Disney sees U.S. parks attendance flat in Q4 - Reuters, 8/9/06
For the third quarter, Tom Staggs reported that the Disneyland Resort attendance was up "slightly", while WDW was up 7%.
Walt Disney Co. on Wednesday said fourth-quarter room reservations in the U.S. are running ahead by a high single-digit percentage rate compared with 2005, but U.S. theme park attendance is expected to be flat.
Theme park attendance in the U.S. faced a tough comparison to the same period last year, when Disneyland celebrated its 50th anniversary last year.
"Barring any unforeseen event, we expect that overall attendance at our domestic parks will come in at or around the levels we saw in Q4 of last year," Tom Staggs, Disney chief financial officer told analysts in a conference call.