The Walt Disney Company just held its latest earnings call, and we already learned quite a bit about how the company is doing overall.
CEO Bob Chapek shared that revenue has grown over the past year, with parks revenue raking in $7.4 billion during Q4. And, this was all done despite some pretty significant losses from Hurricane Ian — which devastated much of Florida and impacted Walt Disney World operations. Disney shared just how much of an impact Hurricane Ian had, and we’re sharing the details below.
Several theme parks closed their doors due to Hurricane Ian, including Disney World. Park passes and hotel reservations were impacted as well, while Cast Members and guests hunkered down for a couple of days until the parks reopened and operations resumed.
During the Walt Disney Company’s fourth quarter earnings call, we learned that Hurricane Ian cost the Company $65 million while the Disney World parks were closed for two days. CFO Christine McCarthy shared that the hurricane was “a $65 million drag on the quarter” — though overall revenue was still up for Parks and Experiences.
Disney reported revenue in its Disney Parks, Experiences, and Products division at $7.4 billion for the quarter, which is an increase of 26% over the same period in 2021. CEO Bob Chapek shared that demand at Disney parks exceeds capacity “on many days” due to new attractions and experiences like Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind in EPCOT.
We’ll continue to share what we’ve learned from the most recent Walt Disney Company earnings call with you — so stay tuned for the latest updates!
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