Universal Beijing Resort will start trial operation next spring, and formally open to the public in May 2021. The project is designed to cover an area of 4 square kilometers in the Tongzhou Cultural Tourism Zone.
Universal Studios Beijing, the Universal Studios Grand Hotel and the NUO Resort Hotel are all expected to open in 2021, forming Universal Beijing Resort.
Beijing International Resort Co Ltd, which owns the theme park, said construction is expected to be completed by the end of 2020. Wang Dongsheng, Deputy Director of the Commission, said that electricity and water supplies, police offices, fire stations, and other facilities will begin operations in time for the grand opening.
The construction of park project is divided into three phases. So far, 70% of construction has been completed, with the entire main structure finished. Ride and show equipment is now being installed and tested.
In 2019, UBR also unveiled its partnership with Alibaba to digitize operations, from facial-recognition entry to app-based food ordering.
The project was announced in 2014 and will be the largest Universal park in the world after its construction is completed. Universal Studios now operates four theme parks in Los Angeles, Orlando, Osaka and Singapore.