Times aren’t completely normal at SeaWorld Entertainment, the owner of Busch Gardens Tampa Bay and SeaWorld Orlando.
The parks aren’t fully staffed. Attendance isn’t back to the same numbers from 2019. International visitors — a small but valuable group of tourists — are not returning like they did before the pandemic.
But despite those challenges, the company posted its “fifth consecutive quarter of record financial results,” CEO Marc Swanson said during the latest earnings call.
“Our business model is strong and resilient,” Swanson said. “We have significant opportunities to improve and grow our revenue and profitability.”
Second-quarter attendance reached 6.3 million visitors — an 8% incr...