SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment To Go Public

Hi Thrill Seekers,

Ever fancied owning a Theme Park? If the answers yes and you’ve got the cash 2013 could be the year for you…

Reports coming from Orlando have suggested that SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment are gearing up for IPO which could happen in early 2013.

The current owners are the Blackstone group who purchased SeaWorld Parks from beer giant Anheuser-Busch in 2008 for the princely sum of $2.5 Billion.

SeaWorld owns 10 amusement parks including those with the SeaWorld, Busch Gardens and Sesame Place brands, caring for more than 67,000 animals. More than 25 million guests visit the parks each year.

Neither SeaWorld or Blackstone were available for comment but people described as “in the know” believe that the IPO will raise between $500 – $600 Million.

SeaWorld have been on a bit of a building mission lately and are set to launch their long awaited Antarctic extension in early 2013.

What do you think SeaWorld would do with the additional cash injection?



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