My day at Universal Studios Singapore

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When I found out I was flying into Singapore within 24 hours of departing for my flight from Hungary I knew I had one thing to organise for my ‘day off’ – Universal Studios Singapore. Being an avid fan of theme parks and generally anything that makes me relive my youth, I couldn’t wait to finally visit Universal Singapore – given I have not had the chance to visit in Los Angeles despite having been to LA twice last year.



My day began at 9.00am when I walked inside the park before opening hours for the Sesame Street character breakfast. Of course this is normally for the kids, but for a kid at heart, I couldn’t resist the chance to eat a sugary (and calorific) breakfast with the cast from the show. During my breakfast I met all of the characters and even bit into a few sesame street cupcakes. There are of course healthy options available – including fruit juices, egg frittata, fresh fruit, and much more. But it was difficult to pass up a plate filled with cute and colourful cupcakes, cookies, and mini cakes. By the time the park was opening to the public at 10.00am, I was completely fuelled for the day and ready to go.


Given my early start, I was able to walk straight to the front of the line to my first three rides which normally attract waits of around 30-60 minutes in line. As the park began to fill with tourists from all over the world, I made use of my express pass to again skip to the front of the lines and bypass long waiting times. With the express pass, I was able to skip the queue for each ride once – which made it very simple and stress free to try all of the rides within just a couple of hours on the Saturday morning of my visit (also Universal’s busiest day of the week).


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My favourite ride was without a doubt the Mummy indoor rollercoaster, which I couldn’t help but to try a few more times than once. As the outdoor rollercoaster was down for maintenance, the Mummy rollercoaster sufficed as the best adults ride in the park. Aside from that, the Transformers ride was also great for the adults, but the rest of the park was geared toward the younger generation.


Throughout my day I escaped the heat (Singapore has a typically tropical climate year-round!) by making my way into various stores and food stops. If you can’t find food you fancy within the park, a great idea is to head outside the park (you can grab an invisible stamp on your way out) and enjoy the nearby restaurants and cafes within the Resort World Sentosa Complex.


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All in all it was a fun-filled day and I can honestly say I enjoyed the theme park on my own. Prior to this visit I had never considered visiting a theme park solo, but it was actually a lot of fun and a great way to skip lines for ‘solo riders’ who go straight to the front of the line and board rides without delay. There’s also an interesting sense of enjoyment you will come to find from screaming at the top of your lungs for no apparent reason (the rides aren’t that scarey) – just because there is no one to be embarrassed in front of.


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For visitors to Singapore I would definitely have Universal Studios high on my list of things to do whilst in town and would strongly recommend purchasing an express pass when you arrive to the park as it will allow you to whizz through the park in a couple of hours, rather than to spend the entire day in the humid heat.


Visit the Resort World Sentosa Website for ticket details.



World of Wanderlust was a guest to Universal Studios Singapore, however my opinion is as always, my own.

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    Jeff Ty
    April 28, 2016 at 10:58 pm

    That was really great! Poor me I never got a chance to go to Universal Studios due to very limited business trip there. I am planning to go back by the end of 2016 and hopefully be able to explore Universal Studios. I will make sure to bring my family as well. Just wondering if you have time please check out

    March 22, 2016 at 9:40 pm

    I wish to visit universal studio, wish to know how long to complete all single rides with express pass and also whats duration for each rides.

    Ash Digney
    October 29, 2014 at 1:02 pm

    Thanks so much Brooke I am off to Singapore in a months time and this is high on my list even more so after reading your blog! I am in awe of what your doing it’s great I love to travel and am based in Launceston Tassie I cannot believe being an ex travel agent I am only coming across your blog now will certainly be reading more articles 🙂 Thanks Heaps

    April 22, 2014 at 10:32 pm

    Sounds like you had a blast!

    March 30, 2014 at 8:03 pm

    ^^Hi Mariam, no USS doesn’t have Harry potter world BUT the one in Japan’s going to have soon! Not sure if end of this year or next year. 🙂

    March 28, 2014 at 11:15 pm

    Sounds like you had fun! I would love to visit Uni Studios, because I love rides, but I am apparently ‘too young’ to go solo… 🙁 I wish I was you!
    Just wondering, Did Universal Studios Singapore have Harry Potter World as well as the one in Orlando?
    PS – You look pretty, and I love your dress!

    March 28, 2014 at 9:39 am

    Wonderful blog…absolutely love it..really informative for travellers..look forward seeing more amazing travel blogs and pics from your year ahead…keep up the good work ☺