Battlestar Galactica

Roller coaster
Watch the on-ride POV
Battlastar Galactica
Universal Studios Singapore
Location Sentosa, Singapore
Park section Sci-Fi City
Status Operating since March 18, 2010
Manufacturer Vekoma
Type Steel - Launched - Twin
Riders per train 16
Propulsion LSM lift hill
Cylon Human
Type Inverted Sit-Down
Height 42.7 feet
Speed 90 mph
Length 971 feet 982 feet
Inversions 5 0
Duration 1:30

Battlestar Galactica is a steel launched twin roller coaster located at Universal Studios Singapore in Sentosa, Singapore. The attraction has two tracks which interact and cross over each other. They are known as "Cylon" and "Human". The former is an inverted roller coaster with five inversions while the latter is a standard sit-down roller coaster without inversions.

The Cylon side is one of the two operating full-circuit launching inverted coasters, alongside the Green side on Dueling Dragons at Guangzhou Sunac Land. The now-defunct Volcano: The Blast Coaster at Kings Dominion was also an inverted launch coaster.


The Human train in 2012, prior to the modifications

A week after opening, a problem was identified on one of the trains during a morning test run of the Human side, which caused a seat to fall off the train. Shortly after, the ride lost its license to operate. On March 25, 2010, Battlestar Galactica was closed for re-inspection and a redesign.[1] A press release from Resorts World Sentosa in August revealed that higher than anticipated stress and vibration levels led to a component failure which caused a seat assembly to detach. Resorts World Sentosa also stated that Vekoma was in the process of designing a new component, which would have to be manufactured, installed, and tested before Battlestar Galactica could reopen.[2] Battlestar Galactica reopened in February 2011.

The ride was closed again in July 2013 for review. The attraction reopened on May 27, 2015 following modifications to the trains. The outermost seats were removed, reducing the number of seats per row to two.[3]

At some point, Cylon's track was repainted grey and Human's track a darker shade of red.




8 cars per train. Riders are arranged 2 across in a single row for a total of 16 riders per train.



  1. "Battlestar Galactica ride in Universal Studios Singapore closed due to glitch". Channel News Asia. {{cite web}}: Unknown parameter |archive= ignored (help)
  2. "Preliminary findings on Battlestar Galactica". Resorts World Sentosa Blogs. {{cite web}}: Unknown parameter |archive= ignored (help)
  3. "Battlestar Galactica Reopens at Universal Studios Singapore". NewsPlusNotes.

External links

Articles on Universal Studios Singapore