Universal Studios Beijing’s Set to Open in China Next Year

Universal Studios Beijing is an upcoming Universal theme park in Beijing that will open in May 2021 as part of Universal Beijing Resort.

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The park would become the fifth Universal Studios-branded theme park in the world, the seventh Universal-built park overall, and the third in Asia, after Universal Studios Japan and Universal Studios Singapore.

The project was announced on October 13, 2014 with the plan to invest 20 billion RMB (US$3.3 billion) into the new theme park; a groundbreaking ceremony was held on October 31, 2016. It will feature attractions themed primarily to Universal-owned movies, TV shows, animation, and music, as well as licensed properties from other companies (e.g., Warner Bros. etc.)

According to Comcast’s CEO Brian L. Roberts, the Comcast-owned Universal Beijing Resort shall open “on time and on budget in 2021

Park layout

Universal Studios Beijing is approximately 54 hectares (130 acres) in area, occupying the northeastern most part of the 400-hectare (990-acre) Universal Beijing Resort. The theme park’s list of attractions has not yet been officially announced, but some of the park’s planned amenities and themed areas have been revealed in concept artwork and promotional materials. As of October 2019, the park is planning to construct seven themed zones, each surrounding a large, central lagoon.

These magnificent lands are at the heart of the guest experience, bringing some of popular films’ and pop culture’s most compelling stories and character to life. Each land is a collection of immersive experiences, including themed rides and attractions, shows, entertainment, shops and restaurants with incredible food and beverages.  They are expansive and stretch beyond the limits of imagination.  Within them are dozens of blockbuster attractions and entertainment experiences, dozens of themed restaurants and food and beverage venues as well as many specialty merchandise and retail locations.

In Transformers Metrobase, the first entire Transformers land in the world exclusively built in Universal Beijing Resort, guests can choose to become “guest agents” and fight together with Autobots on thrilling rides like the Decepticoaster, the biggest and most exciting roller coaster in the Resort or the Transformers: Battle for the AllSpark, one of the most popular rides in the land or visit the Energon Power Station to “replenish energy” like a bot.

Guests can explore The Valley of Peace of Kung Fu Panda Land of Awesomeness, inspired by DreamWorks Animation’s beloved film franchise. Set in “Legendary China”, this is Universal’s first Kung Fu Panda-themed land. The Valley of Peace is the small town where Po, the panda hero of this story, lives. Guests can go on a Kung Fu adventure with Po, fighting against Tian Sha on a unique flume ride, Kung Fu Panda Journey of the Dragon Warrior.

Inspired by Illumination’s Despicable Me franchise, Minion Land elates and captivates guests, welcoming them into a spectacular, one-of-a-kind immersive experience that invites them to explore iconic locations from the blockbuster films like never before. Throughout the land, guests can interact with the mischievous Minions themselves and, in the land’s signature attraction, Despicable Me Minion Mayhem, guests join Gru, his daughters and the Minions for an unpredictable and utterly electrifying ride. Guests are transformed into Minions and are launched into an unforgettable trip through Gru’s Super Villain laboratory.

Walking into The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™, Hogwarts™ castle perfectly embodies this incredible world full of infinite possibilities. Discover Dumbledore’s Office, Defense Against the Dark Arts Classroom, Gryffindor Common Room, and the Room of Requirement. The beloved Butterbeer™ is also available for guests to enjoy. In addition, guests may experience an adventure like no other with Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey™. This can-not-miss ride will refresh guests’ understanding of immersive entertainment and allow guests fly with Harry on a journey though familiar scenes in the movie and experience a completely immersive journey into the wizarding world.

Welcome to Jurassic World Isla Nublar, inspired by Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment’s legendary blockbuster franchise. Guests will explore this island of wonder and thrills where dinosaurs roam the Earth again. Inside guests will find an authentic and magnificent world has been expertly brought to life in jaw-dropping detail.  Guests can explore this hidden world with four unique zones filled with interactive adventures. With “Jurassic World Adventure”, the main ride of this area, guests will take the All-Terrain Luxury Automatic System (ATLAS) into the wilderness of Nublar Island and embark on an adventure in the turbulent world of dinosaurs, encountering Tyrannosaurus rex, Indominus rex and Velociraptor.

Hollywood Boulevard

Rides: Lights! Camera! Action! Hosted by Steven Spielberg

Jurassic World Isla Nublar

Rides: Jurassic World Adventure; An unnamed 360 degree roller coaster


Rides: Waterworld: A Live Sea War Spectacular

Kung Fu Panda Land of Awesomeness

Rides: Kung Fu Panda: Journey of the Dragon Warrior; An unnamed merry-go-round attraction

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Rides: Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey; Flight of the Hippogriff

Transformers: Metrobase

Rides: Transformesrs: The Ride 3D; The Decepticoaster; Bumblebee Boogie

Minion Land

Rides: Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem; Sing On Tour; Super Silly Fun Land

Universal Beijing Resort (UBR) also officially released features and details on Universal CityWalk Beijing (CityWalk), the resort’s entertainment center. As one of the iconic features of Universal Beijing Resort, Citywalk will provide guests with a comprehensive and diverse range of entertainment, food and shopping, enhancing their visit with a vibrant and highly interactive atmosphere, giving them the freedom to explore endless possibilities.

CityWalk is set to open in 2021, together with Universal Studios Beijing, the Universal Studios Grand Hotel and the NUO Resort Hotel, forming Universal Beijing Resort. It is located at the main entrance of Universal Studios Beijing and connects the theme park, parking facilities and subway entrances, allowing guests easy access to the fun excitement without even having to enter the theme park. CityWalk will also feature several new concepts making their first-ever debut, further enriching a unique experience that can be found nowhere else.

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