Reports: Legoland parent company may be looking to buy piece of SeaWorld
10:01 AM, Oct 5, 2017
6:23 PM, Oct 5, 2017
The parent company of Legoland may have its sights set on acquiring a piece of SeaWorld's business, according to published reports.
The Orlando Sentinel reported Thursday that England-based Merlin Entertainments has discussed a potential deal with SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. According to the newspaper, Merlin made a bid for a part of the company with likely interest in SeaWorld's Busch Garden theme parks in Tampa, Florida, and Williamsburg, Virginia -- but not its marine parks in San Diego, Orlando and San Antonio.
The newspaper reported Merlin "has a policy of not keeping cetaceans such as whales and dolphins in captivity …"