NEW YORK – Walt Disney Co. CEO Bob Iger says the measles outbreak is having no discernible impact on attendance at its parks and resorts.
In an interview with CNBC on Tuesday, Iger says in the current quarter both attendance and bookings are higher than at the same time last year. He did say parents with children under the age for inoculation should be cautious about bringing them to any large public place like Disneyland, including mass transportation and movie theatres.
Measles has been spreading since an outbreak linked to Disney’s Southern California parks last month. It now totals about 95 people.
Separately Tuesday, the entertainment company’s quarterly profit and revenue beat expectations, driven by strong growth at its parks and resorts, television channels and in sales of “Frozen” merchandise.
Net income and revenue beat expectations and shares rose 4 per cent in aftermarket trading.