Universal Parks & Resorts

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Universal Parks & Resorts
Subsidiary of NBCUniversal (A Division of Comcast)
Industry Theme park operator
Founded July 15, 1964; 52 years ago (1964-07-15)[1]
Headquarters Orlando, Florida, United States
Key people
Thomas L. Williams
(CEO)
Revenue $12.989 billion in 2011[2][dated info]
$15 billion in 2015
Owner NBCUniversal
(Comcast)
Number of employees
2500
Parent NBCUniversal
Subsidiaries Universal Orlando Resort[3]
Universal Studios Hollywood[3]
Universal Creative[3]
Universal Studios Japan (51%)[4]
Website Official website

Universal Parks & Resorts, commonly and also known as Universal Studios Theme Parks or solely Universal Theme Parks, is the theme park subsidiary of NBCUniversal, a division of Comcast.[5] The subsidiary, headquartered in Orlando, Florida, US, operates Universal theme parks and resort properties around the world. Universal Parks & Resorts is best known for attractions and lands based on famous classic and modern pop culture properties (movies, television, literature, cartoons, comics, video games, music, etc.) from not only NBCUniversal but also other companies.

The theme parks were owned by Seagram through the ownership via Universal Studios.

In 2014, approximately 40.1 million guests visited Universal Studios theme parks, making it the third-largest amusement park operator in the world.[6] It is a major competitor of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, SeaWorld Entertainment, and Merlin Entertainment.

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These projects have been announced or are currently under construction.

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Theme park attractions and lands[edit]

Universal Studios incorporates replicas of attractions and lands in multiple parks around the world. The pages linked above contain comprehensive lists of the attractions and lands at Universal theme parks. Most of the attractions and lands are based on Universal licenses and other licensed properties.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Congratulations Universal Studios Hollywood Tram Tour 50 Years Old Today". MiceChat. 2014-07-15. Retrieved 2016-03-29. 
  2. ^ "Comcast 2011 Annual Report". Comcast.com. Retrieved March 17, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c Official website
  4. ^ http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-09-28/comcast-to-pay-1-5-billion-for-51-of-japanese-theme-park
  5. ^ Lieberman, David. "Comcast Completes Acquisition Of GE’s 49% Stake In NBCUniversal." Deadline.com (March 19, 2013)
  6. ^ Rubin, Judith; Au, Tsz Yin (Gigi); Chang, Beth; Cheu, Linda; Elsea, Daniel; LaClair, Kathleen; Lock, Jodie; Linford, Sarah; Miller, Erik; Nevin, Jennie; Papamichael, Margreet; Pincus, Jeff; Robinett, John; Sands, Brian; Selby, Will; Timmins, Matt; Ventura, Feliz; Yoshii, Chris. "TEA/AECOM 2014 Theme Index & Museum Index: The Global Attractions Attendance Report" (PDF). aecom.com. Themed Entertainment Association (TEA). Retrieved 4 June 2015. 
  7. ^ "Universal Studios Hollywood, Los Angeles, Hollywood". Universal Studios Hollywood. Retrieved August 21, 2010. 
  8. ^ "Theme Parks at Universal Orlando Resort". Universal Orlando. Retrieved August 21, 2010. 
  9. ^ "Universal Studios Japan Corporate Information". Universal Studios Japan. Retrieved November 7, 2012. 
  10. ^ http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-09-28/comcast-to-pay-1-5-billion-for-51-of-japanese-theme-park
  11. ^ "Resorts World Sentosa – Universal Studios Singapore". Resorts World Sentosa. Retrieved August 21, 2010. 
  12. ^ a b Caitlin Dineen (May 28, 2015). "Universal Orlando's Volcano Bay to open in 2017". orlandosentinel.com. Tribune Newspapers. Retrieved May 28, 2015. 
  13. ^ Los Angeles Times (October 13, 2014). "Universal Studios to open Beijing theme park in 2019". latimes.com. 
  14. ^ "InPark Magazine – Moscow City Government Approves Construction of Universal Studios Moscow". InPark Magazine. Archived from the original on March 13, 2014. 
  15. ^ Pogorelsky, Anton. "Строительство парка Universal в Южном Чертаново отложили до 2017 года" [CONSTRUCTION OF UNIVERSAL PARK IN SOUTH CHERTANOVO POSTPONED UNTIL 2017] (in Russian). 
  16. ^ "Universal Studios Dubailand: A Case Study on the Rise and Fall of Dubai". Fast Company. 24 August 2009. 

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