SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment are planning to make up to 350 jobs around the country, including 129 in Orlando, redundant.
The cost cutting exercise comes on the back of reported ticket price rise. The Bulk of SeaWorld layoffs will be from its three largest markets: 129 in Orlando (5 at corporate office, 124 in parks), 125 in Tampa and 80 in San Diego.
Rumours have it that SeaWorld were the worst hit by the Wizarding World of Harry Potter launch.
“This restructuring will allow us to operate more efficiently and better position us for long-term growth and independence,” SeaWorld Parks President and Chief Executive Officer Jim Atchison said in a prepared statement. “Our primary goal is to eliminate some of the duplication of responsibility that affects performance, innovation and our ability to execute quickly.”
“It is an unfortunate, but necessary, consequence of a restructuring of this sort that positions will be lost,” Atchison added.