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Battlestar Galactica Reopens This Week at Universal Studios Singapore

May 25, 2015, 11:45 AM · Good news for coaster fans — the owners of Universal Studios Singapore have announced that its Battlestar Galactica coasters will reopen on Wednesday.

Battlestar Galactica are launched, dueling Vekoma coasters: "Human," a sit-down coaster, and "Cylon," an inverted. The ride closed at the end of July 2013 "for review" and has remained closed since. When the ride returns Wednesday, it will feature new trains that seat two across, rather than the four-seat rows on the previous trains.

Battlestar Galactica trains
Photo courtesy Resorts World Sentosa

This has been the second extended closure for the ride. Battlestar Galactica opened with the park in early 2010, only to close a week later due to what was later revealed to be cracks in the seat-post supports on the Human side. The ride remained closed for 11 months before reopening with reinforced seats on both sides.

When it was open, Battlestar Galactica provided one of the highlights on a visit to Universal Studios Singapore. Offering wonderful views of the park, not to mention multiple fly-bys with the dueling train on the other track, Battlestar Galactica offered nonstop action that got your adrenaline pumping. All that's changed on the coaster now is the new trains. The tracks remain the same.

Here's a preview video of the newly refurbished ride, from Resorts World Sentosa, the integrated resort on Sentosa Island that is home to Universal Studios Singapore.

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Replies (4)

May 25, 2015 at 6:01 PM · The trains look so large and awkward now that it is just 2 abreast. Glad they got the ride reopened though.
May 25, 2015 at 6:47 PM · Yeah, I'd rather have half a coaster than no coaster at all, even though I won't be on it anytime soon.
May 27, 2015 at 5:53 PM · Am I the only one who thinks that this ride slightly resembles Dragon Challenge? I get that that the track layout might be different and that only one of the trains is suspended, but you still have two Dueling coasters with one being red and one being blue. Still might be totally different but I just thought that was strangely coincidental.
May 28, 2015 at 11:31 AM · It tries to take the best concepts from Hulk and Dragon Challenge, and then uses a budget coaster company to construct the ride. Had this been a B&M design I seriously doubt you'd have ran into the issues that have plagued this particular ride.

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