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The Ultimate Guide to Universal Beijing Resort

I had a great time at Beijing Universal Resort last month.

All my friends have been super interested in my experience and would like to get some tips for their future visit.

Here I created the PERFECT GUIDE for the future visitors. 💪✌

Before You Go To Beijing Universal Resort:

Checklist:

  • Comfy shoes.
  • Pack snacks if you want to save money.
  • Follow the updates about the COVID epidemic prevention and control.
  • The ride attractions are mostly in Chinese but there are English instructions.
  • Register for the green health QR code on the visitation date​. (Yes, this is not over in China YET.)

How To Get there:

  • Metro: Take the Batong Line 1 or Line 7 to the Universal Resort station(环球影城)of Beijing Subway. It leads out right at the entrance of the park.
  • Didi or Taxi: You can also just take a Didi or Taxi.

Tickets:

I recommend visiting the Universal Beijing Resort Official Website.

Download the App:

From park information and ticketing, to hotel reservations and dining, the app has everything you need to plan your perfect vacation.

Plus, with exclusive app-only offers and discounts, you can save big on your next adventure.

7 Themed Parks in Beijing Universal Resort:

Universal Resort Beijing is designed with seven themed zones — each part of an iconic movie franchise from these Hollywood studios.

1. Hollywood Boulevard

Hollywood Boulevard Universal Beijing Resort
Hollywood Boulevard

This zone is designed to replicate the original Hollywood Boulevard from the 1970s.

It will bring together the glam and glitz of Hollywood for visitors to enjoy.

It is said to feature attractions like ‘Lights, Camera, Action’, a behind-the-scenes tour of special effects in Hollywood, featuring legends like Steven Spielberg and Zhang Yimou. 

Universal Beijing Resort
Steven Spielberg and Zhang Yimou

Top Shows

  • Lights Camera Action

2. Jurassic World: Isla Nublar

Jurassic World Isla Nublar Universal Beijing Resort
Jurassic World Isla Nublar

This zone features life-like versions of popular dinosaurs, such as Tyrannosaurus, Velociraptors, and Idmonius Rex, that roam freely in the park.

The main building from the original Jurassic World is also included in this zone, as well as an inverted roller coaster and other indoor dark rides.

Top Rides

  • Jurassic Flyers
  • Rapotor Encounter

3. Kung Fu Panda Land of Awesomeness

Kung Fu Panda Land of Awesomeness
Universal Beijing Resort
Kung Fu Panda Land of Awesomeness

This fun land features life size replicas of Jade Palace, Panda Village and even the Peach Tree of Heavenly Wisdom from the Kung Fu Panda universe.

Visitors and fans can meet some of their favourite characters here!

Top Rides & Shows

  • Kung Fu Panda Journey of the Dragon Warrior
  • Po’s Kung Fu Training Camp
  • Peach Tree of Heavenly Wisdom

4. Wizarding World of Harry Potter

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

The new zone will be an exact replica of Hogsmeade, including the cobblestone streets, snow-topped roofs, and popular restaurants and bars.

Guests will be able to enjoy the same activities and meet the same characters they love in the original Hogsmeade.

Top Rides

  • Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey
  • Flight of the Hippogriff
  • The Nighttime Lights at the Hogwarts Castle
  • Ollivanders
  • Hogwarts Express Conductor

5. Transformers: Metrobase

Transformers: Metrobase Universal Beijing Resort
Transformers: Metrobase

The theme zone, Metrobase, is a top-secret location that has been selected as the headquarters for the technologically-advanced N.E.S.T.

(Non-biological Extraterrestrial Species Treaty). The purpose of this alliance is to protect Earth from the forces of evil.

Top Rides & Shows

  • Decepticoaster
  • Transformers: Battle for the AllSpark
  • Transformers: MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE

6. Waterworld

Waterland Universal Beijing Resort
Waterworld

The first ever Waterworld-themed zone has been unveiled at Universal Beijing, dedicated to the popular 1995 science fiction film of the same name.

The zone will transport visitors into the movie’s post-apocalyptic world, where they will have to fight to survive amidst the remains of a drowned Earth.

Top Shows

  • WaterWorld Stunt Show

7. Minion Land

Minion Land Universal Beijing Resort
Minion Land

What better way to spend a day than by partying with minions!

The Minion Land in Universal Beijing promises oodles of fun with minion shows, an interactive 3D ride and many more attractions.

Take some memorable photographs with the little minions running around the park.

Top Rides & Shows

  • Despicable Me Minions Mayhem
  • Loop-Dee Doop-Dee
  • Super Swirly
  • Minion Meet & Greet
  • SING on Tour!

Universal CityWalk Beijing:

Universal Beijing Resort is a massive entertainment complex that includes theme parks, shopping, dining, and more.

CityWalk is the main entranceway to the parks, and it’s filled with stores and restaurants like Bubba Gump Shrimp Company, Red Brick Oven, Peet’s coffee, and famous Chinese brands like Grandma’s Home (Must try restaurant in China, Local’s go to place).

Dining at Universal Studios Beijing:

dining Universal Beijing Resort
Butter Beer

There is a variety of dining options available across the entire theme park. From quick service dining to specialty restaurants there is something here for everyone.

food Universal Beijing Resort
Minions Desserts

Here Are Your Options:

  • The Lair – Villian Restuarant
  • Paradise Mall
  • Three Broomsticks
  • Universal CityWalk
  • CityWalk WUBEI Craft Food & Beer
  • Neon Street Hawkers
  • The Cowfish Sushi Burger Bar
  • Hog’s Head
  • Mr. Ping’s Noodle House
  • Mel’s Drive-In
  • Energon Power Station
  • Bake My Day

Shopping at Universal Studios Beijing:

How can you leave without picking up a souvenir?

Here is the list of stores present inside that promises a TERRIFIC shopping experience.

shopping Universal Beijing Resort
Minion Mart
  • Owl Post
  • Universal Studios Store
  • Filch’s Emporium of Confiscated Goods
  • Hound’s Impounds
  • Jurassic Traders
  • Minion Mart
  • Mr Ping’s Dragon Warrior Emporium
  • The Darkroom
  • Honeydukes
  • Ollivanders
  • Hogsmeade Station
  • Gladrags Wizardwear
  • Dervish & Banges
  • The Supply Vault

Hotels at Universal Studios Beijing:

Every Universal Studios around the world has world-class hotels, and Beijing is no different.

Here’s all you need to know about the hotels in Universal Studios Beijing.

NUO Resort Hotel-Best Chinese Touch

NUO Universal Beijing Resort
Authentic Chinese Decor

This hotel provides a calm and relaxing atmosphere, with 400 well-equipped guest rooms, a sophisticated spa, and three high-quality dining options – including exquisite Cantonese cuisine to traditional Chinese tea in The Lobby Lounge.

All hotel guests are allowed exclusive Early Park Admission into Universal Studios Beijing.

Check Availability (This one is super popular among Chinese🔥)

NUO Universal Beijing Resort
NUO Universal Beijing Resort
Nice Details

The Universal Studios Grand Hotel-Best Luxury Experience

Step into the golden age of Hollywood at The Universal Studios Grand Hotel for a truly luxurious experience.

It offers fun themed rooms and provides cocktails and bites at the Red Dragon Lounge or hearty share plates at The Lotus Garden.

As a hotel guest, you also get exclusive Early Park Admission.

Grand hotel Universal Beijing Resort
Grand Hotel

Themed Rooms:

  • Themed rooms can add an element of fun and excitement to your stay.
  •  It can create immersive experience for children and parents. It is the best time for family bonding.
Check Availability

kongfu panda hotel Universal Beijing Resort
minion Universal Beijing Resort
Minions Themed Room

How To Skip Queues At Universal Studio:

Season Pass

A season pass allows you to visit a location multiple times at a discounted rate, so that you don’t have to try to fit everything into one day.

Express Pass

An express pass allows you to go to the front of the line for attractions as many times as you want.

VIP Service

The VIP Experience at Universal Studios Beijing will make you feel like a celebrity!

You will have priority access to rides and attractions and a variety of benefits before, during, and after your tour. 

Summary:

The Beijing Universal Studios Theme Park is definitely a place worth visiting if you are in Beijing.

It is a great place to experience some of Beijing’s culture along with other attractions the city has to offer.

And this is not the only trendy place where you can take cool photos for your instagram.

Since you are in China, you need to check all these photogenic places out!

FAQ:Frequently Asked Questions

Is it worth it to get Express at Universal?

Yes, it is worth getting express at Universal simply because this is once-in-a-lifetime trip.

The park limits the number of Universal Studios Hollywood Express Passes sold each day, so the awesome perks are always maintained.

Can I take snacks and drinks to Beijing Universal Resort?

Yes, you can take snacks and drink there. On the official site, it is written’ We understand and respect that guests may need to bring some outside food and drinks for self-consumption.’

How many riders are at Universal Beijing Resort?

The Universal Studios Beijing Resort is made up of 7 themed lands filled with 37 rides.

What is a good budget for Universal Studio?

The budget is around 30USD per adult per meal while in the park.

If you are looking at a family of four for a four day trip, we recommend bringing about 2000USD if you plan to eat and buy sourveniors in the park!

Is Universal Beijing cheaper than Disney Shanghai?

Yes, Universal is cheaper than Disney including theme park meals, tickets, and hotel accommodations.

The hotels at Universal seem to provide more facilities for free than Disney World.

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