Sunday, April 6, 2014

Universal Studios Singapore

It was our two years anniversary so we took a day off work and went to Universal Studios!

The date was just 10 days after my wisdom tooth surgery, so I was very afraid that I would not be healed in time to smile properly for nice photos!

Luckily, I got well days before so the worrying was for nothing! :) Lots of pictures taken for this entry! Probably the most number of times my face ever appeared in a single blog posting. Haha. Loved the photos in this entry! So bright and cheery, I think most of them will end up in my instagram feed over the next few days :D

Do you all go clockwise (turn left) or anti-clockwise (turn right) upon entry? I think the correct way is to turn left and go in sequence of Hollywood, Madagascar, Far Far Away, The Lost World, Ancient Egypt, Sci-fi City, New York. I conquered the sections one by one in that sequence the last time I went, so this time I was quite bothered when bf turned right upon entry! And instead of enjoying each place thoroughly (ride, take photos, walk slowly, breathe the magical air) before moving on to the next, he was going from ride to ride spontaneously without a "planned route"! Haha. So, we decided to play first, photos later! In the end he accidentally mentioned that the weather forecast said there would be rain in the afternoon. No wonder he was so eager to finish the rides first!

(I guess the above paragraph only applies in Universal Studios Singapore, because I just realize I am quite anyhow too in other amusement parks! I think it's because Universal Studios Singapore is mapped in a circular design.)

First ride, Sesame Street Space Chaser. First time on this ride, because it was not there the last time I went a couple of years back. It is a very kiddy ride, so I think I would skip it next time! Luckily we didn't waste a lot of time in the queue for this one.

Next was another ride which wasn't around the first time I went. Transformers! I think it's one of the more popular rides there because we queued the longest for this.

Before we entered, the park attendant told us it would take 1.5 hours but I thought that was an over-estimation so we went in anyway. Look at us in the queue, the place looks empty right? We were around the middle of the queuing hallway and it gave us the illusion that we were not that far away from the ride. This photo of us was helpfully taken by an angmoh infront of us, before he got into a bad mood after we went into room after room of endless queues. Don't be cheated by the half-empty hallway outside, because what awaits inside are numerous rooms with queues. The ride was quite ok, not really a thrill ride, but the graphics were awesome and effects were fantastic!

Actually the previous time I went was also on a weekday and it was not crowded and the queue time was not long at all too! Surprised that this time the queues are all so long! Waiting really kills the fun! :(

Some characters at Ancient Egypt!

And we managed to get a photo with them! The lady was in character throughout and didn't smile AT ALL. I wonder how she does it. Doesn't she have urges to smile at people who wants to take a photo? Haha. And after the photo, bf told me he thinks the guy is not fit. I think my bf siao one. Where got not fit. The guy looks like he can lift me up with just one hand!

Then, onto the Mummy ride! I think this is probably the most thrilling ride in Universal Studios. Bf was happily laughing away while I screamed!

Another photo of us in Ancient Eygpt!

Next, my favourite city in Universal Studios Singapore. FAR FAR AWAY!

It's so pretty and magical! I had to stop myself from going overzealous with taking photos of every possible angle in here. Haha.

Hi Fairy-godmother! Her wig looks extremely heavy!

After going on the Shrek 4D Adventure and Enchanted Airways (love this ride!), it was time for lunch! We decided on Goldilocks!

The burgers were blah, but the chicken was not bad!

Bf was tempted by the milkshake and got it! I don't really like it though.

After lunch, we saw Pinocchio! So cute!

Photo outside Gingerbread's candy house!

Another pretty photo of Far Far Away before we move on!

Madagascar! I've never watched the movie so the characters don't really appeal to me. Haha.

Photo on the boat ride~ After the ride, bf said, "the story doesn't make sense." hahaha. Ya lor, I was quite confused in there.

Moving on to Hollywood and New York!

Performance beside Mel's Drive In. They look really retro!

Wore a black necklace from HURS, featuring the words Love, which totally fits the occasion! Haha.

I love the entire street! Lots of picturesque moments! If only our streets are also as charming as these! The whole place looks just like how I pictured towns from storybooks when I was a child.

This Charlie Chaplin guy was very funny! He was trying to tease my bf by pulling me away. Lol.

Afterwards, we went to Lights Camera Action! I always feel very scared in there!

We skipped The Lost World initially because of the wet ride, but since we were done with taking photos, we went in to play our last few rides!

The reptile he was holding moved in a really realistic way until we realize it is a puppet controlled by his hands. I thought it was a super-realistic robot toy! I think the kids totally believed it to be real!

Rapids Adventure.... also my first time on it because the last time I went, it was under maintenance. Bf say until like so scary, but it wasn't that scary lah! Luckily we didn't get very soaked... Just splashed!

And then... the canopy flyer! I remember I was totally terrified on the ride the last time but this time it was super fun we went up twice! The queue time was also not as long as my previous visit. Only 15-20 minutes now!

Us on the ride!

High up in the air!

Time for a kiddy ride!

Bf trying to show off his.... ear? Lol.

Then we passed by Ancient Egypt again!

And met two other characters who are from The Mummy movie I think!

Got a nice guy to help us take this photo (so that not all our photos have my big arm at the side. Hahaha).

We went on many of the rides again! This time the queue is significantly shorter, like just 10 minutes only (the walking through the queue poles took longer than waiting!) It makes everything so much more fun!

So happy that the Battlestar Galatica was still suspended when we went! Hahaha. This is because the last time I already went, and it was quite scary, so I didn't want to feel obliged to go again! If it was operating, I am sure bf would want to go and would want me to go too. Luckily it was closed! Hehehe I'm probably the only person happy about this! Heard that they are going to dismantle and change it to a new ride. Looking forward!

Craving for some ice cream so we got a cup from Starbot Cafe!

I was slowly eating my ice cream and by the time I was done, the attendants at Accelerator told us that it was the last ride already :( Sad! We didn't manage to play this in the end because of our ice cream!

Ending this entry with a photo of us! See, we got chemistry leh, both our legs in the same position. Hahaha!

We had so much fun that I forgot about time! We had wanted to leave at 5pm but ended up staying till 7pm without knowing!

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