Universal Beijing Resort concept art

A year ago, we wrote about the seven themed lands being planned for China’s Universal Beijing Resort, which is set to open sometime next year. Now there’s a new video showcasing tons of new pieces of concept art, and we have some additional details about each land: Kung Fu Panda Land of Awesomeness, Transformers Metrobase, Minion Land, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Jurassic World Isla Nublar, Hollywood, and Waterworld. Read More »

facial recognition

The Universal Beijing Resort is set to open in 2021, and the executives responsible for the park are implementing smart technology to ensure that visitors have “a seamless experience throughout every stage of the guests’ journey”, granting park visitors “unprecedented convenience.” To make that happen, they’ll use facial recognition tech from one of China’s biggest conglomerates that will be applied “from park entry to storage lockers to express-lane access to even payment for merchandise and meals.” And a new rumor suggests that these techniques won’t be limited to the Beijing park – it’s apparently going global.

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