Disney profit down, but beats estimates and sees 11% boost in theme park revenue for quarter

Posted Wednesday, February 6, 2008 9:49 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Walt Disney Co. said Tuesday that its first-quarter profit fell 27% compared with the year-ago quarter, which included a gain from sales of its interests in E! Entertainment and Us Weekly, as well as results from its discontinued ABC radio operations, but its latest results easily surpassed most analysts' expectations, sending the stock higher in evening trading. At Disney's theme parks in the December quarter, revenue increased 11% to $2.77 billion on strong holiday season attendance.

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Wednesday, February 6, 2008 9:52 AM
So much for the whole "parks and resorts will be down in Q1" theory.
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Wednesday, February 6, 2008 10:52 AM
Disneyland has a sweet thing going with the locals turning an annual holiday visit into tradition. And now they are catching on to the Halloween thing to "flesh" out the fall.
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