It looks like Universal Studios got jealous of Disneyland hogging the China limelight, so they decided to build a Universal Studios attraction in Beijing. We can’t wait for the finless Jaws ride and the “Jurassic don’t-know-how-to Park” log flume. The Beijinger reports:
Beijing could be joining Singapore and Tokyo as the destination for a third Universal Studios park in Asia, if The Hollywood Reporter’s report from Wednesday is true that the company plans to build a 51-acre site in nearby Tongzhou, east-southeast of the city. Universal wouldn’t comment on the report, but using filings for construction permits, recruitment ads for staff (although not on the Beijinger Classifieds, and reports in Chinese media as evidence, not to mention that demolition of area buildings has already begun, it looks like the USD 2 billion project is already underway
Completion of the park is slated for January 18 and will mark the first major foreign theme park development in Beijing. Shanghai remains the hottest Chinese destination for foreign amusement parks with Disney and DreamWorks attractions currently in the works.