These are just a few of the sights tourists will see at the new Universal Studios Beijing Resort, which will open on September 20 after many delays caused by the epidemic.
It will be the world’s sixth Universal Studios theme park, featuring seven themed zones and 37 rides.
Many of the popular attractions seen in Singapore, Osaka, Los Angeles, and Orlando may be found here. However, there are a few Universal firsts, such as the Kung Fu Panda Land of Awesomeness.
Several persons who were able to attend as part of the pre-opening trial activities spoke with media outlets. Wait times were said to be long, and certain concerts were so popular that getting tickets was impossible.
The scream-inducing Decepticoaster inside the Transformers section, as well as all of the Harry Potter rides, are among the most popular attractions. Long queues form for the Jurassic World Adventure and the Minions simulated rides.
Despite the fact that capacity was limited during the “pressure-testing” and soft-opening period, CNN was told that wait times for the more popular rides were well over an hour for much of the day.
According to a press statement from the park, “during trial operations, invited guests will enjoy selected rides, attractions, shows, and culinary facilities across the Universal Studios Beijing theme park on scheduled dates.” “Universal Beijing Resort will aim to improve operational procedures and service specifics in preparation for the forthcoming grand launch based on feedback and suggestions from invited guests.”
Despite reports in the local media that scalpers are selling pre-opening invites, entrance is based on real-name registration, with visitors providing their names and ID numbers in advance and having their faces scanned at the main gate.
China’s Unique Kung-Fu Panda Island
According to the Hong Kong-based South China Morning Post, the park was built at a cost of 50 billion yuan (US$7.7 billion) and has various attractions and eateries that reflect the country’s cultural history.
The Kung Fu Panda Land of Awesomeness will thrill guests who have visited the other Universal parks and are looking for something new. It’s ideal for people looking to fight the summer heat or, in a few months, the winter cold, as much of the area is located indoors.
Po’s Kung Fu Training Camp, the Carousel of Kung Fu Heroes, and the Kung Fu Panda Journey of the Dragon Warrior are among the attractions here. Yes, there is a Mr. Ping’s Noodle House among the eating options, which is based on the movie version.
The internationally popular Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey attraction, as well as the Flight of the Hippogriff, are available to visitors visiting the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Hogsmeade is a retail and dining area where guests may shop for wands at Ollivanders and then get a mug of Butterbeer at the Three Broomsticks.
The spectacular outdoor Decepticoaster can be found at Transformers Metrobase, while Minion Land and Jurassic World Isla Nubar offer lots of fun for the smaller ones.
According to previous visitors, anyone wishing to see the amazing live acts Universal is known for should go straight for the WaterWorld and Hollywood lands, or risk missing out, as seats fill up quickly.
Throughout the resort, Covid control measures have been introduced, including temperature checks upon admission. Masks are required.
The Universal Studios Grand Hotel and the NUO Resort Hotel are the two resort hotels available to park visitors. The nearby Universal CityWalk, which is packed with restaurants and does not require a ticket, is close by.
Beijing International Resort Co., a joint venture between Beijing Shouhuan Cultural Tourism Investment Co. and Universal Parks & Resorts, a Comcast NBCUniversal business subsidiary, owns Universal Beijing Resort.
It’s a short drive from downtown Beijing and close to many expressways, and a dedicated metro station has just opened.