SeaWorld hires consulting firm reportedly to help with sale
Hopefully this all works out, I love the SeaWorld parks: mysanantonio.com
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Merlin (owner of Legoland) or Cedar should buy them out. Long shot is Universal, but they have some IP that could have a home at SeaWorld. Any new owner will want to accelerate the removal of the Orcas.
Orcas are the only thing that differentiates Sea World from the rest. Without them they are just another Six Flags...
I heard it is being bought out by the guy who owns Atlantis and Sun City. It would be good to have Atlantis Orlando.
>>>Merlin (owner of Legoland) or Cedar should buy them out.
Merlin have a long-standing policy of not keeping "intelligent mammals" (dolphins, whales etc) in captivity. I'd be surprised if they tried to work the Sea Worlds into their portfolio - it'd require a pretty quick and substantial reworking of the parks. And in the continued wake of Blackfish, it would inevitably result in the Merlin brand taking a PR hit. Which I'm not sure they'd be keen to risk, with the Smiler incident still in recent memory. (The tabloids here in particular are still clearly out for blood.)
If people from atlantis bought it, they could relocate the Orcas to the Caribbean, Middle East or Africa, and restart the Orca breeding there, out of reach from any fanatic from green peace and Black fish.
Rumored is Merlin will buy Busch Gardens in SeaWorld's portfolio.
There is still at least one orca show not associated with Sea World and it is in Florida at the Miami Seaquarium. I wonder why the Blackfish people leave it alone.
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