Shanghai Disneyland fans endure long wait, high ticket prices
Updated: 2016-03-28 11:01
A screenshot of the official website of Shanghai Disneyland. [Photo/IC]
Fans going online to buy tickets to Shanghai Disneyland had to wait for about 30 minutes due to surge in traffic when the resort's official website began selling tickets at midnight on Sunday. But once the rush eased, there was no waiting period.
Websites such as major e-commerce platform Taobao, social media platform Sina Weibo and Baidu Tieba, a community-based group discussion service of Baidu, are full of people reselling Disney tickets. The highest is priced at 1,000 yuan, while the resort had set the price of a regular ticket at 370 yuan and price of a peak-time ticket at 499 yuan.
The Walt Disney Co's $5.5-billion theme park in Shanghai, which will open on June 16, is selling tickets through several avenues: its official website (shanghaidisneyresort.com); its official store on Alitrip, the travel site owned by Alibaba Group Holding Ltd; and via phone 400-180-0000 or 86-21-31580000 through the Shanghai Disney Resort reservation center.