Most bumper car arenas are large open areas but the one at Timezone Jurong Point is different. It features an island at the centre. That’s because it is the home of Singapore’s first Maxi Drift Bumper Cars.
The 11 metre by 20 metre track at Timezone Jurong Point is where you can experience drifting bumper cars.
In addition to being able to bump into fellow players, you can also make use of these bumper cars to drift stylishly around the track.
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Maxi Drift Bumper Cars at Timezone Jurong Point
Drifting is when the car does a controlled skid sideways around a corner.
Unlike other bumper cars that turn normally around a corner, the Maxi Drift Bumper Car can be manoeuvred to swing around a corner with the tail first.
We had a chance to try it out for ourselves.
The Maxi Drift Bumper Cars are made in Italy by Preston and Barbieri and have a steel base, and are able to accommodate up to two persons. The track comes from another Italian amusement ride manufacturer Gosetto.
When powered up, the console says “Hot Rod”, a sign that this is no ordinary bumper car.
Pressing on the accelerator, we were off to the races. To get drifting around the bend, we first steered the car in the direction of the turn and then steered in the opposite direction slightly to kick out the rear.
It was a fun way to tackle the bend. And because these are bumper cars, there was the added excitement of bumping into others too!
The bumper cars are designed to be child-friendly too. Children between 105 cm to 130 cm can ride it but will need to be accompanied by an adult. They can only be passengers in the car. Unfortunately, for safety reasons, children under 105 cm are not allowed to ride the bumper cars.
A three-minute ride on the Maxi Drift Bumper Car costs $12 per ride (up to two persons).
Other Rides and Fun at Timezone Jurong Point
If you want to experience other racing-themed fun at Timezone Jurong Point, there’s plenty more to choose from. The entertainment centre has 130 games.
Some of the other games include Ultra Moto VR, an immersive motorbike racing game where you can take on a high octane race track in either solo or competitive modes. Or try Hyper Cross, off-road racing game that will have the wind blowing in your face – literally.
Or if you’re looking for a motion simulator ride, Storm VR is an interactive game where you go on a VR rollercoaster to catch items using your hands.
Other fun games that families can enjoy at Timezone Jurong Point include Break the Plate, a carnival-style game where you can throw real balls to break virtual plates, and a social bowling alley which even has a ramp for kids to aim the bowling ball at the pins.
Mr. Nesh Selva, General Manager of Timezone Singapore, said, “The launch of the Maxi Drift Bumper Cars attraction at our Jurong Point venue reflects Timezone’s dedication to redefining entertainment, drawing friends and families together through unforgettable bonding experiences.”
Timezone Jurong Point is located at 1 Jurong West Central 2, JP1, #02-45, Singapore 648886.