Universal Studios Singapore to Grand Open 28 May 2011

Universal Studios Singapore has announced that it will celebrate its Grand Opening on Saturday, 28 May 2011.

The activities launch with a movie-themed Grand Opening ceremony at the signature 21-metre tall arch entrance of Universal Studios Singapore. An action-packed stunt show will aim to thrill the crowd and set the stage for a grand procession of the park’s biggest resident stars – Marilyn Monroe, Charlie Chaplin, Betty Boop, Woody Woodpecker, The Scorpion King, Shrek, Princess Fiona and the heroes from Madagascar – with many more surprises and happenings yet to be announced.

Universal Studios Singapore welcomed more than two million guests in its nine months of soft opening in 2010, and has already hosted hundreds of thousands more so far this year, as the rides, shows, guest experiences and daily park operations have been honed and readied for this official Grand Opening day.

21 rides and shows are featured within Universal Studios Singapore showcasing world-popular themes such as Jurassic Park Rapids Adventure, Shrek 4-D Adventure, Revenge of the Mummy, and Battlestar Galactica. And the action and entertainment opportunities for USS guests continue to grow with the soon-to-be-announced premiere of the world’s first Madagascar-themed ride, Madagascar: A Crate Adventure. Yet another blockbuster ride is scheduled for later this year, the much-anticipated Transformers attraction, based on the popular box-office-hit movie series.

Universal Studios Singapore is located within one of Singapore’s first integrated resorts, Resorts World Sentosa. Lodging is only steps away, with four hotels (and two more coming soon), each with a uniquely different theme. Also available for guest enjoyment is FestiveWalk, the perfect venue for dining and shopping while experiencing the Asian debut of some of the world’s top brands.

Mr Dennis Gilbert, RWS’ Senior Vice President of Attractions, said, “The Grand Opening celebrations will bring to Singapore a slice of the Hollywood glitz and action, in the same way that Universal Studios Singapore brought Universal’s famous Ride The Movies experience here. On the Grand Opening day, the park will be exuberant with energy, setting the stage for many more exciting times to come in the future.”