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  1. xanderm is offline Senior Park Investigator
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    A panoramic pic of the site from the roof of a nearby building this morning. The green thing covered area should be the park, maybe larger. The new subway line 7 will be built under the main road in this pic. The road goes west into the direction of Beijing City Center.

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    infrastructure: metro/subway update.

    Someone published the "environmental impact report" of the line 7 east extension project.
    There will be two subway lines reaching the universal studios beijing before it's ready to open, both extending existing subway lines: Batong line ( itself the east extension of line 1) and line 7.
    The east end of batong line was already close to the theme park, they will build one more station. Line 7 is quite far, people have guessed where it'll go and where the stations will be, in this report we have the first official information on it. It's all underground, (batong line is above ground).There will be 8 new stations. There will be a vehicle base near the end of the line, marked on the map. The end station will be near citywalk.



    You can compare it with the earlier plan of the park.


    This is a non-official subway map of 2021 beijing. The two lines reaching the park are near 4 o'clock, the red line is batong, pale orange is 7. There's another important new rail transit that might reach the park, the S6. (it's not on this map because it's no longer subway, but something faster i think). It will connect the two main airports of beijing (the new one being built right now), in the old plan it will go past somewhere near the park, and they say they are looking into whether they can change it to go through the park directly. New plan will come out before june I think. They are making a whole lot of new plans for this larger area of Tongzhou, the shinny new 2nd center of Beijing.

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    So no new images as such but a good roundup or what we can expect in the new park based on the concept art.

    Potential attractions identified:
    Hogsmeade & Diagon Alley (Harry Potter)
    Transformers
    Hulk (or similar ride)
    Jurassic Park & Kong Island
    Revenge of the Mummy
    Shrek's Far, Far Away Kingdom

    Particularly interesting is the idea that they may build a hotel over the entrance based on the concept map and some artwork that was done for a never started Orlando project.



    Source: http://themeparkupdates.com/2014/10/21/jays-speculation-universal-studios-beijing/

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    @xanderm, that's a great find! Do you have a close up of the park map/layout in blue?

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    * I made a mistake earlier. It's not a "totally different" plan. I missed the two blocks of normal buildings in the new(?) plan in the 2nd pic so it's just somehow different.

    Quote Originally Posted by xanderm View Post
    I didn't find a better pic, but I did what I can to recover the perspective of the pic.



    It fits another pic I found.



    This plan is totally different from the plan in these older pics. In the new(?) plan, the park lies in the north.




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    I didn't find a better pic, but I did what I can to recover the perspective of the pic.



    It fits another pic I found.



    This plan is totally different from the plan in these older pics. In the new(?) plan, the park lies in the north.




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    Some updates.

    These pics were taken just now near the yellow dot on the map. The green area is the park. The grayish area is the extended area of the park. This map may not be accurate, just a pic I got from the internet.



    These pics were taken facing east, towards the park area. You can see on the blue door frame thing that they are changing the course of the Empress Xiao river, probably according to the park design. I think you can see the river bed in the pic, it's wider than the old/current river -- more curvy. The green fabric is to reduce smog. You can see we have some smog today.








    These pics were taken facing west. There's some new demolition. I think there used to be some buildings several stories high, now they are gone exposing a factory behind them. By the way, the dog market should be somewhere in this direction (west). It's one among many demolitions and relocations, not just for the park. I think I mentioned in a previous post, the whole tongzhou district got upgraded into the 2nd center of Beijing and the industries that doesn't fit the new purpose (pollution, labor intensive etc) are all being relocated.





    There's not much in the pics because most of the area are enclosed with walls blocking the view now, and they are still doing groundwork.

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    So a bit of an odd story but it keeps cropping up in things I am looking at about Beijing.

    An official from the Tongzhou district publicity department announced that the dog market will be closed, said a Xinhua News Agency report earlier this week.
    The imminent closure of the dog market is to make room for the construction of Universal Studios Beijing, the fifth such Hollywood theme park in the world.
    Does anyone know the location of this dog market? I have been trying to get a feel for where the park building might start and the fact that these traders have been expecting the move for a while makes me think something is imminent with shutting these buildings down for demolition.

    According to a report by The Mirror earlier this month, Universal Studios Beijing is expected to draw 10 million visitors per year, and provide over 10,000 jobs. The Batong Subway Line and Subway Line 7 will be extended, and a new highway built to connect Beijing-Harbin highway and the Sixth Ring Road to facilitate travel to the area.
    I have been trying to locate landmarks that could be it but the description doesn't fit anything shown locally on Google Earth.

    Any local knowledge would be appreciated in identifying locations.

    Source: http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/953446.shtml

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