Freelance writer, mum of two who loves living in sunny Perth.
Published February 4th 2014
Eggs, Bacon, Elmo
As part of our trip to Singapore's Universal Studios, we also factored in a breakfast with our son's favourite Sesame Street character, Elmo. It's not everyday that you can have breakfast with the fuzzy red dude, so we figured we'd organise this treat for the family, and we're very glad that we did.
Kick start your day at Universal Studios with breakfast with all your favourite characters from Sesame Street. This is a great way to eat a hearty breakfast whilst meeting Elmo and his friends, in an intimate settings free from crowds. Bookings are required in advance, and admission packages give you entrance to the park before it's even open to the public. This is actually a lovely way to see the park before crowds arrive; it's like you get a sneak peak behind the scenes. Additionally, breakfast admission packages also provide you with an express pass wristband which gives you access to the Elmo Spaghetti Chase ride for your first hour in the park.
On arrival you are each gifted with an Elmo plate to take home with you (and/or use for your breakfast). These are a really sweet extra and every time our son uses his at home, he reminisces about the Elmo breakfast.
The breakfast on offer is plentiful and caters for even the most fussy of tastes. Whether you like sweet, savoury or you want a more Asian breaky (dim sum), you will be taken care of. There's lots of hot breakfast items; bacon, sausages, hash browns, beans and in keeping with the adjacent Elmo ride, there's even spaghetti and meatballs. If you're not in the mood for a hot breakfast, don't fear, as there is a huge range of of cold items including cold meats, cheeses and an abundance of pastries and breads. We opted for a psuedo American style breakfast, so Elmo waffles, pancakes, lots of maple syrup with some savoury options on the side. There's a cereal station, an egg station where you can order your omlette exactly as you want it, and a whole cabinet full of naughty but nice sweet treats.
If you've got a sweet tooth, you'll be well taken care of
For beverages you can choose from coffee, tea, milk, water and orange juice.
Despite the yumminess of the buffet breakfast, getting up close and personal with the Sesame Street celebrities is the main event here. We were amongst the first to arrive for our breakfast, and this had great advantages as we got some really intimate moments with some of the characters. We pretty much had Oscar the Grouch to ourselves for a good 15 minutes before any other breakfast guests arrived, and this meant my eldest son got to play around with him which was such fun to watch. It did get busier as the breakfast time progressed, but at no time did we have to queue to meet any characters. You could get up from your table and go to meet your favourite character, but if you were tucking in to your breakfast and wanted to stay put, the characters wandered freely around and staff ensured that they stopped by your table. Each character is accompanied by a helper, so make sure you bring your camera with you and you can ask the helper to take your happy snaps.
On our visit we got to meet Oscar the Grouch, Abby Cadabby, the Cookie Monster and the main man, Elmo. All the characters spent a generous amount of time trying to interact with kids and build a rapport with them. Lots of hugs, kisses and high fives.
To book online click here. Admission packages including breakfast are current priced at $113 (SGD) for an adult, which includes your day admission to Universal Studios Singapore in addition to breakfast. Kids are $82 (SGD) each. Family packages can work out to be good value dependent upon party size.
Breakfast with Elmo is located inside Loui's NY Pizza Parlour in the New York zone. On the whole, whilst it is an expensive breakfast option, I would absolutely recommend if you have die hard Sesame Street fans in your party. Guests get exclusive quality time with characters, more than they'd get if they queued up with the crowds during normal park opening times. Definitely something for a special occasion, to celebrate a birthday or as a memorable holiday experience.