Posted Friday, December 26, 2008 11:58 AM | Contributed by Jeff
[Ed. note: The following is an unedited press release from Premier Rides. -J]
Resorts World at Sentosa, a wholly owned subsidiary of Genting International P.L.C., has announced that Premier Rides, Inc. has been awarded the contract to build the ride equipment for The Revenge of The Mummy attraction at Universal Studios Singapore, which is presently under construction. The award, one of the largest ride contracts associated with the new theme park project, has a contract value of over $20 million USD. The Revenge of the Mummy is one of Universal’s signature ride attractions having already debuted at Universal Studios Florida and Universal Studios Hollywood.
Genting International is building a world class gaming and destination resort on Sentosa Island, Singapore and Universal Studios Singapore will be a key element of the development. Mr. Tan Hee Teck, CEO of Resorts World Sentosa said, “We are excited to have Premier as one of our key suppliers. Their experience on this attraction will ensure a successful opening of the ride.” Jim Seay, President of Premier Rides, adds, “Genting International is one of the most highly regarded companies in Asia in multiple fields, including entertainment, and it is an honor for Premier to have been selected to provide the equipment for such a prestigious project. We look forward to teaming with Genting International on this amazing ride attraction and look forward to its success."
“The Revenge of the Mummy is consistently recognized as one of the top attractions at both Universal Studios Florida and Universal Studios Hollywood and we look forward to guests of Universal Studios Singapore being able to experience this one of a kind attraction,” Mr. Seay said. Premier was the supplier of the ride equipment for both the Universal Studios’ installations in the United States.
Universal Studios Singapore is scheduled to open at the end of 2009.
Just curious, are the FLA and CA rides identical? What about the Singapore ride?
^The USF rides and USH rides are quite different. Ours is better....LOL! Seriously though, the one in FL is longer and arguably more intense - but the one in CA is a shuttle. Theming is more comparable than layout (USH put Mummy into their ET building, whereas USF used Kong's, which explains the differing layouts).
"Our" Mummy on the west coast sucks big time. It fails to thrill both as a scary dark ride and a coaster.
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