Universal Beijing Resort Opening 2021, To Be Largest Theme Park In Asia
CGTN reports that Universal Beijing Resort, which will have a Universal Studios theme park, is on schedule to open in 2021.
Construction had stopped due to Covid-19, but with the economy reopening around the world, the resort will likewise do its part to attract visitors.
Among the attractions at the Universal Studios Beijing (USB) theme park are the Kungfu Panda Land of Awesomeness, Transformers, and The Wizarding World Of Harry Potter — the latter being the 2nd of its kind in Asia after Universal Studios Japan.
USB will have 5 different worlds
USB will boast 5 different biomes, so that fans of all franchises have something to look forward to.
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter will feature a snowy Hogsmeade theme. Potterheads will know that Hogsmeade is a wintertime get-away where you can acquire goodies like sweets and Butterbeer.
There is also the Kungfu Panda Land of Awesomeness, supposedly the 1st worldwide, although one existed at Gold Coast Dreamland in 2014.
Regardless, visitors can enjoy the Chinese theme that is not available at other theme parks.
Sets from the movie like the Jade Palace, Peach Tree of Heavenly Wisdom, and the Panda Village will be brought to life at the Land of Awesomeness, which should delight fans of the portly yet agile Po.
Other lands at USB will include Transformers: Metrobase, which should bring the thrill rides that are a must-have at theme parks.
There’s also Minion Land, where as you might expect, should have adorable yellow creatures walking around to take pictures with.
Last but certainly not least, Jurassic World Isla Nublar will bring you into the world where dinosaurs roam freely. Be careful not to get trampled, clever girl.
Two other attractions include Hollywood Boulevard, where lights, camera and action abound. Those who’ve been to USS might recognise this familiar landscape.
The other attraction is WaterWorld, where as you might expect from the title, performers will “battle on water” and excite the senses with a good dose of water thrown into the mix.
Universal Beijing should be the largest theme park in Asia when it opens, and will likely attract more than 30 million visitors yearly.
CityWalk will have 2,000-seater cinema, restaurants, and shops
The new all-encompassing entertainment place will not have just a theme park, but also a Universal CityWalk complex, filled with shops, dining places as well as fun.
There’ll be a 2,000-seat cinema with 11 screening rooms including IMAX, 15 restaurants, and 8 places to shop.
The CityWalk at Universal Beijing Resort will also feature unique Chinese architecture, and liberal usage of red and gold.
Probably the biggest highlight is the steampunk-themed Toothsome Chocolate Emporium, which will be the largest store of any Universal theme park.
Hoping to become a part of Beijing’s nightlife, the CityWalk is likely to open till late, and will feature craft beer bars as well as other late-night entertainment options.
Universal Beijing resort might make you set travel plans next year
The resort will feature high-tech systems to facilitate queuing and parking, among other things.
While 2021 is still a while away, you may already wish to make travel plans to Beijing.
2020 is probably the worst living year ever for many, but we gotta look forward, don’t we? And a brand-new Universal theme park in China sounds like the perfect remedy for our blues from this year.
We sure hope that 2021 will be a much better year than 2020.
Featured image adapted from The Travel Intern, for illustration purposes only.
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