News, first reported by Park Stop, broke on Monday that Comcast (Universal’s parent company) purchased nearly 500 acres of land in Bedford, England. This coincides with multiple website domains being registered under ‘Universal Studios Great Britain.’
Following this news, the Company released a statement the following day confirming the land purchase and that they are “…[in] the early stages of exploring its feasibility for a potential park and resort at this site.’ The company also stated that it would be months before a final decision would be reached about whether to move forward or not.
While there has not been a confirmation of what rides or properties will be present at this new park, it is speculated that the park would be closer in style to that of Universal’s newest destination, Universal Studios Bejing, which features mostly indoor attractions to help combat the concerns of weather hindering guest experience. If that’s true, perhaps the UK could be seeing the award-winning Jurassic World Adventure dark ride come to its new park.
No official timetable has been released regarding the project, but needless to say Universal is on the cusp of a big destination boom with EPIC Universe set to open in Orlando in 2025, a new family park in Texas, Horror Unleashed in Las Vegas, and now this new park in the UK. We can only hope that our favorite dinosaur-filled franchise is a part of this expansion, as Jurassic has continually been an incredibly popular property for rides and experiences at their already established parks around the world.