|Attendance slips at SeaWorld parks, but company reports record annual earnings|
|News - St Augustine Area & St Johns County|
ORLANDO — Attendance dipped at SeaWorld parks during the final three months of 2013, but the Orlando-based theme-park operator said Thursday that it still posted record earnings in its first year as a public company.
SeaWorld President and Chief Executive Officer Jim Atchison said the lingering controversy spawned by the anti-captivity documentary “Blackfish” has not harmed the fortunes of SeaWorld Entertainment Inc.
“We have seen no impact on the business,” Atchison told analysts during a conference call to discuss SeaWorld’s fourth-quarter earnings.
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