What it’s like to go to an amusement park .. alone!

Yup, I did it. I went to an amusement park all by myself, and i survived! I really like amusement parks and I love movies, so when i heard that Universal Studios had combined these two into one big movie-themed-amusement park in Singapore, I was beyond excited, there was only one problem.. i wasn’t sure i’d be able to find someone to go with since i was traveling solo. I didn’t want to go at first if i didn’t find anyone to go with, I decided that i would look something else up to do, something that didn’t feel as.. well, as what? What is so wrong about going alone? 

I realized that it was crazy, I was gonna put something that I really wanted to do aside simply because I didn’t have anyone to go with? I was gonna save it for another day, but what if that day never come? If i’m gonna spend my life waiting for someone to do these things with me, I might never get to do it.

Being alone at an Amusement park, just the cling of it sounds lonely, boring, forced.. But in reality, it was everything BUT  that.

I talked to people I usually wouldn’t have looked twice at, because when you’re with people you’re in your own little bubble and everyone else is just background noise. But when you’re on your own, everyone, everything is your bubble. You’re aware of your surroundings in ways you’ve never noticed before and it seems like they’re more aware of you. Everyone is of course different and this is only my perspective of things.

And you know what the best part is? BARELY ANY QUEUING. Yup, you heard me! Most attractions at Universal Studios has a ‘’single rider’’ Que, which I of course used all day when I could, and I can promise you that I had time to ride a lot more attractions than the people in the normal Que.. 40 minutes wait for the transformers? – 5 minutes wait for me, oh single rider Que, i love you. More than once i walked past multiple rooms packed of people Queuing for a ride, only to find a few people standing in my Que at the end. 

I’m not gonna lie, a few people gave me the pity look, if it happened many times i don’t know because I was too busy having fun! When i printed my tickets the guy in reception seemed horrified over the fact that i was going alone, he probably felt sorry for me, poor little girl that has to go all by herself.  When I ran into him the morning after and told him how much fun I’ve had he first seemed surprised, then he smiled as he started grilling me about this amazing experience! He wanted to know everything, haha!

But of course that was gonna happen, i expected it. Because going alone (to  pretty much anything) isn’t something that’s highly praised within this society we’re living in today. We’re taught to go in groups, with our family and friends, or even better.. our beloved ones, otherwise we won’t have a good time. On advertisements you never see any solo riders having a blast, but today (at least for me) that bubble busted. This was actually one of the best experiences I’ve ever had at an amusement park.

Universal studios Singapore is incredible solo traveler friendly and it was fantastic to dive into different worlds as you strolled through the park, my favorite ride was Transformers 4-D because it was so well made & thought out and i loved feeling the heat when a bomb ”exploded” or getting splashed with water when a pipe broke, 4-D has taken these rides to a whole new level. 

2 Comments

  • Stephanie November 10, 2017 at 16:48

    You adventurer. My husband and I go to parks all the time without kids, but you too it to a whole new level. No compromise, you got to do everything you wanted to do! Woot woot!

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    • Apieceofmypie November 12, 2017 at 08:07

      haha thank you! Yeah it was different in so many ways but i really enjoyed it somehow. It was like breaking free from another social norm the society forces upon us. I’d highly recommend to try it out!

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