Universal Beijing Resort has been sharing updates throughout it’s course of development for this giant undertaking of this particular theme park as earlier this year they shared a bunch of details for their Citywalk location and can be read upon here. Beijing will be home towards two extraordinary hotels, The Universal Studios Grand Hotel and the NUO Resort Hotel and now has even more exciting details to share for the resort.
The resort will reflect upon China’s rich cultural heritage, as representing a collection of Universal’s most popular attractions from around the world as well as specially themed experiences and a waterway to connecting all of the locations. Guests can enter the CityWalk entertainment complex and approach the magnificent Universal Grand Hotel, that serves a gateway towards the entire park and once inside of the park will unfold themed lands around a central lagoon.
The seven lands to be featured at Universal Beijing will be; Kung Fu Panda Land of Awesomeness, Transformers Metrobase, Minion Land, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Jurassic World Isla Nublar, Hollywood and Waterworld. Bringing some of popular films’ and pop culture’s most compelling stories and character to life.
Each of the lands will contain attractions, shows, entertainment, shops and restaurants with food and beverages based off dozens of blockbuster attractions and entertainment experiences as well as many specialty merchandise and retail locations.
“We and our local partners, including Beijing Tourism Group, are creating one of the most magnificent theme park destinations ever built – right here in Beijing,” said Mr. Tom Mehrmann, President and General Manager of Universal Beijing Resort. “It is the fruit of co-creation, merging Universal’s decades of global theme park experience with our partner’s deep insights on China. Over 100,000 constructors, more than 500 designers and artists, and more than 500 suppliers and partners from around the world jointly made the project possible, and we can’t wait to unveil this dream destination to the world next year.”
Universal has announced new details including a few iconic landmarks and the most anticipated rides in these theme lands of Universal Studios Beijing, through inspiring conceptual images and videos.
“The first entire Transformers land in the world exclusively built in Universal Beijing Resort, guests can choose to become “guest agents” and fight together with Autobots on thrilling rides like the Decepticoaster, the biggest and most exciting roller coaster in the Resort or the Transformers: Battle for the AllSpark, one of the most popular rides in the land or visit the Energon Power Station to “replenish energy” like a bot.”
Kung Fu Panda Land of Awesomeness:
“Inspired by DreamWorks Animation’s beloved film franchise. Set in “Legendary China”, this is Universal’s first Kung Fu Panda-themed land. The Valley of Peace is the small town where Po, the panda hero of this story, lives. Guests can go on a Kung Fu adventure with Po, fighting against Tian Sha on a unique flume ride, Kung Fu Panda Journey of the Dragon Warrior.”
“Inspired by Illumination’s Despicable Me franchise, Minion Land elates and captivates guests, welcoming them into a spectacular, one-of-a-kind immersive experience that invites them to explore iconic locations from the blockbuster films like never before. Throughout the land, guests can interact with the mischievous Minions themselves and, in the land’s signature attraction, Despicable Me Minion Mayhem, guests join Gru, his daughters and the Minions for an unpredictable and utterly electrifying ride. Guests are transformed into Minions and are launched into an unforgettable trip through Gru’s Super Villain laboratory.”
The Wizarding of World of Harry Potter:
“Walking into The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™, Hogwarts™ castle perfectly embodies this incredible world full of infinite possibilities. Discover Dumbledore’s Office, Defense Against the Dark Arts Classroom, Gryffindor Common Room, and the Room of Requirement. The beloved Butterbeer™ is also available for guests to enjoy. In addition, guests may experience an adventure like no other with Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey™. This can-not-miss ride will refresh guests’ understanding of immersive entertainment and allow guests fly with Harry on a journey though familiar scenes in the movie and experience a completely immersive journey into the wizarding world.”
Jurassic World Isla Nubar:
“Inspired by Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment’s legendary blockbuster franchise. Guests will explore this island of wonder and thrills where dinosaurs roam the Earth again. Inside guests will find an authentic and magnificent world has been expertly brought to life in jaw-dropping detail. Guests can explore this hidden world with four unique zones filled with interactive adventures. With “Jurassic World Adventure”, the main ride of this area, guests will take the All-Terrain Luxury Automatic System (ATLAS) into the wilderness of Nublar Island and embark on an adventure in the turbulent world of dinosaurs, encountering Tyrannosaurus rex, Indominus rex and Velociraptor.”
The Jurassic World Adventure attraction will be a clone copy of The Amazing Spider-Man from Universal Orlando’s Islands of Adventure.
Over 24 shows and entertainment experiences will be featured at Universal Beijing Resort between stage and cinema in first-ever entertainment experiences utilizing live performers, interactive props and unique sets. The resort unveiled two unique shows today: Lights, Camera, Action! featured in Hollywood Boulevard and Waterworld Stunt Show.
Featuring world-renowned directors, Zhang Yimou and Steven Spielberg, Lights, Camera, Action! merges both Western and Eastern popular culture, leading guests into the behind-the-scenes glitz and glamour of film special effects. In addition, Universal Studios Beijing will offer Waterworld Stunt Show in the first land dedicated to Waterworld. Guests will join in an immersive adventure and experience a thrilling water battle that gives them an up-close look at the stunt show of water motorboats, high- dives, gunfire, explosions, as well as a plane crash with great sensory stimulation.
Behind the blockbuster-sized entertainment is the dedicated craftmanship of more than 500 artists from China and the world. The artists are working and creating every attention towards to detail for the guest experience and have combined Western and Eastern culture inspirations to create a world full of surprise and amazement. For instance, the Peach Tree of Heavenly Wisdom, located in the center of Kungfu Panda Land of Awesomeness, changes seasons continually through winter, spring, summer and fall. To achieve this, artists created 58,000 hand-made blossoms which were then paired with 360-degree projection and other artistic technologies to achieve the magical transformation effect.
John Gentile, Senior Director & Executive Producer of Universal Parks and Resorts, said: “This is a story of designers of different cultures and thinking working together to collaborate, impact and co-create. Based on the co-creation and our persistence in detail, we have brought something spectacular to life and put our guests in the story. I’m sure you will share in the amazement as you experience the park that has benefitted from the creative input of so many people and so much remarkable effort. We are very proud to be part of this great journey.”
Universal Beijing Resort president and general manager Tom Mehrmann, also did share the digital user experience when guests visit the resort next year from Blooloop and can read upon here for details.
The park is expected to opening up some point in May 2021 with construction to be completed by the end of the year and trial operations next spring before the grand opening. Check out the trailer down below for Universal Beijing Resort for an overview of the themed lands!
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Source: Universal Beijing Resort