Disney Acquires Marvel

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Today, August 31st 2009, it was announced that Disney spent $4 billion to acquire Marvel Entertainment. Some of Marvel’s characters include Spider-Man, Iron Man, the X-Men, Captain America, Thor and the Fantastic Four.

What does this mean for the theme parks? It remains to be seen. Currently Universal Islands of Adventure is home to many Marvel character themed rides, such as the Spiderman 4D attraction and Hulk rollercoaster.

Here are some articles from the day of the announcement-

Los Angeles Times, The Big Picture

New York Times, Marvel’s $1.4 Billion Man

Bloomberg, Disney to Buy Comic Book Maker Marvel for $4 Billion

Reuters, Disney to acquire Marvel in $4 billion deal

CNN Money, Disney To Buy Marvel For $4 Billion

What do you think of the deal? Did Disney make a good move?

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