Snow at Universal?!! Could it really be true?
Well, if we are talking about Universal Orlando Resort, all of the snow that you see will likely be fake, especially right now. But, over at Universal Beijing, things are beginning to look a lot like Christmas! It was recently reported that Beijing was under a snowfall alert:
China’s weather agency issued the winter’s first snowstorm orange alert, the second-highest level, on Sunday while nationwide cold wave alarms fuelled concerns over traffic disruptions and flu outbreaks amid rising COVID-19 cases. The National Meteorological Centre forecast blizzards in northeastern China, with some regions getting 45 millimetres (1.8 inches) of snow over 24 hours and heavy snow across the northern part of the country.
Now, we can see that the snowstorm did arrive, and it made its way to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Twitter user themeparX (@themeparX) Tweeted photos of the Wizarding World. It seems that this is the first-ever snowfall experienced by the Resort since it opened.
First snowfall at Universal Studios Beijing since the park’s grand opening
— themeparX™ (@themeparX) November 7, 2021
It seems that the outdoor attractions at the Park are currently closed to the public. Roller Coaster Dream (@RCDclub) noted:
First snow falls on Hogwarts Castle at Universal Studios Beijing. The outdoor attractions are currently closed to the public.
First snow falls on Hogwarts Castle at Universal Studios Beijing. The outdoor attractions are currently closed to the public. pic.twitter.com/Mp90gOXMPP
— Roller Coaster Dream 过山车之梦 (@RCDclub) November 7, 2021
Tomorrow’s forecast seems to have less snow; however, we will have to see how the existing snow affects the outdoor attractions.
The Universal Beijing Resort is home to seven distinct lands featuring franchises such as Harry Potter, Transformers, Jurassic World, and more. While some lands such as The Wizarding World of Harry Potter are the same as you will see them in other Universal theme parks, some lands are new and exciting.
As we have discussed, in Universal Beijing Resort’s Jurassic World land, Guests are immersed into Isla Nublar. Isla Nublar is home to the Jurassic World Adventure attraction, which can only be found at the Universal Beijing Resort. The cutting-edge attraction has Guests being chased by the Indominos Rex from the Jurassic World film. It is unlike any of the other Jurassic World attractions found at other Universal theme parks.
After Universal Beijing, the next new Universal Resort to open will be Epic Universe in Orlando, Florida. At the moment, there is no exact timeline on when it will open, but it seems that that current goal is 2025.
What do you think of this snowfall? Would you go to a theme park if it is snowing?