Disney released its latest fiscal quarter earnings report yesterday, and while the report was jam-packed with information about the performance of Disney’s film properties, TV networks and other business ventures (you can check out the full earnings report here), there were plenty of interesting revelations about Disney’s theme parks in this latest report.
1. Walt Disney World and Disneyland had record attendance in the first quarter
After last quarter’s record attendance at Walt Disney World, it was revealed yesterday that overall US theme-park attendance during the first quarter of 2015 rose 7 percent from the previous year, with both Walt Disney World and Disneyland seeing their strongest quarterly attendance levels ever during the period that ended December 27th. Though no new attractions were opened during this quarter, strong holiday travel trends as well as a new Frozen-themed holiday offering at Walt Disney World probably helped drive attendance gains.
2. Hotel occupancy is up year to year
Going along with the increased attendance at Disney parks in the US, hotel occupancy is also up from this period last year, rising from 81% to 89% for Disneyland and Walt Disney World combined. Though we don't know exactly how this number breaks down between the two resorts (Walt Disney World's numbers would be far more interesting on their own, as there are many more hotel rooms to fill in Orlando) this is still a positive, if not record-breaking trend overall.