Beginner’s Guide to Universal Studios Singapore

While in Singapore, you must squeeze in a visit to Universal Studios Singapore, Southeast Asia’s first ever theme park of its kind! Experience Singapore’s premier Hollywood movie theme park, featuring tons of interactive shows and show-stopping attractions with impressive special effects.

There’s something in it for everyone in your family, from energetic kids and tech-savvy teens to sophisticated adults! Let the kiddos play with banana-loving Minions and the Sesame Street gang. Feel the adrenaline rush on thrilling rides like Transformers: The Ride or the new Battlestar Galactica: Human vs. Cyclon. Meanwhile, film buffs can greet their classic Hollywood idols like Charlie Chaplin and Marilyn Monroe.

Get started on your blockbuster adventure with our detailed Universal Studios Singapore guide, which covers everything from things to do and ticket prices, top rides, and seasonal events (Halloween Horror Night 8: Stranger Things included!).

Discover Movie Magic at Universal Studios Singapore:

Hours and Address:

    • Address: 8 Sentosa Gateway, 098269


Park Ticket Prices:

Just show your e-ticket from KKday and you’re good to go!

Unlike most popular theme parks, the price mostly remains the same no matter what day or season it is, save for special promotions. During the peak season or summer months, between May to July, expect tickets to cost the same but the crowds to be bigger. Opt to book yours from August to April, during the off-peak season.

Save time, plus get a discount of S$4 for each e-ticket through KKday.

  • Online Resellers:

One-day Ticket for Adults and Children: S$72

You can book your e-ticket ahead over here with KKday, and skip the long lines at the park entrance.

One-day Ticket for Adults (ages 13 – 59): S$76, senior citizen (ages 60 and up): S$38

One-day Ticket for Children (ages 4-12): S$56

Why Visit Universal Studios Singapore?

Universal Studios Singapore is divided into seven themed areas, namely: Hollywood, New York City, Sci-Fi City, Ancient Egypt, The Lost World, Far Far Away, and Madagascar. These are all based on popular Hollywood blockbusters. What makes USS special compared to its Universal Studios counterparts? More immersive shows and several meet-and-greets!

‘Move it’ with the lemurs of Madagascar or dance happily with the Minions. Travel back in time at the Lost World and marvel at magnificent dinosaurs that once roamed the Earth. Joke around with Donkey and Shrek in the Kingdom of Far Far Away. Whether you’re with kids or just young-at-heart, you’ll feel that same sense of wonder and nostalgia upon seeing your silver screen heroes from your childhood days.

Top Universal Studios Singapore Rides

Transformers: The Ride: The Ultimate 3D Battle

Become a freedom fighter with Autobots leader, Optimus Prime, while you hang on for dear life! Race through the city’s subways, rooftops, and streets as you battle the evil Decepticons in this hyperrealistic and fast-paced 3D ride.

Battlestar Galactica: Human vs. Cylon

The name doesn’t disappoint; this rollercoaster is just as intense as it sounds! Not for the acrophobic or faint-hearted, this dual rollercoaster showcases an inverted, floorless coaster (symbolizing the Cylons) and a seated coaster (the Human side). We suggest you try both sides – if you dare. Feel your heart pumping as you hurtle through multiple loops and sharp twists and turns!

Lights, Camera, Action With Steven Spielberg:

(image via Studio Sarah Lou, Flickr)
(image via Studio Sarah Lou, Flickr)

Get sucked right into the middle of a Category 5 Hurricane with this awe-inspiring movie set experience. Inside the unique concept designed by Thinkwell and hosted by world-famous director Spielberg, you can witness massive destruction first-hand. Go behind the scenes and experience extreme special effects: wind, fire, explosions, and rain!

USS Highlight: Shows and Performances

(image via Joe Jiang, Flickr)
(image via Joe Jiang, Flickr)

Watch out for a multitude of star-studded events and live performances happening all around the park. The Sesame Street gang will be performing catchy hits. Laugh out loud in a live show hosted by Donkey, set in the land of Far Far Away. Meet and greet with adorable Minions, Shrek the ogre, and even Hollywood screen sirens like Marilyn Monroe.

(image via Ivan Bandura, Flickr)
(image via Ivan Bandura, Flickr)

Pro-tip: Don’t miss out on Waterworld – see death-defying stunts, amazing explosions, oh and expect to get drenched!

Seasonal Event: Stranger Things this Halloween 2018

With a visual play on number ‘8’, Universal Studios Singapore’s theme this 2018 is Infinite Fear, meaning never-ending thrills and hair-raising experiences for all.

Explore the surreal world of Stranger Things, the eerie sci-fi Netflix sensation that swept us all into the nostalgic 80s. As you wander through the dark maze, flashback to the flickering Christmas lights and Upside Down woods, then feel the sense of impending doom caused by the monstrous Demogorgon.

Food & Souvenirs

Where to Eat

Head to Discovery Food Court for a taste of local cuisine, such as Singapore Hainanese chicken and laksa. Looking for tasty snacks? Try juicy hotdogs, crisp chicken tenders, and cheesy nachos on-the-go from Fossil Fuel.

What to Buy

For kiddy souvenirs, why not head to the Minion Mart? Enjoy shopping for all things Minion, and feel giddy over way-too-adorable mini Minion candies, socks, plushies, and keychains!

Meanwhile, teens and adults can come on over to Universal Studios Store to browse through a little bit of every theme, including Autobot toy models, Shrek goodies, Hollywood memorabilia, and Sesame Street merch.

How To Get There:

By Train

Hop aboard the Sentosa Express from Vivo City Level 3. Disembark at Waterfront Station, and walk to the Universal Studios gate.

  • Cost: S$4

By Bus

Ride the RWS8 bus from Vivo City bus stop (#14141). Disembark at Resorts World Sentosa, and walk to the USS gate.

  • Cost: S$2

Easy Option from: Book your USS Ticket with Shuttle Bus Service

Should you need more detailed transportation info and tips outside USS, we’ve got you covered with our Ultimate Singapore Transportation Guide.

USS Tips & Tricks:

  • Skip the long ticket lines by booking your USS ticket online
  • Be there as early as 9:30am for the entrance. For the rides, we recommend either very early morning or late in the afternoon to avoid snake-like lines
  • Get a schedule upon arrival; grab a paper copy at your nearest souvenir shop
  • Check the meet-and-greet timing board; it changes daily! Ensure the kids can play and take pics with their favorite characters
  • Make use of lockers at these 5 locations:
    • Hollywood (park entrance)
    • Sci-Fi near Human, Ancient Egypt
    • Revenge of the Mummy, left entrance
    • Revenge of the Mummy, right entrance
    • The Lost World near Jurassic Park Rapids Adventure
  • What to wear: With temperatures hardly dipping below 26°C, Singapore’s weather is considered by most travelers as hot and humid. We recommend shorts, a light t-shirt, comfy shoes or slippers, and a raincoat (only if you plan to get wet)
  • Bring your own water bottle but keep in mind outside food is not permitted
  • Best times to go in 2018: Plan your visit during weekdays (Mondays to Fridays) to guarantee less crowds

Now, you’re ready to make the most out of your trip to Universal Studios Singapore! Step into multiple worlds and bring your silver screen imaginings to life. We hope you enjoy Singapore’s premier theme park with our Universal Studios Singapore guide – keep posted for more cool theme park recommendations on our blog.

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