A tour of Universal Studios Singapore: The Lost World
Published: December 21, 2011 at 10:03 AM
The Lost World is home to the park's three Jurassic Park-themed rides, plus two restaurants. The highlight among them is the Jurassic Park Rapids Adventure.
Which was down for refurbishment.
And not just for a clean-and-tweak refurbishment, either. Universal's reportedly building a new lift within the ride, to help improve its average hourly capacity and reduce its wait times. The Singapore version of the Jurassic Park ride differs from the U.S. versions in that it's a tub-style rapids ride rather than the "dinosaur Jungle Cruise" found at Islands of Adventure and Universal Studios Hollywood. Here's a look at the ride in operation, from a Theme Park Insider reader:
And a view of the ride's unique load area:
Beyond the Rapids Adventure, The Lost World offers two rides aimed mainly at kids: First, Canopy Flyer, a suspended flying swing ride around The Lost World, very similar to Pteranodon Flyers at Island of Adventure, but without the themed seats.
Second is Dino-Soarin', a basic up-and-down, round-and-round spinner ride.
With no Rapids Adventure to ride and no real desire to look like a creeper by hitting up the kiddie rides, I retreated to the Discovery Food Court for lunch.
The Discovery Food Court serves noodles, laksa (noodles topped with shrimp) and the Singaporean favorite, chicken rice.
Apparently, there's a rumor going around that this guy tasted just like chicken, too.
So I chose the chicken rice, though I whiffed by going with the roasted chicken option (S$10.50 - about $8 US), instead of the steamed Hainanese version.
The rice had a nice chicken flavor to it, but the chicken was, well, chicken. Apparently, what I should have done - had I really been dining like a local - is go for the Hainanese version and smother it with the accompanying hot sauce packet. Live and learn.
If you're looking for something to grab and go, The Lost World's other restaurant, Fossil Fuels serves hot dogs and bratwurst.
Since today's entry was kinda short, I'll be back later today with a longer look at Far, Far Away - Shrek's Singapore home.