ORLANDO, Fla. — Attendance and revenue at SeaWorld parks have continued to rise, according to a company earnings report released Tuesday.

  • 9.8M have visited SeaWorld parks in 2019, company says
  • 2nd quarter total revenue was $406M, a 3.6% increase
  • New attractions opened at company's Tampa, Orlando parks

Second quarter earnings showed SeaWorld's attendance reached 6.5 million visitors, a 0.8 percent increase from the same quarter last year.

So far, for the year, SeaWorld parks have had 9.8 million visitors.

Total revenue was also up in the second quarter at $406 million, an increase of 3.6 percent from 2018.

Adjusted earnings for the quarter also increased 33.6 percent to $166.1 million.

The company attributed the attendance and revenue boosts to the timing of Easter and spring break, increased visitor in-park spending, and new rides and attractions.

"As you know, we featured a new ride, attraction and/or event at almost all of our parks this year and guest reception has been positive," CEO Gus Antorcha announced in a statement. "Our exciting summer events are currently in full swing including our one-of-a-kind Sesame Parade in Orlando, San Diego and San Antonio, our award-winning Electric Ocean event at each of our SeaWorld parks and our Summer Nights event at each of our Busch Gardens parks, giving our guests even more reasons to visit."

In Florida, SeaWorld has opened three new attractions this year: Sesame Street at SeaWorld Orlando, Tigris at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, and KareKare Curl at Aquatica Orlando.

Both SeaWorld Orlando and Busch Gardens Tampa Bay are also set to get new coasters in 2020.

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