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Shanghai Expo Tips & Faqs – Shanghai World Expo Travel Guide

June 7th, 2021

1. When the Shanghai Expo will be held?

2010 Shanghai World Expo will held from May 1st to October 31st, 2010 in Pudong District, Shanghai.

2. What is the open time of the Expo Park?

The Expo Park open time is 09:30 — 22:30 every day during the Expo period.

3. What types of the Expo tickets are there?

Expo Tickets could be divided into two categories, Individual Tickets and Group Tickets.

Individual Tickets could be subdivided into 7 kinds of tickets: Peak Day single day admission, Peak Day special admission, Standard Day single day admission, Standard Day special admission, 3 day admission, 7 day admission ticket and evening admission.

Group Tickets could be further classified into 2 kinds: Group Admission & Student Group Admission.

4. What are Peak Day and Standard Day?

Peak Day refers to China Labor’s Day (May 1st-3rd, 2010), National Day (October 1st – 7th, 2010) and Expo Ending Week (October 25th – 31st, 2010), totally 17 days.

Standard Day refers to all visiting days (167 days in total) except for Peak Days during the Expo.

5. What are Peak Day tickets?

Peak Day tickets are designed to control visitor flow on predicted peak days of the Expo by designating dates, limiting volume and increasing prices. They are further classified as Single Day Admission and Special Admission.

6. Are the visiting dates printed on all the tickets?

No. Visiting dates will be only printed on the Peak Day tickets.

7. What if I did not visit the Expo on the appointed date via my Peak Day tickets?

If you didn’t visit the Expo on the dates printed on the Peak Day tickets, you still can visit the Expo Park with your tickets during the Standard Day period.

8. Who can buy Special Admission tickets?

The following people with valid identifications can buy Special Admission tickets:

1. the disabled;
2. people born in or before 1950;
3. students with valid IDs;
4. children above 1.2m;
5. Chinese military personnel on active duty.

Notice: Valid IDs are required upon ticket purchase and entry; one ticket per person, valid for one entry on the day of admission.

9. Who are free of charge to get in the Expo Park?

Children, whose height are less than 1.2 meters, are free of charge to get in the Expo Park with adults’ accompany.

10. Can I enter the Expo Park several times a day via a 3-day ticket or a 7-day ticket?

No. You can choose 3 days or 7 days (Not the Peak Day period) to go to the Expo, only one entry a day.

11. Could 3-day or 7-day tickets only be used by the purchaser?

No. Ticket purchasers or other people can enter the Expo Park via 3-day or 7-day tickets. But 3-day tickets allow for 3 entries in 3 day (Not the Peak Day) in total, 7-day tickets for 7 entries in 7 days (Not the Peak Day).

12. Could Evening Admission Tickets be booked in advance?

No. To control the number of visitors, Evening Admission Tickets are only available at the Booking Office of Shanghai World Expo Park. The other 6 kinds of Individual Tickets could be booked in advance via designated Expo ticket-selling outlets.

13. Are there family tickets for Shanghai Expo?

No. There are no family tickets for the Expo.

14. Why Shanghai World Expo doesn’t adopt named ticketing system and get the visitors’ names printed on the tickets?

It is estimated that about 70 million visitors will go to Shanghai World Expo. In order to ease the ticket-booking procedure, Shanghai World Expo Committee decides not to adopt the real-name ticketing system.

15. Can a ticket-holder visit all the pavilions in the Expo Park?

Yes. According to the Conventions of World Expo, ticket-holders can visit all the pavilions in the Expo Park, except for some special arrangements made by the Expo organizers.

16. Can visitors enter the Expo several times in one day via single-day tickets?

No. One visitor can only enter the Expo for one time in one day via a single-day ticket.

17. Are the lunch covered in the Expo tickets?

No. Meals inside the Expo Park require extra charges.

18. Can people buy Group Tickets by themselves?

Group tickets are designed to encourage organized visits and balance visitor flow. The tickets are not available for individuals. Group Tickets could be booked through travel agencies appointed by the Expo Organizing Committee; Student Group Tickets could be purchased through appointed travel agencies or educational institutes or organizations.

19. How could foreign visitors book Shanghai Expo tickets?

Expo tickets are also available for overseas purchasers through channels appointed by the Expo Bureau in different countries and regions across the world. For more details, you could visit the official website of 2010 Shanghai World Expo: http://en.expo2010.cn.

20. Could the Expo tickets be refunded or exchanged?

Expo tickets will not be refunded or exchanged once they are purchased. Visitors should read the Expo ticket instruction carefully before buying.

21. What I can do if I lost my ticket?

The only thing you could do is to buy another ticket. There is no refunding or compensation for you lost ticket. So you should take good care of your ticket after your purchasing.

Visiting Tips

1. Visitors should take valid IDs or passports along with them because valid IDs are required upon the entries.

2. Visitor will have to get off the tour bus at an appointed parking area and walk to the Expo Gate. Electric car are limited and only available to VIP visitors. The Park covers an area of 5 square kilometers and every day about 400,000 visitors will enter the Park.

3. Seven water-way entrances will be opened for visitors’ admission. Beside the Expo gate on land, visitors also can enter the Expo Park via water-way by taking the Expo ferries.

4. Visitors are forbidden to bring bottled beverages into the Park.

Prize Wheel Adds Booth Buzz at Your Next Expo

March 7th, 2021

Business expos are the type of event that bring the sales force of a company out and together. It may be a real estate event or the newest technology expo. During an expo, potential clients are looking for education, new information and gadgets to catapult their business to the next level in their respective market places. Spin the wheel is the perfect game to offer education, information and gadgets for your your potential clients. Booths invite the customers to take a closer look at products, ask about them and perhaps get a sample of it. The hustle and bustle of an expo is exciting, overwhelming and even confusing at times. But, a known fact is that the booths that usually receive the most attention from the audience are the ones that give away prizes. A chance to spin the wheel will draw a crowd in and get them to stop and listen for a while at your booth. Like children on a playground, everyone wants to be where the action is happening in the hope that they, too, can spin the wheel and win a prize. So, tapping into that air of excitement and taking advantage of repeated behaviors at expos makes for smart marketing.

Spin the wheel games are available in different sizes and depending on your size and booth design, you should choose a game wheel that is appropriate for you. Sometimes a tabletop wheel is the better choice, especially if you want your customers to lean in closer to hear from you. Other times, a large stand-alone wheel of fortune game will do the trick to bring the desired attention and create a buzz. The prize wheels available are:

1) The super (44″) prize wheel for large banquet halls or outdoor events. Floor model only.

2) The standard (31″) prize wheel which has 12 or 18 prize wedges is ideal for meetings, gatherings, social events, team building activities, youth clubs, and churches. The standard wheel is 31″ in diameter, so it is the popular size for many different types of usage. The standard wheel has an optional travel case with recessed foam inserts for travel and safe storage. You can also choose a table top or floor model for any of these prize wheels. If you want the option to use it free standing, you can purchase a table top model and add extension legs. The extension legs will convert the table top model into a free standing prize wheel.

3) The adaptable (31″) prize wheel offers the same benefits as all the other 31″ spin wheels. However, the adaptable spin to win wheel is unique in its design. It has been created with 24 click stops on the circumference of the wheel. But, there are only 12 prize wedges. By using the custom templates, you can create your own number of prize wedges between 12 and 24. The prize wheel is especially popular for odd number events, like a “Friday the 13th” party or a “Sweet 16th ” birthday party. The mini (20.5″) prize wheel is the smallest option and is most effective when used in a small setting, brainstorming session or classroom. Made up of 12 wedges, it also has the option of adding a travel case. Because of its light weight, the mini wheel fits easily into a specially designed travel case with recessed foam inserts. It makes a great travel companion for on-the-go traveling meeting planners.

Spin the wheel games are so fun that they add a lot of drama to every event. By using the free templates, you can create your own prize wedges and easily add them to your prize wheel to create a unique look. To add new excitement and to gain the attention of expo visitors, you will want to use a prize wheel with great give-aways to gain their attention. Test it for yourself today!