Madagascar Gets 'One Last Boogie' at Universal Singapore

February 18, 2022, 11:07 AM · Madagascar fans have one last chance to enjoy the land and attractions themed to the DreamWorks Animation franchise before they close at Universal Studios Singapore next month.

Resorts World Sentosa has announced a "One Last Boogie!" farewell celebration for Universal Studios Singapore's Madagascar zone, starting March 10 and running through the land's last day on March 27.

Madagascar zone at Universal Studios Singapore
The Madagascar zone at Universal Studios Singapore, with the Crate Adventure ride inside the cargo ship and the King Julien carousel at the lower right

The farewell event will include the Move It! Move It! Meet & Greet with characters including Alex, Gloria, King Julien, Rico, Skipper, Private and Kowalski, as well as the Bon Voyage! Blowout! parade with the Madagascar characters. This also will be the last chance to experience the land's rides, including King Julien's Beach Party-Go-Round and the Madagascar: A Crate Adventure indoor boat ride.

Singapore's Madagascar zone is closing to make way for the park's upcoming Minion Land, which will be the first phase of Resort World Sentosa's expansion project that ultimately will include the installation of a Super Nintendo World at Universal Studios Singapore. The new Minion Land will include an installation of Despicable Me Minion Mayhem as well as "a world's first original ride exclusive to Universal Studios Singapore."

In addition to the construction of Minion Land inside the Universal park, Resorts World Sentosa's "RWS 2.0" expansion plans include enhancing and rebranding the separately ticketed S.E.A. Aquarium as the Singapore Oceanarium as well as refurbishing the Hard Rock Hotel Singapore, Hotel Michael, and Festive Hotel.

"With our upcoming RWS 2.0 developments, we are confident that RWS will be well-positioned to lead the recovery of Singapore’s tourism as borders gradually reopen," Resorts World Sentosa CEO Mr Tan Hee Teck said. "We are excited to welcome the return of more international travelers with an even more vibrant RWS in the near future."

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Replies (7)

February 18, 2022 at 11:19 AM

It upsets me when I think of Universal Studios Singapore. The park is awesome. I visited back in 2019 and had a wonderful time and the team members working the park were among the friendliest I've encountered. But why did they decide to build a park and enclose the area around it, hindering its potential to expand?

In the 2000's when this park was planned and built (I believe it opened in 2010) this is unacceptable. The relatively nearby Hong Kong Disneyland was planned and built a few years before this with plenty of land to use and heck our guy Walt Disney knew this in the mid-60's in the envisioning of Disney World.

But anyway it is sad to see Madagascar go as it is the only land of its kind. Is the Crate Adventure ride one for the ages? No. But the ride and land itself is a nicely themed area for families that would have complemented Minion and Nintendo land. Glad I got to hang out in this area before it went the way of the dojo.

February 18, 2022 at 11:24 AM

I guess Universal had two indoor boat rides for about half a year with the new Kung Fu Panda ride in Beijing. Now they'll be back down to just one. Sigh.

RWS is expanding the island, which is why the park will have space for Nintendo. But Manny's right. This is an awesome park that deserves more, including love from fans.

February 18, 2022 at 5:51 PM

And that indoor boat ride is being replaced by a motion simulator system from 1990. Double sigh.

February 19, 2022 at 12:05 AM

Bizarre move replacing one aging franchise with another. Are the minions holding their popularity on that side of the globe?

February 19, 2022 at 12:43 AM

I don't get the glowing reviews of this park, i've been there once and other than Mummy it seemed like just a bunch of budget versions of real Universal attractions. The Madagascar ride was just a bunch of mediocre animitronics in front of a bunch of black curtains. The theming in the "lands" was pretty nice, especially the Shrek area, but the attractions were mostly crap. That Jeep ride next to Mummy might be the single worst major attraction of any park i've ever been to (its up there with Fast and the Furious).

February 19, 2022 at 12:50 PM

The Jeep ride is basically a kiddie alternative for the big Mummy ride. It's an above-average-themed kiddie-car ride, no more. And I will die on the hill that Singapore's is the best version of Mummy, because it is the darkest.

February 20, 2022 at 4:13 AM

The Mummy in USS IS the best in the world. That animatronic brander Fraser is unbeatable for now haha xD

Fingers crossed the golf course opposite goes and there's more room for future park expansion. Already lowkey wondering where they will find space for Super Nintendo World

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