If you’re going to Singapore soon and want to know, “Is Universal Studios Singapore worth it?”, then this post is for you.
In this article, you’ll find out if USS is worth you money, how to get Universal Studios Singapore tickets cheaply, and how to enjoy every worthwhile activity the park has to offer so you can make the most out of your trip.
Let’s get started.
Is Universal Studios Singapore Worth It? [What to Do]
Yes, Universal Studios Singapore is definitely worth your hard-earned money, as long as you follow these 3 important tips below:
3 Tips to Make Your USS Visit Worth It
You can make the most of our your visit to USS if you consider the following USS tricks:
1. Visit USS on a weekday
It normally goes without saying, but theme parks are incredibly busy when it comes to weekends.
So while you’re planning for your Singapore trip, booking flights and making your own itinerary, it’s better if you allot a weekday – Wednesday or Thursday is better – for you to explore Universal Studios Singapore with fewer people.
Pro-tip: Avoid going on the months of March, June, September & December because these are school breaks, so more people will be visiting the theme park during this time.
Universal Studios Singapore Opening Hours
- 11 am to 6 PM
Pro-tip: The best times to visit USS would be early in the morning.
Ideally, it would be better if you go to USS at least 30 minutes before its opening time.
We also noticed that more people go out of the park when it’s already late in the afternoon. This means less crowd = less waiting time for rides = more fun for you. 🙂
2. Buy your discounted USS tickets online
The Universal Studios Singapore ticket is pretty expensive, that’s why lots of travelers are wondering if USS is worth it.
Normally, entrance tickets to USS cost:
- S$82 (US $62) or ₱3,440 for adults (aged 13 and above)
- S$61 (US $46) or ₱2,560 for children (aged 4-12)
That’s why you really need this Universal Studios Singapore guide – to make sure that you make the most out of your trip to the theme park, so that it’ll be worth the money you’ll pay in exchange for the experience, right?
If you buy your USS tickets from Resorts World Sentosa online, you have to pay more because it’s in SGD (Singaporean dollars).
Your credit card will charge you a foreign transaction fee which is around 2% to 3.5% of your total bill. Yikes.
Luckily, I booked my Universal Studios Singapore tickets online via Klook, and I paid only S$82 (US $62) or ₱3,440 — NO extra charges.
PLUS, buying your discounted tickets online is easier.
Just save the PDF file you’ll receive in your email, and then scan it at the entry gate. No need to get in line for tickets and no need to print anything, too.
3. Decide on the rides before coming to the park
If you’re saving up money so you won’t buy the Express Pass tickets, and you want to make the most out of it, make sure to plan the rides that you’ll be on.
Universal Studios Singapore Rides Recommendations: Thrill-Seekers
- Revenge of the Mummy
Both Human and Cylon are 14-storey high outdoor roller coasters. They operate at the same time. The only difference is that in Cylon, your feet won’t have anything to land on.
Did we ride it? No.
Were we scared? Yes.
As for Revenge of the Mummy, it’s an indoor roller coaster. It’s incredibly dark inside, and you’ll hear scary noises during your ride. There’s even backward motions in this ride. But otherwise, it’s all good.
Can you imagine – we even had elementary school children with us on the queue! Lol.
Just have fun and scream your lungs out.
Universal Studios Singapore Rides Recommendations: Average Theme Park-Goer
- Revenge of the Mummy
- TRANSFORMERS The Ride: The Ultimate 3D Battle
- Canopy Flyer (my personal favorite!)
- Jurassic Park Rapids Adventure
- Enchanted Airways
Universal Studios Singapore Rides Recommendations: Families With Children
- Puss In Boots’ Giant Journey
- Madagascar: A Crate Adventure
- Sesame Street Spaghetti Space Chase
- King Julien’s Beach Party-Go-Round
- Treasure Hunters
First Ride Suggestions
★ If you have children with you:
Treasure Hunters first. Line here can get really long, so make sure you head on over here first.
★ For teenagers and young adults:
Canopy Flyer. It’s a 50-second thrilling ride (I love it!) but it’ll take you a long time to line up for it.
After riding the Canopy Flyer, go to the Transformers Ride next!
Pro-tip: Take advantage of the “Single Rider” line for every ride that you line up for.
Normal queue at the Transformers Ride takes 1 hour and 10 minutes.
On the other hand, Single Rider line takes only 15 minutes.
If you’re a couple, separate for just a moment, okay? The rides are mostly thrilling & exciting, so you won’t really have time to stare lovingly at your partner’s eyes. 😀
★ If you only have one show to watch:
Make it WaterWorld in The Lost World. It’s exciting, it’s funny and the death-defying stunts really impressed me!
Is Universal Studios Singapore Worth It? [What to Eat]
What if you’ve already drank all the water you can possibly drink, but you’re still feeling a little bit peckish?
Here are several yummy food and drinks you can eat at Universal Studios Singapore.
1. Discovery Food Court
If you’d like to sit around and eat Singapore Hainanese Chicken, this is the place to go to.
Keep in mind that it may not be as authentic as the ones you can find in Maxwell Food Center, though, but it’s decent enough to fill your tummy!
2. Nachos and 3. Chicken Tenders at Fossil Fuels
Honestly, I didn’t expect Chicken Tenders (S$6 or ₱240) to be so good!
True to its name, they really were tender, and just the right taste. Breading was done perfectly, and taste was lip-smackingly yummy.
Only thing I didn’t like was how small the serving was, although since theme park food is notoriously expensive, that’s to be expected already.
Nachos with Cheese (S$6 or ₱240) stole my heart. It’s crispy, it’s lightly salted and it hits the spot whenever you feel hunger hit you.
After all, it has salt, and salt is good for dehydration…right?
Want a tip?
Go and get Nachos + Cheese, save the cheese, buy a corndog for S$4 (₱160) and dip your corndog into the cheese. Perfect!
5. Fruit Punch Slush
Yes, you can bring your own water bottle to Universal Studios Singapore.
But, since you’re already here, why don’t you #treatyoself to some sweet & refreshing slush? Buy this for S$5 (₱200) and share with the people you love!
Is it worth going Universal Studios Singapore?
As Southeast Asia’s first and only Universal Studios theme park with exciting rides, shows and attractions based on childhood shows and movies, it’s definitely worth your money to go to Universal Studios Singapore and experience happiness like you’re a kid again!
Here are some traveler reviews you can read for more details:
- “Supeeer fun and convenient to use! This is the highlight of our SG trip. You can go directly to the entrance and have it scanned. We were able to ride almost all attractions. My fave is the Mummy’s Revenge! Rode it twice to get a better picture. 😊 excited for my next Univ Studios trip in another country.”
- “this is my favorite place in Singapore! i saw the universal pictures on how the film was create! Its cool and lovely! Complete spots such as minions, hello kitty, transformers, shrek, the mummy and many more! This is good for kids and adults! I enjoyed here, rides and 3d effects!! What a lovely place! I wish there is also Universal studios in Manila! I will be there everyday lol😂”
So, what are you waiting for?
Have any questions or additional comments? Let me know below! 🙂
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