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SeaWorld, Busch Gardens officially sold to Blackstone

After months of rumors and behind the scenes negotiations the Blackstone Private Equity group has completed a deal to purchase Busch Entertainment Corporation from AB-InBev. This move places the second largest Orlando attraction, Universal Orlando, which is 50% owned by … Continue reading

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Shameless Plug: My Column on Who Will Buy Busch Entertainment

My column on the Busch theme parks being for sale and who, including Disney, could buy them is now up at LaughingPlace.com.  I really hope you’ll read my review – or at least pretend to.  Since I wrote it, it … Continue reading

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More Themeparks Up for Sale?

The news that AB-InBev would be selling the Busch theme parks came as a surprise to almost no one. The sale of SeaWorld has the potential to change the Central Florida theme park business forever. The other news I’m reading … Continue reading

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For Sale Sign Up For SeaWorld and Related Parks

Update: It’s official now. Although AB-InBev doesn’t come right out and say it, they’ve effectively announced that their theme parks (aka, non-core business lines) are up for sale. The folks at Busch Entertainment Center have been waiting for the other … Continue reading

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No SeaWorld, Busch Gardens in Dubai

The vacation destination of the world, Dubai, is turning out to be a mirage. Busch Entertainment just announced that the “Worlds of Discovery” park that was to be constructed in Dubai, on a Shamu shaped island, is off the table. … Continue reading

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