The Disney Parks are struggling to get guests through the gates, according to Deutsche Bank analysts Bryan Kraft and Benjamin Soff (via Orlando Sentinel). The report collects proprietary geolocation data to make estimates as it relates to attendance. The data shows that attendance is down 80% at Disney Parks, but failed to specify if that data meant all parks worldwide, or just domestic parks. Either way, the figure paints a picture very similar to the lack of demand that we noted in our own article that was later confirmed by Disney CEO Bob Chapek.
That said, the research conclusions that “EPCOT and Disney’s Animal Kingdom are outperforming Magic Kingdom and Disney’s Hollywood Studios” could be drawn into question. Of the four Disney World theme parks, EPCOT has been the easiest theme park for Annual Passholders to secure, signaling not only a lack of demand from the average parkgoer, but also the most loyal of fans.