Joel Manby out at SeaWorld CEO

SeaWorld announced today that company CEO Joel Manby is leaving the company, and will be temporarily replaced by the Chief Parks Operations Officer, John T. Reilly.

SeaWorld states in a press release that “this transition plan is the right approach to advance the Company’s progress and create value for all our important stakeholders. We know John will be an excellent leader in this new role and we thank Yoshi for taking on this additional interim responsibility to ensure a smooth transition. Finally, we want to express our deep appreciation to Joel for his leadership and contributions as CEO.”

Mako and Kraken at SeaWorld Orlando

Mako and Kraken at SeaWorld Orlando

SeaWorld posted fourth-quarter total revenues at $265.5 million, down from $267.6 million in the fourth quarter of 2016. Revenue was $1.26 billion.

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Clint Gamache started Thrillgeek back in 2013 to share his love of theme parks, pop culture and other geeky stuff with the world. He can be found on Twitter @iamcgeed