Profits before exceptionals grew from Fr165m to Fr248m (pounds 26.4m) as visitors stepped up their spending and costs were reined in. Revenues jumped by 8 per cent to Fr4.75bn. But the World Cup kept French families away, causing overall attendance to slip from 12.57 million to 12.5 million.
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EURO DISNEY said yesterday it had boosted profits by 50 per cent in the year to September as the number of British visitors to the theme park jumped by a fifth. The company said British families were attracted by a successful television advertising campaign and themed events. Visitors from the UK now make up 16 per cent of Euro Disney's customers.