Visitors shifted over to SeaWorld’s water parks rather than its more expensive destination attractions, and that helped contribute to the company’s third-quarter revenue decline, executives told analysts Thursday.
Chief Executive Officer Jim Atchison and Chief Financial Officer Jim Heaney spoke at a Wells Fargo financial conference in New York a day after releasing earnings that sent the stock down 9 percent.
The executives went into a little more detail about this year’s financial performance, which Atchison described as disappointing.
Atchison called the Orlando-based company’s situation “a tale of two cities.” The non-SeaWorld parks, he said, have done well. SeaWorld also owns Busch Gardens,
LETTER OF THE DAY: Talk that Toowoomba should have a water park is a good idea, as there is not enough pool room for those wishing to cool off in the town pool.
I think a good location to build it would be the old KR Bacon Factory site.
There they could build a water world park with shops, a multi-storey motel for tourists to stay, cafes, motorised go-cart track, water slides, mini golf course, etc., something for all ages for a change.
Maybe extend it to meet demands in time to come.
May even be a good place to hold Easterfest.
With competition for tuition money ramping up, colleges are looking for ways to set themselves apart and some have turned to investing in unimaginable campus experiences, from water parks to luxurious residence halls.
In the economic report, “College as a Country Club,” published last year by the National Bureau of Economic Research, researchers found that some colleges — excluding elite schools like Princeton and Yale — attract more applicants when they invest in state-of-the-art facilities like pools and rec centers.
So even though average tuition costs
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The view from a slide at the recently opened Pirate’s Cay Indoor Water Park at the Fox River Resort near Norway. Resort guests, as well as the public, can make use of the park.
The Penang state government must come clean on the total cost spent and why the project failed.
GEORGE TOWN: The public has the right to know what happened to the RM2.7 million if the cost of setting up the Wet World Wild (WWW) Adventure Park in Penang is only RM280,000, state Gerakan chief Hng Chee Wey said today.
WWW was a brainchild of Theme Park Concepts Services Sdn Bhd (TPCS) in collaboration with the Penang Global Tourism (PGT) Board, which was
AN ONLINE campaign for a water park to be built in Toowoomba has gained traction with hundreds supporting the cause.
More than 1000 people have joined the “Toowoomba needs a water park” Facebook page which started on Sunday.
Almost 2000 have signed a petition in favour of the park.
Page founder Michelle Quinn said it was vitally needed in Toowoomba.
“We’ve got only two public swimming pools in Toowoomba.
“Both Milne Bay Aquatic Centre and Highfields Aquatic Centre are always packed.
“I come from the desert region in Western Australia and we had a water park. There are even water parks in England.
“Why can’t we have