Universal Studios Singapore Express Pass: The Key To Maximizing Your Time and Budget
30 Oct 2019
The Universal Studios Singapore? Express Pass/Unlimited Express Pass is an essential for every theme park enthusiast. With this priority ticket, shorten your waiting time and avoid sweating buckets under the tropical heat. The skip-the-line-access privilege extends to 15 prime attractions across 7 themed zones in the park!
We’ve done the legwork on which Express Pass is suited for you and how you can unlock EXTRA SAVINGS when you Klook your tickets. More importantly, read on to find out about the attractions and rides - average waiting time, requirements, suitability for kids - and how you can maximise your theme park experience with your Express tickets!
There are 2 types of Express Passes to consider:
|Tickets||Universal Studios Singapore? Express Pass||Universal Studios Singapore? Express Unlimited Pass|
|Inclusive of||ONE TIME skip-the-line access for|
|each attraction||UNLIMITED skip-the-line access for|
|Price||SGD $60 - SGD $90 (USD $44 - USD $66)||SGD $90 - SGD $120 (USD $66 - USD $88)|
*Prices are dynamic; meaning rates are not fixed and fluctuate on each date depending on the number of patrons entering the theme park
Do note that either Express Passes can only be used if you’ve already purchased your Universal Studios Singapore? Admission Ticket. In other words, the Express Pass is a bonus to skipping queues and having fast access to your desired attractions and rides.
Exclusively on Klook, score more savings during the peak season (weekends, school holidays and public holidays) when you purchase your Universal Studios Singapore? Admission Ticket and Universal Studios Singapore? Express Pass for just SGD $130/USD $95.40! (Off-peak: SGD $120/USD $88)
To understand why this combo package is a budget saver during the peak season, here’s a price comparison if you were to purchase your tickets separately.
|Tickets||Price (During Peak Season)|
|Universal Studios Singapore? Admission Ticket||USD $55.05|
|Universal Studios Singapore? Express Pass||USD $66.09|
|Total Cost||USD $121.14|
|Universal Studios Singapore? Admission Ticket and Express Pass Combo Package||Up to USD $95.45|
|Total Savings||USD $121.14 - USD$95.45 = ~ USD $25.69 (Up to 21% off)|
Be it off-peak or peak season, it’s always a money-saving option to get the Combo Package!
On the other hand, if you’ve already purchased your Universal Studios Singapore? Admission Ticket and thus, ONLY require a Universal Studios Singapore? Express Pass, Klook is offering a Discounted Early Bird of up to USD $3.70 off!
This is exceptionally cost-effective if you’re planning to visit the theme park during peak-season where tickets will be at its most expensive.
Now that you’ve decided on your tickets, get your tickets on the Klook app or on site for a fuss-free transaction:
How to Cart Out:
If you’re still confused, here’s a step-by-step guide on how to book on Klook. Thereafter, you’ll receive an e-voucher necessary to redeem your physical tickets at the Klook Redemption Counter. Simply flash your e-voucher on your mobile and redeem instantly. Now you’re ready to have fun!
USS Express Pass Klook Redemption Counter
Address: Resort World Sentosa’s Coach Bay (Basement), Booth K16
Opening Hours: 10 am to 5 pm (last timing for redemption: 4.50 pm)
Contact Number: +65 9869 6999
#Klooktip 1: Arrive early
Queues are the shortest within the first hour after the theme park has opened. Take advantage of it and head to your desired attractions first thing in the morning without using your Express Pass. That being said, this brings us to the second tip.
#Klooktip 2: Avoid using the Express Pass when the queues are short.
Since the Express Pass is only a one-time skip-the-line-access advantage, it will be much more worth it to utilise only when the queues are long. If the queues are short, join the Non-Express queue instead! That way, you can enjoy the same rides several times.
Here’s a rough estimate of the average waiting time for each ride during the Off-peak season. Please note that waiting time these waiting times are expected to increase during peak periods
|Waiting Time (Off-peak season)||Attractions|
|10 min - 15 min||Sesame Street Spaghetti Space Chase? and Donkey LIVE?|
|30 min - 40 min||Accelerator?, Revenge of the Mummy?, Dino-Soarin?, Shrek 4D Adventure?, Enchanted Airways?, Madagascar: A Crate Adventure?, King Julien’s Beach Party-Go-Round?, WaterWorld?, and Lights, Camera, Action!?|
|40 min - 50 min||Puss In Boots’ Giant Journey? and Jurassic Park Rapids Adventure?|
|More than 60 min||TRANSFORMERS The Ride: The Ultimate 3D Battle? and Battlestar Galactica: HUMAN? vs CYLON?|
Zone: Sci-fi City?
The first Transformers ride to debut in the world, Transformers: The Ride? drew throngs of crowds back in 2011 with its captivating 5D sensory virtual ride and realistic graphic stimulation. The allure of fighting alongside OPTIMUS PRIME and the AUTOBOTS kept the crowds coming till today!
*Transformers: The Ride is closed for scheduled maintenance from 4th November 2019 (Monday) to 15th November 2019 (Friday).
Unlike any other roller coasters, the Battlestar Galactica: HUMAN? vs CYLON? mimics the ultimate intergalactic battle between good and evil. Both rides clock a record high of 42.7 meters in height (that’s 14 storeys!) and each track extends to 1 kilometer worth of fun. A word of advice? This is definitely not for the faint-hearted.
CYLON? is a clear winner for riders who love gravity-defying rides and upside-down twists. If that sounds like too much to handle, HUMAN?’s quick stomach-lurching drops, and tight turns will be a great appetizer to start with.
Not your average Tea Cup Park ride, Accelerator? is a 2.0 version of the Disney rendition. The twirling attraction speeds gradually before gaining high acceleration in the middle of the ride. No doubt, this is a popular option amongst kids who love anything fast and furious.
Zone: Ancient Egypt?
The Revenge of the Mummy? is an indoor roller coaster installed with elaborate props and decor to fire up your senses. Adrenaline junkies can put themselves to the test as the ride reverses into a thrilling turnabout before plunging deep into the darkness, going from 0 to 64km/h in a matter of seconds.
Wide-eyed and refreshed, most patrons go for seconds to relive the sensational plot twist and winding drops. Mark our words! The Express Pass will definitely come in handy when repeated patrons join the queue.
Zone: The Lost World?
Get soaking wet at Jurassic Park Rapids Adventure? as you escape the claws of prehistoric beings. The climax of the ride includes a thrilling white water drop and not to be missed, plenty of opportunities to get drenched!
Tailor made for the older kids, Dino-Soarin? brings an element of surprise as the ride imitates the flying movement of the dinosaur, Pteranodons. Riders can soar up high before experiencing a thrilling dip as they plunge to the ground. With the Express Pass, avoid the sweltering heat and head straight to your ride in a jiffy!
Witness the impossible at WaterWorld?, featuring a series of death-defying stunts and ground-shattering explosions that only belong on the screens. Make sure to arrive 10 to 15 minutes earlier to snag front-row seats at the ‘Splash’ zone. Feel the fiery heat up close and get ready to get wet as the actors make dramatic splashes throughout the show.
Zone: New York?
Another top charter is the world’s first fully immersive Sesame Street indoor themed ride, Sesame Street Spaghetti Space Chase?. The family-friendly ride features an impressive galaxy of illuminated props and floating spaghetti to excite the little ones. Score an extra brownie point when you skip the queue with your Express Pass before the kids kick up a fuss!
Lights, Camera, Action!? is a real-life adaptation of what happens when a Category 5 major hurricane ravages New York City. The stimulation isn’t just a treat for the eyes! Visitors can literally feel the heat on their skin and experience the force of the hurricane in high definition.
You’ve seen them on screen but how about switching things up and meeting the cast of Madagascar in real life? Hop on a wide boat as you cruise along stunning visuals en route to Kenya and learn about the adventures of Alex, Marty, Gloria, and Melman.
King Julien’s Beach Party-Go-Round? is perfect for some family bonding time or simply as a break to unwind from all the screaming. Fish out your cameras because this is one picture-worthy spot to selfie with the characters from Madagascar!
Zone: Far Far Away?
Puss In Boots’ Giant Journey? is a ride you’ll find EXCLUSIVELY in Singapore, another plus point for fans of Puss and Kitty. The outdoor suspended ride may be mellow for adrenaline-seekers but its engaging plot certainly makes up for it. Search for the precious golden eggs as the roller coaster takes you around 12 scenes of an original story!
After a hectic day of tackling the parks most daunting rides, rest your legs at the Shrek 4D Adventure?! The sprawling indoor cinema includes a 4D film experience peppered with unexpected squirts of water, rocking chairs, and impressive special effects to keep you at the edge of your seats. Definitely for the kids and young at heart, feast your eyes as Shrek embarks on a quest to save Fiona.
Get comfortable and cozy as Shrek's fairytale sidekick Donkey comes to life and puts on a spectacular comedic talk show. You can even hold a conversation with Donkey! Apart from the hit film, this is by far the most intimate interaction you’ll ever get!
Klooktip: Check out the schedule for the day so that you can maximize your Express Pass.
Hop on the chance to cruise around Far Far Away including Shrek’s homely swamp. Like Dino-Soarin?, Enchanted Airways? is the perfect alternative for the older kids to ditch the baby rides and challenge themselves with slight drops and sudden whirls.
No trips to the theme park is complete without nailing your list of essentials! Other than getting the combo package (Universal Studios Singapore tickets & Express Pass), here’s what you need.