Universal Studios Singapore (USS) is the Singaporean Universal Studios theme park located within and maintained by Resorts World Sentosa on Sentosa Island. It is the second Universal Studios theme park in Asia (Universal Studios Japan being the first) and the first in Southeast Asia. The park officially opened on May 28, 2011. The park itself is not fully owned by Universal, but instead by the Genting Group.
Much like at Universal Studios Japan, Sesame Street is one of the park's major character-based franchises, with attractions ranging from stage shows to an indoor dark ride, Spaghetti Space Chase. Walk-arounds of Elmo, Cookie Monster, Oscar the Grouch, Abby Cadabby, Ernie, Bert, Grover, and Count von Count appear greeting park guests in addition to appearing in stage shows, while Big Bird is mostly limited to stage shows. Sesame Street merchandise is also sold in stores at the park.
Spaghetti Space Chase
Main article: Spaghetti Space Chase
Parades & special events
Outside of their own stage shows, the Sesame Street characters also appear in parades and special events at the park.
Sesame Street merchandise, both park-exclusive and imported items, is sold in gift shops at USS, including Big Bird's Emporium. There is also a Sesame Street School Bus retail cart outside Rockefeller Center (the former location for The Yellow Cab Co. Taxi, which has since moved to Water Street, near KT Grill).
Sesame Street Character Breakfast
A Character Breakfast hosted by Loui's Pizza is available on select dates. The Character Breakfast is not included in the day-pass to USS; guests have to reserve their tickets online or purchase their tickets at the ticketing booth upon entering the park.
While the Sesame Street characters are represented as walk-arounds at USS, the actual Muppets have visited the park on a few occasions.
Before the addition of Sesame Street at USS was officially announced in 2012, Resorts World Sentosa released two teasers online.
- Official site
- Nick Sim, "Video: Universal Studios Singapore hints at Sesame Street ride for 2013", Theme Park Tourist, May 18, 2012.