ORLANDO — "See how he uses his tail to swim really fast?" a dolphin trainer at SeaWorld told the crowd on a steamy June day. "He uses his powerful muscular peduncle to help him jump really high. Want to see him jump really high?"
SeaWorld Entertainment reported a second-quarter loss on Tuesday and blamed its attendance woes on reduced national advertising, its persistent "perception issues" over its treatment of orcas and competitive pressures from rival theme parks.
Times Staff Writer
Merlin Entertainments, owner of Legoland, is interested in buying Busch Gardens from its troubled parent company, SeaWorld Entertainment.
With two classic rides retiring at Walt Disney World, the theme park giant has taken the unprecedented step of lifting the block-out dates a little early for seasonal passholders so they can visit one last time.