Universal Studios Singapore’s “Battlestar Galactica: HUMAN vs CYLON” will reopen on Wednesday (27th May), Resorts World Sentosa announced in a media release on Monday (25th May).
Touted as the world’s tallest duelling roller coasters, Resorts World Sentosa said the roller coaster will feature new 2-seater ride vehicles.
In November last year, RWS said the new ride vehicles will give riders a “more intimate and personal ride experience”, while the tracks of the roller coaster itself remains the same. According to Dejiki, the new ride vehicles are noticeably quieter and smoother on the “Human” track. As such, the coaster experience might be less bumpy and rickety than the one in the past.
The ride has been closed since 21st July 2013, a period of almost 22 months. In response to media queries at the time, Universal Studios Singapore said the ride had been closed for an attraction review, and no details were given about the reasons why or how long the review would take.
It wasn’t the first time the coaster was closed as Universal Studios Singapore has previously closed the coaster for 11 months due to a technical problem in the design of the ride vehicles. It was also closed a week into the theme park’s opening in March 2010, after a seat became “detached” during routine tests. The coaster reopened 9 months later.
In any case, it’s time to make that trip down to Singapore! Perhaps over a long weekend soon?