Universal Studios Beijing has expanded its soft opening to the public, allowing people outside of Universal and the resort to get their first look at Universal's newest theme park.
Universal Studios Beijing features seven themed lands, including Universal's first-ever indoor Kung Fu Panda land. Transformers, Minions, and Waterworld also get their own lands here, joining The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Jurassic World, plus the Hollywood Boulevard entrance plaza.
If you want an overview of the park from local media, here's a link, if you want to run it through your favorite browser translator, assuming you do not read Mandarin. Here's a nice video overview of the park from local media, as well.
The top new attraction in the park are the Jurassic World Adventure, a motion base ride, and Kung Fu Panda Journey of the Dragon Warrior, an indoor boat ride. On-ride POV of Jurassic World Adventure are showing up on Chinese social media already, but I am still looking for a good POV of the Kung Fu Panda ride.
Here is an overview of what's available at Universal Studios Beijing, along with some opening photos from the park and visitors.
How To Train Your Dragon: Untrainable is one of the best pieces of entertainment Universal has ever put out. The music and live singing are amazing, the tech is incredible, and I tear up every single time. pic.twitter.com/bKLURd3g8T— Austin Kelly (@waustinkelly) August 21, 2021
Kung Fu Panda Land of Awesomeness
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
Obviously, getting into China right now is, uh... an issue, given the pandemic. But a visit to Universal Studios Beijing and a full trip report for you is definitely on my to-do list for whenever it's possible for American media to get over there.
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