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Euro Disney S.C.A. Reports 2011 First Half Results

MARNE-LA- VALLEE, France /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ —

– EURO DISNEY S.C.A. Fiscal Year 2011

Reports First Half Results Six Months Ended March 31, 2011

– Total Revenues increased 8% to EUR 559 million, due to higher Resort volumes and average spending per room

– EBITDA increased EUR 18 million to EUR 25 million

– Net loss narrowed by EUR 15 million to EUR 99 million

– Repayment of EUR 46 million of debt during the First Half

Commenting on the results, Philippe Gas, Chief Executive Officer of Euro Disney S.A.S, said: “As we head into our important second semester, we are encouraged to end the first semester with our fourth consecutive quarter of growth in Resort revenues. We increased our attendance by 5% while essentially maintaining guest spending in the parks, and also improved both hotel occupancy and guest spending per room.

“We are encouraging our guests to book further in advance of their vacation by providing them with early-booker discounts and they are responding favorably. This has given us greater business visibility and allows us to better manage demand.

“We continue to focus on delivering a high quality, unique Disney experience for our guests. We recently launched the Disney Magical Moments Festival, our new annual celebration. I would also like to recognise our Cast Members who are dedicated to bringing the Disney magic to life for our guests.”

Resort operating segment revenues increased by 6% to EUR 547.7 million from EUR 517.3 million in the prior-year period.

Theme parks revenues increased by 5% to EUR 300.4 million from EUR 287.3 million in the prior-year period due to a 5% increase in attendance to 6.9 million. This increase in attendance resulted from more guests visiting from France and Belgium, partially offset by a decline in visits from the Netherlands. Average spending per guest remained stable compared to the prior-year period.

Access the full report here.

Judith Rubin
Judith Rubin ([email protected]) is a leading journalist, publicist, strategist, blogger, content marketing specialist and connector in the international attractions industry. She excels at writing about all aspects of design and technical design, production and project management. Areas of special interest include AV integration and show control, lighting design and acoustics, specialty cinema, digital video and world’s fairs. Judith has ties to numerous industry organizations. From 2005-2020 she ran communications, publications and social media for the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA). In 2013, she was honored with the TEA Service Award. She was development director of IMERSA, and co-chair of the 2014 IMERSA Summit. She was publicist for the Large Format Cinema Association in the 1990s, now part of the Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA) and has also contributed to the publications of PLASA, IAAPA and the International Planetarium Society. Already making her mark as a magazine and book editor, Judith joined World’s Fair magazine in 1987, which introduced her to the attractions industry. Launching as a freelancer in the mid 1990s she has contributed to dozens of publications and media outlets including Funworld, Lighting&Sound America, Sound & Communications, Urban Land, The Raconteur and The Planetarian. She joined InPark in 2010. Judith earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Pratt Institute. She has lived in New York City and the San Francisco Bay Area, and now makes her home in Saint Louis, where she is active in the local arts and theater community.

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