Universal Beijing Resort

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Universal Beijing Resort
LocationBeijing, China
OwnerBeijing Shouhuan Cultural Tourism Investment
NBCUniversal (Comcast)
OpensMay 2021[1]
Websiteuniversalbeijingresort.com
StatusUnder construction

The Universal Beijing Resort (Chinese: 北京环球度假区; pinyin: Běijīng Huánqiú Dùjiàqū),[2] commonly known as Universal Beijing, is an upcoming Chinese theme park and entertainment resort complex based in Beijing. The resort is operated by Universal Parks & Resorts. It is owned by NBCUniversal, a division of Comcast, and Beijing Shouhuan Cultural Tourism Investment.

Once completed, Universal Beijing Resort will consist of two theme parks (Universal Studios Beijing and a second planned theme park), a water park, a shopping, dining and entertainment complex (Universal CityWalk Beijing), and six hotels.

History[edit]

In February 2009, Shanghai Securities News reported that Universal Studios was close to winning approval from China's government to build a theme park in Beijing.[3] Construction of Universal Beijing Resort began in October 2016.[citation needed]

Theme parks and main areas[edit]

Universal Studios Beijing[edit]

Universal Studios Beijing will be the resort's flagship park and will open as part of phase one.

According to the official website of the resort, there will be seven themed areas:

  • Hollywood
  • Jurassic World: Isla Nublar
  • Water World
  • Kung Fu Panda Land of Awesomeness
  • The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
  • Transformers: Metrobase
  • Minion Land

Second theme park[edit]

A later phase of Universal Beijing Resort includes plans for a second theme park which has not started to be built yet. The theme park will be located adjacent to Universal Studios Beijing.

Universal CityWalk Beijing[edit]

Universal CityWalk will act as the gateway to Universal Beijing's theme parks. The entertainment, dining and retail complex will include stores and restaurants and will be located between the parking and transit station and the theme park and waterpark entrances. CityWalk will open as part of the resort's first phase. A variety of shops, dining, and entertainment is slated to be included in the complex, including:

  • Universal CITYWALK Cinema: Beijing's largest IMAX venue, with 11 theaters and over 2,000 seats.
  • Cutie Cone's Ice Cream
  • Neon Street Hawkers
  • CITYWALK Wubei Craft Food And Beer
  • CITYWALK RED OVEN PIZZA BAKERY
  • The Cowfish Sushi Burger Bar
  • Kakao Friends
  • POP Marts
  • Starbucks
  • Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen: A two-story clone of the Orlando restaurant.
  • Peet's Coffee
  • Grandma's Travel Home
  • Universal Studios Store[4]

Water park[edit]

A later phase of Universal Beijing Resort includes plans for a waterpark.

Resorts[edit]

The first phase of Universal Beijing Resort will feature two official on-site hotels which will be located in close proximity to the Universal Beijing theme parks.

Name Opening date Theme Number of rooms
The Universal Studios Grand Hotel Spring 2021
NUO Resort Hotel Spring 2021

Transportation[edit]

Currently a new station for the Beijing Subway is being constructed at the entrance to Universal Beijing Resort near CityWalk. The subway station will be a part of Batong line's south extension and Line 7's east extension.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "北京环球主题公园明年5月开园". February 16, 2020. Retrieved February 17, 2020.
  2. ^ "通州环球影城定名"北京环球度假区"". www.bjnews.com.cn (in Chinese).
  3. ^ "Universal Studios plans Beijing theme park-report". Reuters. February 11, 2009.
  4. ^ https://www.universalbeijingresort.com/en/news/12.html
  5. ^ "北京地铁环球影城站今年9月竣工 可换乘7号线东延与八通线南延". www.xinhuanet.com (in Chinese).

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