A man has been detained after raking in around 100,000 yuan ($15,000) by selling some 200 phony Shanghai Disneyland tickets.
According to Shanghai Daily, the crook surnamed Zheng resides in Guangdong province. He sold his fake tickets through an online shop before getting caught after purchasers complained that the tickets they received were bogus. Apparently, he had not counted on this.
Tickets for Shanghai Disneyland are the cheapest in the world, with regular pricing set at 370 yuan and peak pricing at 499 yuan.
Right after tickets for the park went on sale in March, scalpers starting offering them online for as much as eight times their face value. CNN reports that the majority of tickets sold through Taobao were not even legitimate.
Of course, this isn’t the first time that Shanghai Disneyland has received some negative attention in the media. Back in May, images of thousands of tourists trashing the park before it even opened went viral online.
Here’s hoping it’s all smooth sailing from here on out.
By Robin Winship