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article imageDisneyland stops selling entrance tickets due to overcrowding

By Leo Reyes     Dec 29, 2010 in Entertainment
The management of Disneyland has stopped selling tickets to the public and shut the gates Tuesday due to overcrowding as visitors clamour to California's popular holiday destination.
Disneyland had to stop selling tickets around 10 a.m., roughly two hours after the park opened, and patrons were directed to Disney California Adventure, both situated in close vicinity in Anaheim, Orange County, Philstar.com reports.
"Disneyland Resort is extremely popular today due to holiday offerings," a park official said. "Disneyland park access is temporarily limited."
Disney California Adventure, which sits close to the Disneyland, reached its capacity three hours later.
California Adventure was reopened later in the afternoon, spokeswoman Betsy Sanchez said. She said she was not sure whether ticket sales would resume for Disneyland for the rest of the day. It was the second straight day ticket sales for the parks were temporarily halted.
An estimated crowd of close to 100,000 people was reported to be inside the amusement park Tuesday when the park's gate was closed.
Park officials said the huge crowd visiting the amusement park could be the result of a long Christmas holidays when families find time to visit the park. Disneyland experienced a similar overcrowding problem Monday and wouldn't admit people to the park.
Traffic was reportedly heavy in Anaheim where the park if located.
Disneyland Park is a theme park located in Anaheim, California, owned and operated by the Walt Disney Parks and Resorts division of The Walt Disney Company.
In 2009, 15.9 million people visited the park, making it the second most visited park in the world that calendar year.
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