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Complete Things to Do in Universal Studios Singapore (2023)

Updated on March 2023

Universal Studios Singapore is a one-of-a-kind entertainment destination that allows guests to experience films, music, and television coming to life.

Guests can immerse themselves in the dynamic world of Universal Studios, where they can get up close with famous movies, TV and pop culture characters, live shows, and thrilling rides.

Update December 2023: A Universal Christmas

Get ready for a world of Christmas at Universal Studios Singapore! From Dec 2 to Jan 1, 2024, experience the Universal Christmas event’s vibrant and bold new offerings.

 A Universal Christmas 2023, Universal Studios Singapore

Experience the season’s enchantment with a stunning holiday display featuring a lively show with DreamWorks’ Trolls, Poppy, and Branch. They will set the holiday mood by adorning a Christmas tree with festive flair, music, and dance. Guests can also enjoy an exclusive meet-and-greet session with these beloved characters.

Dreamworks Trolls at A Universal Christmas 2023

Venture into the heart of the festive season at Santa’s headquarters. Explore the elaborate North Pole, where the magic of Christmas is crafted and readied for the joyous celebration.

Santa's Northpole HQ - A Universal Christmas 2023

This event is not missed Engage in the excitement as Santa and his helpers embark on a moving celebration, distributing gifts to notable characters, including the Minions and stars from DreamWorks’ Kung Fu Panda, throughout the park.

Admission is included with Express Day Pass USS tickets.

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Read on to learn more about what’s coming soon at Universal Studios Singapore!

Here’s our guide to things to do in Universal Studios Singapore 2023!

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What makes Universal Studios Singapore stand out?

What is so special about Universal Studios Singapore?

Because it is located on Singapore’s Sentosa Island, a huge island of fun, and the presence of Universal Studios theme park makes it the best place to have fun and relax.

It is Southeast Asia’s only park with 24 thrilling rides, shows, and other attractions spread out over seven different theme zones.

Because it is located on Singapore’s Sentosa Island, a huge island of fun, and the presence of Universal Studios theme park makes it the best place to have fun and relax.

It is Southeast Asia’s only park with 24 thrilling rides, shows, and other attractions spread out over seven different theme zones.

Spend a day at USS, video by @journeywithrupali x @singaporeforeveryone

Attraction facts & information

There are 6 themed zones in Universal Studios Singapore, each themed to a different era in film or tv:

  • Hollywood – Walk down Hollywood Boulevard’s Walk of Fame and onto the sets of your favorite big-budget movies. You can find Despicable Me and Madagascar characters here.
  • New York– You can walk the streets of the Big Apple and feel the energy you’ve seen in movies. Sesame Street characters and themed shops are worth visiting.
  • Ancient Egypt – Step back in time to Egypt in the 1920s and see ancient obelisks, the riddles of the Sphinx, and rides that are said to be cursed.
  • Sci-Fi City – Explore this action-packed city of the future, which has thrill rides like TRANSFORMERS: Ultimate 3D Battle and Battlestar Galactica: HUMAN vs. CYLON
  • The Lost World– In Jurassic Park, you can walk with dinosaurs, and don’t miss the Lost World ride!
  • Far Far Away – Far, Far Away is Shrek’s fairytale kingdom with castles, green ogres, a talking donkey, and magic potions.

Universal Studios Singapore location and attraction maps

Universal Studios Singapore is located at Sentosa, a small island off the southern coast of Singapore.

Take a look at this Universal Studios Singapore Map below.

Attractions Map of Universal Studios Singapore 2022
Universal Studio Singapore Map

Universal Studios Singapore (USS) is located in Sentosa and can be accessed by many modes of transportation.

How to get to Universal Studios Singapore by Bus, Train, Cable Car, Car, Grab/Taxi, and Walk.


  • Option 1a: Take buses 65, 80, 93, 188, 855, 10, 30, 97, 100, 131, 143, 145, or 166 and alight at VivoCity. Board bus RWS8 from bus stop 14141 at VivoCity or bus stop 14121 at Merrill Lynch, HarbourFront. Alight at Resorts World Sentosa drop-off point.
  • Option 1b: Take bus 123, 188R, 963R, NR1, or NR6 and alight at Resorts World Sentosa bus stop 14519.
  • Enter via The Forum and turn left to take the escalator up to level 1.
  • Keep left and walk till you see the Universal Studios Globe.


  • Take the North-East line or Circle line to HarbourFront station.
  • Go to Exit E to VivoCity and proceed to level 3 to board the Sentosa Express.
  • Alight, one stops later at Resorts World Station.
  • Walk straight till you see the Twelve Cupcakes store on your right. Turn right and head towards the Universal Studios Globe.

EZ-Link card is the best transportation card in Singapore; if you want to know more, read our article – Ultimate Guide: EZ-Link Card Singapore

Cable Car:

  • Walk towards Exit B within HarbourFront train station.
  • Follow the directional signs leading to the Singapore Cable Car station at HarbourFront Tower ll.
  • Board the cable car and disembark at Imbiah station.
  • Take the Sentosa Express and alight one stop later at  Resorts World station.
  • Walk straight till you see Twelve Cupcakes on your right. Turn right and head towards the Universal Studios Globe.


  • “Keep to the left lane on Sentosa Gateway and drive down the slope to Resorts World Sentosa Car Park.
  • Filter right and drive into the tunnel for Cars/Taxis
  • Follow overhead signage to “B1 East” and park your vehicle.
  • Locate the nearest Car Park Map Directory and follow directions to Universal Studios Singapore on level 1. Keep to the left lane on Sentosa Gateway and drive down the slope to Resorts World Sentosa Car Park.
  • Filter right and drive into the tunnel for “Cars/Taxis.”
  • Follow overhead signage to “B1 East” and park your vehicle.
  • Locate the nearest Car Park Map Directory and follow directions to Universal Studios Singapore on level 1.

Follow the instructions above for entry via the Resorts World Sentosa car park, for which only car park charges apply. Sentosa Island admission and car park charges will apply for entry through the Sentosa gantry.

Carpark Charges

Monday – Thursday (excludes Public Holidays) : 12 am to 11:59 pm: $6 per entry

Friday/Saturday/Sunday/Public Holiday: 12 am to 11.59 pm: $9 per entry

Valet Service Charges

SGD3 service fee per vehicle (excludes prevailing parking charges)

Taxi / Grab:

  • Ask the taxi driver at the taxi drop-off point in Resorts World Sentosa underground car park.
  • Enter via The Forum and turn left to take the escalator up to level 1.
  • Turn left and walk straight till you see the Universal Studios Globe.

*For entry through Sentosa gantry, Sentosa Island admission charges will apply.


  • Proceed to level 1 of VivoCity and look for directions to the Boardwalk.
  • Upon reaching the entrance of Sentosa island, head towards Trick Eye Museum.
  • Keep left and walk till you see the Universal Studios Globe.

Universal Studios Singapore Ticket price and promos

Universal Studios Singapore has a tiered ticketing system.

Two types of tickets are available for purchase, the standard ticket and the express one.

If you buy from our travel partner, you can get a better price than buying directly on the spot. – Standard Ticket: S$68 (Adult) | S$58 (Child) and Universal Express Unlimited Day Pass Ticket: S$82 (Adult & Child).

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We suggest you opt for the Universal Express Unlimited ticket to skip the regular queues an unlimited number of times at each participating attraction!

Universal Studios Singapore Opening hours

Daily: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm. Universal Studios Singapore is open daily, with special hours during festive seasons.

Besides the USS opening hours, please note those attractions’ timing will also vary.

How many days do you need for Universal Studios Singapore?

“To enjoy all the rides and shows at Universal Studios Singapore, it’s best to set aside a whole day.

At 10 am, the park opens with an “opening act” to welcome visitors.”To enjoy all the rides and shows at Universal Studios Singapore, it’s best to set aside a whole day.

Follow our guide below to maximize your one-day trip to USS, and most likely, you will hit all the rides and attractions.

Before you Go, do these steps:

1. Please check the real-time attractions update on the official website

Keep checking the Universal Studios Singapore website for real-time updates on the attractions.

This will help you plan your visit better and avoid long queues.

Before you go, check the real-time attractions update on the official website like below:

How often have you gone to a theme park, and all rides are closed due to technical difficulties? And what if you are visiting during a public holiday?

2. Buy a water bottle, extra shirts, and a poncho.

Universal Studios Singapore is a huge, sprawling theme park so that you will walk a lot.

Make sure you have a water bottle and extra shirts.

Poncho is optional. Universal Studios Singapore is a tropical country that gets very humid afternoons.

An umbrella is not a must, but it will be convenient. Universal Studios Singapore is open from 10 am to 8 pm.

Sunglasses are a must-have item for Universal Studios Singapore.

It is sunny here, and the brightness of the place will cause you to squint your eyes a lot.

A hat is a good idea, as well. It is also an excellent way to identify your group in the sea of visitors.

A power bank is also good if you visit Universal Studios Singapore.

Our Favorite Rides in Universal Studios Singapore

Universal Studios Singapore’s theme parks are enormous, with much to see.

But you can narrow down the places you want to spend time if you know the rides that appeal to you and your family.

For instance, if you’re going with your partner or have a younger child who enjoys rides, these are our top recommendations:

No. 1: Transformers The Ride (The Ultimate 3D Battle)

Universal Studios Singapore™ Transformers

The ride is one of the most popular rides in Universal Studios Singapore! This ride is perfect for families with younger kids or those who don’t enjoy roller coasters.

It’s a 3D adventure that takes you on a journey through time and space. This ride has special effects that are beyond impressive and makes your eyes pop out of their sockets.

There are also great audio-visuals to keep your attention throughout the 3D experience.

If you’re looking for an adrenaline rush, Transformers The Ride is not for you, but if you’re looking for good old-fashioned fun, this ride will provide it.

Here is the video highlight of the Transformers – The Ride.

No. 2: Revenge of the Mummy

The MUmmy Returns - Universal Studios Singapore

The Revenge of the Mummy zone is the perfect spot for a family that isn’t too adventurous.

The rides in this zone include the Jurassic Park River Adventure and the Universal Studios Singapore Train Ride.

Prepare to be bombarded on all sides by massive fireballs, swarms of scarab beetles, and an army of warrior mummies that materialize out of nowhere from the darkness.

Will you be able to escape Imhotep’s curse, or will you be trapped inside forever?

No. 3: The Lost World Jurassic Park – Rapid Adventure

Universal Studios Singapore™ Jurassic Park Lost World - Rapid Adventure

At Jurassic Park Rapids Adventure, you will be amazed by this super-huge dinosaur park adventure.

Jurassic Park Rapids Adventure lets us live in the Dinosaurs era, which happened millions of years ago. This is possible because the design is so artistic and has a lot of details.

There are a lot of dinosaurs from different times, so they look alive and scary.
As in Jurassic Park movies, you can also go on a small roller coaster, take a boat across the river, and experience suspense.

Here is the video highlight of the Lost World Jurassic Park

No. 4: Battlestar Galactica (Human vs. Cyclon)

The Battlestar Galactica - Universal Studios Singapore

The Battlestar Galactica zone is an excellent place to visit if you have a teen who enjoys thrill rides. It features one rollercoaster, the Tidal Wave, one of the most thrilling rides in Universal Studios Singapore.

Unlike other zones dedicated to specific franchises like Harry Potter, this zone is more about telling a story with its land and attractions.

There are two main rides: Battlestar Galactica (Human vs. Cyclon) and the Medusa Freak Out, where you ride on an elevator and watch an animatronic rock-and-roll band perform before being dropped into the pit below.

What is the best time to visit this zone? Anytime!

This zone is open 24/7, so it’s always possible to visit at any time of day. The only restrictions are that guests must be at least 3 feet tall on the ride.

NB: Please monitor the accessibility because this thrill ride will go for maintenance for some period.

No. 5: Canopy Flyer

The Canopy Flyer is a fun ride for children and adults. It has a gentle slope that’s perfect for those who don’t love the sensation of roller coasters.

It would be best if you didn’t miss this thrilling roller coaster in the Lost World zone when you go to Universal Studios Singapore.

This roller coaster is hilarious and not too scary. It is good for people of all ages, so anyone can ride it. Everyone in the family sitting on a roller coaster and looking down at the world full of wild dinosaurs makes for a very comfortable and relaxing space.

No. 6: Puss In Boots Giant Journey

The Puss in Boots Giant Journey ride is a fun roller coaster for all ages. It’s in the KidZone area, with rides designed for smaller children.

The first part of the ride is a colorful 3-D film, and it starts slow before delivering a rush of speed that causes riders to bounce up and down.

It’s not one of the park’s wildest rides, but it’s still worth checking out if you want to spend time on something different from the typical thrill rides in Universal Studios Singapore.

Here is the video highlight of the Puss In Boots ride:

Other Rides Recommendation

Shrek 4D Adventures

The Shrek 4D Adventures ride is an excellent choice for families who want to have fun while they’re waiting in line. This zone has the best rides and attractions you can experience in Universal Studios Singapore outside the main theme parks.

Sesame Street Spaghetti Space Chase

Sesame Street is a must-see for guests of all ages, but the best time to visit is during the day. Guests are admitted from 11 am-4 pm on weekdays and 9 am-11 am on weekends.

This zone also has a great ride called The Sesame Street Monster Show.

It is great if you’re looking for something more low-key with rides that appeal to toddlers and young children. It’s also a nice break from the screaming kids in the rest of Universal Studios Singapore if you want a more relaxing experience.

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Dino Soarin’

If you like thrilling rides, skipping the Dino Soarin’ ride is best. This is a less-intense ride with a slow start and no loops or rolls.

If you plan on visiting Universal Studios Singapore with your partner, this zone will be good for you because it has smaller, enjoyable rides. It’s also best for people who don’t want to wait in long lines because the zone is smaller.

Places to eat and drink in Universal Studios Singapore

Mel’s Drive-In

Universal Studios Singapore - Mel's Drive InRestaurant

Mel’s Drive-In is a family-owned, American-style diner in the theme park’s backlot section. The place has been serving up classic American dishes since 1974. Aside from the regular fish and chips, many other breakfast and dinner items that suit your taste.

The extensive menu includes burgers, fries, and hot dogs for those less interested in fish and chips. There is also an extensive selection of milkshakes and malts for you to choose from.

Apart from the typical American food, you would find in a diner. They also have Asian dishes like a Singaporean chicken rice plate with curry prawns and fried onions.

Loui’s NY Pizza Parlor

vegetarian-pasta Loui's Pizza PArlor Universal Studios Singapore

Located in front of the New York City Street zone.

The pizza has a Neapolitan style with a chewy, al dente crust. If you are looking for a quick and convenient food option, this is a good option as they offer slices, whole pies, and by-the-slice pizza boxes.

The Italian theme also includes a variety of pasta and salads, so you can also choose from all these. You can also have some drinks such as Italian Iced Teas, Italian Sodas, and Italian Frappes.


Goldilocks Fried Chicken Universal Studios Singapore

The restaurant is in the theme park’s Far Far Away area, based on the Shrek movies made by Universal Studios and DreamWorks Animation. It serves delicious fried chicken and ice cream desserts.

When you go there, you can order homemade seven-spice fried chicken, fish and chips, chicken sandwiches, and Ben & Jerry’s ice creams to go with your meal.

Fossil Fuels

Fossil Fuels Sentosa Island - Universal Studios Singapore Restaurant

The fast food shop is near the The Lost World/Jurassic Park section of the theme park, which is based on the popular movie series by Steven Spielberg and the books by Michael Crichton.

Fossil Fuels Sentosa Island - Universal Studios Singapore - Hot Dog

When you go to the hot dog stand, you can choose your meal from a wide variety of hot dogs and other snack foods, light meals, and frozen drinks that will help you get back to exploring the prehistoric world.


In addition to being a theme park, Universal Studios Singapore is a unique shopping district.

Everything about it, the Universal Studios’ retail outlet is a real eye-catcher. Even just the entrance is worth taking a picture of.

Step inside, and you’ll find the most extensive collection of Universal Studios items in Singapore, all in one store.

You can buy souvenirs, toys, and clothing to bring home as gifts or to add to your own collection.

Below are the best retail shops that we recommend if you would like to bring back some mementos from Universal Studios Singapore:

1. Fairy Godmother’s Potion Shop

When you walk into Fairy Godmother’s Potion Shop, you’ll be mesmerized by the clinking, clanking assembly line for potions around the room, filling bottles with magical potions from a big wooden vat in Fairy Godmother’s factory.
Explore the magical items on display that have anything to do with the world of Far, Far Away, and bring them into your world.

2. Big Bird’s Emporium

Can’t get enough of Sesame Street and all its cute charactersMinion welcome to Big Bird’s Emporium, Singapore’s biggest Sesame Street store.
This bright store has all the fun of Sesame Street in one big shopping experience.
Find all the Sesame Street things you canMinionhome at your own pace.

3. Minion Mart

Do you adore those lovely Minions? Then you’ll experience despicable excitement while entering the Minion Mart.

Yes, indeed, a store that is as minion-obsessed as you are!

Feel free to peruse the shelves in search of your favorite minion and to purchase charming souvenirs, clothing, and collectibles.

4. The Dino-Store

Walk into a Jurassic world at Dino-Store, where you can buy all kinds of memorabilia, toys, and clothing from the Jurassic Park movie series.

You can look through many Jurassic Park-related items, like T-shirts, caps, pens, and models of dinosaurs.

You’re in Jurassic World now, but will you ever leave?

5. TRANSFORMERS Supply Vault

Proceed into the future world of Transformers at the TRANSFORMERS Supply Vault, a store full of items from all your favorite Transformers movies.

Take home figurines of all your favorite characters, box sets, bags, plush toys, and other souvenirs.

6. Hello Kitty Studio

Walking into the Hello Kitty Studio, you’ll be amazed by all the toys and other items you could take home.
Whether you’ve been collecting Hello Kitty stuff since you were a kid or just discovered her, this is the best place to add to your collection of cute Hello Kitty things.

Character’s Meet and Greet

“Visitors looking for a “behind-the-scene” experience can visit the “Meet and Greet” service booths throughout the park.

Each booth features a costumed character who will talk with you and take selfies.

1. Gru and the Minions

Gru and The Minions - Meet & Greet - Universal Studios Singapore - Resorts World Sentosa

You have probably seen them in movies. You can meet Gru and the Minions from Illumination at Universal Studios Singapore!
Find your favorite Minion and use this rare chance to take a picture with them.
Get those poses down pat before the big day!

2. Happily Ever After

Shrek Meet and Greet - Universal Studios Singapore

Meet all your favorite ogre-like characters from Shrek. Step into the magical world of Far, Far Away and meet your favorite stars from the Shrek movies by DreamWorks Animation.

You’ll feel like you’re in a fairy tale and can take fun pictures with Shrek and Princess Fiona.

3. Madagascar Meet & Greet

Come and meet the heroes of the hit movie Madagascar, Alex, King Julien, and Gloria.

Don’t miss the chance to take a fun picture with one or all of your favorite characters and talk to them about the adventures of these New Yorkers in Madagascar!

4. Raptor Encounter to see Jurassic World’s Blue

Raptor Encounter to see Jurassic World’s Blue! - Meet & Greet - Universal Studios Singapore - Resorts World Sentosa

Visit the Raptor Encounter to see Blue from Jurassic World!
This is an exciting chance to watch her and learn interesting things about her, her pack, and other dinosaurs.
And if you’re brave enough, you can get close to the smart carnivore to take a memorable photo.

5. Sesame Street

Sesame Street - Meet & Greet - Universal Studios Singapore - Resorts World Sentosa

Meet Elmo and Oscar, the Grouch, two of your favorite Sesame Street characters!

They’re almost like family members, and now you get to meet them in person and take pictures with them for your own family album.

These big, friendly, colorful monsters love being in front of the camera, and they’ll love it even more if you join them.

6. Transformers: Voices of Cybertron

Transformers - Meet & Greet - Universal Studios Singapore - Resorts World Sentosa

If you dare, roll out and meet the cast of Transformers: Voices of Cybertron!

Meet these fantastic creations, from robots to people.

Here’s your chance to ask Optimus Prime if you can join his team and fight the scary Megatron.

Be careful as you wait to see what they do in real-time.

Where to stay?

You can check out the Singapore Tourism Board’s website if you are looking for places to stay while visiting Singapore.

The website makes it easy to search for accommodation by the theme park, price range, and distance from the park.

You can also look at TripAdvisor to find places to stay in Singapore.

This website is loaded with listings of places to stay in Singapore by theme park and price range.

Wrapping Up – Universal Studios Singapore

Is it worth going to Universal Studios Singapore?

Of course, it is worth it, as long you purchase the Express Ticket. If you buy the express ticket from our travel partner here, you can get a better price than buying directly on the spot.

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Universal Studios Singapore is one of the most unique theme parks in the world. Visitors can immerse themselves in the dynamic world of movie, TV, and pop culture characters. There are also live shows, thrilling rides, and restaurants.

This is a must-see if you want a unique experience while in Singapore. It is also a great place to visit with the entire family.

Other places to visit in Singapore? Check this article.

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