The Universal Beijing Resort is planning its second phase of construction, Beijing Municipal Government official Cui Shuqiang said at a press briefing on Wednesday.
Cui Shuqiang said that the annual number of visits to the existing resort, which covers 1.8 square kilometers featuring more than a dozen projects and more than 40 amusement facilities, is estimated to reach 10 million. The expansion will cover 2.2 square kilometers, and five more hotels are expected to be built.
Ticket prices for Universal Beijing Resort range from 418 yuan to 748 yuan ($66-117), and the opening day ticket price is 638 yuan.
The Universal Beijing Resort became the fifth Universal Studios theme park globally, the third in Asia, and the first in China, Xinhua reported on Wednesday. The resort has boosted tourism in the neighboring areas of Beijing’s Tongzhou District, where the Beijing Municipal Administrative Center and the resort are located.