Blackstone Group 2018 Plans

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SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment (Busch  Ent.)
Theme parks
Busch Gardens Africa (Tampa, Florida) - No addition Announced
Busch Gardens Europe (Williamsburg, Virginia) - Battle For Eire (The park will upgrade their Sim theater with VR tech and a all new video) Dark Castle retirement (The park has opted to cease operation of the Dark Castle dark ride. The building will be used for seasonal events)
https://www.youtube.com/embed/99Isr4VvhP0
SeaWorld Orlando (Orlando, Florida) -   Infinity Falls (The park will add a themed River rapids Ride featuring a vertical lift and chute drop)
https://www.youtube.com/embed/VJBbL6kMc7o
SeaWorld San Antonio (San Antonio, Texas) - Sesame Street Parade (The park will introduce a themed parade featuring 10 flats) added 2017 Wave Breaker: The Rescue Coaster (A first of its kind in North America Jet ski themed coaster launch coaster)
SeaWorld San Diego (San Diego, California) - Electric Eel (A Premier Rides Sky Rocket II Launch coaster)
Sesame Place (Langhorne, Pennsylvania) - Oscar's Wacky Taxi (A family wood coaster build by Gravity Group
https://www.youtube.com/embed/fI6ZGHojq4w

Killer Whale Phase out (Do to overwhelming outcry the company will phase out it's killer whales. Live shows will stop in 2019 and the company will stop breeding whales the current population will be live out there lives at the parks for guests to see.

Blue World Project (in development?) Coming to Sea World San Diego, Orlando, and San Antonia (The Chain in an effort to improve their killer whale habitats and improve their image will take on the grand project that will feature a tank that span more than 350 feet taking up close to 1.5 acres of land. The new tanks will be as deep at 50ft and feature observation windows 40ft high. the tanks will hold 10 million gallons of artificial sea water. San Diego will open theirs in 2018 with Orlando and San Antonio to fallow.)

Water parks
Adventure Island (Tampa, Florida) -  Vanish Point (Twin 70ft tall 425 ft long Sky Prolides Skybox drop slides)
Aquatica (Orlando, Florida) -  No addition Announced
Discovery Cove (Orlando, Florida) -   No addition Announced
Water Country USA (Williamsburg, Virginia) -   No addition Announced
Aquatica (San Antonio, Texas) - Taumata Racer (A six lane Octopus racer)
Aquatica-San Diego (Chula Vista, California) - (Purchased and expanded 2013)   No addition Announced
Merline Entertainment
Theme Parks
LEGOLAND New York (Orange County, New York) - Coming soon (construction is planed to begin in 2017 with a 2019 opening. The company has purchased 523 acre for the project. The park is planed to have over 50 rides, shows and attractions and estimates it could draw 1.5 to 2 million guests a year) LEGOLAND Hotel (To complement the park a 250 room Lego themed hotel will be built)
LEGOLAND California Resort (Carlsbad, California) - Lego Ninjago 4D movie (based on the newest Lego themed movie to replacing Lego movie 4D) Lego City Deep Sea Adventure submarine ride (The biggest addition in the companies history, this submarine ride will feature 8 12 passenger subs and over 2,000 real sea animals, including marine tropical fish, several species of stingrays and a variety of exotic sharks) Lego Castle Hotel (The parks second Hotel with 250-rooms featuring a Lego Kingdom Theme)
LEGOLAND Florida (Winter Haven, Florida) - The Great LEGO Race (The park will introduce a VR experience to the Project X coaster)


The company also operates LEGOLANDs in
Billund, Denmark | Windsor, England | Gunzburg, Germany | Dubai Parks and Resorts UAE | Nagoya, Japan (Opening April 1, 2017) | Chuncheon, Gangwon Province, South Korea (Opening 2017)

Aquariums
Sea Life Center
Locations - Dallas Texas| Legoland Carlsbad, California | Mall of America Bloomington, Minnesota | Phoenix, Arizona | Kansas City, Kansas | Auburn Hills, Michigan | Concord Mills Mall Charlotte-Concord, North Carolina

Family Entertainment Centers/Attractions
Legoland Discovery Center
Locations - Atlanta  (Atlanta, GA), Chicago (Schaumburg, Illinois), Grapevine Mills(Grapevine, Texas), Kansas City (Kansas City, Kansas), Westchester (Yonkers, NY) and Center Toronto (Vaughan, ON)
Legoland Discovery Center Boston (Somerville, MA) -

Orlando Eye (Orlando, FL) - Opened 2015 (The Company will build and operate a 400ft tall Observation wheel in the heart of Orlando)

Opened 2014

Opening at all locations "The LEGO® Movie™ 4D A New Adventure" (The park will introduce a new Lego movie themed 4D movie  replacing the original 4D movie show)

In developement
Legoland Discovery Center American Dream [Formally Meadowlands Xanadu] (East Rutherford, New Jersey)

Museums
Madame Tussauds Wax Museum
Locations - Hollywood (Hollywood, CA), Las Vegas (Las Vesas, Nevada), New York City (New York, NY), Washington, D.C. (Washington, D.C.)
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February 9th, 2018, 2:36 am #2

Updated listing to include the fate of Dark Castle at Busch Gardens Williamsburg
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May 10th, 2018, 5:13 pm #3

Logo Movie City
coming 2019
Lego has announced their 2019 addition. Lego Movie city will be the largest addition since the parks opening and will bring guests into the world of Brickburg. Guests will be able to meet characters from the Lego movie as Play in a themed play place. The park also plans to retheme the current Splash battle attraction The Quest for Chi.

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May 14th, 2018, 6:02 am #4

Sounds interesting but more of a money grab. From what I can get they will rethemes the under performing China property with the movie . But new buildings with no stated use. That leads me to guess shops and food. But no new attractions. Maybe some news will come out later that is more promissing
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