Friday, November 28, 2014

Battlestar Galactica Officially Reopening at Universal Studios Singapore

© Universal Studios Singapore
The long-closed Battlestar Galactica dueling coasters at Universal Studios Singapore are finally due to reopen in early 2015.

The official blog of Resorts World Sentosa, where the theme park is located, stated the rides went through an "extensive attraction review" that has led to the reopening.  The pair of coasters, which utilize a launch lift hill and two completely separate tracks, has had a troubled history with regard to the trains Vekoma provided.

The problems, some made official and some rumors, have led the ride to sit closed on and off since it debuted in 2010.  The original Vekoma trains featured four-across seating, which many believed led to the problems.  Now both the Human (red track, sit-down trains) and the Cylon (blue track, inverted trains) vehicles will be two passengers across, seen in the photo at the top.

This video of the new Cylon train testing was released by, which follows updates at Universal Studios Singapore.  They have additional photos of the new train, along with some information on all the changes that have been completed.

One must wonder if the park hasn't strongly regretted not having Bolliger & Mabillard create this ride in the first place!