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Despite coronavirus, Universal Beijing is opening in 2021

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Universal Beijing Resort is expected to open as scheduled in May 2021 despite the coronavirus outbreak, according to the Beijing municipal government. The attraction is set to complete construction in 2020.

An official at the Beijing municipal government told a news briefing on Sunday (February 16) that Universal Studios Beijing will debut in 2021 (via Reuters).

Officials also confirmed that construction on Universal Beijing Resort is expected to be completed by the end of 2020.

This comes after Universal Beijing released an update on its construction progress, saying the entire main structure is finished.

Construction on Universal Beijing completes in 2020

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Attraction and ride equipment is now being installed. Universal Studios Grand Hotel, NUO Resort Hotel, and Universal CityWalk Beijing have already been capped.

“2019 was full of excitement, success and rapid development, we hope to bring even more exciting news for everyone in 2020,” said Tom Mehrmann, president of Universal Beijing.

Meanwhile, Universal Beijing has found tenants for all 14 available venues at Universal CityWalk Beijing, and will finish signing agreements and final preparations in 2020.

The retail, dining and entertainment complex will have a total of 24 venues.

Universal Studios Beijing will debut in 2021

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In October, the immersive lands at Universal Studios Beijing were revealed to be Kung Fu Panda Land of Awesomeness, Transformers: Metrobase, Minion Land, the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Jurassic World Isla Nublar, Hollywood and WaterWorld.

Previously, the attraction unveiled a partnership with Alibaba to digitise operations, from facial-recognition entry to app-based food ordering.

In more news, Universal Orlando Resort’s major theme park project, Universal’s Epic Universe, will feature a Super Nintendo World when it opens in 2023.

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Bea Mitchell

A journalist specialising in entertainment and attractions, Bea loves theme parks (mainly Disney) and is particularly interested in things of a gothic, horror or fantasy nature.

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