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Blackstone acquires Legoland parks
POSTED 13 Jul 2005 . BY
American investment firm Blackstone Group has acquired the Legoland theme parks portfolio from its owner, Danish toy manufacturer Lego.

The £259m deal includes all four Legoland sites – in Germany, England, Denmark and California – and the 176-room Legoland hotel adjacent to the theme park in the Danish town of Billund.

Last month, Blackstone acquired Merlin Entertainments and now plans to merge the two to form one of the largest visitor attraction businesses in Europe with around 12 million visitors a year.

Joseph Baratta, managing director of Blackstone, said: “We have been able to execute very quickly our strategy of building a leading theme park and attractions business in Europe.

“The combination of Legoland and Merlin creates a unique assett in the leisure industry.”

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Alton Towers' iconic Nemesis coaster closes for major revamp
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Blackstone acquires Legoland parks
POSTED 13 Jul 2005 . BY
American investment firm Blackstone Group has acquired the Legoland theme parks portfolio from its owner, Danish toy manufacturer Lego.

The £259m deal includes all four Legoland sites – in Germany, England, Denmark and California – and the 176-room Legoland hotel adjacent to the theme park in the Danish town of Billund.

Last month, Blackstone acquired Merlin Entertainments and now plans to merge the two to form one of the largest visitor attraction businesses in Europe with around 12 million visitors a year.

Joseph Baratta, managing director of Blackstone, said: “We have been able to execute very quickly our strategy of building a leading theme park and attractions business in Europe.

“The combination of Legoland and Merlin creates a unique assett in the leisure industry.”

MORE NEWS
Nohlab's 'Everything' installation among Noor Riyadh festival highlights
An immersive audiovisual experience that "observes everything as it is" was a among the highlights of this year's Noor Riyadh festival in Saudi Arabia.
Interactive TV gameshow experience to open in London in 2023
A new interactive visitor attraction that promises guests the opportunity to experience the thrill of being a TV show contestant is set to open in London in early 2023.
Alton Towers' iconic Nemesis coaster closes for major revamp
The famous Nemesis ride at UK theme park, Alton Towers, has closed for a major revamp.
Bob Iger's return to Disney sparks major restructuring focused on creativity and storytelling
Disney is set to undergo a "major restructuring" following the shock return of CEO Bob Iger.
Battersea Power Station's chimney experience whisks guests up 109m in a glass elevator
The highly anticipated chimney lift experience at the Battersea Power Station has opened to the public.
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COMPANY PROFILES
Antonio Zamperla Spa

Founded in 1966, the Antonio Zamperla SPA is privately owned by Mr Alberto Zamperla. Located in Vi [more...]
Polin Waterparks

Polin was founded in Istanbul in 1976. Polin has since grown into a leading company in the waterpa [more...]
Triotech

Triotech was established in 1999. The company is based in Montreal, Canada and has additional offi [more...]
Painting With Light

By combining lighting, video, scenic and architectural elements, sound and special effects we tell s [more...]
+ More profiles  
FEATURED SUPPLIER

Behind the Scenes of IAAPA Expo 2022 with Michael Shelton
There is no place like IAAPA Expo, it’s the place to take in the most exciting sights, smells, tastes, and sensations that will take your career and attraction to new heights! The excitement, energy and opportunity are palpable. [more...]
VIDEO GALLERY

Red Raion TV - Opening Event: FICO Eataly World
Last July 7th, Red Raion took part in the opening event of FICO Eataly World, the Italian theme park dedicated to food - the only one worldwide! Find out more...
More videos:
Red Raion TV - Testimonial: Leolandia – Red Raion
Keynote | Moby Dick - Friends to the rescue! – Red Raion
ProSlide's all-in-one waterplay entertainment center – Proslide Tech Inc
+ More videos  

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DIRECTORY
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01-07 Dec 2022

World Leisure Congress 2022

tbc, Dunedin, New Zealand
05-07 Dec 2022

East Cape Futures

Hotel Palmas de Cortez, Los Barriles, Mexico
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