BJ-T12: Independent Universal Beijing Resort One-Day Tour

  Things to Know before Visiting Universal Beijing Resort
1. Buy the admission ticket early enough, especially when you plan to go during China holidays or weekends. The ticket fare varies from CNY418 to CNY748. 

2. As a popular travel destination, the Universal Beijing Resort is always full of visitors. If you try to visit as many sites inside as possible in one day, it is strongly recommended to buy a Universal Express, starting from CNY400. However, if you want to visit the resort at a leisurely pace, save the money for next-time visit. 

3. The opening time is 09:00-21:00. But usually, it opens a dozen minutes earlier, so you may get there at 08:40 to save the waiting time at the entrance. 

4. The resort is quite large, consisting of 7 theme zones, 16 facilities to ride and 11 performances to appreciate, so it’s a wise choice to wear a pair of comfortable shoes.

5. Download the official app in advance, from which you can know the length of the queues and the schedule of the performances. To save time, you’d better wait in the short queues always. 

6. There are many places inside the resort to feed yourselves and the average cost is CNY100 per person. Also, it is allowed to bring your own food, but excluding self-heating food, smelly foot like durian, glass bottled drinks and alcoholic drinks. 
  How to Get to Universal Beijing Resort
1. Subway: Take subway line 7 or Batong line to Universal Resort, get out from Exit B, C or D and walk for about 7 minutes following the direction signs to the entrance. 
2. City buses 589 and T116 have a stop by the parking lots of the resort. 
  Recommended Visit Route in Universal Beijing Resort
The themes zones inside are laid out clockwise. Unless there is an especially long queue at a certain zone, the most time-saving visiting route is one by one. And Hollywood is advised to be visited at last, because the Universal on Parade starts here at around 18:00. 

1. Transformers Metrobase

Recommended to: brave and adventurous travelers

Highlights: Decepticoaster- the most thrilling ride in the whole Universal Resort; Battle for the ALLSpark- a 3D indoor roller coaster; Bumblebee Boogie- not so thrilling and suitable for kids; More than Meets the Eye- have a nice talk with the Autobots.

2. Kung Fu Panda Land of Awesomeness

Recommended to: all visitors, especially parents and kids

Highlights: Po’s Kung Fu Training Camp- learn some basic Kungfu moves; Kung Fu Panda Journey of the Dragon Warrior- trace Po’s steps by boat; Discover the Origins of Kung Fu and Lanterns of Legendary Legends- the amazing lights shows

3. Jurassic World Isla Nublar

Recommended to: Jurassic World fans and dinosaur fans

Highlights: Raptor Encounter; Jurassic World Adventure- feel the thrilling of being chased by dinosaurs

4. WaterWorld 

Recommended to: all visitors 

Highlights: WaterWorld Stunt Show- fights on water; Rhythm Drifters- singing performance

Tips: To watch the Stunt Show, you’d better bring a raincoat in case of getting wet. You may also buy one on the spot at the cost of CNY60/ piece. 

5. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Recommended to: “wizards”, “witches” and “muggles”

Highlights: Ollivanders Wands Store; Hogwarts™ Castle; The Nighttime Lights at the Hogwarts™ Castle; Triwizard Spirit Rally; Frog Choir; butter beer

6. Minion Land

Recommended to: little kids; Minions’ fans; those afraid of roller coasters

Highlights: Despicable Me Minion Mayhem- a peaceful ride; Super Swirly- have a full view of the whole Super Silly Fun Land; Loop-Dee Doop-Dee- suitable for all over 3 years old; SING on Tour- music drama suitable to all

7. Hollywood

Recommended to: all visitors

Highlights: Hollywood Avenue; Lights Camera Action- experience the sp
  Universal on Parade
It usually starts at 18:00, from Hollywood, passing by Transformers Metrobase, Jurassic World Isla Nublar and ends at the Minion Land at about 18:30. It provides great opportunities to get close to Universal animated characters, including Madagascar animals, Shrek, and Kung Fu Panda. 
  Two Hotels Nearby
They are The Universal Studios Grand Hotel and NUO Resort Hotel. Both are next to the entrance of Universal Beijing Resort and both guarantee their guests early admission to the resort via the VIP Experience entrance. For those traveling with kids, it is a nice choice to stay one night in either of them. The hotel rooms can be booked from the official app. 
Why Travel With Us
 Recommended Guided Tours: 
    Beijing One-Day Tours from $59 per person

 Other Independent Beijing 1-Day Tours: 
    Royal Cultural Sites: to Yonghe Lamasery, Guozijian Street, Temple of Confucius & Imperial Academy
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