The warm Black Saturday morning promised a sunny afternoon as our group gathered near the entrance of Universal Studios Singapore. Ella pulled on my hand as she was very excited to go in. But let’s take a photo first in front of the large rotating globe fountain! Oh, and plenty more photos ahead. Just a warning!
Mommy confession: Ella has never been on an Easter Egg Hunt before. It had become a trend in the Philippines for kids to go on one at the end of Holy Week. Much like the trick-or-treat trend during Halloween. Both of which I don’t feel any pressure of participating in with my children. But the opportunity presented itself right here in Universal Studios. Here is her Easter Eggstravaganza egg locator map! She’s also holding a purple plastic egg with candies inside, given to children upon entrance.
She had to scratch off the silver coating of each egg on the map, that corresponds to the ones she found IRL. This is what the cover looked like.
The Egg Quest had sort of become our main activity in Universal Studios Singapore. The sightseeing, the rides, the picture-taking and the shopping went in between looking for the wonderfully designed giant eggs. This Minion egg was the first one we found.
Rix, Ella and I went on the Madagascar carousel ride.
Then, we found Madagascar’s lion Alex easter egg.
Ahead, we spied the castle of Far Far Away. Look who’s eggcited? 🙂
We first stopped by Shrek’s swamp to say ‘hi’.
I think in celebration of Easter, Shrek dressed up as an egg. 🙂
Lunchtime was approaching and the sun was shining boldly upon the visitors. My cousin was right in saying we needed to bring a hat and an umbrella. Although, I prefer this to rain! On the way, we bumped into Shrek’s friend Puss in Boots as a beautiful golden egg.
Is it just me or is this carriage/throne thingy egg-shaped? I noticed that colorful eggs were pretty much part of the decor of the whole theme park. There’s even an egg-shaped replica of the Universal Studios globe installation.
Fiona’s castle provided a temporary relief from the sweltering climate since it was air conditioned inside. It was here that we gained our first ever 4D experience.
There was a span of time when Ella was very interested in dinosaurs. Visiting Jurassic Park was a treat for her.
She got to see a Spinosaurus and a T-rex forever fighting over eggs. Some children were playing in the fountain water. I half wished I could have cooled down the same way, but I brought an extra top only.
She got to interact with a baby Triceratops, too!
We then found the “Egg-saurus” hanging out inside the The Lost World park.
Visiting the dinosaurs was like time-traveling, wasn’t it? It didn’t stop there. We were taken to Ancient Egypt next. We were greeted by Anubis.
And more Anubis!
From the past, we were then suddenly launched into the future that is Sci-Fi City.
Here, Ella and I were spinned silly on the Accelerator ride.
What is the future without robots that could transform into everyday objects, like this egg? I wonder what was this guy’s name? Egg-atron? Egg-timus Prime?
Little did we know that we would be in line for almost an hour when we chose to go on a mission to help the Autobots in Transformers The Ride. Hello, Bumblebee!
In this exhilarating attraction, we went through a burning building and felt the heat. We skidded around broken pipes and were splashed on the face with water. We were even almost smashed by a Decepticon! At least I think these were what took place since everything happened too fast and I was busy screaming.
Hunger was forgotten for a while, but after our tummies were jogged by our adventure, we started looking for a place to grab our late lunch. We settled at Mel’s Drive-In for some burger, fries and milkshake. Yum!
This very colorful and fun-looking egg inspired us to watch a Sesame Street show.
This stage show was entitled When I Grow Up. I crossed my fingers that it would enlighten my seven-year-old of the possibilities of what she could become when she grows up.
She could be a police officer, a cowgirl, a pilot, a palaeontologist or… a fairy!
For me, it was the most relaxing attraction. We were seated on comfy theater chairs, we were not out under the sun, and there was music playing. For Ella, watching Sesame Street characters live made her bounce up and down on her seat.
But, of course, it had to end and I reluctantly got to my feet. We had to go collect Ella’s treat for completing The Egg Quest. We exchanged this…
One of which Ella shared with her cousin.
Universal Studios Singapore was a place for some of Rix’s, Ella’s and my firsts:
- Easter Egg Hunt
- 4D film/ride
- Live Sesame Street stage show
I love that it was not super crowded and that every detail of the theme park was well executed. It’s like we’re inside movie sets. Our trip there was indeed egg-stra special! I hope next time I could bring my two other kids.
Have you been to Universal Studios Singapore? What was your favorite attraction?
Or were you just there for Hershey’s chocolate syrup? 😛