Singapore — Puss In Boots will soon embark on more epic adventures at Universal Studios Singapore, as guests ride onboard an anti-gravity, swashbuckling journey of giant scale at the Far Far Away themed zone. In a giant’s castle now overgrown by a magical beanstalk, a new suspended roller coaster ride will strap guests in for a wild goose chase with Puss and his accomplice, Kitty Soft Paws. The new outdoor ride, aptly named Puss In Boots’ Giant Journey, is expected to thrill park guests as it takes flight with an original storyline. This new ride is slated for completion by end 2014, with Grand Opening details to be unveiled at a later date.
For guests who can’t wait to get more of their favorite feline heroes, Puss and Kitty will first dance off in a new stage show come September. The new show, titled The Dance for the Magic Beans, will last 20 minutes encompassing Meet & Greet sessions with the characters.
Mr John Hallenbeck, Senior Vice President of Attractions at Resorts World Sentosa said: “We are excited to expand our collaboration with DreamWorks Animation. DreamWorks characters have been popular and the expansion will allow our guests to experience more of Puss In Boots, afranchise beloved by families and youths. The new ride is designed based on the popularity of our other crowd-pleasing suspended coaster, and will cater to not only families but thrill-seekers as well.”
DreamWorks Animation’s Global Head of Location Based Entertainment, Yoshi Maruyama added:“Puss In Boots enjoys a legion of adoring fans across the globe and his swashbuckling antics appeal to all ages! We are delighted to partner with Universal Studios Singapore and bring everyone’s favorite feline to Asian visitors.”
The new ride is being jointly developed by Resorts World Sentosa, DreamWorks Animation and Universal Parks & Resorts. Puss, originally a character in the Shrek movies, rose to stand-alone fame in October 2011 with his very own hit movie. The animated film was a critical and commercial success, with a gross of over 554 million USD worldwide. It also received a nomination for Best Animated Feature at the 84th Academy Awards.
Universal Studios Singapore features more than 20 rides, shows and attractions. This new ride will bring the total number of attractions based on DreamWorks Animation films to seven. They are spread across two zones – Madagascar and Far Far Away – and are complemented by more than 10 themed dining and shopping outlets.
Before the new ride opens, the theme park will continue to update its offerings with events throughout the year to bolster the experience for its visitors. Coming up next, its signature Halloween Horror Nights will return with more scares and at the end of the year, Christmas and New
Year celebrations are set to ring in the fifth year of operation with a big bang.