SeaWorld Entertainment has reported its highest first-quarter attendance for the company since 2013.
SeaWorld welcomed 3.4 million guests in Q1 2022, an increase of 1.2 million guests (53.7%) compared to the first quarter of 2021. Compared to Q1 2019, attendance increased by 1.9%.
From the first quarter of 2021, revenue increased by $98.8m to $270.7m. Compared to Q1 2019, revenue rose by $50.1m.
Marc Swanson, CEO of SeaWorld Entertainment, said: “We are pleased to report another quarter of record financial results.”
“While our first-quarter performance was strong and continued our momentum from 2021, we have scope for further recovery as it still does not yet reflect a normalized operating environment.”
“We are also thrilled by our guests’ reception to the new rides and attractions we’ve opened to date and we are particularly encouraged by the early reviews and results from our new Sesame Place San Diego park, which is our first new park since 2013.”