Feb 08 2011
What’s an amusement park without a rollercoaster? Universal Studios Singapore may have opened in March 2010 and already attracted 2 million visitors, but it’s been operating without its star attraction: The Battlestar Galactica: Human vs Cylon rollercoaster.
Inspired by the hit sci-fi series, this dueling rollercoaster has two intertwined tracks – a seated rollercoaster on the red track and an inverted one on the blue track – and promises to scare the pants off park-goers with corkscrew turns, near collisions, and speeds of 90km per hour. Of course, Singapore’s adrenaline junkies haven’t had a chance to try it because the ride was indefinitely shut down after seriously failing its safety tests. The discovery of cracks in the welding meant that seats (and the riders in them) might fly off the track – yikes!
After 11 months of redesign and retesting, Universal Studios has announced that Battlestar Galactica: Human vs Cylon is finally ready for its debut. The long-awaited rollercoaster will open to the public on February 21, 2011, though I certainly wouldn’t want to be the first to try it!
There’s no shortage of fun things to do at Universal Studios, but without the rollercoaster it fell short on thrills. Maybe now that it boasts the world’s tallest dueling rollercoaster the park might be worth its hefty ticket prices and long queues.
Universal Studios Singapore is open daily, 10:00–19:00. Ticket prices are S$66 adult / S$48 child on weekdays and S$72 adult / S$52 child on weekends.
After splurging on admission, check out some of the fun and completely free activities on Sentosa.
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