The Sci-Fi City zone at Universal Studios Singapore has the least amount of theming in the whole park (in my humble opinion). This area is futuristic in its design and has two main attractions “Battlestar Galactica” and “Transformers“.
The first of these attractions is the awesome “Battlestar Galactica” ride. This is a dual rollercoaster where both tracks are intertwined and run simultaneously. This is a similar concept to the ‘Dragon Challenge” at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Universal Studios Orlando (formerly called Duelling Dragons when we visited there years ago). Both coasters offer different rides while they twist and turn into each other so you experience the other coaster riders whizzing past you as you ride. One coaster is called “Cylon” – this one is a suspended coaster where you are underneath the track with legs dangling – hold onto your shoes. The other coaster is called “Human” and it is a seated coaster where you are on top of the track. They are both fantastic but my favourite was the Cylon. On one part you head down and into a pit of mist in the ground before roaring back up into a loop and back down into the misty pit. There are plenty of extreme twists and turns for the adventurous rider. I rode these with my son 9 times in total (6 Cylon, 3 Human). You have to try it if you get the chance.
I have found the following video of this ride on You Tube for those who may be interested (It’s not my video though. It’s from Sentosa Theme Park Blog on You Tube – follow the links for more of their blog http://www.youtube.com/user/Bigbearsg http://sentosathemepark.blogspot.com.au/).
The other main attraction in this zone is “Transformers the Ride” and I have to say it is a fantastic ride that we went on many times during our visit. It’s always a bonus if on the day that you visit a park there are no lines, and we were fortunate enough for this to be the case on both days.
It is similar to the Spiderman Ride at Universal Island’s of Adventure in Orlando – another favourite of mine. Transformers is a 3D ride where your vehicle transports you through an amazing world – moving from one 3D scene to another, complete with bumps, smoke, sound effects etc. On one of my Transformer rides I was sitting next to a group of young Japanese tourists – they were screaming and yelling so much I was in fits of laughter – it made a fantastic ride even more fun.
As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, the weather was hot and humid. The “Starbot Cafe” in this zone will always be in my memory as an extremely cool and refreshing place to chill down between rides.
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