As Southeast Asia’s first movie-themed park, Universal Studios Singapore offers a slew of exciting attractions, including 24 movie-themed rides, a festive walk, water park, marine life park and maritime experiential museum and aquarium. Opened in 2011 with director Steven Spielberg as a creative consultant, the kid-friendly park takes inspiration from some of Hollywood’s biggest hits, including Transformers, The Lost World, and Madagascar.
Universal Studios Singapore, one of Singapore’s most popular family attractions, deserves an entire day to fully appreciate. The park is divided into seven themed zones (Hollywood, New York, Sci-Fi City, Ancient Egypt, Lost World, Far Far Away, and Madagascar), each with its own set of attractions. Park-goers have several pre-book ticket options to choose among, from a basic one-day pass to a VIP guided tour with skip-the-line access.
Things to Know Before You Go
- Universal Studios Singapore is a must for traveling families with kids and movie buffs.
- Book-ahead options include a one-day pass with hotel transfer and a skip-the-line VIP tour.
- Wear comfortable shoes; the park covers nearly 50 acres (20 hectares).
- The weather in Singapore can be hot and humid, so wear light, breathable clothing.
- The park offers WiFi access, and strollers and wheelchairs are available for rent.
How to Get There
Universal Studios Singapore is on Sentosa Island within the larger Resorts World Sentosa. By public transportation, take the MRT to HarbourFront Station and either walk across the Sentosa Boardwalk or ride the Sentosa Express to the resort.
When to Get There
Universal Studios Singapore is open throughout the year and is busiest on weekends and during school holidays in March, June, September, and December. Head to the park on a weekday to avoid the largest crowds. Opt for a weekend if the Hollywood Dreams Parade or Lake Hollywood Spectacular fireworks show are on your must-see list. No matter what day you visit, show up before the park opens to be first in line for the hot rides.
Planning the Perfect Day at the Park
Make the most of your day in the park by picking up a Studio Guide and daily schedule at the entrance, and note any not-to-miss shows or meet-and-greets. To beat the queues, consider upgrading to an Express Pass, which gives access to a shorter line at popular attractions such as Transformers the Ride: The Ultimate 3D Battle, Jurassic Park Rapids Adventure, Revenge of the Mummy: The Ride, and Battlestar Galactica: Human vs. Cylon.