Discovery Food Court
It was lunch time already when we ended our stay in Far Far Away. We had our lunch in Discovery Food Court, located in the Lost World Zone. We chose to dine here because it served local Singaporean dishes. Sure enough, we had Hainanese Chicken Rice, said to be the must-try dish in Singapore. Well, it was really delicious! Discovery Food Court was dinosaur-themed so there was a giant dinosaur replica in the center and the walls were decorated with dinosaur images.
New York Zone
After our yummy lunch, we did not want to upset our stomachs so we whiled away the time by wandering around Universal Studios. We strolled along the streets of New York and Hollywood, where the look and feel of the architecture and building façade instantly transported us to these places.
Lights, Camera, Action! Hosted by Steven Spielberg
In the New York Zone, we watched and learned how special effects could bring to life the plot of a movie. The movie special effects show was called Lights, Camera, Action! Hosted by Steven Spielberg. An empty sound stage became the setting for a Category 5 hurricane that would devastate New York City. The sound and light effects were awesome!
Lights, Camera, Action! sound stage
The Lost World™
The Lost World Zone
When we felt that we could explore the different rides again, we immediately went to the Lost World Zone. This zone was sectioned into Jurassic Park and WaterWorld areas. We wanted to watch the live action stunts in WaterWorld based from the movie but the queue was just too long! I guess we were not patient enough. (Note: for those who don’t want to fall in line, you could purchase Express lane tickets worth $30 per ride.) We also did not ride in the Canopy Flier, an outdoor ride that would let you have an aerial view of Jurassic Park. Rock climbing was offered thru the Amber Rock Climb but we had to pay an extra $5 so naturally, we skipped this one.
Jurassic Park; Canopy Flier aerial rail
The highlight of our Universal Studios tour was the Jurassic Park Rapids Adventure. This was my personal favorite. We loved it so much that even though the queue was very long, we came back for a second ride.
Safety gears on stand-by at the Jurassic Park Rapids Adventure
You might ask, what was so special about it? Jurassic Park Rapids Adventure is an outdoor river raft ride. But it was no ordinary raft ride – guests on “circular rafts will be tossed on waterways within the Jurassic Park compound, where prehistoric creatures roam free.” Its “white water raft system with state-of-the-art animatronics and thrilling white water drop” surely gave us the thrill we were looking for. But once is not enough; you should try it at least twice.
The raft at Jurassic Park Rapids Adventure
We had to wear a raincoat/poncho ($2 each) in this ride because getting soaked was a high possibility. We were also not allowed to carry any bags with us, especially electronic gadgets like cameras because they might get damaged when they get wet so we availed of a locker for $3 per hour. There were drying docks within the vicinity of Jurassic Park but there’s extra fee for using them and luckily we did not get too wet, thanks to our raincoats.
The fireworks display are shown during Saturdays and selected holidays only so we were not able to see them. Here are some useful links that may help you in planning your own memorable trip to Universal Studios Singapore: