Published: December 18, 2011 at 8:11 PMThese park tours have been simply incredible! Thank you so much. I have to ask, with USS at only 49 acres, does it feel ridiculously small?
Published: December 18, 2011 at 9:49 PMBTW, at the end of the week, I'll post an entry with details about booking a trip to Singapore, including information about airfares, hotel rates, transportation and tickets, etc.
Published: December 18, 2011 at 10:58 PMthe airline food was my favorite part. what a feast!
Published: December 19, 2011 at 1:27 AMLove to hear your descriptions of what these parks offer - however will you also be giving us your reviews of the major rides and attractions? As a seasoned theme-park rider I for one would be interested in your opinions....
Published: December 19, 2011 at 6:16 AMI'm with David Brown, opinions on rides and areas would be great!
Published: December 19, 2011 at 7:21 AMLooking at your dinner on the plane, I'm not sure that this boy from Ohio would know what to do with it. Those were some funky looking vegetables!
Published: December 19, 2011 at 10:36 AMDifferent strokes. I thought that in-flight meal looked amazing. I was looking at going on Singapore Airlines in Economy. So thanks for that review.
Published: December 19, 2011 at 11:06 AMI love the fact that when you travel, you eat random things! I think it helps you as a person decide what you do and don't like. Nothing bothers me more than when people go to another country or even another city and get a cheese burger from McDonald's when they can just go down the street from their house and get the same thing. At least you can say you tried the "weird" food and liked or didn't like it!
Published: December 19, 2011 at 11:54 AMI've always thought the translucent canopies in theme parks looked really weird. But based on pictures alone, the ones at Universal Studios Singapore look really bad and jarring to me especially compared to the one over World Bizarre at Tokyo Disneyland. The ones in Singapore look much more temporary and cheap. Do they actually look like this in person too?
Published: December 19, 2011 at 12:52 PMActually, David, I thought the canopies in Singapore blended with the sky better than the old-timey canopy in Tokyo, and were less of a distraction. But I visited on one day that was pouring rain and the next day that was overcast for much of the day. (And the first time I saw the canopies, nearly two years ago, it was pouring, too.) So I can't say if they would have stood out worse if the first time I saw them was on a bright, sunny day.
Published: December 19, 2011 at 5:41 PMI didn't say that the meal looked bad- I just didn't recognize some of the items being served. We don't have a Singapore restaurant in our small-town Ohio town. I have no problem trying strange foods- we spent a month in Kazakhstan and tried lots of new foods, including horse (which we didn't know was horse until our translator told us later). Many of them we now serve regularly at home to our kids (but not horse, at least until we can find someone around here who sells it).