As a follow up to that, I learned that in addition to the SeaWorld properties, Blackstone owns other I-drive properties under the Merlin umbrella. It may be possible that another Comcast deal with Blackstone for SeaWorld could also include the Merlin properties or just the Merlin properties. Comcast has a history of buying peices at a time. Another deal with Blackstone follows that pattern.Here's some facts to support my theory that a Uni-Sea World merger is in the works. In 2009, the Blackstone group bought Seaworld for $2.3 billion. Today, Sea World is estimated to be worth around $3 billion. I went to check the financials to see if Comcast even has that kind of cash laying around. Guess what? Last quarter their cash flow alone was just over $3 billion! I'm not saying that just because they can buy it out of pocket that they will, but if they want to be taken as seriously as Disney is (on an equal footing), this is a very logical move!