SeaWorld’s plans to get into the San Diego hotel business will have to clear lots of roadblocks.
SeaWorld announced Wednesday earnings were down 28 percent in the third quarter. San Diego’s unique ties to the theme park mean the city could feel that drop too.
A shareholder has filed suit against SeaWorld, claiming it played down the “Blackfish” effect on the company’s bottom line.
SeaWorld hopes to buoy itself with plans to sink millions into new killer whale habitats and research.
SeaWorld acknowledged Wednesday that the so-called “Blackfish” bill may be affecting its bottom line, news that could mean smaller rent payments to the city of San Diego.
We brought together SeaWorld, one of its highest-profile critics and a professor who studied its business model for a rollicking discussion.
We’re getting park reps and the experts onstage at the Museum of Contemporary Art in La Jolla to talk about SeaWorld’s footprint in San Diego. Watch the livestream video as the discussion unfolds.
On June 5, we’re getting together the experts – including a representative from SeaWorld – to talk through the park’s regional impact and what “Blackfish” means for San Diego’s future.
Lisa Haverstadt and NBC 7’s Catherine Garcia explain the steps SeaWorld would have to take to adapt if forced to ditch Shamu.
It’s one of the city’s largest employers, and one of its most significant sources of income. But in the last year it’s been forced into an emotionally fraught moral debate about its treatment of killer whales, the very creatures it’s long celebrated and personified.