If you can’t get enough of the action in the movie Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Universal Studios Singapore has launched a dino-themed event. Head over to Jurassic World: Explore and Roar!, which will be running until 22 August 2018!
I wasn’t too sure if it’s usually this crowded, but I suppose the event was bringing in the masses. Most of the theme park was decorated with various Jurassic Park paraphernalia, especially along Hollywood Street just past the entrance.
The exhibitions along Hollywood street include body parts of a T-Rex sticking through the walls, Pterodactyls looming over the civilians, and more. If you’re planning to grab a picture for your Instagram, you’ve got to jump in line as they’re pretty popular.
At the end of Hollywood Street, I saw Jurassic Park: Roar!, a live-action show that’s attracting as many people as the Waterworld™ live show. If you’re brave enough, you can even volunteer to participate in it!
There are only three timings a day for this show, so try to plan your route and your rides to not miss out on this.
Showtimes: 1.30pm, 4pm, & 6.30pm (daily), additional 9pm shows (Fri & Sat)
Venturing deeper into the theme park, you’ll find more thrilling rides, as well as an educational journey on how to train Velociraptors.
As seen from the movies, using a clicker is effective in instructing and domesticating Velociraptors. Participants will get hands-on training on how to use these clickers, just like Chris Pratt’s character!
If you don’t have the gift of taming raptors, don’t worry! Trainer Wyatt will step in so you don’t have to fear the Velociraptors going rogue.
Velociraptors also need their rest, so there are only four timeslots for this training. Those with the ambition of becoming a Jurassic Park Ranger, sign up for this training or you might just have to give this dream job up!
Showtimes: 12noon, 2pm, 4.15pm, 6pm (Sun – Thu); 12noon, 2pm, 4.30pm, 7pm (Fri); 11.30am, 2pm, 4.30pm, 7.30pm (Sat)
We decided to explore the park for a dino-centric experience. Out of all the rides available, the Dino-Soarin™ had the shortest queue, so we rushed over for it.
You get to experience the strong gales and turbulence that every Pterodactyl flies through! The additional button in front of our seat allowed us to control the altitude of our ride. I highly recommend this for those who’re looking for a ride to cool down in the heat.
Dino-Soarin™ may be a little too kiddy for thrill seekers, so head on down to the Canopy Flyer™ for something more challenging. Although the minute-long ride time might be a bit shorter, it’s a tad faster than Dino-Soarin™. You’ll love the sense of vertigo during the ride!
If you’re afraid of The Human VS Cylon ride, rest assured that this is a whole lot more tolerable. It’s fast enough for an unexpected thrill in a kid’s ride, and yet isn’t too overwhelming. We tried filming the entire experience, but the ride got stopped with a warning that no photography or videoing is allowed (oops).
In the heart of the Jurassic Park lies the Amber Rock Climb™, an in-house rock climbing wall. I don’t think many people know that this attraction exists within the theme park, as it’s quite well-hidden behind the more alluring rides.
This is not like any other rock wall, trust me. Because the wall doesn’t have as many climbing holds as I expected, I was forced to make full use of the ridges, crevices and even fossil prints while climbing.
Do take note that you have to be at least 21 years of age to climb, or have someone who’s of that age to sign the indemnity form for you.
If you’re a big fan of the Jurassic Park film series and would love to live out the movie, this latest instalment by Universal Studios Singapore will bring out the park ranger in you. Head over, and start taming those raptors!
Dates & Times: 2 June – 22 August 2018, 10am – 6pm (Sun – Thu), 10am – 10pm (Fri & Sat)
Prices: S$76 (ages 13 – 59), S$56 (ages 4 – 12), S$38 (ages 60 and above)