Does anybody know the maximum guest capacity of Hong Kong Disneyland is? I know it's the smallest out of all of the Disney owned parks (even smaller than California Adventure) -- but it would be nice to have a number to see how that correlates to 8 consecutive days of selling out. Wow.
There's one way to make sure you get in. Get there early! It's like people who show up to their flights 15 minutes before they take off and find out they're overbooked. "I bought my tickets 6 months ago!" Well, if you had been planning this for 6 month, why not show up a half hour earlier?
Disney should have expected sell-outs around the Chinese New Year. If the flexible tickets included blackout periods around major holidays on the Chinese calendar, they would not have this problem.
Of course, if these families were denied entry, they should know to arrive very early the next morning, and join the first 30,000 through the gates. That would be more productive than launching your child over the fence.
If a get gets injured on the "over the fence ride", can Disney be sued...the kid I guess is technically injured by the landing (on park property), not by the launch mechanism (i.e., insane mom or dad)...
"Put on your safety helmet, it's time for the first ride of the day"...
Good to see insanity reigns supreme OUTSIDE of the US as well...I guess... ;)
The "Over the fence ride" looks a little too intense for me ... LOL ... especially that new launch Mechanism! I don't know, but I would imagine that Disney should be able to sue or at least press charges on the idiot parent that tossed there kid in the park and the parents themselves for hopping in.
Geeze... when I first saw "Parents tossing kids over the fence", I thought was another "Six Flags acting like a 'baby sitting' service for parents who buy their kids CHEAP CHEAP CHEAP season passes" threadand thought "At least they could stop the car and let them get out at the entrance".... but now I see its about the popularity of the new Disney park. Not nearly as entertaining.
How does the % of tickets bought online correspond to not getting in if you get there early?
It's like going to Best Buy on black friday.. if you want that deal that amounts to like 90% off the cool electronic gizmo you want, you better get to the store at 3am for a 5am store opening time to get in line so you're in before everyone else so you can get that deal before it's sold out: i.e. "get there early to make sure you get in the park"
Basically what it comes down to is supply and demand. If you want it so much that you're willing to toss your kid over the fence, get off your lazy behind and get there early!
Edit: basically, it doesn't matter if you buy your ticket online or in person. If you're not one of the first x people in line, you don't get in - regardless if you bought the ticket at the gate or online*** This post was edited by dannerman 2/3/2006 3:08:17 PM ***
I didn't realize they were flex tickets, but that brings about another issue. Basically there could have been about 60000 people standing at the gates with tickets when only 30000 were getting in. At this point it is no longer about who got there first, but who can push their way to the front, or who can get close enough to the fence to throw their kid over. It was a failure on the part of park managment.