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Japanese return to Disney parks

Oriental Land forecasts profits for year

TOKYO — Visitor numbers for Tokyo Disneyland and DisneySea have rebounded strongly following month-long closures forced by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, Oriental Land prexy Kyoichiro Uenishi has revealed.

In July visitors started coming back to the two parks in force and in August visitor numbers exceeded the previous year’s, Uenishi said. Oriental Land, which operates both parks, expects a full return to normal in the October-December period.

The park has been luring visitors this summer with half-price discounts for kids and other incentives.

It is also heavily promoting the 10th anniversary of the opening of DisneySea.

Oriental Land is forecasting a profit for the fiscal year, despite a 3.8 billion yen ($49.4 million) loss for the April-June period.

The company has also not changed its 10-year plan to pour 200 billion yen ($2.6 billion) into upgrading and updating park facilities.

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