SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment inspires millions to celebrate, connect, and care for the natural world through the power of entertainment. The company owns and operates 11 parks across the United States, as well as the newly-formed SeaWorld Pictures division. The parks played host to 24 million guests in 2012 and provide lasting memories through up-close animal encounters, thrill rides, and innovative shows and attractions. Locations include SeaWorld® Orlando, Aquatica™ Orlando, and Discovery Cove® in Orlando, FL; Busch Gardens® Tampa Bay and Adventure Island® in Tampa, FL; Busch Gardens® Williamsburg and Water Country USA® in Williamsburg, VA; Sesame Place® in Langhorne, PA; SeaWorld® San Antonio and Aquatica™ San Antonio in San Antonio, TX; and SeaWorld® San Diego and Aquatica™ San Diego in San Diego, CA.
A global leader in animal care and conservation, SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment cares for more than 67,000 animals including 200 endangered or threatened species. This commitment also extends to animals around the world: The company has rescued more than 22,000 orphaned, injured, or ill animals over more than four decades. SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment contributed more than $2.5 million, in 2012 alone, to ensure the sustainability of animal species in the wild.
SeaWorld is a portfolio company of The Blackstone Group (NYSE:BX).