Thursday, March 03, 2011

Madame Tussaud's and a giant Ferris Wheel coming to Orlando

Merlin Entertainment, the owner of Madame Tussauds and the London Eye Ferris wheel, wants to bring both attractions to I-Drive in Orlando. Merlin's already coming to Central Florida - they own the upcoming Legoland. And, wouldn't you know it, parent of Merlin (Blackstone) has large stakes in both Universal Studios and Busch Gardens/SeaWorld, too. Looks like Mickey has a real competitor in town. And the pressure is only now starting to ramp up.