Tickets will go on sale for a second attempt today at noon.
Y'all, Nelson is here to tell you that the internet is fixed! Tickets will be back on sale to the general public beginning tomorrow, May 29 at 12pm CST. Online reservations are required for ALL guests and members during this time. Tickets will NOT be sold on-site at the Zoo. pic.twitter.com/oJry3rbdlK— Houston Zoo (@houstonzoo) May 28, 2020
Houston Zoo officials said their site received 10,000 ticket requests a minute on Wednesday when it first tried to reopen.
"We know you love us, but we didn't know you loved us THIS much. We were getting 10,000 ticket requests per minute, and our overwhelmed ticketing system couldn't take it. In fact, you broke the system nationwide. We are working with our vendor to resolve the ticketing issue, and we'll let you know when tickets will go back on sale. We love you!" the Houston Zoo said in a statement.
On Tuesday, the Houston Zoo announced it will be reopening June 3, while also following health and safety guidelines in the midst of the pandemic.
The guidelines include making online reservations, which is required for all guests and members.
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