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Buzz Lightyear ride boosts Euro Disney
Thursday November 9, 2006
A new Buzz Lightyear ride has boosted the fortunes of long-suffering theme-park operator Euro Disney. The heavily indebted Disneyland Paris operator said higher attendance helped trim net losses for the year ending September 30 to €73.1m from a comparable loss of €92m in 2005.
Attendance rose to 12.8m from 12.3m a year earlier. Much of the increase was in the second half after the Buzz Lightyear Laser Blast interactive ride launched, while special offers for local residents also helped. Euro Disney was upbeat about next year when it promises to host "the most magical celebration in our history" for its 15th anniversary.