It's Official: Universal Now NBC Universal
Universal's now free from Vivendi, as NBC takes over the movie studio/theme park company.
The NBC/Universal deal became official today, May 12, as the movie studio joined the television network. Universal's theme parks remain part of the company, with Tom Williams continuing to head Universal Parks & Resorts, reporting to Universal Studios president and chief operating officer Ron Meyer.
Meyer reports to Bob Wright, chairman and CEO of the new NBC Universal and vice chairman and executive officer of General Electric, NBC Universal's parent company.
(Is that enough layers of management for you?)
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If this was Disney, everyone would have had a field day. For the exception of IOA, I think Universal Parks need alot less shows (because alot of them are crappy anyways), and alot more rides. Over here in California they only have 3 rides, and they replaced ET for the Mummy!?! Also I'm not going jump on the bandwagon to praise Universal for Mummy the ride just yet. Because it sounds like the Mummy the ride is a over priced, over glorified indoor coaster. Bottom line is Universal needs more rides, and when I say rides I don't mean build a dozen coasters.
USH has FOUR rides, with one of them being possibly the best ride in the world - the Studio Tour. That ride MADE USH and is the reason for USF and IOA AND Disney/MGM Studios. Show some love!
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