Attendance at the Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resorts was up four percent over the same period in 2014, and each guest spent about 2 percent more on average on food, drinks and merchandise in the parks during the period than the typical guest did at the same time last year.
Disney did not break out attendance for Disney World versus Disneyland, but for parks outside the US, Disney noted that attendance was down at Hong King Disneyland and that Shanghai Disneyland continues to cost more and more as it approaches its opening.
Overall theme park revenue was up 4 percent to $4.1 billion, with operating income up 9 percent to $922 million. Overall, Disney reported $2.5 billion in profit for the quarter, an 11 percent increase over the same quarter in the previous year.Tweet
It is WAY PAST the time Disney should be reinvesting the profits not only in infrastructure around the resorts but in advancing the parks themselves. This earnings report DEMANDS that Disney announce something SIGNIFICANT at the D23 Expo.... Fans deserve something in return for their loyal patronage.
But I'd imagine Hong kong Dland will feel by far the greatest effect. I still don't understand why disney is building a park that will compete with it's own park in Hong Kong.
James - this is a nice profit but have you ever heard of Apple.... hahhaha
Rob Pastor is correct. Do nothing and the drones still arrive like zombies.
Must go to Disney. must go to Disney.
They are good at maintaining parks..
When was the last time Disney opened an E-ticket in Orlando? Expedition Everest in 2006, and the Yeti broke down after 6 months. #cheapskate
My brother in law, who knows nothing about Orlando (or any) theme parks, just mentioned "they want to take their young daughter to Disney because he is dying to see Harry Potter". I just slowly closed my eyes and imperceptibly shook my head before I had to politely correct him.
Frozen will open next year, Avatar will open the following year, and DHS will be packed with new attractions most likely sometime between 2017 and 2021. And all of those new attractions (except for maybe Frozen) will put The Wizarding World Of Cash-Cow Potter to shame.
Disney will always be about gentle family friendly rides, and no themed land can make me think a river ride, spinner or Soarin' clone is better than just walking through Diagon Alley. Gringotts and the Express are merely a bonus.
Now, before I go on, let me just say that I am not a Universal hater. I love Universal, but I think that Disney is better and that Universal gets a little more credit than it deserves.
Now then, the reason why I love Disney more is because it has something for everyone. Unless you're a thrill-seeker, teenager or Potterhead, there's nothing for you at Universal.Disney has spectacular thrill rides, such as Expedition Everest, (broken Yetti or not, it's still an awesome ride) Tower of Terror, (why can't more drop towers be like that?) Rock n Rollercoaster, (I don't fathom how people say that Disney is "all family rides" while they have this in their lineup) and Splash Mountain (IMHO the best ride ever). They also, of course, have spectacular family rides such as Kilimanjaro Safaris, (always makes the animal lover inside me shriek with joy) Midway Mania (always lots of fun) Soarin (which is criminally underappreciated on this website) (and Haunted Mansion (perfect across all boards).
Moreover, I hear a lot of complaints concerning WDW but I never hear many complaints about UO, which has lead me to believe that hating on Disney really is becoming more of a bandwagon than anything else. I am Mickey's faithful defender through and through, but even I admit they have their fair share of problems. And guess what? So does Universal!
I would love to see a rebuilt Yetti, but even more so I would love to see an updated Hulk pre-show, who's horrendous animation undermines an otherwise awesome thrill monster.
Stitch's Great Escape is nowhere near as good as Alien Encounter, but at least it's good (even though some would say otherwise) unlike the Wild West Stunt Show's replacement, Fear Factor.
Yes, FP+ has it's problems, but at least it let's you can use it for all of the rides, unlike Universal Express.
I understand why people were disappointed with New Fantasyland. But I don't understand why people haven't complained about Springfield, who only only has one new ride, A CARNIVAL SPINNER! Seriously, Universal builds spinners, no one bats an eye. Disney builds spinners and everyone loses their minds. How is that fair?
And you think that Disney tries to rip your money away from you? Well there's a reason why I called Harry Potter Cash-Grab Potter in my last comment under my other IP address. All the butterbeer, the pumpkin juice, the countless merchandise, the fact that before the wands let you cast spells they still made you pay a fortune for what was a cheap piece of plastic. But the most blatant example is how you have to pay to visit both parks to experience all of Harry Potter. They did that for one reason and one reason only: to make more money.
And, NB, if my obsession with Disney truly bothers you, then I'm sorry. Sorry for the fact that you can't stand other people with differing opinions. Sorry that you never have anything better to say other than how much Disney sucks. I'm sorry you always have to make fun of Disney fans for blindly putting their faith in Disney even though you're no better in regards to Universal. I'm sorry. I truly am.
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