Last quarter, there was more bad news for the park -- SeaWorld reported a loss of 13 cents a share and revenue of $272 million, down from $1.33 per share and a total revenue of $538.40 million that the company reported in its previous third quarter.
The park has seen other financial issues of late, as The Dodo reported in January:
Attendance for the first nine months of 2013 was down 4.7 percent compared with the first nine months of 2012, from 19.8 million people to 18.9 million. In a conference call with shareholders in November, [Jim] Atchison, SeaWorld's CEO, said the company was planning on a slight fall in attendance due to ticket price increases, and that bad weather in July drove the numbers down. He said the company drove "higher quality attendance," meaning guests were willing to spend more, attendance took a hit down even considering SeaWorld Orlando, the company's signature park, opened a brand new Antarctica-themed area in May that had been in the works for nearly two years.