Monday, June 7, 2010

Universal Studios Singapore Battlestar Coaster could be down till Next Year

Battlestar Galactica still not rolling
By Lim Wei Chean, The Straits Times | Fri, Jun 4 2010

Star attraction at Universal Studios Singapore has been out of action for more than two months.
Battlestar Galactica still not rolling

IT HAS been more than two months but the star attraction at Universal Studios Singapore, the Battlestar Galactica roller coaster, remains out of action.

The world’s tallest duelling roller coaster was closed on March 25 after a technical glitch was discovered during a routine morning pre-opening inspection.

In a statement issued on Tuesday, a Universal Studios spokesman said the company was still investigating the cause and solution to the problem.

He said that it cannot speculate when the ride will reopen.

However, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, in a report issued last week on Genting Singapore, the parent company of Resorts World Sentosa and Universal Studios Singapore, said it expects the ride to recommence only next year.

Last month, the roller coaster was tested – without passengers – during the evenings after the park closed.

An investigative team from the ride’s design, engineering and manufacturing company Vekoma based in the Netherlands and several expert independent assessors are still working on getting the attraction up and running again.

This article was first published in The Straits Times.

For more see The Straits Time


D.N said...

Boooo!!! I've read the post about VIP Tour guide at your forums as well. Shocking, if all true!

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