China’s first Universal theme park was approved by the country’s government and is scheduled to open its first phase in 2019.
Universal Beijing, which will be developed by a partnership between Beijing Shouhuan Cultural Tourism Investment Co. and Universal Parks & Resorts, will cost about $3.27 billion to build.
Its first phase will occupy 300 acres near the Beijing-Harbin Expressway, while the park will expand to 1,000 acres.
Universal operates theme parks in Los Angeles and Orlando, and licenses parks in Osaka and Singapore.
The company was acquired by Comcast last year.