Mar 31

Opening Day Tickets To Shanghai Disneyland Sell Out Within Hours

ShanghaiDisneyCastleWell, it didn’t take long for opening day tickets to Disney’s newest theme park to sell out on Monday…….only a few hours actually! That’s right, if you were considering the possibility of visiting the new Shanghai Disneyland on opening day this summer, you can forget that idea. As a matter of fact, you can’t even get a room at one of the resorts on-site hotels, Toy Story Hotel and Shanghai Disney Hotel, which have both been completely booked for the first two weeks of the park’s opening day on June 16.

Anticipation for the new Shanghai Disneyland has been building steadily since the massive project was first announced and more exciting details about the park have been revealed in the past year. Disney’s Chief Executive Officer, Robert Iger, has called the China resort Disney’s greatest opportunity since Walt Disney himself bought land in central Florida in the 1960s. The company plans to court 330 million Chinese who live within a three-hour train or car trip of Shanghai.

Park tickets are still available for dates from June 17 to Sept. 30, with prices ranging from 370 yuan ($57) for non-peak periods, to 499 yuan ($77) for peak periods — which includes the first two weeks of operation as well as weekends and the busy summer months of July and August.

For those willing to brave the long lines so they can get their first look at Disney newest 963 acre theme park, which is reported to be three times the size of Hong Kong Disneyland, guests can purchase tickets on the official website or by calling 400-1800000 or +86-21-3158-0000. Buyers are restricted to five tickets per online order.

To prevent ticket scalping, buyers must register an ID number with their purchase. However, that hasn’t deterred scalpers from already attempting to re-sell tickets at several times their face value — although it is unclear if these resold tickets are even legitimate. Guests can also purchase tickets through a dedicated site on Alitrip in addition to Disney’s official travel partners, as noted in the FAQ section of Disney’s site.

Here’s a look back at the video we shared with you in February that aired during the Wonderful World of Disney: Disneyland 60 2-hour special:

Will you be planning on making a visit to check out the new Shanghai Disneyland in the future?



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