Jew wrote:The strategy they should have enacted right after blackfish. Build lots of rides and move animals to the background (while still doing all the good work they do for animals).
Agreed. But it definitely seems like the approach has worked for the SeaWorld parks over the last few years... I'm hoping that between Emperor, Ice Breaker, Iron Gwazi, Texas Stingray, the smaller projects across the parks and the investments already announced for 2021 (Wild Arctic San Diego replacement and Sesame Place San Diego) that these parks will continue to see positive results.
I'm still pretty bitter about John Reilly being passed over for the CEO post. Under his direction, the investment model for the parks really seemed to be amplified between rides, shows and events. I'm still incredibly concerned that this board under Scott Ross is going to drive these parks back into the ground.