Posted Monday, March 28, 2016 8:40 AM | Contributed by Jeff
Disney's new mega theme park in Shanghai doesn't open until June, but scalpers are already trying to jack up ticket prices to obscene levels. Advanced tickets for the Shanghai Disney Resort went on sale Monday. Standard prices are 499 yuan ($77) for peak times and 370 yuan ($57) for other periods. But scalpers on Taobao, one of Alibaba's online shopping platforms, were asking as much as eight times face value for some tickets.
Read more from CNN Money.
Also: See aerial photos of the nearly complete park on The Daily Mail.
Scalpers are pricing the middle class out of the market!!
Speaking as a lifelong enthusiast, I can't imagine why anyone would want to go to the opening day of a new Disney park.
I went to HKDL in its first week, purely by accident, and it was a nightmare.
I love me some Disney (and Universal) but, yeah, the park would have to be paying me serious money to step in the gates on opening day.
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