SINGAPORE - Sesame Street fans will finally get to enjoy the world's first
Sesame Street indoor theme park ride when it officially opens on March 1.
The indoor ride within the park's New York zone was initially slated to
launch in the 2nd half of 2012, but it was delayed.
With the latest addition of the ride based on the world's oldest children's
TV programme, this brings the total number of rides at the local theme park to
While this is not the first time Universal Studios is featuring the Sesame
Street franchise at its parks, it is the first time it is introducing a themed
ride. Universal Studios Osaka has a 4D Sesame Street show.
The new attraction, called the Sesame Street Spaghetti Space Chase, will
feature 12 characters in a fully immersive setting. It has a science-fiction
plot and enlists the help of guests to defeat villains.
Director of Park Operations, Brian Machamer, revealed that the site that the
new ride sits on was originally planned for an ET-themed ride. But that plan
Mr Machamer said: "A decision was made three years ago not to do the ET
ride, and to do something more current and more for kids and families to be
able to ride together.
"After the park opened, we decided that we needed something more
family-oriented so we changed it from ET to Sesame Street."
"The Sesame Street characters were so successful in Japan, we knew the
characters would be well received in Singapore," he added.
RWS also revealed at a press conference on Monday that three brand new
characters were created exclusively for this ride. They are: “Macaroni
the Merciless” and his partners–in-crime, “Zester” and
The gluttonous super villains have a ploy to steal all spaghetti and noodles
When guests hop onto Elmo's rocket, they will get to help Super
Grover and Super Elmo - who have both been given superhero status - to stop
Macaroni the Merciless and return all stolen spaghetti and noodles to the
children on Earth.
Celebrating the launch of the ride, the park will host a special Sesame
Street Carnival from March 1 to 3. New York Street will be transformed into an
extension of Sesame Street, bringing park guests a weekend of fun and
Completing the Sesame Street experience at USS, an all-new Sesame Street
Character Breakfast at Loui’s NY Pizza Parlor has also been launched.
Those who dine at the breakfast buffet will get priority to board the ride
before the park opens.
The unique Sesame Street Character Breakfast menu is available on weekends
and selected holidays from 9am. Tickets are priced at $44 each for adults and
$32 each for children, on top of park entry fees.
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The indoor themed ride takes guests on a fully immersive outer space
adventure with Elmo and friends.
Exterior shots of the site of the new ride, Sesame Street Spaghetti Space Chase.
The new indoor ride can be located along New York Street at Universal Studios
Entering Elmo's space rocket.
Visitors will get to sit in carriage for the space ride.
Each visitor will have a screen before them, where Super Elmo will appear
before them to brief them on the mission.