Singapore – As attractions in Singapore begin reopening in stages with the gradual lifting of the Circuit Breaker period, theme park Universal Studios Singapore (USS) is offering discounted ticket prices to attract visitors.
Tickets to USS will be discounted until July 31, according to their website. Visitors can now enjoy the following rates at the theme park, which reopened on July 1.
Adult (13-59 years old): S$59 (Regular peak period price: S$78)
Child (four to 12 years old): S$58 (Regular peak period price: S$61)
Senior (60 and above): S$43 (Regular peak period price: S$43)
Furthermore, to comply with safety management measures accompanying the second phase of reopening attractions, USS has shortened its operating hours from 2pm to 9pm and will be open only four days a week, from Thursdays to Sundays.
Those who purchase the discounted tickets can only enter the theme park from 12pm but could enjoy exclusive meet-and-greet sessions and early access to F&B outlets. Rides only begin at 2pm.
More information could be accessed here.
Members from the online community shared their thoughts on the news, with many finding the discounted prices still too expensive. “It should have been discounted long ago. Even S$59 is too expensive for some of us,” commented Facebook user Johan Shah. Facebook user Nurul Syazana added she could watch a movie with the kids and bring them for a good meal instead. Meanwhile, another netizen pushed his luck and wondered if the ticket price could be lowered further to S$40. Others said S$20 was more feasible.
According to Facebook user Erdna Erdna who presumably visited the theme park recently, she spent most of her time keeping her face mask in place while on the rides.
Still, many noted they weren’t going to take any risks given the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. “Better, not to open,” advised Facebook user Kit Ye. “Still high risks to visit crowded places.”
Based on a comment on a Facebook post by Resorts World Sentosa about the reopening, an extra S$9 will be charged for early entry on certain occasions. Facebook user Work Whisperblowers explained that they went to the theme park early; however, one had to pay the extra charge for early entry because the ticket wasn’t bought directly from the website. They also discovered that rides weren’t open at 12pm. “May I ask the design promotion planner behind this idea?” asked the concerned citizen. “You mean you ask your guests to pay additional S$9 just to walk around and take pictures from 12-2pm?”
Others shared that they had difficulties with the lack of information regarding the time slots when tickets could be claimed for each park attraction, rendering their entry passes useless.
When asked if the place was too crowded, Resorts World Sentosa replied that they are adopting a careful and controlled approach to reopening as per the Government’s directives. They gave their reassurance that those who have advance reservation confirmation slips or a valid e-ticket would be accommodated.