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After a new activity for kids on Sentosa? Try 4D AdventureLand

Looking for something a little different to get stuck into with the kids – particularly when the weather is lousy? 4D AdventureLand on Sentosa is definitely worth checking out, especially following the arrival of new attraction Happy Feet: Mumble’s Wild Ride. If you’ve not tried it, 4D AdventureLand is a complex of cinema-style theatres located at Imbiah Lookout (two stops on the Sentosa Express train from VivoCity). Currently there are four films (or “rides”) screening in the different theatres:

– Happy Feet: Mumble’s Wild Ride
– Journey 2: The Mysterious Island
– Extreme Log Ride
– Desperados

The rides are in 3D; glasses are handed out as you enter. As for the “fourth dimension” in the name, it refers to the multi-sensory effects that that make this particular cinema experience a little different to the average one. For instance, in Happy Feet: Mumble’s Wild Ride, you sit in a rollercoaster-style pod that shakes and bumps in time with the onscreen action. When the penguins fall of an ice cliff, you feel like you’re falling too, as fans blow a chilly breeze and bubbles float through the air.

Journey 2 is based on the action film of the same name (starring The Rock and Michael Cain) and is screened in a more normal-looking cinema, except that the seats are rigged with various motion, water and wind devices. Meanwhile, Desperados is interactive 4-D shoot-out game, and Extreme Log Ride takes place in the same cinema as Happy Feet, featuring more moving pod action.

This guy's feet are considerably happier than ours 

Tips for making the most of a visit to 4D AdventureLand:

– Try to get there just before opening; so, around 9.50am. You’ll likely be first in line for tickets, which means you can get the best seats for the first ride at 10am.
– Each ride goes for 10 to 20 minutes; once you’ve tried one, just move on to the next one. You should be able to do all four in fairly quick succession without much waiting around.
– There are some height restrictions: 110cm for Desperados and 90cm for the other rides.
– There are no age restrictions, though do note that some aspects of the rides might be a bit scary for some children. We had two children aged 4 and 6 on our visit and they were fine, aside from a few moments of self-doubt during Journey 2 – e.g., when a giant centipede appeared on the screen and a puff of wind blew onto their legs at the same time.
– Tickets aren’t what we would call cheap – adults are $38.90 and children are $26.90; but that’s for a One-Day Adventure Pass that allows you to enter unlimited times. To make some savings, you could try including the rides in a Sentosa Play Pass.

Happy Feet: Mumble’s Wild Ride runs until 31 January but may be extended. HAPPY FEET and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.