I had the pleasure of attending the launch of Sentosa 4D AdventureLand on 22 May 2013, and what a blast it was! 😀 For lots of “twists, turns, thrills and spills”, make your way down to Sentosa now…
Just 1 Price, 3 Exciting Experiences:
You can get a One-Day Adventure Pass for UNLIMITED access to all three!
Adults pay S$38.90 and children pay S$26.90 (aged 3 to 12). Free entry for children below 3 years old.
*Note that Sentosa Island admission and transport charges still apply.
Opening hours: 10am to 9pm daily (last ticket, redemption and entry at 8.15pm)
Location: 51B Imbiah Road, Sentosa, Singapore 099708 (Imbiah Lookout)
Now, I’ll tell you more about what I loved about these 3 interactive experiences!
First up is the 4D Movie Experience ‘Journey 2: The Mysterious Island’ [15mins]. Besides the star-studded cast including Dwayne Johnson aka The Rock, and Vanessa Hudgens, it was a fully immersive experience engaging all of one’s senses! I especially loved the “wind” that made me feel like the giant centipede (or is it a millipede?) was making its way past the back of my legs -> Very scary indeed! I got water sprayed in my face multiple times (and so will you), saw bubbles, and smelled grassland! Best of all was that totally unexpected poke! <- That’s all I will say now, go experience it yourself. 😀
Then I became a cowboy (-girl?) at ‘Desperados’ [6mins], a fun shoot-out game utilizing a motion-sensor pistol while riding on a motion-based saddle seat (like a horse). I got a dismal score of 20-something from sitting at the back of the theatre (here’s a tip: get closer to the screen!) but thankfully, when the top shooters and the lousiest shooters get their picture shown on the huge screen for all to see, it was not of their faces, but of random body parts (like a leg or clothing). Ha! *Phew* Final tip: Your motion-sensor pistol will vibrate a little each time you hit a target, so if you don’t feel anything, you’re doing it all wrong. Aim properly. 😛
Finally, I went for the ‘Extreme Log Ride’ [10mins] which transported me to Himalamazon as a wait-for-it… Super-Tree LOG! The bit with crocodiles was scary but I had no idea why crocs would want to snap at wood. 😛 There’s really no point to this journey at all, but just try hard to imagine that you are a log, ok? There was a rather abrupt ending too.
How To Have A REALLY Good Time:
1) Bring good company
[Psst… Even the fiance couldn’t spot me in this photo! What about you?]
[Picture courtesy of pictureair.com]
If you have given up already, I’m the one in white. Have perfect eyesight but bought fake black-rimmed glasses for a new (and perhaps, nerdy) look. 😀
2) Engage in friendly competition (at Desperados’ shootout!)
3) Bring your imagination! The log ride will be the test!
Inside the theatre:
4) Just go silly and have FUN! 😀
Look! I nearly got eaten by a fish at Sentosa but put up enough resistance so I could at least get a photo taken!
Also, here’s what we did at Vivocity when we spotted Iron Man! 😀
Back to Sentosa 4D AdventureLand…
How To Get There:
By MRT: From HarbourFront MRT Station, head to VivoCity Lobby L, Level 3 and board the Sentosa Express. Alight at Imbiah Station.
[I took the MRT route. After alighting at Imbiah Station, exit and take 4 escalators up to Imbiah Lookout. The 4D Adventureland is behind the bus stop. Look out for signposts along the way to guide you!]
By Car: Drive into Sentosa and park at the Imbiah Lookout Car Park.
By Cable Car: Take the Cable Car ride from Mount Faber or HarbourFront Tower 2. Arrive at the Singapore Cable Car Station at Imbiah Lookout, Sentosa.
By Bus: Hop on to Sentosa Bus 1 or Bus 2 and alight at Imbiah Lookout Bus Stop.
Sentosa 4D AdventureLand is *not* for people who are pregnant, have heart & cardiac conditions, physical disabilities, back & spinal problems, are intoxicated, and/or are prone to motion sickness and vertigo!
We were also entertained by a performance from Ridhwan Azman, better known as Ismail from the movie Ah Boys To Men:
The fangirls may have gotten seizures during his performance ‘cos he came SO CLOSE!
Go on… it’s the long weekend and you know you want to visit Sentosa 4D Adventureland! *winks*
JOURNEY 2: THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and copyright of New Line Productions, Inc. and Walden Media, LLC.