Universal have today unveiled the map for their planned park in Singapore. The park will feature a collection of classic Universal attractions as well as a host of new attractions exclusive to the new destination in the Far East.
Universal favourites like Shrek 4-D, The Jurrasic Park River Adventure and Revenge of the Mummy will make an appearance at the new destination along with a host of other attractions featured at current Universal theme parks around the world.
Not only will this park feature new attractions not seen at other parks it will also feature whole new lands. There will be a land dedicated to Sci-Fi which will include a Battlestar Galactica themed dueling coaster, Far Far Away which will be based around the Shrek series of films, including an all new ‘Donkey Live’ attraction, most likely to feature similar technology to ‘Turtle Talk’ over at Walt Disney World.
Opening theme parks in the Far East seems to be big business these days, with the many emerging economies which litter the area. Universal already have park in Shanghai and Disney are about to open shop there as well, which will add to their other Far East resorts in Hong Kong and Tokyo. There’s certainly a market for theme parks in the region and the two theme park giants are more than happy to cater to the needs of an ever-growing customer base.
It will certainly be nice to see how all of the current Far East parks turn out in the next couple of years. Based on what’s currently in the region and what’s been planned the bar is certainly set high and it’s going to take real quality to compete with the parks on display in the area, with a prime example being the $4 billion Tokyo Disney Sea which for me is one of the top five theme parks in the world.