Universal Parks & Resorts
|Industry||Theme Park operator|
|Headquarters||Orlando, Florida, United States|
|Thomas Williams, Chairman & CEO
John Sprouls, Executive VP
|Revenue||$1.989 billion in 2011[dated info]|
Universal Parks and Resorts, commonly and also known as Universal Studios Theme Parks or Universal Theme Parks, is the theme park division of NBCUniversal (a subsidiary of Comcast). The division is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the various Universal theme parks and resort properties around the world. The division is headquartered in Orlando, Florida, United States. According to Comcast's annual report, the theme park division is NBCUniversal's strongest performer with a 24% increase in revenue; in comparison, NBCU gained 4% overall.
In 2011, approximately 30.8 million guests visited the Universal Studios theme parks, making it the third-largest amusement park operator in the world [dated info] and it is one of major competitors of Walt Disney Parks & Resorts and SeaWorld Entertainment.
Theme Parks and resorts
- Universal Studios Hollywood (Los Angeles, California, United States; wholly owned)
- Universal Orlando Resort (Orlando, Florida, United States; wholly owned)
- Universal PortAventura, Salou, Spain (1997–2004)
These projects have been announced or are currently under construction. As such, this information may change as the projects move forward.
- Universal Studios South Korea, Hwaseong, South Korea (Put on-hold)
- Universal Studios Dubailand, Dubai, United Arab Emirates (Put on-hold) (Broke ground on 2008/No construction since 2009)
- Universal Studios Moscow, Moscow, Russia  (Opens 2018)
- Universal Studios Beijing, Beijing, People's Republic of China (Opens 2019)
Other locations have been reported for future Universal Studios theme parks. These include:
Theme Park Attractions & Lands
Universal Studios incorporates many replicas of attractions and lands in multiple parks around the world. The pages linked to above contain comprehensive list of the attractions and lands at Universal theme parks.
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