Universal Studios Beijing opened officially on September 20, 2021 as Universal's first theme park in China, third in Asia and sixth theme park worldwide. It is the anchor of the Universal Beijing Resort, which includes a CityWalk shopping and entertainment district as well as two hotels: the NUO Resort Hotel and the Hollywood-themed Universal Studios Grand Hotel at the park's entrance.
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Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey★ ★ ★
Indoor Kuka-arm dark ride inside Hogwarts Castle in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Height requirement: 48 inches
Jurassic World Adventure★ ★
An all-new, mixed-media motion-base ride featuring plenty of velociraptors, Tyrannosaurus rex, and the big bad Indominus rex. Height requirement: 40 inches
This Bolliger & Mabillard launch coaster is a clone of Incredible Hulk Coaster at Islands of Adventure. Located in Transformers Metrobase. Height requirement: 52 inches
Transformers: Battle for the AllSpark★
Another installation of Universal's Transformers motion-base ride. Located in Transformers Metrobase. Height requirement: 40 inches
Kung Fu Panda Journey of the Dragon Warrior
A multimedia indoor boat ride within the indoor Kung Fu Panda Land of Awesomeness land. Height requirement: 32 inches
Other notable attractions include the Camp Jurassic play area (with the Jurassic Flyers Mack Rides Inverted Power Coaster) in Jurassic World, the Flight of the Hippogriff Mack Rides Youngstar Coaster in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, the Bumblebee Boogie spinner ride in Transformers Metrobase, and Despicable Me Minion Mayhem and Super Silly Fun Land (with Loop-Dee-Doop-Dee family coaster) in Minion Land.
Untrainable★ ★ ★
Featuring large-scale puppetry, projections, animation, scrims, and live-action stunts, Untrainable follows Toothless, Hiccup, and Astrid and many other favorite characters from Dreamworks Animation's How to Train Your Dragon franchise. Located on Hollywood Boulevard.
Live stunt show from the Hollywood, Japan, and Singapore parks that far exceeds the Kevin Coster movie upon which it is based.
Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts Castle★
Projection show in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Shows vary by season.
Sing On Tour
Departing from the Minion Land theme, this is Beijing's installation of the show from Universal Studios Japan.
Lights, Camera, Action!
Featuring directors Zhang Yimou and Steven Spielberg, this is Beijing's version of the special effects show from Universal Studios Singapore. Located on Hollywood Boulevard.
Other notable shows include the Peach Tree of Heavenly Wisdom in Kung Fu Panda Land of Awesomeness, which changes seasons continually thanks to projection effects on its 58,000 hand-made blossoms.
The Three Broomsticks★ ★ ★
Counter service British pub fare in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
Table service dining in Jurassic World
Energon Power Station
Counter service restaurant in Transformers Metrobase
Universal Studios Beijing is located near the intersection of the G4501 East Sixth Ring Road and G1 Beijing-Harbin Expressway in the Tongzhou District of Beijing. You can take Metro Live 7 or the Batong Line to the Universal Resort Station.