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  • S&P cuts SeaWorld credit rating amid orca controversy

    S&P cuts SeaWorld credit rating amid orca controversy
    Standard & Poor's lowered SeaWorld Entertainment's credit rating Thursday amid negative publicity over its treatment of killer whales. The move by the Wall Street rating company came one day after SeaWorld reported lower-than-expected earnings for the...
  • SeaWorld to expand killer-whale habitat at its parks

    SeaWorld to expand killer-whale habitat at its parks
    Wounded by controversy over keeping killer whales in captivity, SeaWorld Entertainment is embarking on a pricey project designed to give its orcas more room to roam. The company said Friday it will nearly double the orca habitat at its three SeaWorld...
  • Good market day for Disney, Orlando-based companies

    Good market day for Disney, Orlando-based companies
    Friday was a good day on the stock market in general, and Orlando companies didn’t miss out on that. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed up 1.13 percent. Companies based in Orlando, or with a big presence here, saw modest gains also. Walt...
  • Orlando hotel occupancy highest since June 2005

    Orlando hotel occupancy highest since June 2005
    Orlando's hotel industry has been having a strong year as evidenced by solid occupancy rates and average daily room rates that are generally higher than last year's. But Visit Orlando, the region's chief tourism-marketing agency, points out that June'...
  • SeaWorld app adds 'QuickQueue' line-skip feature

    SeaWorld app adds 'QuickQueue' line-skip feature
    SeaWorld Orlando is adding a unique feature to its mobile app soon that will allow people to buy its QuickQueue pass anywhere – even when standing in line at a ride. QuickQueue is the park’s express lane feature for rides and attractions....
  • Hogwarts Express will link 2 parks

    Hogwarts Express will link 2 parks
    One of the most innovative additions to Central Florida's theme parks this year uses a decidedly old-fashioned form of transportation: the train. Trains have been a theme-park staple since the original Disneyland opened in 1955, with the steam-powered,...
  • SeaWorld reports latest drop in attendance amid Blackfish controversy

    Amid ongoing controversy over its killer whale shows, SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. reported a 13% drop in attendance for the first three months of the year. The attendance numbers were included in a notice to the Securities and Exchange Commission that...
  • SeaWorld attendance drops 13% amid controversy over killer whales

    SeaWorld attendance drops 13% amid controversy over killer whales
    Amid ongoing controversy over its killer whale shows, SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. reported a 13% drop in attendance for the first three months of the year. The attendance numbers were included in a notice to the Securities and Exchange Commission that...
  • SeaWorld may wait until June to raise ticket prices

    SeaWorld may wait until June to raise ticket prices
    Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando have already raised ticket prices this year, but SeaWorld Orlando might wait a couple of months before matching them. During a conference call last week to discuss SeaWorld Entertainment Inc.'s fourth-quarter...
  • SeaWorld reports record revenue despite 'Blackfish' backlash

    SeaWorld reports record revenue despite 'Blackfish' backlash
    SeaWorld Entertainment Inc., which has been under attack over its treatment of killer whales, reported a slight drop in attendance in 2013 but collected record revenue from higher ticket prices and in-park spending. For the year, the Orlando, Fla.-based...
  • SeaWorld shareholders won't consider PETA plan for whale sanctuaries

    SeaWorld shareholders won't consider PETA plan for whale sanctuaries
    A procedural rule will keep SeaWorld shareholders from considering a plan by animal rights activists to invest in whale sanctuaries. The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals tried to bring the idea to shareholders in response to the documentary...