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Robert Niles

Universal unveils a new 'Madagascar' dark ride... for its Singapore park

Published: September 23, 2009 at 6:07 PM

Universal has released some new concept art for the Universal Studios Singapore park that will debut in Southeast Asia next year. The park will be part of the US$4.5 billion Resorts World Sentosa development on the island of Sentosa in Singapore.

The new concept art details several of the DreamWorks Animation-themed attractions that will appear in the park. The most ambitious, Madagascar: A Crate Adventure, will be a dark ride featuring the main characters, Alex, Marty, Melman and Gloria, joining with lemur King Julien and the penguins to battle Julien's enemy, Foosa. The Madagascar section of the park will also include a Julien-themed carousel, with dance house music.

The other end of the park will feature the Castle of Far, Far Away from Shrek 2.

The castle will house the theater for another installation of the Shrek 4D movie. However, there also will be a junior coaster flying through and around the castle grounds. A live show and mini Ferris Wheel complete the land.

No firm opening date yet, except a promise of a soft opening in early 2010.

Replies (5)

Anthony Murphy

Published: September 23, 2009 at 6:22 PM

Looks similar to Harry Potter.

Then again, who didn't see this coming? Universal will finally get its magical castle :)

Rob P

Published: September 24, 2009 at 2:38 AM

I know that a lot of people are going to hate me for saying this.........but I like the sound of Madagascar more than I do the Harry Potter thing.
Bob Miller

Published: September 24, 2009 at 6:29 AM

Like Rob said, I too do not find HP World a vast draw for me to rush to Universal. Or for that matter, the new addition to Disney will not get me there in a hurry either. I liked the first two Harry Potter movies and books, but she turned them to dark after that. Zachary has seen the latest movie, but I'll probably wait till it comes out on DVD. She turned a nice idea into more or less a slice and dice theme, in my opinion.
Joshua Counsil

Published: September 24, 2009 at 11:50 AM

A land themed entirely after Madagascar? Lame.
James Rao

Published: September 29, 2009 at 6:07 PM

Missed this post somehow... I think the renderings look pretty cool, and the park sounds like a lot of fun. I would love to visit, but it is doubtful I will ever have the ca$h to take a family of five overseas. *sigh*

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