Enchanted Airways
92 to 122cm
Must be accompanied by an adult.
King Julien's Beach Party-Go-Round
under 122cm
Must be accompanied by an adult.
Madagascar: A Crate Adventure
107 to 122cm
Must be accompanied by an adult.

* Hand-held infants are not permitted.

USS Tour Tip 9: Prepare to get wet

Few of the rides and shows like Jurassic Park Rapids Adventure, Waterworld and Shrek 4-D Adventure may get you wet. So either prepare to wear a raincoat or bring a spare clothing. The raincoat is especially useful when it's raining as you still can move around the park without getting wet.

USS Tour Tip 10: Water and food

There are many water coolers around the park, so you may not have to bring lots of water as you can replenish it at any time. As for food, try out some Local Food at Discovery Center Food Court located at the Jurassive Park. However, avoid lunch hours from 12 to 2pm as the queue will be long. 

USS Tour Tip 11: Keep cool

Singapore weather is hot and humid. So wear light clothing and bring umbrella with you to keep cool.

USS Tour Tip 12: Getting There

How to get to the Universal Studios Singapore? You may get there by public buses, MRT train, Sentosa Express, private car or Taxi. Find out the easiest way to get to Universal Studios Singapore.

USS Tour Tip 13: Where to stay for your Universal Studios Singapore tour?

There are six hotels, namely Hard Rock Hotel, Hotel Michael, Festive Hotel, Crockfords Tower, Beach Villas and Equarius Hotel in Resorts World Sentosa Integrated Resort which are just a stone throw away from Universal Studios Singapore. Watch a Video of the Hotels in Resorts World Sentosa IR. You may Book the Hotels Online at Resorts World Sentosa website.

Universal Studios Singapore(USS) Seven Themed Zones

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