With the sale of Busch Entertainment Corp. to The Blackstone Group, comes a new name for the company that operates some of the nation’s best known and popular theme parks. “SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment” will replace “Busch Entertainment Corporation”. However even company insiders don’t know… Read More »New Name for SeaWorld’s Operations Company & a new View too
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 Blackstone, under the same ownership… Read More »SeaWorld, Busch Gardens officially sold to Blackstone
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 could be an even bigger… Read More »More Themeparks Up for Sale?
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 shoe to drop and now… Read More »For Sale Sign Up For SeaWorld and Related Parks
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. Other projects are also having… Read More »No SeaWorld, Busch Gardens in Dubai