Articles tagged “seaworld”

SeaWorld Loan Bid Scrutinized by Union After Furlough of Nearly Entire Workforce

SeaWorld Loan Bid Scrutinized by Union After Furlough of Nearly Entire Workforce

Mike Schneider, Associated Press

If the federal loan does get approved, the theme park operator's bosses will face even more pressure to rehire staff.

6 months ago

SeaWorld Settles Lawsuit After Misleading Investors Following Blackfish Fiasco

SeaWorld Settles Lawsuit After Misleading Investors Following Blackfish Fiasco

Associated Press

SeaWorld has bounced back after a tough few years following the brutal Blackfish documentary. Putting this lawsuit to bed will help the company really move past the scandal.

9 months ago

TripAdvisor to End Ticket Sales to Attractions Featuring Captive Marine Mammals

TripAdvisor to End Ticket Sales to Attractions Featuring Captive Marine Mammals

Spencer Lee, Skift

With its new policy, TripAdvisor is making a clear statement about the use of marine animals for entertainment. Will it be setting a trend for others to follow? Even more interesting will be seeing how companies like SeaWorld react.

1 year ago

SeaWorld CEO Abruptly Steps Down After 7 Months

SeaWorld CEO Abruptly Steps Down After 7 Months

Christopher Palmeri, Bloomberg

The revolving door at SeaWorld Entertainment swings once again. Despite the theme park operator's financial rebound, the departure of its sixth CEO in five years suggests choppy waters may still be ahead.

1 year ago

SeaWorld Attendance Gets Boost Thanks to New Rides

SeaWorld Attendance Gets Boost Thanks to New Rides

Sean O'Neill, Skift

SeaWorld's challenges have not gone away. But it enjoys several advantages over its theme park rivals, such as having marine-themed parks, which are a rare and distinctive product. Its new CEO is rightly focused on investing for growth while finding operational efficiencies.

1 year ago

SeaWorld’s Rebound Appears to Be Sticking

SeaWorld’s Rebound Appears to Be Sticking

Hannah Sampson , Skift

The news has been consistently positive for SeaWorld lately after a long stretch of disappointing results. With new leadership and a strategy that has been working, 2019 is shaping up well.

2 years ago

SeaWorld Announces New CEO and 5 Other Tourism Trends This Week

SeaWorld Announces New CEO and 5 Other Tourism Trends This Week

Isaac Carey, Skift

This week in tourism, SeaWorld signals a real change with a new company head, travel advisors start to promote mystery vacations, and Disney is pretty confident its new Star Wars attractions will be a hit.

2 years ago

SeaWorld Recruits Carnival Exec as New CEO

SeaWorld Recruits Carnival Exec as New CEO

Tom Lowry, Skift

By going outside the company for its new CEO, SeaWorld is clearly looking to signal that it is serious about a new beginning. Gus Antorcha will have his work cut out for him up the turnpike in Orlando.

2 years ago

SeaWorld’s Price-Cutting Strategy Is Fueling a Comeback

SeaWorld’s Price-Cutting Strategy Is Fueling a Comeback

Hannah Sampson, Skift

SeaWorld is making theme park visitors an offer some apparently can't refuse: a good deal. With attendance continuing to rise and a slate of new attractions on the horizon, the operator might finally be leaving the bad times behind.

2 years ago

SeaWorld Reports Summer Attendance Spike

SeaWorld Reports Summer Attendance Spike

Hannah Sampson, Skift

SeaWorld has been making it more affordable for people to visit its parks and sweetening the deal at some locations with free beer. Those tactics seem to be working, according to preliminary figures for the summer.

2 years ago

SeaWorld, Ex-CEO Agree to $5 Million Settlement in Blackfish Fraud

SeaWorld, Ex-CEO Agree to $5 Million Settlement in Blackfish Fraud

Hannah Sampson , Skift

More than five years after the Blackfish documentary made a splash, SeaWorld is finally facing the music for lying to the public about the impact. In a way, though, the company has been paying a price for years: A $5 million settlement is a drop in the bucket compared to quarter after quarter of lost revenue.

2 years ago

Free Beer Is Helping SeaWorld Recapture Some of Its Crowds

Free Beer Is Helping SeaWorld Recapture Some of Its Crowds

Hannah Sampson , Skift

SeaWorld is rebounding, with higher attendance and revenue than a year ago. Will it last? And how much free beer will the continued recovery take?

2 years ago