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World Universal Studios opens Beijing park under anti-virus curbs

12:25  20 september  2021
12:25  20 september  2021 Source:   msn.com

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A dream vacation at Universal Beijing Resort wouldn’t be complete without an exciting stroll through CityWalk! For food and fun, day or night, this entertaining district has a little of everything for everyone. Universal Beijing Resort "Photo Validation" System Introduction. Universal Beijing Resort applies advanced identity verification technologies in ticket sales, guest entry, Universal Express experience and locker usage.

Universal Studios Beijing (Chinese: 北京环球影城) is an upcoming Universal theme park in Beijing that will open in May 2021 as part of Universal Beijing Resort.

BEIJING (AP) — Harry Potter fans came dressed as wizards as Universal Studios opened its first theme park in China on Monday under anti-virus controls,

A family wearing raincoats and face masks to help protect themselves from the coronavirus pose for a selfie with an icon near the entrance to the Universal Studios Beijing in Beijing, Monday, Sept. 20, 2021. Thousands of people brave the rain visit to the newest location of the global brand of theme parks which officially opens on Monday. (AP Photo/Andy Wong) © Provided by Associated Press A family wearing raincoats and face masks to help protect themselves from the coronavirus pose for a selfie with an icon near the entrance to the Universal Studios Beijing in Beijing, Monday, Sept. 20, 2021. Thousands of people brave the rain visit to the newest location of the global brand of theme parks which officially opens on Monday. (AP Photo/Andy Wong) People take selfies with an icon near the entrance to Universal Studios Beijing in Beijing, Monday, Sept. 20, 2021. Thousands of people brave the rain visit to the newest location of the global brand of theme parks which officially opens on Monday. (AP Photo/Andy Wong) © Provided by Associated Press People take selfies with an icon near the entrance to Universal Studios Beijing in Beijing, Monday, Sept. 20, 2021. Thousands of people brave the rain visit to the newest location of the global brand of theme parks which officially opens on Monday. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

The Hollywood studio’s “Jurassic Park,” “Kung Fu Panda” and “Harry Potter” film franchises, plus Minions from “Despicable Me” feature prominently at Universal Studios Beijing on the Chinese capital's eastern outskirts.

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Universal Beijing Resort is a widely anticipated theme park destination featuring several all-new attractions along with the best Universal rides, shows and attractions from around the world – plus specially created experiences designed to reflect China's cultural heritage. The initial phase of Universal Beijing Resort will include the world-renowned theme park – Universal Studios , and Universal CityWalk retail, dining and entertainment complex as well as the first-ever Universal -themed resort hotel and the first Nuo-branded resort hotel of Beijing Tourism Group.

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Universal Studios ' Beijing resort will officially open on Sept. 20, China's state broadcaster CCTV said on Monday, citing the theme park . The park , a joint venture between Comcast Corp's Universal Parks & Resorts and state-owned Beijing Shouhuan Cultural Tourism Investment, will Beijing Shouhuan Cultural Tourism Investment is owned by five Beijing state-owned companies, including Beijing Tourism Group, one of the country's biggest tourism firms, according to the park 's website. (Reporting by Brenda Goh; Editing by Jan Harvey). Tip: Try a valid symbol or a specific

People wearing face masks to help protect themselves from the coronavirus pose for a selfie with an icon near the entrance to the Universal Studios Beijing in Beijing, Monday, Sept. 20, 2021. Thousands of people brave the rain visit to the newest location of the global brand of theme parks which officially opens on Monday. (AP Photo/Andy Wong) © Provided by Associated Press People wearing face masks to help protect themselves from the coronavirus pose for a selfie with an icon near the entrance to the Universal Studios Beijing in Beijing, Monday, Sept. 20, 2021. Thousands of people brave the rain visit to the newest location of the global brand of theme parks which officially opens on Monday. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

The opening went ahead despite coronavirus outbreaks in China’s southeast that prompted the government to tighten travel controls in some areas.

A family wearing raincoats and face masks to help protect from the coronavirus walk by masked visitors lining up to enter a Universal Studios store as they visit Universal Studios Beijing in Beijing, Monday, Sept. 20, 2021. Thousands of people brave the rain visit to the newest location of the global brand of theme parks which officially opens on Monday. (AP Photo/Andy Wong) © Provided by Associated Press A family wearing raincoats and face masks to help protect from the coronavirus walk by masked visitors lining up to enter a Universal Studios store as they visit Universal Studios Beijing in Beijing, Monday, Sept. 20, 2021. Thousands of people brave the rain visit to the newest location of the global brand of theme parks which officially opens on Monday. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

“We’ve been longing for the opening for quite a while,” said a visitor, Niu Haoxuan.

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According to Universal Studios Beijing , from a statement on China.org.cn, the park will now open in 2021. While that might seem like a big delay, it’s honestly because the size and scope of the park has changed. “You thought the wait is forever, but actually, it will be 2021,” the resort announced on its official Weibo account, while posting a promotional teaser video showing the theme park under construction. “This is a gift in advance for the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China.

Beijing Universal Studios is set to open later this month but not everyone thinks it’s value for money. Photo: new.qq.com. The new theme park and resort, which has been almost two decades in the planning, announced the park will open on September 20 with tickets going for up to 748 yuan (US5). Many have complained the admission prices are exorbitant and that food and drink prices are also too high.

Women wearing face masks to help protect themselves from coronavirus wave as they line-up to enter a merchandise store at the Universal Studios Beijing in Beijing, Monday, Sept. 20, 2021. Thousands of people brave the rain visit to the newest location of the global brand of theme parks which officially opens on Monday. (AP Photo/Andy Wong) © Provided by Associated Press Women wearing face masks to help protect themselves from coronavirus wave as they line-up to enter a merchandise store at the Universal Studios Beijing in Beijing, Monday, Sept. 20, 2021. Thousands of people brave the rain visit to the newest location of the global brand of theme parks which officially opens on Monday. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

Visitors were required to wear masks and display a smartphone-based health code that shows whether they have been to regions deemed at high-risk of infection.

People wearing raincoats and carrying umbrellas walk through a plaza near the entrance of Universal Studios Beijing in Beijing, Monday, Sept. 20, 2021. Thousands of people brave the rain visit to the newest location of the global brand of theme parks which officially opens on Monday. (AP Photo/Andy Wong) © Provided by Associated Press People wearing raincoats and carrying umbrellas walk through a plaza near the entrance of Universal Studios Beijing in Beijing, Monday, Sept. 20, 2021. Thousands of people brave the rain visit to the newest location of the global brand of theme parks which officially opens on Monday. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

After a report of a possible case in Beijing last week, “we were very worried,” said Zoe Shi. “We thought about whether we should still go. It turned out to be untrue in the end. We feel lucky.”

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Universal Studios Beijing will feature – for Universal – a peculiar design, with nearly half of its themed areas hugging a traditional central lagoon and then roughly the other half being placed behind them; in this way, Jurassic World will sit on the opposite side of the water from the entry Hollywood (just as in Islands of Adventure), even The general layout of Universal Orlando , which features a central CityWalk that branches out to the two theme parks , looks to be perfectly mimicked here in Universal Beijing , right down to the parking lot leading to Universal CityWalk Beijing via covered walkway.

Universal Beijing Resort™ is a Universal Studios latest theme park destination featuring all-new attractions - rides, shows and attractions from around the world – plus specially created experiences designed to reflect China's cultural heritage. It is located in the Tongzhou district of Beijing , around a 30-minute drive from the centre of the capital. Universal Beijing Resort aims to bring a high-tech experience to their visitors with an intelligent park digital system in collaboration with Alibaba, inclusive of a "Face ID recognition" system where visitors can buy tickets, enter the park , rent lockers, make a

People wearing raincoats and carrying umbrellas walk through a plaza near the entrance of Universal Studios Beijing in Beijing, Monday, Sept. 20, 2021. Thousands of people brave the rain visit to the newest location of the global brand of theme parks which officially opens on Monday. (AP Photo/Andy Wong) © Provided by Associated Press People wearing raincoats and carrying umbrellas walk through a plaza near the entrance of Universal Studios Beijing in Beijing, Monday, Sept. 20, 2021. Thousands of people brave the rain visit to the newest location of the global brand of theme parks which officially opens on Monday. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

Universal Studios Beijing is the Chinese capital's first foreign-branded amusement park. It is the fifth worldwide for Universal Studios and the third in Asia, after Japan and Singapore. Universal Studios is part of NBCUniversal, a unit of Comcast Corp.

Visitors line-up  to enter a merchandise store at the Universal Studios Beijing in Beijing, Monday, Sept. 20, 2021. Thousands of people brave the rain visit to the newest location of the global brand of theme parks which officially opens on Monday. (AP Photo/Andy Wong) © Provided by Associated Press Visitors line-up to enter a merchandise store at the Universal Studios Beijing in Beijing, Monday, Sept. 20, 2021. Thousands of people brave the rain visit to the newest location of the global brand of theme parks which officially opens on Monday. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

The park received high-profile support from the Beijing city government despite tension between the ruling Communist Party and Washington. The city extended a subway line and added a station named for the park.

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People gather and take selfies in a plaza near the entrance of the Universal Studios Beijing in Beijing, Monday, Sept. 20, 2021. Thousands of people brave the rain visit to the newest location of the global brand of theme parks which officially opens on Monday. (AP Photo/Andy Wong) © Provided by Associated Press People gather and take selfies in a plaza near the entrance of the Universal Studios Beijing in Beijing, Monday, Sept. 20, 2021. Thousands of people brave the rain visit to the newest location of the global brand of theme parks which officially opens on Monday. (AP Photo/Andy Wong) Visitors wearing face masks to help protect themselves from the coronavirus purchase raincoats from a store at the Universal Studios Beijing in Beijing, Monday, Sept. 20, 2021. Thousands of people brave the rain visit to the newest location of the global brand of theme parks which officially opens on Monday. (AP Photo/Andy Wong) © Provided by Associated Press Visitors wearing face masks to help protect themselves from the coronavirus purchase raincoats from a store at the Universal Studios Beijing in Beijing, Monday, Sept. 20, 2021. Thousands of people brave the rain visit to the newest location of the global brand of theme parks which officially opens on Monday. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

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