Singapore to Close its Universal Studios Park Next Week

April 3, 2020, 12:10 PM · The last Universal Studios theme park to remain open is now set to close temporarily, as well.

The government of Singapore has announced what amounts to a stay-at-home order for the nation, which will close Universal Studios Singapore along with the resort of Resorts World Sentosa's attractions starting next week. (Universal Studios Singapore is part of the Resorts World Sentosa integrated resort, which includes a major casino and several hotels.) The order will remain in place from April 7 through May 4.

Universal Studios Singapore had remained open, though with a reduced attraction line-up, as Singapore followed a policy of aggressive testing and social contact tracing to isolate Covid-19 cases coming into the country, which is one of the largest commercial hubs on the Pacific rim. But with community transmissions rising, Singapore officials have decided that closing schools and businesses and ordering people to stay home is now necessary.

With this new order, which is in effect for all attractions throughout Singapore, Universal Studios Singapore joins its siblings in Orlando, Hollywood, and Osaka, Japan in closing. The U.S. theme parks are officially closed only through the middle of this month, but stay-at-home orders in Florida and California would preclude them opening at that time.

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When the parks do reopen, we now are offering Universal Studios Singapore tickets through a travel partner. For our full list of links to discounted tickets to the world's top theme parks, please visit our Theme Park Rankings page.

Replies (6)

April 3, 2020 at 12:15 PM

Am amazed they held out so long but inevitable given this swept Asia first.

April 3, 2020 at 8:36 PM

They should’ve closed awhile ago

April 3, 2020 at 9:33 PM

As they say about this, you'll never know if you quarantined people too early, but you'll pay the price if you wait too late.

April 3, 2020 at 9:38 PM

I hate it when TH Creative becomes a step closer to being right. Although, you are not there yet TH. Robert--I believe I saw Tokyo Disneyland had planned a revised re opening date of april 20. Is that still valid?

The last I had heard, Tokyo business was (more or less) going on as normal with a large amount of people outside wearing masks. That some conventions had been rescheduled recently and some went off as planned in the last couple of weeks. Although, I also heard that the PM had asked (asked not ordered) people to stay home last weekend and not go seem cherry blossoms.

April 3, 2020 at 10:38 PM

Yes, April 20 is the target right now.

April 4, 2020 at 2:21 AM

I was watching some youtube videos of japenese (excuse the typo) tv tonight. The mayor of tokyo gave a short covid update with a mask on during the update. She only talked for 8 min, but (while not ordering people) strongly requested people to stay home this weekend and not participate in any nightlife. While they have not closed shops, there was a news report that the PM was close to declaring a state of emergency and doing that. Very sadly April 20 is not looking good to reopen tokyo disneyland. Oddly Tokyo closed schools all the way back around feb (feb not march) 15, but have not closed shops, restaurants, nightclubs or bars.

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