Disney CEO Says Measles Outbreak Not Hurting Attendance

Measles Threat
Posted at 3:59 AM, Feb 04, 2015
and last updated 2015-02-04 03:59:00-05

NEW YORK (AP) — 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 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 theaters.

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.

Shares rose 4 percent in aftermarket trading.