Universal Beijing Resort

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Universal Beijing Resort
HeadquartersBeijing, China
Key people
Tom Mehrmann
OwnerBeijing Shouhuan Cultural Tourism Investment
Websiteuniversalbeijingresort.com

The Universal Beijing Resort (Chinese: 北京环球度假区),[1] 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.[2] Construction of Universal Beijing Resort began in October 2016.[3]

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.

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.

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
Universal Beijing Hotel Spring 2021
NUO Resort Hotel Spring 2021

Transportation[edit]

Currently a new station for the Beijing Subway is being construction at the entrance to Universal Beijing Resort near CityWalk. The subway station will be a part of the Batong line's south extension and Line 7's east extension.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "通州环球影城定名"北京环球度假区"". www.bjnews.com.cn (in Chinese).
  2. ^ "Universal Studios plans Beijing theme park-report". Reuters. February 11, 2009.
  3. ^ "Construction on Beijing Universal Studios park starts". Global Times. October 31, 2016.
  4. ^ "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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