Universal Studios’ Beijing resort will officially open on 20 September, China’s state broadcaster CCTV said on Monday, citing the theme park.
The park, a joint venture between Comcast Corp’s (CMCSA.O) Universal Parks & Resorts and state-owned Beijing Shouhuan Cultural Tourism Investment, will begin trial operations on September 1, CCTV said.
Universal Studios announced the development of the resort – the world’s fifth Universal Studios-branded theme park – in 2014, saying at the time it would cost $3.3 billion.
Its opening date has been postponed for several months due to the coronavirus pandemic, local media said.
Beijing Shouhuan Cultural Tourism Investment is owned by five Beijing state-owned companies, including Beijing Tourism Group, one of the country’s biggest tourism firms, according to the park’s website.