September 20, 2014

Central Florida Roundup

SeaWorld's Whale of a Fight

Jerry Jackson | 2/28/2014

The Orlando-based company’s flagship park in Orlando was headed for record earnings with higher ticket prices and new attractions. Then came what looked to be another stock documentary by free-the-whales activists, a low-budget film destined for a quick fade to obscurity. But Blackfish the movie caught fire in late 2013, and has SeaWorld executives seeing red.

Other regional players and newsmakers mentioned in this roundup:

Patricia Engfer, Craig Polejes, Thomas Weinberg

Roger B. Kennedy Inc., Disney Cruise Line, MC Assembly, Give Kids the World resort, KBS Strategic Opportunity, Lockheed Martin Missiles & Fire Control Orlando, Blackstone Group, SeaWorld Entertainment, Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, Orlando Health hospital chain, Summit Church, University of Central Florida, Embassy Suites at Lake Buena Vista, Orlando Sanford International Airport and TapShield

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