Shanghai Disneyland website crashes for tickets
Enthusiastic customers for Shanghai Disneyland quickly snapped up the first batch of tickets for the opening day of the park on June 16, temporarily crashing the official website.
A statement issued by the Shanghai Disney Resort said it had received warm feedback since it started selling tickets online at 12:01 am on Monday.
“Within half an hour, clicks on the website (www. shanghaidisneyresort.com) reached more than 5 million. The massive volume resulted in our ticketing system temporarily malfunctioning,” it said.
The statement said all official website ticketing systems and authorized partners’ distribution channels functioned well later. But it did not say how many tickets were sold.
Shanghai Disney Resort is scheduled to open on June 16.
A giant pink “Floating Fish” sits on the water at a theatre in Wuzhen in East China’s Zhejiang province on Sunday, the start of the Wuzhen International Contemporary Art Exhibition. The exhibition will be held until to June 26. The fish was designed by Florentijn Hofman, who also created the huge floating “Rubber Duck” in Hong Kong in 2013 for that year’s exhibition.