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karentan
10-09-2009, 04:30 AM
blackstone group (the company that owns the majority of shares of the merlin group (alton towers, thorpe park, chessington) as well as 50% of universal have bought seaworld and busch gardens from AB in-bev:

http://www.cfnews13.com/Entertainment/HeyJohn/2009/10/7/new_seaworld/universal_deal_brings_shamu_and_spiderman_together .html?refresh=1

apparently the sale wont affect park operations though. although it does mean that the clydesdales will be leaving :(

Julia Ann
10-09-2009, 04:56 AM
thanks for the update i wonder if they will change the name of Busch Gardens then? :confused3

karentan
10-09-2009, 05:02 AM
apparently they have come to a deal that it will still be allowed to be called busch gardens.

Ware Bears
10-09-2009, 11:37 AM
Shame the horses are going, I always liked to pay them a visit. :sad2:

natalielongstaff
10-09-2009, 11:40 AM
thanks for the info :thumbsup2

Cyrano
10-09-2009, 03:03 PM
Thanks for the update :thumbsup2

DCLMan
10-09-2009, 03:11 PM
Shame the horses are going, I always liked to pay them a visit. :sad2:

The free beer was better than the horses!

Tinks1984
10-09-2009, 05:02 PM
Shame, I do hope that they don't change the parks too much. I enjoy them as they are.

It does worry me that it mentions the only thing they are interested in is the money, does this mean cuts will be made to ensure the profits remain up and boosted? :confused3 I hope not!