SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment is wholly owned by the Blackstone Group (stock ticker BX), the private-equity company. It operates 10 theme parks and water parks across the country, including three in Orlando: SeaWorld Orlando, Aquatica and Discovery Cove. SeaWorld Orlando is the biggest of the company's three SeaWorld marine parks.
2011 rank: 14
2010 rank: 15
Full-time employees in 2011: 1,810
Part-time employees in 2011: 3,850
Total employees in 2011: 5,660
Total employees in 2010: 5,246
Footnote: *Owned by private-equity firm the Blackstone Group.Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times