October 18, 2015

Halloween Horror Nights 5 at USS

Halloween Horror Nights 5 is here! I had a blast visiting it yesterday.
This year's theme is the Blood Moon. It's a very smart choice, as on the evening of the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival (Sept. 27), the world witnessed a Blood Moon. The themes for this year's haunted houses are also very local, such as the MRT (Singapore's subway system). 

Please enjoy this pictorial report of the event!


September 22, 2015

Halloween Horror Nights 5 Construction Update

Halloween Horror Nights 5 will start from 2nd Oct. This is the most elaborate Halloween event in Singapore (or perhaps in the whole southeast Asia).

You can learn more about the event here: http://www.halloweenhorrornights.com.sg/
There are even interesting interactive games to play.

Meanwhile, let's take a look at what preparation has been done in the park!





August 26, 2015

Harry Potter Area in USJ: More Magical in the 2nd Year?

The Harry Porter Area in Universal Studios Japan has entered its second year of operation. This year's new tag line is "2年目の魔法は、もっとすごい。" ("It's more magical in the 2nd year.").

The big upgrade here is that USJ introduced the world's first 3D version of the Forbidden Journey ride

Is it really more magical? Let's find out!


July 16, 2015

Shanghai Disneyland Press Release - July 15, 2015

This is an unofficial recording of the Shanghai Disneyland Press Release on July 15, 2015. It is uploaded in hopes of spreading the joy and excitement we had while watching this event live.



July 11, 2015

Shanghai Disney to Reveal New Information on July 15

Update 7/14:

A third trailer has been released. Two new concept arts for the TRON roller coaster can be found in the new trailer.




Update 7/11:

A new trailer has been released on the website. It's mostly clips from Pirates of the Caribbean movies, but there is one never-before-seen artwork.

June 3, 2015

Battlestar Galactica Reopens

Battlestar Galactica has reopened with new ride vehicles last week. Instead of 4 seats per row, the new vehicle has only 2 seats in a row. Hopefully this will address the issues that the ride faced in the past. 
With its reopening, the park is now fully operational. Please enjoy these photos of the ride in action!




May 7, 2015

Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum

My school, National University of Singapore, has recently opened its "Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum". I went to visit the museum today and was totally amazed. It was way beyond my expectation, and I am so proud to have this new addition in our school.

 



"Growing Singapore Site Paintings" Exhibition By Rie Fu

"Growing Singapore Site Paintings" Exhibition is a showcase of the Japanese singer/songwriter and painter Rie Fu's works of the constant evolution of the cities. This exhibition features several of her works including the inspiring "100 Construction Site Project" from 2012 to 2014.


April 28, 2015

Frozen Area Coming to Tokyo DisneySea

This is so exciting! A Frozen theme land is coming to Tokyo DisneySea, opening sometime after the first half of 2017.

Look at that! Not only it's got Frozen ride, it has everything else as well. Arendelle (much likely to be a themed Meet-and-Greet area), the village and even Elsa's ice castle on the mountain top!



The land will be constructed in an area of the park which has yet to be developed.


As part of the 10-year development plan which the resort announced last year, the opening of the Frozen area will be accompanied by two new areas themed to Beauty and the Beast and Alice in Wonderland, at Tokyo Disneyland Park.

You can check out the official announcement here (in Japanese), as well as look at the concept art.

April 11, 2015

Puss in Boots: Giant Journey

After a construction period of more than one and a half years, the awaited "Puss in Boots: Giant Journey" coaster has finally opened in USS. (You can have a look back at the construction here.)

Today I rode it for the first time!


Ride banners are everywhere on Sentosa Island (where USS is located).


April 9, 2015

New Shanghai Disneyland Aerial Shots

Two new aerial shots have been released by Shanghai Daily.

"An aerial view of the Shanghai Disney Resort where work continues yesterday, a day which marked the fourth anniversary since ground was broken at the site in the Pudong New Area. The world’s largest Disney castle is now said to be taking shape at the theme park. "




April 5, 2015

The Royal Lunch at Eggingham Gardens - The Musical


This Easter season, USS has produced a new musical "The Royal Lunch at Eggingham Gardens", which is showing at the show building behind New York zone. 

This is a really fun show featuring colorful costumes and pop hits such as "Royals" and "Shake It Off". Unfortunately recording of the show is not permitted. Enjoy the photos instead then! 



"Puss in Boots" Coaster Construction Update

Update 4/5:

First, I want to apologize for the lack of updates recently, as I am really busy with school and work.

I was delighted to find out that the construction walls have been taken down and you can see the entrance of the ride now!



It's Easter at USS!

It's Easter at USS!

Check out the wonderful decorations in the park! I am really impressed by the efforts they have put into this event!


February 4, 2015

New photos of Shanghai Disneyland

Following the news of the new opening window, Disney also revealed several photos of Shanghai Disneyland under construction.

The first pair is inside the Pirates of the Caribbeans ride building. The two ships are in the middle of a battle and guests will probably pass between them along the track over there.



Shanghai Disneyland Opening in Spring of 2016

Disney Park Blog revealed today that Shanghai Disneyland will be opening in spring of 2016, instead of end of 2015.

Just now, on today’s earnings call, Bob Iger, Disney chairman and CEO, shared updates on the project.
“This is also a dynamic and exciting time for our Parks & Resorts – with another very strong performance in Q1 and plenty to look forward to, including the spectacular Shanghai Disney Resort. I was in China the week before last and saw amazing progress — we just topped off our signature Shanghai Disneyland Hotel… and we’re nearing completion on iconic features throughout the park, including the largest castle we’ve ever built… and we’re getting ready to start casting the hundreds of performers we’ll need to entertain our guests. It’s thrilling to see Shanghai Disney Resort rapidly coming to life. The artistry, complexity….the magnitude…and the detail….it’s all quite astonishing. As you’ll recall, after we broke ground on this incredible resort, we announced an $800 million expansion, significantly increasing both the size of the park and the number of attractions available to our guests on opening day. Even with that expansion, we will complete major construction by the end of this calendar year, and we’re planning a spectacular grand opening in Spring of 2016, which we believe is the optimal time to showcase the full grandeur of this world class destination.” – Bob Iger.

I am not entirely surprised to hear this, as rumors have been going around for quite some time that Shanghai Disneyland is not really hitting its original opening date. But I am glad that they chose to take the time and push back the opening instead of having a park with a few rides still under construction.

Let's all look forward to 2016 then!


January 18, 2015

This Week in USS #11: Photo of the Ride Vehicle


Today we have some excellent updates!

New "Puss in Boots" Coaster in USS


The ride vehicle of the attraction has been photographed! Click on the title to view more photos!


Chinese New Year - the Year of the Sheep

2015 is the year of the sheep (羊 in Chinese). The park has been decorated with flowers, lanterns, firecrackers. 
It's a pity that the park doesn't have an attraction that has the theme of sheep though...

Check out the photos below~



Battlestar Galactica Reopening Soon

Update 1/18:

The testing continues. Nothing to report.



January 3, 2015

This Week in USS #10: Happy New Year


HAPPY NEW YEAR, FRIENDS!

I really want to thank every one of you who took the time to visit my little blog. 2014 has been a great year for me, and 2015 is going to even more awesome!

Speaking of NEW, we have updates about a NEW ride and NEW progress of the reopening of an old ride. Take a look!

New "Puss in Boots" Coaster in USS


Cute little ducks are spotted at the Puss in Boots ride.