Braving the (Relaunched) Battlestar Galactica

February 21st, 2011   •   5 comments   

Battlestar Galactica @ Universal Studios Singapore
Suspended and screaming riders of the Battlestar Galactica

At the kind invitation of the PR folks from Resorts World Sentosa, a couple of blogger friends and I had the chance to be the first to try out the newly relaunched Battlestar Galactica roller coaster ride. It was certainly one of the most adrenaline pumping, nerve wrecking, and scream-tastic time of my life!

Battlestar Galactica @ Universal Studios Singapore>

For the uninitiated, Universal Studios Singapore has a total of 24 attractions, 18 of which are original or new to the park.

Battlestar Galactica @ Universal Studios Singapore

These are laid out over seven thematic zones surrounding a man-made lagoon, and focused on Hollywood blockbuster movies and characters like Shrek, the Mummies, Jurassic Park and Madagascar.

Battlestar Galactica @ Universal Studios Singapore

Positioned as a high thrill attraction at the 20 hectare Universal Studios Singapore, Battlestar Galactica is located at the Sci-Fi City of the theme park.

Battlestar Galactica @ Universal Studios Singapore

The ride boasts of the following vital statistics:

– Its the world’s tallest pair of duelling roller coasters themed after the TV show of the same name

Battlestar Galactica @ Universal Studios Singapore

– Two options are available: the Human coaster where one is seated or the Cylon coaster where one is suspended

– The coasters engage in aerial combat at speeds of 90 km/h and over 14 storeys above ground

– The ride comprises several inversions, a zero-G roll, cobra roll, vertical loop, corkscrews, and near collisions inches apart (no kidding!)

– Lasting 90 seconds, each side of the coaster stretches to almost 1 km of track

Here’s a blow-by-blow account of my experience for your vicarious viewing pleasure.

Battlestar Galactica @ Universal Studios Singapore
At 9.30 am in the morning, the theme park wasn’t very crowded except for some leftovers from last night.

Battlestar Galactica @ Universal Studios Singapore
One of the few occasions where these streets are empty enough for a clear shot.

Battlestar Galactica @ Universal Studios Singapore
More costumed friends, this time its Woody Woodpecker and his girlfriend Winnie Woodpecker.

Battlestar Galactica @ Universal Studios Singapore
At Sci-Fi City, we were greeted by characters like this guy here.

Battlestar Galactica @ Universal Studios Singapore
Here’s the entrance to the Human Coaster of Battlestar Galactica, complete with ominous warning.

Battlestar Galactica @ Universal Studios Singapore
To get on the coaster rides, we have to pack everything away, including our glasses so the world became quite blurry during the ride. Of course the girls with contacts didn’t suffer the same fate as us guys.


The 8 bloggers smiling for the camera. Did you notice that we had a few celebrity bloggers with us?

Battlestar Galactica @ Universal Studios Singapore
The Human Coaster was fast, furious and fun, especially the first precipitous drop.

Battlestar Galactica @ Universal Studios Singapore
The Cylon coaster (pictured above) was a lot more thrilling in my opinion, and the shocks and swerves were significantly more pronounced, especially when the darn thing flipped over a couple of times.

Battlestar Galactica @ Universal Studios Singapore
An example of the “duelling” action with the legs-in-the-air action by those riding the Cylon coaster.

Battlestar Galactica @ Universal Studios Singapore
We’ll be coming round the coaster when we come…

Battlestar Galactica @ Universal Studios Singapore
More duelling action, with a closer view of the action…

Battlestar Galactica @ Universal Studios Singapore
…and another…

Battlestar Galactica @ Universal Studios Singapore
After the ride, we were treated to a lovely Middle-Eastern themed lunch at this place.

Battlestar Galactica @ Universal Studios Singapore
Somehow or other, this giant green rabbit helped somewhat to soothe my nerves at the end of a gravity defying experience.

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5 comments

  1. Keropok Man
    posted on Feb 22, 2011 at 3:15 AM

    scary! one day I will try it!

  2. posted on Feb 22, 2011 at 12:47 AM

    Wa…Looks like u guys had fun! 🙂 But looks scary man!

  3. posted on Feb 22, 2011 at 2:17 AM

    Yeah we had a blast! It was so much fun yesterday 🙂 and the weather was good!

  4. sam
    posted on Feb 28, 2011 at 11:28 AM

    Wow! Amazing collections of pictures….

  5. posted on Oct 11, 2011 at 11:04 AM

    I was on a trip to Sentosa Island and Universal studios, Singapore. It was one of my unforgettable experience.

    One of my favorite is ‘Mummy Returns’ underground trollercoaster. It was an thrilling and fantastic experience.

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