Profile: SeaWorld Entertainment Inc (SEAS.N)
SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc., incorporated on October 2, 2009, is a theme park and entertainment company. The Company owns or licenses a portfolio of brands, including SeaWorld, Sea Rescue and Busch Gardens. As of December 31, 2016, the Company had a diversified portfolio of 12 destination and regional theme parks that are located across the United States. Its theme parks feature a range of rides, shows and other attractions. The Company operates SeaWorld theme parks in Orlando, Florida; San Antonio, Texas (Aquatica); San Diego, California (Aquatica); Tampa, Florida (Adventure Island), and Williamsburg, Virginia (Water Country USA). The Company operates water park attractions in Orlando, Florida (Aquatica); San Diego, California (Aquatica); Tampa, Florida (Adventure Island), and Williamsburg, Virginia (Water Country USA). The Company also operates a reservations-only attraction offering interaction with marine animals (Discovery Cove) and a seasonal park in Langhorne, Pennsylvania (Sesame Place).
SeaWorld is the marine-life theme park brand. The Company's SeaWorld theme parks offer interactive experiences, dining experiences, a range of live performances in the marine-life theme. It also offers a number of animal encounters, including the opportunity to work with trainers and feed marine animals, as well as themed thrill rides and theatrical shows that show its zoological collection. The Company owns and operates the SeaWorld branded theme parks, including SeaWorld Orlando, SeaWorld San Antonio and SeaWorld San Diego. SeaWorld Orlando is a 279 acre theme park in Orlando, Florida and is open year-round. SeaWorld Orlando is home to the Journey to Atlantis water coaster ride, Kraken, a floorless rollercoaster, and Manta, a flying rollercoaster, which integrates animals and an aquarium into its theme. SeaWorld Orlando is also home to Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin, a realm within the park that immerses guests into a penguin habitat and TurtleTrek, which includes two naturalistic habitats, home to manatees and sea turtles, and a three dimension (3-D), 360-degree dome theater. SeaWorld San Antonio is a marine-life theme park encompassing 397 acres in San Antonio, Texas. SeaWorld San Antonio features rollercoasters, including the Steel Eel and The Great White, along with a collection of marine-themed shows and experiences. SeaWorld San Antonio offers Discovery Point, a dolphin habitat and underwater viewing area, which allows guests to interact and swim with the dolphins. SeaWorld San Diego is a SeaWorld theme park spanning 190 acres of waterfront property on Mission Bay in San Diego, California. SeaWorld San Diego has Manta, which is modeled on the Manta ride in SeaWorld Orlando, which includes animal habitats featuring bat rays and other marine-life, as well as a launch rollercoaster shaped like a manta ray.
The Company's Busch Gardens theme parks are family-oriented destinations with foreign geographic settings. The Busch Gardens theme parks have a range of attractions and rollercoasters, exotic animals and theatrical productions. It owns and operates the Busch Gardens theme parks, including Busch Gardens Tampa, which features animals, thrill rides and shows on 306 acres of land, and Busch Gardens Williamsburg, a 422 acre theme park.
The Company's Aquatica branded water parks are family-oriented destinations that are based in a South Seas-themed tropical setting. Aquatica water parks build on the aquatic theme of its SeaWorld brand and feature rides, water attractions, white-sand beaches and a presentation of marine and terrestrial animals. The Company positions its Aquatica water parks as companions to its SeaWorld theme parks and owns and operates the Aquatica branded theme parks, including Aquatica Orlando, which is an 81 acre South Seas-themed water park adjacent to SeaWorld Orlando; Aquatica San Antonio, which is a water park located within SeaWorld San Antonio featuring a range of waterslides, rivers, lagoons, a beach area and private cabanas, and Aquatica San Diego, a 66 acre water park located near its SeaWorld San Diego theme park. Aquatica San Diego features Taumata Racer, a racing water ride, around approximately 180-degree swooping turn, and in and out of tunnels before racing them across the finish line.
Discovery Cove is a 58 acre, reservations only, all-inclusive marine-life theme park. Discovery Cove provides guests with a full day of activities, including a 30-minute dolphin swim session and the opportunity to snorkel with tropical fish, wade in a lagoon with stingrays, and hand-feed birds in a free flight aviary.
Sesame Place is located on 55 acres between Philadelphia and New York City. As of December 31, 2016, Sesame Place's realm, Cookie's Monster Land, featured five rides, three-story net climb, and a soft play area for the park's youngest visitors. In addition, it has introduced Sesame Street brands in its other theme parks through Sesame Street-themed rides, shows, children's play areas and merchandise.
Water Country USA
Water Country USA is located on 222 acres and features water rides and attractions. The water park features approximately 23,000 square-foot wave pool, a science fiction themed interactive children's play area, kid-sized water slides, live shows and other attractions.
Adventure Island, located adjacent to Busch Gardens Tampa, is a 56-acre water park offering water rides, dining and other attractions with a Key West theme. The theme park features a wave pool and children's water playground.
The Company competes with The Walt Disney Company, Universal Studios, Six Flags, Cedar Fair, Merlin Entertainments and Hershey Entertainment and Resorts Company.
SeaWorld Entertainment Inc
9205 Southpark Center Loop Ste 4
ORLANDO FL 32819-8651
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