Quassy, a chain of theme parks and resorts in France, has just announced it is buying a theme park in Florida for a reported $1.9 billion.
Quassy has owned the theme park for decades, but the purchase will make it the world’s largest amusement-attraction company, surpassing Disneyland and the Grand Canyon.
The park, which is in the southern Bahamas, will be located at the former Quassy Waterfront Park in Jacksonville, Florida.
The new company, which will operate in Florida, is called QS World.
QS was founded in 1983, and it operates parks in the Bahamas, Brazil, Colombia, Egypt, France, India, Mexico, Norway, Qatar, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom.QS World has three theme parks in Florida: a theme-park in Fort Lauderdale, a theme resort in Miami and a theme hotel in Jacksonville.
The Orlando-based company has more than 60 theme parks across the U.S. and Canada.
The theme parks that are part of the new deal include Quassy World, a resort in St. Augustine, Florida, the Caribbean Sea and the Caribbean Aquarium.
The company said the purchase of Quassy is subject to the approval of the Florida State Attorney General.
QSS is headquartered in France.
The deal was announced Wednesday, and the company will announce the next major deal in the coming days.