A Universal theme park resort may be coming to the city of Bedford in the United Kingdom, according to Alicia Stella of Orlando Park Stop.

Stella —  who has a nearly flawless record when it comes to scoops on new Universal projects — pieced together the evidence from public records. The clues include new website domains that lead back to NBCUniversal, $271 million in land acquisition for theme parks disclosed by Comcast, and a 240-acre parcel in Bedford, which is about 46 miles north of London, now controlled by a Comcast subsidiary. 

For more about the rumored Universal Studios Great Britain project, go read Stella’s entire article here

Universal Orlando to change allegedly anti-union policies

Universal Orlando Resort has agreed to a settlement with the National Labor Relations Board over policies allegedly aimed at unlawfully discouraging unionization, according to Orlando Weekly

The changes stem from an October 2022 complaint from a Universal custodial worker. That complaint pointed to several Universal policies it called “unfair labor practices” in violation of the federal labor laws, including bans on “solicitation” or “distribution of any literature” within the workplace, which could include unionization materials.

In a statement to Orlando Weekly, Universal said the policies “were not intended or applied in a manner that infringed on employee rights.” Unlike its rival Disney World, Universal Orlando employees are not unionized, though Disney unions have taken credit for indirectly forcing Universal to match their negotiated wage increases. 

Read more about the complaint and settlement at Orlando Weekly

Disney offers glimpse of Tiana’s Bayou Adventure on ABC

A segment on Sunday’s episode of “20/20” on Disney-owned ABC showed a few new images of Tiana’s Bayou Adventure, the retheme of Splash Mountain coming to Disney World and Disneyland next year. 

The short peek included a few previously-unseen images from inside the ride:

No exact opening dates have been announced for the attraction, which is themed around characters from 2009’s “The Princess and the Frog.”