A child needs entertainment more than he needs food or good sleep. And if he gets it with no supervision that becomes the dream. We fulfilled this one by jumping back into childhood shoes and paying a visit to Universal Studios Singapore – a home to Shrek, Madagascar creatures, the Mummy and other famous characters.
As from any popular theme park we expected long queues. Experience already taught us that in order to cover all attractions, you should do it the smart way. Meaning not to wait for a couple of hours for a ride after which it’s not that enjoyable anymore.
Couple of minutes after the park opened we rushed towards attractions equipped with dozens of tips and an exact game plan. This involved no stops whatsoever, even for photos. Of course, with so much excitement we didn’t even notice that there were not many people queuing at the entrance that day.
After several hours we eventually figured out that something is not working and queues are not that long – on average it took us less than 10 minutes of waiting to pass through the line. Turns out that the season in Singapore ended in September, which was not quite logical to us. How can a season end on the equator? It’s literally +30 all year long, even during the monsoon part of the year. In Disneyland in late November there are at least 3-4 times more people and it’s quite cold in Paris at that time of the year.
Anyway, after figuring that out we decided to calm ourselves down and relax. After all, theme parks should be fun and not pressurizing.
We started our adventure through the world of imagination in Ancient Egypt where we were greeted by 6-floor-building high guards of Anubis.
After staring at them for a while with open mouths we continued our peaceful walk in the woods of Jurassic Park. Dinosaur couples looked quite real and scary, but the funniest part was to watch how small children are playing at the footsteps of giant reptiles and not caring about anything.
We got a bit lost in the dark forest, so we decided to stop by the swamp and ask our pal Shrek for some directions on how to get out.
We waited for a long time, but the big guy was not there. Or maybe he was too busy bathing in the mud. In any case, we carried on the journey at our own risk.
Our quest finally brought us to Far Far Away, which we were very happy about. It was also quite nice of the Fairy Godmother ti wish us such nice things.
The place was not very crowded and most of the bars were empty. It looked like all magical creatures were riding the dragon and having the best time. Of course, before proceeding our walk we had our share of flying as well.
After such long journey it was time to do some “move it, move it” and we went to find King Julian and his gang to have some party. Lion Alex greeted us with a big smile and giraffe Melman even gave Kristine a ride.
After thanking great hosts for a lovely time we finished our evening in American atmosphere in the equatorial New York City.
Somehow it felt that Singapore’s park creators saw New York differently that we are used to, or there have been a massive meteor shower the day before.
All in all, it was so great to come back to childhood for a full day and completely forget about the outside world. It’s amazing what imagination can do with you if you give it the opportunity to flow.