"We will still have the whales for 50 years," he said, Business Insider reported. "They live a long time. This is a decision that is for the immediate. But, we get to keep the whales and have the experience, yet have some relief from a legislative standpoint."
Neither company would say how many new Sesame Place parks would be built beyond the second one, but the extra decade in the partnership gives SeaWorld time to build new parks and grow their attendance, Manby said.