• Third quarter resort revenues increased 5% to € 323 million, reflecting higher guest spending, hotel occupancy and attendance
• Third quarter real estate revenues increased by € 50 million, due to a significant sale of a property which had been subject to a long term ground lease
• Nine-month year-to-date revenues increased 3% to € 893 million, reflecting an increase in real estate activity partially offset by declines in attendance and hotel occupancy at the Resort in the first semester
Commenting on the results, Philippe Gas, Chief Executive Officer of Euro Disney S.A.S, said:"We are encouraged by the improvement in our third quarter revenues, as our resort revenues grew by 5% versus the prior year. This revenue increase was driven primarily by higher guest spending as well as an increase in our hotel occupancy and parks attendance. In addition, our third quarter revenues also benefitted from a significant real estate transaction in Val d'Europe. Our total year-to-date revenues are now up 3% over the prior year.
On August 17, we will open three new attractions in Toy Story Playland themed to the very successful Disney/Pixar Toy Story franchise. Bringing Disney stories to life through iconic attractions, entertainment, character experiences and great guest service by our Cast Members is what makes Disneyland Paris Europe's number one tourist destination."