The solution? Hopping aboard a laid-back boat ride called Madagascar: A Crate Adventure which somehow reminded me of Disneyland's It's A Small World in all aspects.
In this particular ride though, the stars were Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe and Gloria the Hippo. This hilarious quartet and uber dependable Central Park “Zoosters” decided to work together with the outlandish leader of the local lemurs, King Julien and of course the Universal Studios Singapore guests, to overthrow the abominable Foosa! With the presence of some technically-savvy and amusing Penguins, the heroes and guests are able to bring down the Foosa at the rim of a "percolating" volcanic cauldron.
Here are some of the life-size characters, set and prop designs found in Madagascar: A Crate Adventure brought to life by Dreamworks Animation and Universal Parks and Resorts:
Everything was running smoothly until I saw this particular smoky effect.
Oh goodness! For some reason, I can't help but remember that scary Revenge of the Mummy ride which I wasn't really prepared for. Thank goodness, in this particular crate ride, nothing out of the ordinary happened.
And when the boat took this turn, the inevitable happened.
We were about to get wet; but not that wet. Just a drizzle, courtesy of Marty and Morty. It was funny because I over reacted and dunked for my still and video cameras...
Sayang! (Translation: Too bad!) Our ride was almost over!
Oh! I was so glad we made time for this USS attraction. If only this attraction wasn't about to close, I would most definitely go for another one. The ride rocks!
Here are some brochure scans of Universal Studios Singapore just in case you're planning for another visit.
It's really great being a kid at heart!
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