With our bulging tummies from the Sesame Street Character Breakfast earlier, it was time to get down to the business of having some serious fun.
That's right - March 1 saw the launch of Universal Studios Singapore's newest ride, the Sesame Street Spaghetti Space Chase which is also the world’s first fully immersive Sesame Street indoor themed ride.
And to celebrate its launch, a special Sesame Street Carnival was held over last weekend with New York Street being transformed into an extension of Sesame Street! There were numerous carnival games to add to the festivity, much like this Toss-the-cookies game.
Whatever the case, all that paled in comparison when the moment to finally board the new ride arrived.
It was a shame that Ale was a few centimetres off the minimum height requirement of 92cm, so that meant that the wifey and I had to take turns to experience the ride. Which of course also meant that the 2 boys could have repeat sittings.
That was the Spaghetti Space mobile that had us blasting into space with Elmo. The thing that is slightly different compared to the usual indoor rides is that the vehicle does not travel on a ground track. Instead, it is pulled along via a conveyor belt system on top.
Once we were safely snuggled in our seats, we were off!
The premise of the ride is simple enough: the world's entire spaghetti inventory is in danger of being stolen by Macaroni the Merciless and his two bumbling henchmen, Zester and Shredder and only you can help Elmo and Super Grover to save them.
I thought that the storyline and animatronics of the muppets were very good. Granted that this ride is no rollercoaster but then again, it was never meant to be a scary ride. On a scale of 1 to 10 - with 10 being extremely hair-raising and stomach-churning - I would say Spaghetti Space Chase is a 2.5.
It may get a little dark inside at times (after all we are supposed to be in space) but there will be instances when Abby Cadabby will light up the way. For a better idea of what to expect, here's a video of the later half of the ride.
In the end, both Ash & Ayd experienced the ride 3 times. Although I suspect that if they had their way, that figure would well be over 10 times. Ayd, in particular, enjoyed the ride tremendously. And this coming from someone who had experienced the thrills of rollercoasters at LEGOLAND Malaysia! He mentioned that he felt as if he was floating in space during the ride - something I concur and attribute it to the vehicle being suspended from the top.
And if you still can't get enough of the Sesame Street gang, there will be plenty chances for you to do so at the new Big Bird Emporium where park-exclusive merchandise will be lying in wait.
As for Ale, she would just have to make do with this Elmo bolster first... and shooting up a few centimetres more so that she can blast right into space with Elmo the next time!