Universal Studios Singapore will celebrate its Grand Opening on Saturday, 28 May 2011, a day when Hollywood and Asian celebrities, park guests, government officials, annual pass holders and theme park executives will come together to commemorate and officially open Southeast Asia‟s No. 1 theme park. 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 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 worldpopular 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 Singapore‟s first integrated resort, 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.Page 2 of 3 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.” Mr. Michael Silver, President of Global Business Development, Universal Parks & Resorts, said: “Universal Studios theme parks are known throughout the world for extraordinary movie-themed rides and shows and unique experiences that are enjoyed by the entire family. We are proud to be a part of the official Universal Studios Singapore grand opening ceremonies and welcome Universal Studios Singapore to the growing family of Universal Studios parks and resorts worldwide.” Guests can log on to www.rwsentosa.com to catc