Outgoing CEO Gustavo Antorcha said he was leaving "due to disagreements over the Board's involvement in the decision making at the company," according to SeaWorld's SEC filing. Shares of SeaWorld tumbled as much as 7% on the news.
"While I may have a difference of approach, I continue to believe in SeaWorld's strategy, mission, team and prospects," Antorcha said in a statement from the company.
Cedar Fair Entertainment Company one of the world’s largest operators of amusement parks, water parks and park resort properties – recently updated the guest-facing digital signage networks in its 11 parks located across the U.S. and near Toronto, Ontario. Reflect was tasked with managing the initiative, which required overhauling content distribution to 545 digital screens.
The vast AV infrastructure is used to broadcast Cedar Fair’s digital signage content which can be seen in ride queue areas throughout the parks. The content, which is focused on entertaining guests, includes a wide variety of content types including long-form videos, text-to-win campaigns, data visualization around ride wait times and paid advertising placements, all of which runs on the Reflect ReflectView CMS platform via BrightSign’s Series 4 XT media players.
Are you ready to be spooked? Kings Island's Halloween Haunt is gearing up to be your worst nightmare.This year the park is debuting five new haunted attractions- International Street Fear, Shipwrecked, Rivertown Reaping, Zombie Mall and Drums of the Dead.
The park will feature nine haunted mazes, seven scare zones, three live stages shows and include hundreds of creepy clowns, vampire, zombies and many other more monsters of the night.
A handful of Central Florida theme parks are now adding a fierce veggie option.
Today, SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment announced that is has added the Impossible Burger to all menus at all 12 company properties including, SeaWorld Orlando and Busch Gardens Tampa Bay.
The state attorney’s office has formally filed felony charges in a bizarre case that’s captivated Disney enthusiasts and reveals a deeper look into the lucrative black market for exclusive collector items at Disney World.
Authorities have accused ex-Disney employee Patricks Spikes and his cousin, Blaytin Taunton, of sneaking into the Magic Kingdom and stealing costumes and wigs worth $7,200 from the Haunted Mansion while the ride was still running with visitors.
Spikes allegedly received a combined $29,451 payment from two people over Paypal, according to financial records obtained by investigators.
This weekend was the opening of Scarowinds, when Carowinds transforms into a spooky playground full of haunted houses after regular park hours.
But some people who turned out over the weekend say the park was out of control with crowds stirring up violence. WBTV received several complaints from people who feared for their safety.
Teran Armstrong says she turns out for Scarowinds every year that she can. It’s the place she chose for one of the biggest days of her life.
“Three years ago my husband and I actually got married there,” Armstrong said. “We won a contest on the radio.”
Saturday night they got a babysitter and headed to the park to celebrate their anniversary, but romance turned to violence.
“I saw a swarm of about 100 people take off running, and of course nowadays when you see a swarm like that you go into panic,” Armstrong said.
The cause of the commotion was a fight between kids.
With impressive recent financial reports, including triple-digit net income and double-digit improvements in adjusted earnings, it looked like SeaWorld’s troubled waters were behind the Orlando-based theme park chain. But that all changed Monday when the CEO, who had only been on the job for 7 months, abruptly resigned.
SeaWorld surprised many in February when it tapped Gus Antorcha, who previously served as COO at Carnival Cruise Line, as their new CEO.
RollerCoaster Tycoon Touch’s Six Flags Fright Fest update has just stealth released for iOS and Android. It’s the latest seasonal update for the hit theme park management sim, and it sounds like a frightfully good time.
Fans will know that Fright Fest follows on from the earlier Easter and Valentine’s Day updates. According to the trailer, the latest Six Flags crossover brings “the thrills of Six Flags and the horror of Fright Fest to your park”.
You’ll now have access to Six Flags’ famous Skull Mountain ride, which for many will likely be the update’s real highlight. Six Below, which looks to be an ice cream parlour, is also now available; and among the new decorations are the demon statues and giant zombie hand from the trailer.
From behind the entrance, through the glowing, blood-red light, a frightened woman shrieked.
“Please, I implore you,” the woman shouted in a quivering voice. “Don’t come in. He’s going to kill you all.”
Despite it being a full moon and Friday the 13th, we went in anyway. It was all part of the job: We were there to see the newest attraction at Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom’s Halloween Haunt, The Lair.
It was all part of Friday night’s media preview of Dorney Park’s annual fall events, including the popular Haunt and Monster Jam, which opened Saturday.
First, we checked out a preview of Haunt, which enters its 12th season. On selected weekends through the fall, the park transforms at night into a frightening Halloween-themed scare-fest, featuring dense, rolling fog, spooky music and strolling freaks, monsters and zombies. As you walk toward the scare-zone attractions, zombies on stilts lurk around each corner as others zip out to shock you.
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The family-friendly daytime Halloween event, Knott’s Spooky Farm, returns starting Sept. 28 for spooky good times at Knott’s Berry Farm.
Families with little ghouls ages 3-11 can celebrate the spooky season as the park is transformed with themed decorations and fun. There will be Halloween-themed activities including trick-or-treating, new shows, pumpkin decorating, and the Peanuts Costume Contest. The event will take place on weekends from Sept. 28 – Oct. 27 and Halloween Day.