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8 tips to know before visiting Universal Studios Singapore

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Planning a trip to Universal Studios Singapore can be an exciting adventure, but it can also be overwhelming if you don’t know what to expect. 

Whether you are visiting for the first time or are a seasoned traveler, brushing up on some tips is always a good idea before you visit. 

In this article, we will discuss some tips to help you get the most out of your visit to Universal Studios Singapore.

Purchase tickets in advance

One of the best tips we can give you is to purchase your tickets in advance. 

By buying your tickets ahead of time, you can avoid long lines at the park entrance and save some money. 

Universal Studios Singapore offers a range of tickets, including one-day tickets, two-day tickets, and annual passes. 

One of the reasons why most tourists prefer to buy tickets in advance is the online discount they get – if you buy tickets at the gates, you end up paying more per person.

Universal Studios ticket Cost
General Admission ticket S$99
Admission ticket + One-time Express Pass S$294
VIP Universal Studios ticket S$521
Universal Studios + Gardens by the Bay S$109
Universal Studios + S.E.A. Aquarium Singapore S$127

Plan your visit ahead of time

Plan your visit ahead of time Universal Studios Singapore
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Universal Studios Singapore is a large theme park with many attractions and shows, and you want to make sure you plan well.

Before you arrive, check the park map and schedule, and decide which attractions and shows you want to see the most. 

Prioritize your time and avoid long lines.

Arrive early

Try to arrive at the Universal Theme Park just as it opens.

Not only will you avoid the crowds, but you will also have more time to enjoy the attractions and shows. 

The park usually opens at 11 am, but you should arrive at least 30 minutes before opening to get through security and ticketing. 

Once inside the park, head straight to the most popular attractions, as lines will only get longer as the day goes on.

We recommend booking tickets online early to avoid the long queues at the counter and avoid last-minute disappointments.

Dress appropriately

Dress appropriately
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When visiting Universal Studios Singapore, it is important to dress appropriately for the weather and for the type of activities you will be doing. 

Singapore is known for its hot and humid climate, so wear lightweight, breathable clothing and comfortable shoes. 

If you plan to ride water attractions, bring a change of clothes and a waterproof bag to keep your belongings dry.

Recommended Reading: Universal Studios Singapore height requirements


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Stay hydrated and snack smart

Staying hydrated is crucial when visiting Universal Studios Singapore. 

The heat and humidity can quickly dehydrate you, so drink plenty of water throughout the day. 

You can also bring your refillable water bottle to fill up at the park’s water fountains. Additionally, snack smart by bringing your own snacks or purchasing healthy options at the park. 

Eating a heavy meal can slow you down and tire you, so stick to light, nutritious snacks throughout the day.

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Take advantage of shows and attractions

Take advantage of shows and attractions
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While rides at Universal Studios Singapore are a big draw, don’t forget about the shows and attractions. 

These can be just as entertaining and a great way to take a break from the heat and crowds. 

Some of the most popular shows at the park include WaterWorld, the Hollywood Dreams Parade, and the Sesame Street Spaghetti Space Chase.

Check the show schedules before you arrive and plan your day accordingly.

Recommended Reading: Best live shows at Universal Studios Singapore

Stay until Closing Time

As the day goes on, some guests start to leave the park, especially families with young children.

This can result in shorter lines for popular attractions and less crowded viewing areas for shows and events.

Universal Studios often hosts special nighttime shows, including fireworks, that you won’t want to miss.

Singapore can be quite hot and humid during the day. As the sun sets, the temperature tends to drop a bit, making it more comfortable to explore the park.

Purchase souvenirs wisely

Souvenirs are a great way to remember your trip to Universal Studios Singapore, but they can also be expensive. 

Be mindful of your budget and purchase souvenirs wisely. Consider buying them at the end.

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