Tips For Visiting Universal Studios Singapore

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Universal Studios Singapore is one of the most visited theme parks in the world, welcoming 3 million annual visitors. 

It can get busy; you might have difficulty buying tickets, there might be long crowds, and there might be several other disappointments.

With these helpful tips, you can find everything you need and make the best of your visit. 

Read to find out the 14 helpful tips for visiting Universal Studios Singapore.

1. Avoid Going On Public Holidays And Weekends

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You will see the largest crowds at Universal Studios Singapore on weekends and public holidays. 

There will be less time for rides, meet and greets, and lunch if there is a larger audience and longer lines for rides. 

Spend a more laid-back day at Universal Studios Singapore during the weekdays.

2. Buy Your Ticket Online

Purchase a ticket for Universal Studios Singapore online.

Purchasing a ticket online is typically less expensive than purchasing one at Universal Studios Singapore in person. 

You won’t have to wait in line at the ticket desk either. Get your Universal Studios Singapore tickets here.

3. Install The Universal Studios Singapore App

Before the visit, ensure your phone has the Universal Studios Singapore app downloaded. 

The app will provide you with a map of Universal Studios Park, the wait times for each ride right now, and the Meet & Greet events schedule.

The Universal Studios Singapore app also helps you with the locations of restaurants and gift shops, timings, and other important information that might come in handy.

4. Arrive Early

Arrive at Universal Studios Singapore before its opening.

It is recommended to arrive at least 30 minutes before the official opening time to complete important formalities and click pictures before the crowd arrives.

Universal Studios Singapore gets extremely congested in the afternoon as people start to arrive, generally around midday. 

You can experience more rides and get a head start by arriving early. 

When the park is less crowded, each ride will have shorter lines.

5. Decide Beforehand Which Ride To Go On First

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Take advantage of the rides you must not miss first, even if you arrive early. 

During peak hours, riders may have to wait up to an hour for each ride. 

Avoid finding yourself in a scenario where you finish the less popular rides before having adequate time to ride the well-liked ones.

The rides at Universal Studios Singapore that are most favored include:

  • Transformers
  • Revenge of the Mummy
  • Battlestar Galactica’s HUMAN vs. CYLON
  • Jurassic Park Rapids Adventure

Avoid exploring the theme park in order and go straight to these rides as soon you enter the park to enjoy them without waiting for too long.

6. Check Out The Two “Hidden” Attractions

At Universal Studios Singapore, there are two attractions that many people frequently miss.

Fairy Godmother Magic Potion Spin is a little Ferris wheel ride that is appropriate for very small children.

It is located inside Fairy Godmother’s Potion Shop in the Far Far Away zone. 

You can enter the Potion Shop through the main storefront to get the ride or arrive there by walking through the Shrek 4D experience.

7. Do Not Skip The Meet & Greet

While riding as many rides as possible should be your top focus when visiting Universal Studios Singapore, try to schedule a few meet-and-greet opportunities. 

Meeting and shaking hands with movie characters like Optimus Prime, Mummy, Blue the Velociraptor, and Minions is enjoyable.

The theme park offers meet-and-greet during the day, and you must check the schedule on the Universal Studios Singapore app for the day you visit the theme park.

Therefore, there’s no reason to feel bad if you didn’t get to meet your favorite character the first time.

8. Take The Universal Express Pass

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Singapore is a year-round destination, with most tourists exploring the theme park, making it crowded. Therefore, the Universal Express is a must when you’re visiting.

Universal Express Pass is the name of Universal Studios Singapore’s “quick pass” system, which helps you get priority access to the rides, reducing the wait time a lot.

Universal Express holders at Universal Studios Singapore can use a separate, speedier queue than the regular standby lines.

Most rides at Universal Studios Singapore have Universal Express queues available.

Two notable examples are the Canopy Flyer rides and the Treasure Hunters.

Not waiting in line for the Universal Express can save you time and effort; without it, you might not even be able to explore all the rides in a single day.

9. Use the Lockers For Battlestar Galactica and Revenge of the Mummy

The Battlestar Galactica roller coasters and Revenge of the Mummy do not permit loose goods. 

Before boarding the rides, you can store your bags and other loose belongings in the lockers located next to these attractions. 

For a restricted period, these lockers are free to use.

10. Dress According to the Heat

Singapore is a hot, humid place, making standing in a queue outside Universal Studios Singapore a challenging task.

We advise clothing appropriately for the temperature. Wear light and breathable material to avoid chafing that can make walking difficult.

At Universal Studio Singapore, we have witnessed people dressed in gowns and jeans. 

Instead, we suggest wearing shorts and T-shirts. Your long, flowing dress can put you at risk on certain rides like roller coasters, so save them for exploring the city.

Additionally, if at all feasible, carry a fan. 

Better still, get one that runs on batteries to stay cool while waiting in the queue. You can thank us later!

11. Plan a 2-Day Itinerary

While it is totally possible to explore all rides and attractions in a single visit, it is recommended to plan a 2-day itinerary.

This is especially recommended if you are visiting during peak tourist season in Singapore.

Planning a 2-day itinerary gives you ample time to explore all the rides, attractions, dining options and shops, making the best of the theme park.

12. Get the Singapore Pass

One of the most underrated tips is to get the Singapore Pass.

The Singapore Pass gives you access to the theme park along with over 40 other top-rated attractions in the city.

You are free to choose the number of days of validity as per your desire, allowing you to explore the theme park and other attractions in a flexible manner.

With the Singapore pass, you may save up to 50% as compared to individual tickets for all included attractions, making it an economical and convenient choice.

13. Ensure Height Restrictions Are Met

Universal Studios Singapore levies height restrictions on certain attractions and rides.

Visitors with younger children should ensure they meet the height requirements to avoid last-minute disappointments.

14. Learn about the Wait Times and Peak Hours for Rides and Attractions

Universal Studios Singapore attracts lakhs of visitors each year, but it remains crowded no matter when you go.

Naturally, visitors have to wait in lines for their turn, but sometimes, the ride wait times can go up to 60 to 120 minutes, especially on busy days.

Learn about the ride wait times beforehand and the peak hours for your favorite rides to plan your day accordingly and visit them before or after the peak hours.

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