AB-InBev closes sale of Busch parks

Posted Tuesday, December 1, 2009 8:44 PM | Contributed by Jeff

Anheuser-Busch InBev has competed the sale of its 10 theme parks to private equity firm Blackstone Group for at least $2.3 billion. The deal was first announced in October between the world's largest brewer and Blackstone, which is based in New York and has investments in Universal Studios Orlando and Madame Tussauds wax museums.

Read more from The New York Times.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009 10:24 PM

10 Theme parks?

I count 7..sea worlds, busch parks, sesame place, water park...what else?

Tuesday, December 1, 2009 10:44 PM

In addition to the six theme parks listed above, there's Discovery Cove, Aquatica, Water Country USA, and Adventure Island waterpark in Tampa.

Does make me wonder about Grant's Farm...I thought that was part of the A-B family?

Tuesday, December 1, 2009 11:08 PM

Grant's farm is owned by the Busch family so that wasn't part of the sale. From what I was told, all of the Clydesdales at the Busch parks will all be moving to Grant's farm as these horses were also Busch family owned and not a part of the sale either.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009 7:51 AM

Well, at least we know Blackstone has a proven track record. I wonder if they would be crazy enough to do an updated Drachenfire?

Friday, December 4, 2009 12:54 PM

Better yet, an updated Big Bad Wolf. ;)

Friday, December 4, 2009 3:06 PM

^ What if they combine thetwo and called it "Drachenwolf." That has a nice ring to it.

Friday, December 4, 2009 9:33 PM

It could have a cobra roll with suspended cars.

Saturday, December 5, 2009 7:33 AM

Were are we going to get a train full of coaster dummies to test it?

Oh yeah! I'm sure there are enough here at CBuzz. :)

Better yet, throw in an interlocking loop too. ;)

Last edited by Hopman, Saturday, December 5, 2009 7:46 AM

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