Universal Studios Beijing
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Entrance to the theme park
LocationWenjing Subdistrict,[1] Tongzhou District, Beijing, China
Coordinates39°51′23″N 116°40′44″E / 39.85632°N 116.67886°E / 39.85632; 116.67886Coordinates: 39°51′23″N 116°40′44″E / 39.85632°N 116.67886°E / 39.85632; 116.67886
OpenedSeptember 1, 2021 (soft opening)[2]
September 20, 2021 (grand opening)[3][4]
OwnerBeijing Shouhuan Cultural Tourism Investment
Operated byBeijing Shouhuan Cultural Tourism Investment
Universal Parks & Resorts
General managerTom Mehrmann[5]
ThemeShow business
Universal works
Area130 acres (53 ha)
Roller coasters4
Water rides1
WebsiteOfficial site

Universal Studios Beijing (Chinese: 北京环球影城) is a Universal theme park in Beijing that opened on September 20, 2021[3][4] as part of Universal Beijing Resort. Invited-only test operation started on September 1, 2021.[2] 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. However, it would also be the first Universal-built park in Asia to not include Sesame Street as one of its licensed properties.

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 features 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.)


It was reported in March 2012 that officials from Comcast and its subsidiary NBCUniversal were meeting with China's sixth-largest city, Tianjin, to discuss a possible Universal park in the port city. Previously, there are said to have been many on and off again discussions for building a possible Universal theme park in China over the years going back to when Hong Kong Disneyland was first announced. On January 7, 2014, Shanghai Securities News reported that an application to begin construction on a Universal Studios park in the Tongzhou District of Beijing was filed, with work to begin in late 2014 on this $2 billion project. Demolition of existing structures had already begun, with the goal of opening the park in 2018. Comcast CEO Brian L. Roberts predicted that they expected to take market share away from Disney Parks, Experiences and Products chains with their plans to invest in their Universal Studios theme parks. In regards to the competition, Roberts said "We’re doubling down on theme parks. We think that there is a lot of 'there' there in the theme-park business for many years to come and that we have a low market share — and only one way to go."[6]

On October 13, 2014, Universal Parks & Resorts CEO Thomas L. Williams announced they signed a deal to build Universal Studios Beijing and is scheduled to open in 2019 instead. The overall investment in the theme park will be more than 20 billion RMB (US$3.3 billion). It will be jointly owned by Beijing Shouhuan Cultural Tourism Investment Co., Ltd. (BSH Investment), a consortium of four state-owned companies, and Universal Parks & Resorts. Estimated at about 1,000 acres of Beijing property, it will include an assortment of attractions in the 300-acre theme park from other Universal theme parks as well as new attractions that reflects China's cultural heritage. Outside the theme park, there will be a Universal CityWalk retail/dining zone as well as a themed Universal resort hotel.[7] No attractions were officially revealed when the project was first announced, although many speculated that they would include popular attractions from Universal-owned assets such as Jurassic World, King Kong, Illumination (Despicable Me, The Secret Life of Pets, Sing) DreamWorks Animation (Shrek, Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda, Trolls, How to Train Your Dragon), The Mummy, Waterworld and The Fast and the Furious, as well as third party properties such as Harry Potter and Transformers.

On October 28, 2016, the park broke ground, while also announcing that the opening had been delayed from 2019 until 2020.[8][9] The construction will create approximately 40,000 new jobs. According to Duan Qiang, Chairman of Beijing Tourism Group, one of the shareholders of Beijing Shouhuan, the first phase of the park will provide between 8,000 and 10,000 jobs. Around 1/3 of the attractions at the $3.3 billion park will be themed on Chinese culture and the first phase will occupy an area of 1.59 square kilometers (0.61 sq mi) in Tongzhou, including two hotels offering 1,200 to 1,400 rooms. One hotel will reportedly be Universal-branded while the other will carry the NUO brand. More Chinese elements, such as fireworks and parades, are planned for phase two and three in the future.[10]

According to Comcast's CEO Brian L. Roberts, the Comcast-owned Universal Beijing Resort shall open "on time and on budget in 2021".[11]

Construction of Phase 1 of Universal Beijing Resort (which includes the full Universal Studios Beijing) completed in April 2021,[12] and opened on September 20, 2021.[3]

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.[13] 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.[14] As of October 2019, the park is planning to construct seven themed zones, each surrounding a large, central lagoon.[14]

Themed Zone Notes
Hollywood Boulevard Themed after the real Hollywood Boulevard, in Hollywood, CA, this area acts as the entryway to the park. It will also contain a music plaza, a Mel's Diner, and a "Lights, Camera, Action!" Show co-hosted by Steven Spielberg and Zhang Yimou[15]
Jurassic World Isla Nublar Themed after the Jurassic World movie franchise.
WaterWorld Themed after Waterworld. First Universal theme park to have a dedicated Waterworld themed zone.
Kung Fu Panda Land of Awesomeness Themed after DreamWorks Animation's Kung Fu Panda movie series.
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Themed after the Harry Potter book and film series.
Transformers: Metrobase Themed after the Transformers media franchise.
Minion Land Themed after Illumination's Minions and Despicable Me franchise. Second Universal theme park to have a full-scale Despicable Me themed zone after Universal Studios Japan.


The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

The table below shows all the different attractions.[16]

Name Type of Attraction
Flight of the Hippogriff Ride
Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey Ride
Frog Choir Show
Ollivanders Experience in Hogsmeade Show
Hog's head Dining
Three Broomsticks Dining
Dervish and Banges Shops
Filch's Emporium of Confiscated Goods Shops
Honeydukes Shops
Ollivanders Wand Shop in Hogsmeade Shops
Owl Post & Owlery Shops
Wiseacre's Wizarding Equipment Shops
Gladrags Wizardwear Shops
Zonko's Joke Shop Shops
Hogsmeade Station Shops

Transformers: Metrobase

Minion Land


Hollywood Boulevard

Jurassic World Isla Nublar

Kung Fu Panda Land of Awesomeness

Roller Coasters

Name Manufacturer Type Opened Status
Decepticoaster Bolliger & Mabillard Sitting Coaster (B&M model) September 20, 2021 Operating
Flight of the Hippogriff Mack Rides YoungStar Coaster Operating
Loop-Dee Doop-Dee Golden Horse Family roller coaster Operating
Jurassic Flyers Mack Rides Inverted Powered Coaster September 30, 2021[17] Operating



Universal Resort station of Beijing Subway, on Batong line and Line 7 opened on August 26, 2021.[18]


589 and T116 were extended to Universal Beijing Resort on August 26, 2021.[18]

See also


  1. ^ Sing on Tour is the only live stage attraction in Asia; departing from the Minion theme, this is Beijing's installation of the show from Universal Studios Japan.


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