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SeaWorld attendance keeps dropping, with a sharp decline in the key summer months

SeaWorld attendance keeps dropping, with a sharp decline in the key summer months

SeaWorld attendance and revenue fell sharply during the key summer months, with the San Diego and Orlando, Fla., marine parks seeing the biggest drop-offs, SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. reported Tuesday.

Although the third-quarter results for the company’s Florida and Texas parks were clearly hurt by hurricanes Irma and Harvey, which forced those parks to close temporarily, SeaWorld San Diego’s attendance woes had more to do with the “public perception” issues that have dogged it for the last several years, the company said.

Its falling attendance was fueled in part by fewer visitors from the Southern California area, the company said.

Companywide, attendance declined...

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