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Attendance Up At Disneyland, Although Company Struggles Elsewhere

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Orange County Register
Joseph Pimentel
May 10, 2016
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Despite the closure of attractions to make room for a "Star Wars" land, and the introduction of dynamic admission pricing that boosts ticket prices for many, the Walt Disney Co. reported an increase in Disneyland attendance this year through March.

In Disney's second fiscal quarter, which ended April 2, revenue rose 4 percent to $3.9 billion and operating profits increased 10 percent compared to a year ago to $624 million in Disney's Parks and Resorts division.

During a quarterly earnings call with analysts and shareholders, Christine McCarthy, Disney's chief financial officer, credited the revenue increase in the resorts division to higher per-guest spending, higher ticket costs, more in merchandise sales, and boosted hotel room rates.

Overall, attendance at Disney's domestic parks was flat.

The increased attendance at Disneyland and Disney California Adventure was offset by fewer people visiting Walt Disney World, Disney reported. Disney does not release attendance numbers.

According to a respected industry group, the Themed Entertainment Association, 16.8 million people visited Disneyland in 2014, the latest year available. About 8.8 million went to Disney California Adventure.

In January, Disneyland shuttered Davy Crockett's Explorer Canoes, the Disneyland Railroad and the petting zoo and other attractions. The Rivers of America was drained as well to allow construction on the "Star Wars" land.

In February, Disney unveiled seasonal, tiered pricing with one-day park tickets ranging from $95 to $119, depending on the day of the visit.

Companywide, Disney said on Tuesday its revenue in the quarter grew 4 percent to just under $13 billion.

But revenue for Disney's media networks - including ABC, ESPN and other cable networks - fell 2 percent to $4 billion. Still, operating income was up 12 percent.

Disney's Consumer Products & Interactive Media revenues fell 2 percent to $1.2 billion and operating income decreased 8 percent to $357 million.

Prior to the call, Disney also announced it would shut down production of its Disney Infinity toy-to-life video game series, which it began in 2013.

"We did quite well with the first iteration of it, and we did OK with the second iteration but that business is a changing business and we did not have enough confidence in the business in terms of being stable enough to stay in it," Disney Chief Executive Bob Iger said.

The second-quarter earnings call was the first since Iger's heir apparent, Chief Operating Officer Tom Staggs, stepped down in April. Iger told analysts he has no plans to stay at Disney beyond 2018 when his contract expires and that the board of directors is "actively engaged in a succession process."
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