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CEO says Star Wars land may have helped turn Disneyland into a ‘ghost town’

Disneyland didn’t just feel emptier than usual this summer. It was. While summer is typically known for drawing huge crowds to Disneyland in California, reports of the park appearing to be emptier than usual surfaced in early July. This was despite the opening of the new Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge land. During a recent earnings call, Disney CEO Bob Iger commented on the drop in park attendance and the impact of Galaxy’s Edge, Yahoo Finance reports. Based on his comments, several factors played a role in fewer people visiting the park than expected. According to Disney, attendance at the company’s domestic parks was down 3% in the third quarter, although “per capita spending” was up 10% and occupancy at on-site hotels rose t ...