February 4, 2016

Shanghai Disneyland Ticketing Plan Revealed

Shanghai Disneyland revealed its ticketing plan today.
“All tickets will be date-specific and valid for admission only for the date purchased.
The price of admission during the grand opening period (June 16-30, 2016) is set at 499 RMB. The first official guests will join the exciting celebration of the resort’s historic milestone.
Following the grand opening period, regular price of admission to the theme park is set at 370 RMB. Peak pricing for high-demand dates, including designated holidays, summer holidays and weekends, is set at 499 RMB. Special pricing will be provided to many guests. Children (1.4M and below), seniors (65 years old and above) and guests with disabilities will receive discounts of 25%. Infants (1.0M and below) receive free admission. A two-day ticket will be available at a 5% discount.”

January 26, 2016

Universal Studios Singapore Chinese New Year Update

恭喜发财!Gong Xi Fa Cai!

Chinese New Year is just around the corner! This year's Chinese New Year (aka. Lunar New Year) will fall on February 8th, which is in mere 2 weeks!

Universal Studios Singapore has already got itself into the holiday mood. Let's take a walk in the park and check out all the new decorations!

January 18, 2016

Fastpass and Single Rider Attractions in Shanghai Disneyland

Shanghai Disneyland is opening later this year. Since the opening date, June 16, is fairly close to school summer holidays, I can't help worrying about the huge crowds in the park during its first few months.

Fortunately, Fastpasses and Single Rider lines can help reduce the wait times significantly. Today let's take a look at those attractions with which you can enjoy these benefits!

Single Rider Lines

If you are enjoying the park by yourself, you may enter the Single Rider line for the following attractions!

January 13, 2016

Shanghai Disney Resort Set to Open on June 16, 2016

Disney has finally announced the opening date of Shanghai Disney Resort, June 16, 2016.

Shanghai Disney Resort will include the following attractions and destinations on the opening day.
  • Shanghai Disneyland, a theme park with six themed lands: Adventure Isle, Gardens of Imagination, Mickey Avenue, Tomorrowland, Treasure Cove and Fantasyland, with the Enchanted Storybook Castle. Guests will be immersed in popular Disney stories that come to life at the largest castle in a Disney park, at the first Pirates-themed land in a Disney park, on the longest Disney Parks parade route and in more enchanting places filled with thrills, creativity and adventure. Many of Shanghai Disneyland’s attractions and entertainment experiences will be appearing in a Disney theme park for the first time.
  • The Shanghai Disneyland Hotel and Toy Story Hotel, imaginatively themed hotels conveniently located near the theme park. The Shanghai Disneyland Hotel is an elegant Art Nouveau-inspired resort with a touch of Disney magic and imagination, while the Toy Story Hotel immerses guests in a world inspired by the toys from the Disney•Pixar series of Toy Story animated films.
  • Disneytown, an international shopping, dining and entertainment district, adjacent to Shanghai Disneyland and including the Walt Disney Grand Theatre, home to the first-ever Mandarin production of the Broadway hit, Disney’s THE LION KING. Another “must-see” for guests will be the innovative World of Disney Store, offering a comprehensive collection of Disney merchandise, including many products designed especially for Shanghai Disney Resort.
  • Wishing Star Park, with beautiful gardens, a walking path and a glittering lake. With approximately 40 hectares, the size of 56 football fields, Wishing Star Park presents guests with awe-inspiring natural views and beautiful sunsets.
The announcement was made this morning, together with a few photo updates of the construction and preparation happening inside the park.

First we take a look at the Enchanted Storybook Castle. It's certainly looking majestic.

October 18, 2015

Halloween Horror Nights 5 at USS

Halloween Horror Nights 5 is here! I had a blast visiting it yesterday.
This year's theme is the Blood Moon. It's a very smart choice, as on the evening of the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival (Sept. 27), the world witnessed a Blood Moon. The themes for this year's haunted houses are also very local, such as the MRT (Singapore's subway system). 

Please enjoy this pictorial report of the event!

September 22, 2015

Halloween Horror Nights 5 Construction Update

Halloween Horror Nights 5 will start from 2nd Oct. This is the most elaborate Halloween event in Singapore (or perhaps in the whole southeast Asia).

You can learn more about the event here: http://www.halloweenhorrornights.com.sg/
There are even interesting interactive games to play.

Meanwhile, let's take a look at what preparation has been done in the park!

August 26, 2015

Harry Potter Area in USJ: More Magical in the 2nd Year?

The Harry Porter Area in Universal Studios Japan has entered its second year of operation. This year's new tag line is "2年目の魔法は、もっとすごい。" ("It's more magical in the 2nd year.").

The big upgrade here is that USJ introduced the world's first 3D version of the Forbidden Journey ride

Is it really more magical? Let's find out!