If family fun is the aim, Universal Studios Singapore in Resort World Sentosa is the place to head to. The park boasts 24 attractions of which 18 have been specially designed. Located round a lagoon in seven themed zones they are based on block buster movies or hit TV shows. Each zone has its own attractions, architectural features, characters, dining and shopping venues. The relaxing spaces of Citadenes Mt Sophia Singapore offer the best places to come to after a hectic day in the city.
The zones start with the 1970s themed Hollywood Boulevard complete with famous landmarks and well known cartoon and celluloid characters of the time lurking around corners, quite willing to pose for photos with visitors. Live shows in a 1,500 seat theater and the Lake Hollywood Spectacular, a pyrotechnics show are part of its attractions. A post modern New York showcases classic city landmarks while Sci Fi City offers a futuristic scenario. The simulation of a category five hurricane about to wipe out New York simply takes the breath away. Sci Fi City has the world’s tallest dueling roller coasters based on the TV series Battle Star Galactica and a 4D motion simulated Transformer ride among its attractions. Ancient Egypt is a magnificent recreation of obelisks, pyramids and statues that includes a 1930s archaeological dig. A Revenge of the Mummy ride adds to the excitement. The Lost World zone is based on the movies Jurassic Park and Water World. A suspended roller coaster ride, a river rapids raft system, a rock climb and a live show that features pyrotechnics and stunts in a pool are the main draws here. The Far Far Away zone is based on the Shrek movie series while Madagascar features a tropical jungle and a displaced cargo ship with all the quirky characters of the movie series of the same name. A 3D show with added effects, live shows, a junior roller coaster, a kids Ferris wheel, carousels and a boat ride keep the kiddies entertained here. The weekly highlight is the Hollywood Dream Parade a spectacular with floats, special effects and over a hundred performers. The latest animatronics, digital projection, evocative sound and moving show action effects make experiences here truly magical. For visitors seeking family accommodation, the Citadenes Mt Sophia Singapore apartment hotels cater to the needs of families on vacation very well.
Intrigued by history, art and food, Shazzana Hamid is a writer who is passionate about the extraordinary. Disguised as Lavinia Woolf she writes of the exhilarating and enchanting. Google+