Admission is free
By Valerie Milano Universal City, CA (Hollywood Today) 1/4/12 – Universal is hosting the Beijing Municipal Commission of Tourism Development’s Cultural Fair for a 3-day exhibit at Universal Studios Hollywood January 4-January 6, 2013.
This faire highlights the cultural heritage of Beijing, a city over 3000 years old. It features tourism information and cultural activities in the Global Theater. The opening ceremonies took place on Friday morning beginning with a beautiful lion and dragon dance. Representatives from the Beijing Municipal Commission of Tourism Development and the Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board (LA Tourism) exchanged gifts and signed an official agreement promoting tourism between Beijing and Los Angeles.
This memo roughly outlines what the two tourism bureaus will do to promote tourism between the two cities. Further, as of January 1, 2013, visitors to Beijing may stay for 72 hours without a visa. Once the opening ceremonies concluded, we moved into the Global Theater, beautifully decorated with red lanterns and booths exhibiting some of the culture wonders of China, including paper cutting, Chinese Knots, Beijing Mane Puppets, and other arts. A stage was up to showcase performances like: • Panda Acrobats, showing their agility in 80 lb furry panda costumes. • Gung Fu demonstrations (Kung Fu to us Westerners) by both adults and kids, from simple techniques to weapon demonstrations. This cultural fair is free to Universal Studios and Universal City Walk guests.