Serge Rivera is the company's fourth CEO in the past six years. Like his predecessor, he's leaving over disagreements with the SeaWorld board's involvement in company decisions.
While reporting record earnings for 2019, SeaWorld CEO Serge Rivera fielded many questions from financial analysts about how coronavirus may affect the theme park chain.
“On a consolidated basis, we expect to report an increase in attendance of approximately 2% for the fourth quarter of 2019 when compared to the prior year quarter,” SeaWorld CEO Serge Rivera wrote in a memo included in a SEC filing.
SeaWorld reported its first year-over-year drop in quarterly attendance since 2017, which the company blamed on Hurricane Dorian and bad weather.