A Complete Guide To Universal Studios Singapore For The Best Day Out

by Payal Mathur Travel Consultant

The Universal Studios Singapore is like a dream come true for kids and elders alike - in fact, everybody who loves the concept of sci-fi and animation movies in Hollywood. That leaves no one out, does it?

Spread across 20 hectares of the renowned Sentosa Island, the Hollywood theme park of Universal Studios Singapore probably cannot be covered in a day. Your best option would be to scrutinize the USS programs and its map to discern the best rides that you wish to frequent and focus on them first. If you move along with the tourist tide upon your entry, you’d probably end up without being able to explore most of the park.

Here are a few pointers as well as the best features of Universal Studios Singapore listed out, that would help you plan your adventurous day out amidst scenes of your favorite Hollywood movies.

While purchasing your tickets

The Universal Studios Singapore is more often packed with teeming tourist crowds than not, which means you’d better be prepared for the long queues outside every single ride, street, and shop. But you can skip the queues for many rides - if you purchase the Universal Express or the Universal Express Unlimited pass (they are not tickets, but add ons), preferably much before your day of the visit, online or outside. Because depending on the peak season, the prices of these tickets within the USS gates tend to rise ridiculously high.

If you have more than a day to explore USS in depth, you might consider purchasing the 6-month entry pass.

While outlining your route-map inside USS

Ancient Egypt

If you are a happy family visiting USS with young kids, the Treasure Hunters would be the ideal first stop. Inside the world of Ancient Egypt, this comprises mini-car rides with jeep replicas. The more adventurous can opt for the high-speed roller coaster Mummy Ride too.

Lost World

Right next to Ancient Egypt is the Lost World, another major source of fascination for the young ones. This is Jurassic Park comes alive with much-coveted rides like the Dino-Soarin’, Canopy Flyer and Amber Rock Climb. But the major attraction here is the Waterworld, where the live-action program - Live Sea War Spectacular is hosted.

Far Far Away

The young ones would be thrilled to witness Fiona’s Castle come alive at the world of Far Far Away with surprise appearances by Puss In Boots, Donkey, Princess Fiona, Pinocchio, Prince Charming and Shrek himself. The family-friendly rides of Shrek 4D Adventure, Puss In Boots’ Giant Journey, the Enchanted Airways and Magic Potion spin would be a resounding success with your kids.


The world of Madagascar would be another dream come true for the young guests with its lush tropical jungle appearance dotted with the appearance of their favorite characters like King Julien, Alex, Gloria, and the penguins - Skipper, Private, Rico, and Kowalski. Madagascar - A Crate Adventure and King Julien’s Beach Party-Go-Round are rides that most kids have been waiting for all their life!

Sci-Fi City

The older generation should make a beeline for the Sci-Fi City of Universal Studios Singapore where the magnificent and most sought after rides of Battlestar Galactica and Transformers: The Ride is hosted. One should expect the longest of queues at this world, one that has been designed with a fascinating futuristic concept.

New York

Visit the New York in USS, walk along the sidewalks and landmarks that resemble the ‘City that never sleeps’ to the T. See the Sesame Street Spaghetti Space Chase and do not miss the Light, Camera, Action! The show hosted by Steven Spielberg himself, bringing the action scenes of Hollywood movies including a hurricane, to life.


The world of Hollywood, in reality, welcomes you into the Universal Studios Singapore with your favorite Hollywood characters like Marilyn Monroe, the Minions, Woody the Woodpecker waving a big hello. Visit the Hollywood Theatre hosting shows such as ‘Monster Rock’, performances by Mel’s Dinettes and the Cruisers outside Mel’s Drive-In and the famous library.

You also should definitely consult the schedule of USS on their official websites so that you do not miss the grand Fireworks Display at Lake Hollywood and the Hollywood Dream Parade that happens only on Saturdays or special holidays in Singapore.

While Shopping inside USS

Again, if you have decided what you wish to purchase, then it would be a lot easier if you head directly to the outlet of your choice. Because any shopper would know how time-consuming window-shopping can get.

Each world within the Universal Studios Singapore has at least one exclusive shopping outlet selling souvenirs and all kinds of merchandise themed accordingly. So if you wish to get keepsakes of Battlestar Galactica, Transformers, a cute outfit of the Madagascar theme or Jurassic World, you know just where to head to.

While dining at USS

As you guessed, there are a number of eateries within USS where you can get delicious snacks, meals, and drinks. Mel’s Drive-In in Hollywood serves excellent hamburgers, fries and thick vanilla milkshakes that make kids go yum. For a spicier food adventure, visit the Oasis Spice Cafe in Ancient Egypt where you can gorge on a Middle Eastern buffet. The Friar’s and Goldilocks in the Far Far Away world and the Marty’s Casa Del Wild in Madagascar world are the other choices of eateries. Most of these are Halal certified eateries too! The Fairy Godmother’s Juice Bar within the Far Far Away Land also treats you with unique elixirs to keep you up and going.

This sums up almost everything that makes Universal Studios Singapore the best in the world. You can now outline your day out at USS in the best way possible and make the most of your money within the time limits.

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About Payal Mathur Freshman   Travel Consultant

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