Universal Beijing Resort
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Universal Studios Beijing globe square (20210907121340).jpg
LocationWenjing Subdistrict,[1] Tongzhou District, Beijing, China
Coordinates39°50′42.89″N 116°40′20.67″E / 39.8452472°N 116.6724083°E / 39.8452472; 116.6724083Coordinates: 39°50′42.89″N 116°40′20.67″E / 39.8452472°N 116.6724083°E / 39.8452472; 116.6724083
StatusOperating
OpenedSeptember 20, 2021 (2021-09-20)
OwnerBeijing Shouhuan Cultural Tourism Investment
NBCUniversal (Comcast)
WebsiteOfficial website

The Universal Beijing Resort (Chinese: 北京环球度假区; pinyin: Běijīng Huánqiú Dùjiàqū),[2] commonly known as Universal Beijing, is a theme park and entertainment resort complex based in Beijing, China. Invite-only test operation started on September 1, 2021,[3] and the full operation started from September 20, 2021.[4][5][6]

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

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.[7] Construction of Universal Beijing Resort began on 28 October 2016.[8] Construction of Phase 1 of Universal Beijing Resort completed in April 2021,[9] and opened on September 20, 2021.[4] Phase 2 of Universal Beijing Resort is planned to open in 2025.[9]

Theme parks and main areas

Universal Studios Beijing

Universal Studios Beijing is the resort's flagship park and opened as part of phase one.

There are seven themed areas in the park:

Second theme park

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

Universal CityWalk Beijing as seen from the south
Universal CityWalk Beijing as seen from the south

Universal CityWalk acts as the gateway to Universal Beijing's theme parks. The entertainment, dining and retail complex includes stores and restaurants and is located between the parking and transit station and the theme park and waterpark entrances. CityWalk opened on September 2, 2021[10] as part of the resort's first phase without entrance fee.[6] A variety of shops, dining, and entertainment is slated to be included in the complex, including:

Water park

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

Hotels

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

Name Opening date Theme Number of rooms Photo
The Universal Studios Grand Hotel September 20, 2021[5] Golden age of Hollywood 800
Entrance of Universal Studios Beijing (20210907121707).jpg
NUO Resort Hotel September 20, 2021[5] Chinese imperial garden 400

Transportation

Subway

North façade of Universal Resort Station
North façade of Universal Resort Station

Universal Resort station of Beijing Subway, on Batong line and Line 7 opened on August 26, 2021.[13]

Bus

589 and T116 were extended to Universal Beijing Resort on August 26, 2021.[13]

References

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  2. ^ "通州环球影城定名"北京环球度假区"". www.bjnews.com.cn (in Chinese).
  3. ^ "北京环球度假区将于9月1日开启试运行". August 24, 2021.
  4. ^ a b "北京环球度假区明日开业,9时至11时、19时至21时易拥堵". Archived from the original on September 20, 2021. Retrieved September 20, 2021.
  5. ^ a b c "北京环球度假区将于9月20日正式向公众开放" [Universal Beijing Resort will officially open to the public on September 20]. August 30, 2021. Retrieved August 30, 2021.
  6. ^ a b "定了!北京环球度假区9月20日正式向公众开放". 北京日报客户端. August 30, 2021. Retrieved August 30, 2021.
  7. ^ "Universal Studios plans Beijing theme park-report". Reuters. February 11, 2009.
  8. ^ "北京环球度假区建设历程". December 3, 2020. 2016年10月28日 项目场地土方填垫工程开工
  9. ^ a b "王他一:北京环球度假区一期建设已完成,很快能和大家见面". April 16, 2021. 目前一期建设已经完成,很快就能和大家见面。我们还有二期项目,准备在2025年建成运营
  10. ^ "环球城市大道 正式向公众开放". Beijing Youth Daily. September 4, 2021. Retrieved September 7, 2021.
  11. ^ "International Locations | Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. in the USA & International". Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. | Seafood Restaurant Chain in the USA & International.
  12. ^ "News Detail". www.universalbeijingresort.com. Archived from the original on June 4, 2020.
  13. ^ a b "定了!北京环球度假区各交通站口明天同步开通". August 25, 2021. Archived from the original on August 25, 2021.