President of Universal Studios Orlando let go

Posted Wednesday, November 7, 2001 4:17 AM | Contributed by Brian Grapes

The president of Universal Studios' Orlando theme park operations was let go Tuesday in a reorganization of the company's largest theme park property. Felix Mussenden held the position for two years.

Read the report from AP via Excite.

Wednesday, November 7, 2001 5:37 AM
Provided that IOA coninues to run seemlessly, I have no problem with this...the "studio" section of IOA rarley holds my attention beyond MIB.  Other than MIB and HHN, I didn't see much going on there that really looked like good business decision-making.  Guess I'll have to get my resume in NOW!
rollergator - intent on improving the "guest experience" - coming soon to a park near you
Wednesday, November 7, 2001 6:44 AM
Now lets all remember that IOA is part of UNIVERSAL ORLANDO, which includes 2 parks, IOA and UNIVERSAL STUDIOS. The studios portion was there LONG before IOA.
Wednesday, November 7, 2001 12:00 PM
I enjoy the Universal Studios just as much as IOA. IOA has some excellant coasters/spiderman but it isnt like Universal Studios is a lame park or run as bad as a Six Flags Park. They both compliment each other and are excellant parks.
Wednesday, November 7, 2001 12:20 PM
If SF parks are run so bad why have you been to so many?
"Villain-Once You Drop, The Fun Don't Stop!"~SFWoA Rules In 2001~X Marks The Spot In 2001(SFWoA)~With SFWoA ANYTHING Is Possible!
Wednesday, November 7, 2001 1:27 PM
The company sounds just like my friend's old teacher, but that's a different story.

"Duff Man Says... Ohhh Yeah!"
Current Favorite Coasters:
1)Raging Bull 2)Millennium Force 3)Medusa (SFMW) 4)Vertical Velocity (SFGAm) 5)Dueling Dragons (Ice)

Wednesday, November 7, 2001 1:49 PM
I go to six flags parks as they are more plentiful and for alot i dont have to fly which saves on expenses. Ive never flown to get to a six flags parks but i would gladly fly to go to wdw/universal. You can not beat their atmosphere and overall experience, six flags has good rides but nothing more.  
Wednesday, November 7, 2001 3:02 PM
IOA is simply the best theme park in existence imo.  I love it there.  However, the studios were great fun as well, especially MIB, Jaws, Earthquake and Twister.  I also liked the fact that each attraction was separate, unlike Hollywood, where a lot of them are part of the tram tour.  As for the president leaving the company, I'm sad to see him go.  Universal resort is a great destination, better than WDW imo.  The staff there is top notch, and the rides are awesome.  I only hope that the next person in charge doesn't make any serious, Pressler-like changes to the resort. 
Thursday, November 8, 2001 10:34 AM
CMan J said: "I also liked the fact that each attraction was separate, unlike Hollywood, where a lot of them are part of the tram tour."
Funny, this was the thing I *did not* like about USF. I really loved the tram tour of USH. It was like an hour long continuous wating in lines...nice seat..heck, I even streched out.. But maybe it's just because I went to that one first (USH). Which did you do first?
--who thinks MIB was the best dark ride in Orlando

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