Brian Roberts Plays Roller Coaster Tycoon

Comcast buying a piece of theme park business

Comcast is poised to buy out the Blackstone Group’s half of the stake in Universal Orlando, which includes The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. The cost? Estimates suggest somewhere north of $1 billion. In other news, an HBO subscription now costs an arm, a leg, a first-born, 10 gold galleons and a vial of dragon’s blood. []