Email for trade enquiries: Enquiriesapac@myzone.org Customer support desk - Click Myzone support or go to ‘help’ on myzone app to access live support. Myzone® is the leading…read more
Universal Beijing Resort moves towards May 2021 opening
Announcing that major construction on its theme park is now complete, Universal Beijing Resort is now moving ahead in preparation for the highly anticipated grand opening in May this year.
Unveiling signature attractions at the Beijing Radio and Television (BRTV) Global New Year Ice and Snow Night Gala, Tom Mehrmann, General Manager of Beijing International Resort Co., Ltd. Theme Park and Resort Management Branch, advised in a statement “we are now entering the stage of full operations preparations, to ensure a one-of-a-kind experience for guests from China and beyond as we prepare for the opening in 2021.”
The gala exposed viewers to first time seen parts of the Resort’s signature attractions and landmarks - including The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Transformers and Jurassic World - as well as themed programs and characters on stage.
The gala saw Universal Beijing Resort representatives, including executives and construction teams, announce the major milestone on stage together, acknowledging the more than 100,000 construction workers who have been part of the project.
First conceived over a decade ago, the collaboration between Universal and local partners, including the Beijing Tourism Group has also involved over 500 designers and artists, more than 500 suppliers and global partners, and over 100,000 construction workers.
With the major phase of construction ended, Universal Beijing Resort’s focus will switch to putting the detail into the various themed settings, rides and other facilities.
Casting for entertainment talent is underway and training and rehearsals will take place over the coming months while service and security training will also be ongoing.
Universal Beijing Resort will centre around seven themed lands, built around a central lake: the Wizarding World of Harry Potter; Kung Fu Panda Land of Awesomeness; Hollywood; WaterWorld; Transformers: Metrobase, Minion Land; and Jurassic World Isla Nublar.
Each land will contain its own themed rides and immersive experiences alongside shows and themed shops, restaurants and further food and beverage outlets. In all there will be 24 shows and entertainments using a combination of live performance and interactive props and sets.
Shows will include the WaterWorld Stunt Show, featuring a water battle with explosions and crashes, and Lights, Camera, Action! in the Hollywood land, featuring directors Steven Spielberg and Zhang Yimou.
The Universal Studios Grand Hotel will be the first Universal-themed resort hotel - a contemporary interpretation of the glamour and glitz of Hollywood’s Golden Age.
The development will also include the NUO Resort Hotel - the first resort hotel from luxury Chinese hotel brand NUO. Set alongside the park’s waterway it aims to create a serene retreat amidst the bustle of the resort.
The two hotels will be operated by Beijing Tourism Group and Kempinski Hotels, through Key International.
Images: Universal Beijing Resort executives and construction workers mark the completion of major construction on Universal Beijing Resort's theme park (top) and the concept for the Wizarding World of Harry Potter (below). Supplied: Universal Beijing Resort.
21st December 2020 - Chinese amusement trade exhibitions look forward to 2021
13th November 2020 - IAAPA announces 2020 industry Awards winners
4th November 2020 - Universal Beijing releases details of rides, attractions and experiences
16th October 2020 - Theme park marketeers reach out to guests and new audiences
11th September 2020 - Universal Studios Singapore cancels popular Halloween Horror Nights
21st August 2020 - Asian attractions and theme parks events look to bounce back in 2021
20th March 2020 - Reports indicate reopening of theme parks and museums in China
21st October 2019 - New Universal Studios in Beijing to use facial recognition for guest access
22nd September 2019 - 2021 opening announced for Universal Beijing Resort
23rd September 2017 - Universal Studios Singapore continues tradition with Halloween Horror Nights 2017
2nd August 2016 - Universal Studios Japan to bring ‘Godzilla’ to life via 4D attraction
15th January 2015 - Harry Potter pushes Universal Studios Japan towards attendance records
Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?
The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.
However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.
Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.
Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.
Click here to subscribe.
The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.
iEDM integrate Design, Engineering and Delivery Management services to convert existing spaces into exciting new entertainment venues. Our team consists of highly qualified professionals with diverse…read more
A leading designer and manufacturer of innovative waterslides and attractions, Australian Waterslides and Leisure (AWL) is also able to advise clients in the areas of concept and design, feasibility…read more
SimplySwim is a school management solution that helps swimming school owners and managers optimize operations by automating functions such as managing class schedules, billing and…read more
Known as Hydrilla since September 2020 - see www.ausleisure.com.au/suppliers/hydrilla-pty-ltdread more
SPORTENG specialises in the Planning, Design and Construction inspection of Fields of Play for all sports. Blending engineering with the specialist knowledge gained from working closely with sport…read more
PROVEN BUSINESS CONCEPTS WITH XBODY XBody’s goal is to see you and your EMS business succeed. That is why we don’t just sell equipment, we provide know-how, expert knowledge,…read more
Ausfit began in 1992, providing software services to the health and fitness sector including ClubWise, a fully hosted web-based product which combines state of the art club management software,…read more
get listed with our suppliers directory
Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!