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Wed, Feb 02, 2011
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Battlestar Galactica to reopen later this month

SINGAPORE - Universal Studios Singapore announced today that its signature attraction in the Sci-Fi City zone - Battlestar Galactica - will reopen to the public on February 21, 2011.

The duo roller coaster was closed shortly after the park's opening in March last year when a ride component failure was discovered on the 'Human' coaster during a routine safety check before park operating hours.

Battlestar Galactica, themed after the hit TV show about an on-going battle between Cylons and Humans, is comprised of both the suspended 'Cylon' coaster and the seated 'Human' coaster that chase each other on twisting integrated tracks.

Riders on both coasters experience unbelievable thrills as they zoom, loop, turn and narrowly avoid collision.

Universal Studios Singapore officials worked closely with Singapore authorities and theme park safety experts to determine the cause of the failure and to correct the fault. After months of re-engineering and many thousands of test cycles, Battlestar Galactica is ready to welcome riders once again.

Each Battlestar Galactica track is a kilometer-long and the ride takes approximately 90 seconds to complete.

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