SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment® inspires millions, through the power of entertainment, to celebrate, connect with and care for the natural world. One of the most respected companies in the themed entertainment sector, beginning with Busch Gardens® Tampa opening in 1959, the Company has a five-decade legacy of creating innovative entertainment experiences that blend imagination with nature. SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment is best known for its 11 U.S. theme parks, attractions that hosted more than 23 million guests in 2013 and include the beloved SeaWorld®, Busch Gardens® and Sesame Place® brands. The parks offer guests a variety of up-close experiences, from animal encounters that invite exploration and appreciation of the natural world, to thrilling rides and spectacular shows. SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment has been expanding its popular brands into media and entertainment platforms to connect people to nature and animals through television, and digital media; plus lines of licensed consumer products. In 2014, the Company’s top-rated television show, Sea RescueTM, was nominated for a Daytime Emmy® Award in the category of Outstanding Children’s Series by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.
SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment is one of the world’s foremost zoological organizations and a global leader in animal welfare, training, husbandry, and veterinary care. Over four decades, its animal experts have helped more than 23,000 ill, injured, orphaned and abandoned animals with the goal of rehabilitation and returning these animals to the wild. SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment employs more than 23,000 people nationwide.