Friday, September 25, 2009

New Universal Singapore Attractions Announced

Universal Studios Singapore, at Resorts World Sentosa, has released details on one section of the currently under construction Theme Park. The detailed section of the park is home to a selection of characters from the DreamWorks Animation Studios library. In all, there will be 6 themed rides and attractions, along with 10 retail and food locations - all part of the DreamWorks world.

First up is a smaller section of the park that is themed to the hit movie Madagascar. This mini-land will contain two attractions, one of which is a highly detailed dark ride.

Named Madagascar: A Crate Adventure, this massive dark ride promises "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." The short version of that is its a boat ride through the world of Madagascar, filled with the popular characters from the film that features a climactic scene located on the rim of a bubbling volcanic cauldron.

The land's other main attraction is King Julien's Beach Party-Go-Round. This carousel will feature thumping tunes while riders take a spin on their favorite characters. If you've seen the movie, you know that anything featuring King Julien and his gang is sure to be hilarious!

Here is a drawing of the entire area we are taking a look at, the aforementioned attractions are located on the left hand side. You can click the image for a much larger version. As for that large castle on the right hand side? Let's explore...

The large, 40 meter (131 ft.) tall castle located in Far Far Away Land is home to several different attractions. It's star would be Shrek: 4D, the same attraction that can be found at the stateside Universal Parks.

Another attraction will be Donkey Live, which sounds a lot like the interactive Turtle Talk with Crush at Disney's parks. Set in a small theater, it is an "all-new, one-of-a-kind, interactive live show experience, where guests sing along and even talk with Donkey in an intimate theatre setting."

The castle will also be home to 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."

Outside of the castle itself guests will find the Enchanted Airways family roller coaster. While aboard, the entire family will spin past characters from the Shrek films, such as the Big Bag Wolf, Gingerbread Man, and Pinocchio.

Add these rides and attractions to the numerous themed retail and food locations, and you've got yourself one nicely themed area!

Universal Studios Singapore promises to reveal details of the park's other lands in the coming months, and plans a first quarter 2010 opening.

All photos TM & © 2009 Resorts World at Sentosa Pte. Ltd. All Rights Reserved. Universal Studios Singapore and all Universal indicia TM & © Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved. Shrek TM & © 2009 DreamWorks Animation L.L.C. Madagascar TM & © 2009 DreamWorks Animation L.L.C.