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SeaWorld attendance takes big hit after coronavirus reopening
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Attendance at SeaWorld parks has plummeted to as low as 10 percent of its usual crowds in recent weeks due to self-imposed restrictions implemented to safeguard against the spread of the coronavirus.
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SeaWorld Entertainment began the phased reopening of some of its parks with reduced operating days and capacity limitations as early as June 6 after being shuttered since mid-March.
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This includes the company's Aquatica park in Texas, followed by all five of its Florida parks reopened on June 11, its SeaWorld park in Texas on June 19 and its Sesame Place park in Pennsylvania, which reopened its gates July 24.
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Since the phased reopening, attendance compared to last year has ranged from as low as 10 to 15 percent up to approximately 50 percent depending on the park and day, the company said in its preliminary financial report.