Studio City Macau

Studio City Macau


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What happens when two asteroids crash into a Gotham City tower? According to Melco Crown Entertainment Limited – the developer of Macau’s soon-to-be-opened Studio City casino complex – you get the world’s first figure-8 Ferris wheel.

Here’s what it looks like so far:

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It’s called the Golden Reel and hangs 130m high in Cotai in Macau. If you love Ferris wheels, Batman or anything new then visiting Studio City while in Macau is likely to be on your bucket list.

studio cityThe Golden Reel is one of the attractions at the US$3.2billion Studio City complex opening later this year.

The new integrated leisure destination resort looks promising and is the next on the list of Las Vegas-style entertainment resorts to open in Macau.

The Ritz Carlton opened in May 2015; Galaxy Macau has a funky tube wave pool in the sky and Sands Cotai Central is a sprawling mega-development that is home to Conrad Macao, Holiday Inn Macao Cotai Central, Sheraton Macao, The Venetian and Four Seasons Macao.  

studio citystudio cityStudio City brings more than a dash of Hollywood glam to Macau, with its Batman Dark Flight motion ride, a family entertainment centre and Fun Zone packed with characters from Warner Bros, DC Comics, Hanna-Barbera Productions and Looney-Tunes.

Other attractions include magic shows at The House of Magic, a cool Ibiza-style nightclub called Pacha Macau, a 5,000-seat entertainment centre for live concerts and a host of events.

Who wants to be the first to ride the world’s first figure-8 Ferris wheel?

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    • Jill and I won’t likely be the first to try but we are itching to have a go! We’ve enjoyed watching this property go up this year. The Ferris Wheel looks great embedded into the heavy ‘Gotham’ Art Deco facade of Studio City. Should be a fun experience.

  1. There is presently a LEGO Studio City “Brick by Brick” Model Exhibition at City of Dreams on the Cotai Strip. Here you can see a miniature of the soon to be open Studio City created by LEGO Certified Professional Andy Hung (September 2015).

  2. We checked out Studio City this weekend. My grade:

    The Golden Reel – great,
    House of Magic – great,
    The 4D Batman Dark Flight – just awesome
    Studio City- A great addition to the Cotai Strip.


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