SINGAPORE (March 1, 2012) — “Universal Studios Singapore today debuted “the world’s first fully immersive Sesame Street indoor themed ride to be enjoyed by the whole family together,” taking guests on an outer space adventure with Elmo and friends.
Bringing one of the world’s longest-running and most beloved children’s television program to life, the indoor themed ride named Sesame Street Spaghetti Space Chase features a zany science-fiction inspired plot, coupled with signature Sesame Street comedic style and music. Guests onboard this high-flying adventure find themselves fully immersed in fun surroundings and special effects, alongside their favourite friends from Sesame Street.
Celebrating the launch of the ride, the park is hosting a special Sesame Street Carnival through March 3, 2013. New York Street has been transformed into an extension of Sesame Street, bringing park guests a weekend of fun and excitement. Highlights of the carnival include giant board games along the street, special carts offering Sesame Street items, as well as even more opportunities to catch the park’s Sesame Street shows and character meet-and-greets.
Dennis Gilbert, Senior Vice President of Attractions at Resorts World Sentosa said: “The launch of the Sesame Street shows at Universal Studios Singapore last year was a tremendous success. Elmo, Cookie Monster, Oscar and other loveable characters of Sesame Street have captivated the hearts and minds of our guests, testament to their popularity. We look forward to continuing the Sesame Street experience with the launch of this new ride, packing in even more fun and excitement for the whole family visiting the park.”
The ride features 12 characters from the Sesame Street repertoire, starring Super Grover and the Elmo, who turns into Super Elmo to help save the day. Kick-starting the story are three brand new characters, “Macaroni the Merciless” and his partners–in-crime, “Zester” and “Shredder”. Created exclusively for this ride, these “gluttonous” super villains are well underway in their plot to steal all spaghetti and noodles on Earth.
Guests are zipped off into the Sesame Street universe as they get enlisted, together with Elmo, to be Super Sidekicks of Super Grover, in an attempt to stop Macaroni the Merciless and return all stolen spaghetti and noodles to the children on Earth.
“The adventures never end with Sesame Street, and Universal Studios Singapore is extending the fun with Grover, Elmo and the rest of the Sesame friends,” said Mr. H. Melvin Ming, President and CEO, Sesame Workshop.
He added, “We’re thrilled to offer this new experience for the entire family as we continue to explore different channels to extend our reach, educating and entertaining children all over the world.”
Since May 2012, Big Bird and friends have called the New York zone home, with live shows taking place daily along New York Street. A new themed retail store – Big Bird’s Emporium – and a Sesame Street school bus with park-exclusive merchandise, have also made their way to the zone.
Completing the Sesame Street experience at Universal Studios Singapore, an all-new Sesame Street Character Breakfast at Loui’s NY Pizza Parlor has also been launched. Breakfast guests not only get to enjoy a premium breakfast buffet spread with their favourite Sesame Street friends, they will also be amongst the first to board Elmo’s rocket in Sesame Street Spaghetti Space Chase before the park opens.