Universal Parks & Resorts
|Industry||Theme Park operator|
|Headquarters||Orlando, Florida, United States|
|Key people||Thomas Williams, Chairman & CEO
John Sprouls, Executive VP
|Revenue||$1.989 billion in 2011|
Universal Parks and Resorts (also known as Universal Studios 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 Studios 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.
- Universal Studios Hollywood (Los Angeles, California, United States; wholly owned)
- Universal Orlando Resort (Orlando, Florida, United States; wholly owned)
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 (opens 2016)
- Universal Studios Dubailand, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
- Universal Studios Moscow, Moscow, Russia (Opens 2018) http://indrus.in/articles/2012/12/15/universal_studios_to_build_giant_theme_park_in_moscow_21041.html
Other locations have been reported for future Universal Studios theme parks. These include:
- Universal Studios Beijing, Beijing, People's Republic of China
- Universal Studios India, Mumbai or New Delhi, India http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703578104575397503822745056.html
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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- 2011 Theme Park Attendance Report
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