I am petrified of roller coasters. Somehow I ended up on an indoor ride at the new Universal Studios in Singapore. Will I go on it again – “No Way!”. Do I regret it? – “Actually I’m kinda glad I did”. It was quite a thrill and not knowing was the best bit. I think it’s a case of imagined fear being worse than the real thing. I thought it was one of those, in the dark slow rides, where spooky ‘creatures’ pop out to try to scare you. I had no idea there were such things as indoor coasters. I should have become suspicious when at the entry we were told to leave our bags in the locker. Also it’s called ‘Revenge of the Mummies’, so I should have expected some revenge for daring to enter the tomb.
The ride started out slow then everything goes pitch dark and you dip backwards at a fast speed. I silently screamed, with my heart in my mouth (i tend to be repressed that way)! Anyway it’s been a long time since I got the blood pumping (being a sloth who hardly exercises). So I would recommend this ride for the not so faint hearted. I guess there are more thrilling ones out there, but for chickens like moi this one’s scary enough.
Avoid the outdoor buggy on rails ride at the Egypt Section. It’s a total yawn unless you’re a toddler. You’ll regret spending the best part of an hour queuing.