Universal Beijing Resort Will Welcome the Wizarding World of Harry Potter
Universal Beijing Resort has announced exciting new plans for Universal Studios Beijing, which will bring seven immersive theme park experiences to China. The new themed lands will include Kung Fu Panda Land of Awesomeness, Transformers: Metrobase, Minion Land, Jurassic World Isla Nublar, Hollywood, WaterWorld, and the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.
The inclusion of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in this Chinese expansion is an exciting development for Potter fans around the globe. As the Wizarding World’s newest home, Beijing will join Orlando, Osaka, and Hollywood.
Universal Beijing Resort visitors will have access to the award-winning Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade experience, featuring attractions, shops, restaurants, and entertainment. Styled with cobblestone streets and snow-capped roofs, the Wizarding World of Harry Potter will embody the magic of the Harry Potter series, inviting fans to imagine life as a witch or wizard.
Since being announced in 2014, Universal Beijing Resort has been highly anticipated in China and globally. The resort is located in the historic Tongzhou District and will occupy approximately 169 hectares of space. Tourism professionals hope that the new resort will help transform the cultural and tourism landscape of Beijing, encouraging economic growth and international cultural exchange.
Tom Mehrmann, President and General Manager of Universal Beijing Resort, spoke about the vision for the theme park’s entry into the Chinese market:
We will immerse our guests in incredible experiences that bring their favorite stories and characters to life in entirely new ways. Our theme park will showcase the best Universal rides, as well as all-new, unique experiences specially created to reflect China’s rich cultural heritage. We are looking forward to sharing these exciting experiences with millions of visitors.
Park visitors will also have access to the new Universal CityWalk Beijing, which will include dining, shopping, and entertainment opportunities to complement the theme park experience. Further announcements are pending.
Accommodation options at Universal Beijing Resort will include two exciting “world-first” resort hotel concepts. The Universal Studios Grand Hotel will be the first-ever Universal-themed hotel, offering a contemporary interpretation of Hollywood’s Golden Age and featuring Spanish architectural design, with 800 rooms and a convenient park entrance location. The NUO Resort Hotel will offer a luxury escape, focusing on the beauty of China’s ancient royal garden and taking inspiration from Chinese culture, art, technology, and sustainability. This resort will be located by the park’s waterway, offering a sense of tranquillity amid the more fast-paced elements of the theme park experience.
Construction work on Universal Beijing Resort is currently well underway, and the resort is expected to open in 2021, when Potter fans around the world can travel to China to experience the magic firsthand.