Universal Studio is a great option to celebrate your child’s special day. Lots of fun and your child’s favourite characters await your family at this theme park. We took the kids to Universal Studios to celebrate their 8th and 6th birthdays (their birthdates are 10 days apart).
If you are taking your kids under 8 years old to visit Universal Studios Singapore for the first time, here are some of the things you can do with them.
Visit Their “Friends” and Catch The Shows
For the younger kids, Universal Studios is still very much a fantasy land for them. Bring them around to see their favourite characters and catch the shows
We love Shrek and his family and all three of his movies. So, of course, we have to go see him.
Donkey is such a big star now that he has his own show. We were lucky to score a front row seat to see Donkey. He even made a special announcement and birthday dedication to my 8-year-old son.
Floating on Cloud 9 and still reeling from happiness that Donkey sang him a birthday song and wished him “Happy Birthday!”
Ride the Roller Coasters
We watched the big roller coasters from afar as the kids were still too young to ride these big roller coasters. I have no doubt that the day they reach the height limit, they will conquer these big roller coasters and LOVE it as much as they do with this Dragon roller coaster.
[Updated 2015: Read our guide on MUST RIDE Roller Coasters at Universal Studios Singapore]
You have to be 122cm to ride on this Dragon roller coaster. We went on it once with the kids. They LOVE it. And went on it TEN more times on their own while mom and dad sat at a nearby cafe watching them.
Meet Your Favourite Characters
We love meeting movie characters like Puss in Boots and Penguins of Madagascar who make periodic appearances (until 6:30pm). They are very good at interacting with you and/or taking photos for memory keepsakes.
Watch the Parade
If the kiddos are not too tired at the end of the day, try to secure a good spot along the streets for the final Street Parade around 7pm. Check the schedule in case there are any changes from the publication of this post. Give yourself a good 20 minutes to hang around. There are some cafes on the streets that give a relative good view of the parade. Generally, in Singapore, the adults are pretty good about letting kids squeeze in front of them to watch the parade.
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