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Walt Disney Co. theme parks saw record attendance

Walt Disney Co. theme parks saw record attendance

The force is strong with Disney.

The blockbuster "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" was largely responsible for Walt Disney Co.'s record profit for the first fiscal quarter, but Disney executives also credited the space opera for the record attendance at the company's domestic parks.

The Burbank media giant on Tuesday reported net income of $2.88 billion in the quarter that ended Jan. 2. That was a 32% jump compared with the same period a year earlier. Revenue rose 14% to $15.2 billion.

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