Universal unveils a new 'Madagascar' dark ride... for its Singapore park
By Robert Niles:
Universal has released some new concept art for the Universal Studios Singapore park that will debut in Southeast Asia next year. The park will be part of the US$4.5 billion Resorts World Sentosa development on the island of Sentosa in Singapore.
The new concept art details several of the DreamWorks Animation-themed attractions that will appear in the park. The most ambitious, Madagascar: A Crate Adventure, will be a dark ride featuring the main characters, Alex, Marty, Melman and Gloria, joining with lemur King Julien and the penguins to battle Julien's enemy, Foosa. The Madagascar section of the park will also include a Julien-themed carousel, with dance house music.
The other end of the park will feature the Castle of Far, Far Away from Shrek 2.
The castle will house the theater for another installation of the Shrek 4D movie. However, there also will be a junior coaster flying through and around the castle grounds. A live show and mini Ferris Wheel complete the land.
No firm opening date yet, except a promise of a soft opening in early 2010.
Source: Theme Park Insider