"Obviously, our parks and resorts had a great quarter that was helped a lot by some of our new investments notably at Disney Land and in Florida but also our new cruise ship and investments in Hong Kong," Bob Iger, Disney's CEO, told CNBC.
In addition to its investments, Iger said a steadily improving economy has helped attendance and revenues.
After a blockbuster weekend, Iger told CNBC Iron Man 3 has already done over $711 million in global box office.
"Not only does it validate a strategy of big franchise films that we leverage across our businesses but it bodes very well for Marvel," Iger said, adding that he hopes to bring "Iron Man" back again. In the second quarter, the studio business benefited from box office success of its "Oz The Great And Powerful."
Asked about the advertising market, Iger said, "We are reasonably bullish about the prospects for advertising for the rest of the year."