It started out with the following teaser from the RWS Digital team on 13th Feb asking us to mark down 2nd Mar in our calendars. (Gosh…they certainly do enjoy keeping us in suspense!)
The next email arrived on 23rd Feb and finally the details of the 4th RWS Facebook Fans Day Out were revealed!
It’s been a long while since the last RWS Fans Day Out (FDO) was held and this time it started real early with a character breakfast! Mmm…interesting!
When 2nd Mar came, we made our way to the Universal Studios Singapore VIP Reception and here were the highlights of the day…
0900hrs – 0915hrs Registration at Universal Studios Singapore VIP Reception
|We were handed this specially made FDO card and an Adventure Cove lanyard.
Then, we were ushered over to Loui’s NY Pizza Parlour in Universal Studios Singapore (USS) for our breakfast.
0915hrs – 1015hrs Sesame Street Character Breakfast
|Ok…let’s eat! More details on my breakfast experience can be found here.
1015hrs – 1115hrs Experience Sesame Street Spaghetti Space Chase
|After breakfast, we went on the newest ride at USS to stop Macaroni the Merciless and his cronies from stealing all the spaghetti in the world. Some of us even took the ride several times! The kids in the group seemed to like it a lot.
1145hrs – 1330hrs Marine Life Park Special Programme
|We then walked over to the Marine Life Park – S.E.A. Aquarium and were introduced to 2 guides who took us on a quick tour of the first half of the aquarium which ended at the Open Ocean exhibit where we met Craig Sowden, the Director of the S.E.A. Aquarium.
The aquarium was especially busy that day and suddenly there was a buzz of excitement in the air and I noticed more people in the crowd being drawn to the exhibit. Thus, I turned to look at the glass panel and saw two divers making their way down with a large scroll and my initial thought was “Hmm…is there going to be another marriage proposal?” but it wasn’t to be…
When the divers unrolled the scroll, I realised it was actually for us!!
As it was a restricted area, we weren’t allowed to take any photos or videos of the place. However, if you peek through the glass roof of the Ocean Dome, you can see part of the area where we were taken to. From the top of the enclosure, we each took turns to feed some of the smaller fish and we learned that this was called surface feeding. Some of the bigger creatures like the manta rays need to be hand-fed and this is done by divers who will take about 1 hour to feed them. We also got to meet the divers and personally thanked them for our “surprise” earlier.
After the fish were fed, it was time to feed ourselves… We left the Open Ocean area and headed to lunch at the Marine Life Park – Adventure Cove Waterpark – I was surprised by the close proximity of the Open Ocean enclosure to the waterpark. This is where we exited from.
1330hrs – 1430hrs Lunch
|Lunch was served on the upper floor of The Bay Restaurant.
There’s ample room to hold a party here!
Salmon – It seems to look rather plain but the taste was better than the presentation.
1430hrs – closing Free & Easy at Adventure Cove Waterpark & S.E.A. Aquarium
|That was the end of our Fans event and we were left to do as we pleased with the rest of the afternoon. With tickets to 3 attractions which would need at least 2½ days to cover thoroughly, we had to decide how best to utilise them.
We ended up doing a walking tour of the waterpark before it rained heavily, which resulted in us spending our time at the aquarium instead, followed by 2 more rides on the Sesame Street Spaghetti Space Chase and 1 on BSG-Human before we called it a day.
Finally, here’s a summary of the day’s activities, as captured by the RWS Digital Team.
Many thanks to the RWS Digital Team (and all the RWS staff involved) for a fabulous Fans Day Out!!
|Want to be invited to future RWS fans’ events?
All you’ll need to do is just a few simple steps:
1) “LIKE” the RWS Facebook page.