Fans of Disneyland who have been waiting for a year to reopen the popular theme park are being forced to wait hours for online tickets to be halted to heat demand.
The Anaheim, California-based park began selling tickets again on Thursday before its planned April 30 reopening. But within hours of the ticket window reopening, the website was overwhelmed – creating a backlog that continued on Friday, according to the social media post.
“Remember when we were annual pass holders and we didn’t have to deal with the bulls of this queue,” Tweeted A fan.
The company admitted on Friday that guests may have to wait “several hours more” for tickets.
A Disneyland spokesperson told The Post, “We are facing high demand given the historic nature of the reopening of the Disneyland Resort.” “To deliver a strong guest experience, we are intentionally pulsing guests through the system. The waiting time may be several hours or more, depending on where you join the queue. “
At around 9 a.m. ET on Friday morning, the wait time for the queue was about 20 minutes before the balloon of more than an hour just two hours later.
“We still have a lot of reservation availability and we plan to keep the system open to meet the demand,” the spokesperson said. “Please don’t refresh and we’ll get you through the queue as soon as we can. We know you’re just as excited to return to the Disneyland Resort as we welcome you, and we thank you for your patience Because we work to accommodate guests as much as possible. “
While some Mickey fans were able to book tickets, others caught on Twitter that the Disneyland site had expired or landed on a webpage with seven Dwarfs that read: “We’re working on it . This page is temporarily unavailable. Rest assured, we will fix the problem soon, so please try again later. “
Frustrated fans took to Twitter to air their complaints on Thursday and Friday.
“For those of us trying to get #Disneyland tickets this morning,” read one Tweet that Includes an encouraging “Star Wars” gif that read “May the force be with us”.
Another weary customer tweeted: “I’m guessing this image will haunt me for the rest of my life … Tweet a cartoon image of the park ride” Big Thunder Mountain Railroad “of Mouse House Wait on the line “please sit tight” with the boilerplate message.