Recently, the construction team broke ground on the Beijing Universal Studios theme park, located in Beijing’s east suburban district of Tongzhou. The theme park was approved by the National Development and Reform Commission in September, 2014. It will be the sixth Universal Studios in the world, and the third in Asia.
The first phase of the project, including a park, two resort hotels and a Universal CityWalk retail-entertainment complex, is expected to open in 2020. Tourists will be shipped between the park, hotels and CityWalk on a manmade river.
Previous reports said the project, covering four square kilometers, has secured investment of 50 billion yuan (about 7.4 billion U.S. dollars).