Despite several delays, the new Universal Studios Beijing Resort is all set to open its doors to the general public on September 20. It is one of the world’s fifth Universal Studios theme parks. You can find similarly themed parks in Singapore, Osaka, Los Angeles, and Orlando. What makes it unique is that it has Kung Fu Panda Land of Awesomeness. People are waiting for its reopening with bated breath because of some of its major attractions. Find out more about some of them here.
What is it Offering?
One of the most popular attractions that can draw the attention of people is the scary yet fun Decepticoaster inside the Transformers area with all the Harry Potter rides. People queue up for the Jurassic World Adventure and the Minions simulator rides. The rides are so popular that there has been more than an hour-long queue in the better part of the day. During the trial operations, the guests will select things like shows and dining services throughout the Universal Studios Beijing theme park on certain dates.
Entry is Based on Real-Name Registration
Though the local media went on to complain that the pre-opening invitations have been sold by scalpers, entry is based on the real-name registration. Visitors need to provide everything, right from the names to ID numbers in advance. Even their faces are scanned at the main entrance.
Reflects the Country’s Cultural Heritage
Built at the cost of $7.7 billion, the park boasts many attractions and restaurants that speak a lot about the country’s cultural heritage. Guests who have been already part of such universal parks want to get a fresh spin of the old experience. They are the most excited about the Kung Fu Panda Land of Awesomeness. With a great amount of area set indoors, it’s a great option to beat the summer heat or, in a few months, even beat the winter chills.
The Hard-To-Miss Attractions
The main attractions of the place include Po’s Kung Fu Training Camp, the Carousel of Kung Fu Heroes, and the Kung Fu Panda Journey of the Dragon Warrior. It also has a special feature on Mr. Ping’s Noodle House, much like the movie version with the dining options. People visiting the Wizarding World of Harry Potter can experience the true essence of the popular Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey ride inside the mysterious Hogwarts Castle, and the Flight of the Hippogriff. You can also shop and dine at Hogsmeade, where guests can go wand shopping at the Ollivanders and then scoot at the Three Broomsticks for a mug of Butterbeer. When you had your fill with the Harry Potter world you can take a dekko at the Transformers Metrobase. There the guests will enjoy the impressive outdoor Decepticoaster. The little ones need not worry as they can enjoy the Minion Land and Jurassic World Isla Nubar.
For those looking to get a taste of the live shows, Universal has much to offer and offers to take a dip in the WaterWorld. They must pre-book to secure the seats as they can fill up really fast.
Traveling to China During Covid-19
If you are traveling to China during Covid-19, you may have to get an inkling of the
Covid control measures at various hotels or resorts, including the regular temperature checks upon entry. Of course, you cannot do without your mask. The guests who are willing to visit the park can choose the Universal Studios Grand Hotel and the NUO Resort Hotel. The other attractions include the restaurant-filled Universal CityWalk, for which you may not have to buy a ticket to enter.
The park promises everything right from water shows to close encounters with an animatronic dinosaur. Facial recognition cameras allow visitors to get access to storage lockers, pay for meals, and join the express queues for rides without physical tickets. The city also now has a subway station dedicated to the park.
The park can also expect a surge of visitors during the National Day holidays in October, as the last tourism season was anything but good thanks to the COVID-19 lockdowns.
Visitors can enter declaring that they were not experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms and are asked to go through the temperature cameras to enter.