Come on journey with us to an awesome destination, Resorts World Sentosa, home to many adventure filled attractions that will suit the whole family. We can assure you. Think Southeast Asia’s first and only Universal Studios theme park, one of the best aquariums, certainly one of the largest – S.E.A. Aquarium or how about aquatic park integrated with marine life.
Located on the island Sentosa just next to Singapore, it is perfect for a day filled with fun. I might be over thirty, a wife, a Mom everything that would imply – an adult, but deep down I am still a kid and well, a visit to the Resorts World Sentosa, Universal Studios Singapore to be more precise, brought that kid out to play.
We chose a day in the middle of the week for a visit, because we wanted to avoid the crowds, still there were so many people there, I don’t dare to think about the weekends. With seven themed zones it is hard to decide what to do first. So, we kind of let the kids drag us around. We loved the fact that even our youngest who is almost three could ride a lot of the rides and we didn’t have to miss out on all the fun. Though she did have to potty whenever it was almost impossible to do so.
Of course we started off with Madagascar having seen the movies let’s say enough times. A very slow boat ride, which is ideal for almost all the kids, makes you feel as if you are a part of the movie. There are state-of-the-art animated figures, sound and moving effects.
Shrek was another movie we often watched, this time I think the two of us have seen it more than the kids. So, the land of Far Far Away was an adventure we highly anticipated. We saw Shrek’s swamp house but the kids felt more at excited about the huge castle, where hubbs and our oldest enjoyed the 4-D attraction of Shrek trying to save Fiona.
In the Jurassic Park we boarded the fun Canopy Flyer that affords awesome views of the whole park and is tame enough that even our youngest wasn’t too scared. While we really wanted to do the Jurassic Park Rapids there was such a long line and 80 minutes of waiting required, we decided to skip it.
A tip for all of you who will be visiting the park in the future, go for this ride first and then do the rest.
Unfortunately we just walked through the Ancient Egypt since the Revenge of the Mummy, a high speed indoor roller coaster (in total darkness – let me add) was temporarily closed. But that gave us more time to spend in New York. And let me tell you it really looks as if you have suddenly ventured on the streets of America’s biggest and grandest cities. It was very cool, especially catching the show about how filmmakers use special effects. You stand in a boathouse and suddenly you get to witness how a calm day turns stormy, right in front of your eyes you can see the destruction caused by a hurricane. Before leaving, as we were so tired we definitely needed a break, we did one final ride – Sesame Street Spaghetti Space Chase. With stopping to watch a few performances and snap photos of our kids with their favorite characters, we were ready to say goodbye.
And go visit the S.E.A. Aquarium. Home to thousands of fish and marine life it is said to be one of the world’s largest aquariums. And it was certainly the best one we have seen so far. Honestly, it has ruined us for any other aquarium. We were all so impressed. Especially our youngest was so enthusiastic, she kept going: »Mom look at the fish. Oh, fish. Look, fish. Fish. Mom, fish….«
It was also the first time we were able to pet a starfish and touch the sea cucumber, which I now don’t ever want to do again. But it was kind of mesmerizing staring at the diverse marine world, looking at sharks, manta rays and such colorful fish. What took our breath away though was the huge Open Ocean habitat, viewed through a panel measuring (I had to look this up) 36 meters long and 8,3 meters high. It contains more than 18 million liters of water and more than 50,000 marine animals. Amazing. You could just stay there and be in awe for a very long time.
Now if all of us had more stamina we would definitely try to squeeze in a visit to the Adventure Cove Waterpark, but we were too tired and had to admit defeat. But what a day it was, enough for my kids to be themselves, right and for me to satisfy my inner child for awhile.
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