To Ride or Not To Ride?

The twin roller coasters of Battlestar Galactica, highest in the world, dominate the skyline at Universal Studios, Sentosa. Duelling rides – Human and Cylon – hurtle past each other at speeds of up to 90 km an hour on a 90 second joyride.

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From the moment we arrived at Singapore’s Universal Studios, I was determined to ride the roller coasters. The queues were long, so we decided to visit the other six entertainment zones in the park first and leave the roller coasters until later in the day. We could do the easy rides first and build up to the excitement of the roller coasters.

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In New York, we helped Elmo and Super Grover defend the Earth against Macaroni the Merciless in the Sesame Street Spaghetti Space Race.

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At Lights, Camera, Action! we sheltered in a boathouse on the harbour as a hurricane bore down on New York City. A cargo ship, forced ashore by driving rain and gale force winds, came crashing through the wall and stopped just metres from us.

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We sailed through the steamy jungles of Madagascar on a Crate Adventure

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and soared above Jurassic Park on the Canopy Flyer before dodging prehistoric escapees on the Jurassic Park Rapids Adventure.

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After leaving Jurassic Park we travelled forward in time to Ancient Egypt. We became Treasure Hunters at an archaeological excavation,

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and defended ourselves against warrior mummies and giant scarab beetles at Revenge of the Mummy.

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As the sun set and the crowds lessened we returned to the roller coasters.

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Daring riders still raced past at breakneck speeds,

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twisting and turning on the spiraling tracks.

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Did I ride?

Of course not! Someone had to take photos!

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31 thoughts on “To Ride or Not To Ride?

  1. What a great post. Lots of fun. I was thinking how much of a daredevil you were as I read it then at the end I smiled. I’m just like you, prefer to be on the ground taking the photos … at least now in my wiser years!

  2. Heh, heh I went from dismay and terror to a wry chuckle just like that – I was thinking you couldn’t possibly have any adventurous spirit left after all the previous adventures, let alone the sheer bravery to actually get aboard that thing…… When I was younger and less attached to my stomach lining maybe 🙂 It looks like a fun day out!!

  3. I’m a really scaredy-cat when it comes to anything like this, never had the stomach for it even as a child, and after the horrendous crash at one of our them parks last year you wouldn’t get me on one now.

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