Universal Studios has officially confirmed its plan to build a version of their iconic theme park in China!
The park, Universal’s third in Asia following Osaka and Singapore, is a joint effort between Universal Parks and a state owned consortium of companies. The planned construction has reportedly been approved, and is scheduled to break ground soon. Here’s what we know about the project so far.
Where will it be located?
The new park will be located in the Tongzhou district, to the east of Beijing.
How big is it?
The current plan is for approximately 300 acres initially, including the park, entertainment venues, and the first ever Universal hotel. Eventually, the site will expand to 1,000 acres, with another theme park, a water park, and five additional hotels.
For comparison’s sake, Universal Studios Florida is approximately 840 acres in total.
And how about rides?
Nothing has been confirmed yet, but previous concept art for the park have revealed a version of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter (including both Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley), Transformers, Revenge of the Mummy, Jurassic Park, and something involving DreamWorks Animations’ Madagascar series.
When will it open?
There’s no hard opening date yet, but the reported plan is to have the park ready for guests sometime in 2019.