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China's 1st Universal Studios theme park to open in Beijing in September

In addition to rides, shows and attractions, hotels, and a retail, dining and entertainment complex, the park will include experiences designed to reflect China's cultural heritage.

Universal Studios' Beijing resort will officially open on Sep 20, China's state broadcaster CCTV said on Monday (Aug 30), 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 begin trial operations on Sep 1, CCTV said.

Universal Studios announced the development of the resort the world's fifth Universal Studios-branded theme park in 2014, saying at the time it would cost US$3.3 billion. It is Universal Studios' first theme park in China. 

The project will complement Universal’s other two Asian parks in Japan and Singapore.

Its opening date has been postponed for several months due to the coronavirus pandemic, local media said.

In addition to rides, shows and attractions, hotels, and a retail, dining and entertainment complex, it will include experiences designed to reflect China's cultural heritage, Universal said on its website.

The Harry Potter, Jurassic Park and Kung Fu Panda film franchises feature heavily, along with the Minions from the Despicable Me movies.

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.

Source: AGENCIES/sr

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