Walt Disney Company - Disney Online Breaks Traffic Records

Disney Online Continues Its Digital Dominance as the #1 Kids and Family
Online Destination, Breaks Traffic Records in First Quarter 2008

Disney Online Sees 22% Increase Year-Over-Year in Unique Monthly Visitors
Disney Kids and Family Sites Tally 29.6 Million Unique Visitors in March

NORTH HOLLYWOOD, Calif., (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Disney Online, the longstanding No. 1 destination on the Internet for kids and families, continued its digital dominance for the first quarter of 2008, breaking all previous quarterly traffic records with an  average of more than 27.3 million unique visitors per month. First quarter 2008 marks the one-year anniversary of the complete redesign of Disney.com and audiences have responded to the new online offerings with a 22 percent increase year-over-year in average monthly visitors to Disney Online (2007 vs. 2008 Q1 average monthly uniques). Disney Online's quarterly traffic record was also well above its closest competitor, Nickelodeon Kids & Family Network sites.  Additionally, Disney Online traffic combined with Disney's strong line-up of Family targeted sites, including Disney Family.com, reached 29.6 million unique visitors in March 2008.

Traffic growth at Disney Online was driven by a variety of popular content offerings including virtual worlds such as Club Penguin and Pirates of the Caribbean Online, the "Dreams Come True Sweepstakes" promotion with Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, and the launch of Disney Channel's new animated series "Phineas and Ferb," which drove particularly high levels of video viewing on Disney.com.

"We're really firing on all cylinders at this point with Disney.com, and our audience is responding in record levels," stated Paul Yanover, executive vice president of the Walt Disney Internet Group and head of Disney Online.  "Our focus continues to be delivering an array of online entertainment - through games, video and communities - all built around Disney's unmatched line-up of popular characters and franchises."
Audiences have also positively responded to Disney.com around the world, with record breaking traffic in both the United Kingdom and Japan markets following the recent international, localized rollouts of the new Disney.com. Disney's mobile Web site has also seen a strong rise in traffic, increasing 128 percent since it launched in late 2007.
Online Data Source: comScore Media Metrix 2.0 Jan-March, 2007 & 2008; based
on Entertainment-Kids & Community-Family categories; Disney Kids & Family
Sites represents Disney Online & Family Network unduplicated traffic. Mobile Data Source: Internal Tracking

About Disney Online
Disney Online (www.Disney.com), a division of the Walt Disney Internet Group, produces the number one kids' entertainment and family community destination on the World Wide Web. Launched in 1996, Disney.com is the online gateway to all of the company's Disney-branded entertainment initiatives, providing comprehensive access to, and information about Disney movies, travel, television, games, mobile, music, shopping and live events.  Disney.com also features Disney XD, a highly interactive broadband experience, that lets Disney.com guests create their own customized online channel with games, videos, music, and chat - all of which can be enjoyed
simultaneously in an immersive environment.

In addition, Disney Online develops and publishes a range of online products and services including Pirates of the Caribbean Online, Disney's Toontown Online, Playhouse Disney Preschool Time Online, Disney Game Downloads, Disney Game Kingdom Online, Disney Connection and Hot Shot Business. The Walt Disney Internet Group (WDIG) is a unit of The Walt Disney Company.

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SOURCE: Disney Online
Walt Disney Internet Group