When it comes to the Skyline Luge at Sentosa, it is the undisputed must-do attraction in the eyes of the monkies. They never fail to request for that dose of adrenaline rush that only the Luge can offer whenever we are on the State of Fun.
In fact, their love for the Luge was exactly the reason how it came to be featured on the cover of my 'Got Kids, Go Where?' book!
In case you are wondering, the attraction received a 5-star rating in the book from the monkies too.
And just like our humble blog, the Skyline Luge Sentosa is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year! The Skyline Luge Sentosa journey started on 26 August 2005, with just 191 luge rides recorded for that day. Last November, the attraction saw its 10 millionth rider and has close to 4,000 luge rides zooming down their trails every day.
It also underwent an extensive upgrade by adding eight more ticketing counters to its initial line-up of four to reduce waiting time, making the entire space more accessible and handicap-friendly for all.
But what is it exactly about the Skyline Luge Sentosa that is so endearing to the monkies?
1. Skyline Chairlift
If you choose the bottom of the Luge Trail to be your starting point, the thrill begins even before you get to the Luge ride... thanks to the 320-metre chairlift – the Skyride!
Soak in the panoramic views of the Sentosa coastline, Siloso Beach and the Singapore city skyline while being lifted to the top of the Luge trails.
Along the way, catch glimpses of the luge racers below skirting down the slope - which will only serve to heighten the excitement, I assure you.
Choose from two Luge trails - the 628m-long Jungle Trail or the 688m-long Dragon Trail, both of which lead to the same end point.
Of the two, the boys prefer the Dragon Trail, as it is longer and has less sharp bends... which meant my adrenaline-loving boys could go thrillingly fast!
3. Adrenaline Rush
Of course, cruising downhill at breakneck speed in a part go-cart, part toboggan vehicle is THE highlight of the Skyline Luge Sentosa attraction. One gets to control your own Luge, steer it and go at the speed you desire - ingredients essential for an exhilarating experience!
To ride the luge alone, kids must be at least 110cm tall but shorter kids can ride in tandem with an adult.
My only gripe about the attraction? The ride does not last long enough... which brings me to my next point.
4. Once is Never Enough!
When it comes to the Luge, the end result is always the same. All of us simply could not get enough of it! So it makes perfect sense to purchase passes with multiple rides from the onset to enjoy more savings.
5. Night Luge
But the fun does not stop after sunset. Come nightfall, riding the luge presents a whole brand new experience.
The Jungle Trail has been upgraded with the addition of beautiful thematic RGB LED lighting fixtures, so be prepared for a unique visual experience as well!
So in celebration of Skyline Luge Sentosa's 10th Birthday, it will be hosting a 10-day long 10-tastic! Carnival from 21 to 30 August 2015! Packed with exciting activities such as games, caricature and balloon-sculpting stalls, magic performances as well as popcorn and exclusive Luge 10th Anniversary sticker tattoo giveaways, the carnival will be held between 2pm and 6pm on weekdays and 10.30am and 2.30pm on weekends and is open to all guests.
What to expect:
Over the 10 days, Luge will be running special deals* at different timings throughout each day:
- All day: 50% off Luge rider license membership at $25 for individuals (UP $50) and $60 for
families of four (UP $120)
- 10am to 10.30am: Free photo with every purchase of five Luge & Skyride combo (UP $53)
- 12pm to 12.30pm: $10 off each ‘Ten-ride Family Pass’ (UP $79)
- 2pm to 2.30pm: $10 for single photo purchase (UP $15)
- 4pm to 4.30pm: $10 for two Luge & Skyride combo upgrade+
In addition, Luge is offering a free Luge & Skyride combo and a special Luge pop-up birthday card on 26 August to anyone who shares the same birthday with Skyline Luge Sentosa!
*Terms & conditions apply. Specials deals cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotions.
+Upgrade refers to purchase of additional tickets on same day
Skyline Luge Sentosa
Imbiah Lookout and Siloso Beach
Opening hours: 10am - 9.30pm daily
Luge & Skyride combo
Individual Deals: 1 Luge & 1 Skyride at S$17/pax | 3 Luge & 3 Skyrides at S$25/pax | 5 Luge & 5 Skyrides at S38/pax
Family Deals: 4 ride family pass at S$45 | 8 ride family pass at S$68 | 10 ride family pass at S$79
Childriding in tandem at S$3/Ride
Skyride only: 1-way at S$11/pax | 2-way at S$17/pax | Unlimited at S$19/pax
Age and height restrictions:
Skyride: Min. height 85cm to ride with an adult or Min. height 135cm to ride alone
Luge: 6yrs and 110cm or taller to ride Luge alone