Readers' Opinions

From Anon Mouse on January 4, 2014 at 8:16 AM
If only more new rides instead of the same imports.
From O T on January 4, 2014 at 8:42 AM
That is great. The more parks the less an attraction is going to cost and they get earlier return on investment resulting in even more rides for everyone.
From Manny Barron on January 4, 2014 at 4:34 PM
Great! Now that will get me to visit China someday.
From Manny Barron on January 4, 2014 at 4:44 PM
It will be very interesting to hear which attractions the park will include. Of the newer Universal attractions I would say Transformers and Harry Potter are a go as those franchises are popular in China. Despicable Me:Minion Mayhem is a no, since the original movie never hit theatres and the sequel is yet to release in China. Well we got a few years to see whats up.

A new Universal park is fantastic news!

From Andy Milito on January 4, 2014 at 5:44 PM
I'm with Anon Mouse, I'd love to see some unique rides that scream "I NEED to go to China!"
From 91.55.39.148 on January 5, 2014 at 5:24 AM
My guess is that they will build some sort of "Best of Universal Park" with Transformers, The Mummy, Harry Potter Phase 1 (and maybe later Phase 2), Jurassic Park, the Simpsons, maybe Shrek or Kung Fu Panda (if they have the rights for this IP in China).
And I really hope that they learned from their mistake in Singapore and build a proper headline coaster (i.e. B&M instead of Vekoma :P).
And I think that they will opt for a lagoon style layout just like they did in Singapore (but hopefully this time with more room for expansion).
From Gabriel Schroll on January 5, 2014 at 8:22 AM
I think this is great news!

The only thing that is frustrating is that all the China parks are so far away from one another. Beijing and Hong Kong are not at all close to one another, so to go to Universal and Disneyland is not something you can really do in a single trip.

It's too bad they couldn't coordinate and do a theme park row, so to speak. The best thing about Orlando is that within a 20 minute drive, you drive past Disney World, Sea World, and Universal Studios.

Still, I think this will be great.

From James Trexen on January 5, 2014 at 10:37 AM
@Anon and Andy: How do you know it's just going to have clones? Look at all of the exclusive rides in Singapore.
From Andy Milito on January 5, 2014 at 6:18 PM
@James Trexen I don't, I'm just hoping they go the route of new rides over old ones.
From 167.220.232.254 on January 6, 2014 at 6:20 PM
The answer is YES, Universal Studios is coming to China!
I'm from Beijing and i've been tracing this project for years. In 2009, the project was unfortunately rejected by the Chinese Central Government. But this time, the government has approved it on June.26th, 2013. I think the Beijing government is waiting for a proper timing to announce the news, perhaps early this year.

If you guys know some Chinese language, you could check out my blog which shows many news about Universal Studios China.

Zhou ZhengYu, the director of Beijing Commission of Tourism Development, confirmed that Beijing will construct Universal studios theme park. http://blog.sina.com.cn/s/blog_752deabf0101ieym.html

The second environmental impact assessment of Beijing International Tourism and Resort Zones has been published.
http://blog.sina.com.cn/s/blog_752deabf0101iyom.html

From Tong Zhou on January 6, 2014 at 6:26 PM
The answer is YES, Universal Studios is coming to China!
I'm from Beijing and i've been tracing this project for years. In 2009, the project was unfortunately rejected by the Chinese Central Government. But this time, the government has approved it on June.26th, 2013. I think the Beijing government is waiting for a proper timing to announce the news, perhaps early this year.

If you guys know some Chinese language, you could check out my blog which shows many news about Universal Studios China.

Zhou ZhengYu, the director of Beijing Commission of Tourism Development, confirmed that Beijing will construct Universal studios theme park. http://blog.sina.com.cn/s/blog_752deabf0101ieik.html

The second environmental impact assessment of Beijing International Tourism and Resort Zones has been published.
http://blog.sina.com.cn/s/blog_752deabf0101iyom.html

From 84.56.110.70 on January 7, 2014 at 1:02 PM
Sad how every single big budget theme park arround the world is either a Disney or Universal franchise. Id love too see what say De Efteling could do with 2 billion.