Six Million Tourists Trample on the Glass Gallery and Chongqing Scenic Spot is Investing Heavily to Change the Glass for Tourists
The deck glass of the world's longest cantilevered glass gallery in Chongqing Ordovician scenic area has been trampled in only two years, because of the huge tourist volume of more than six million people, however, the deck glass usually can be used for eight to ten years. Recently, in order to make tourists stand on the top and see more clearly the cliff below their feet, Chongqing Ordovician scenic area announced that the “Guinness World Records”maintenance project “Sky Gallery”was temporarily closed, and the deck glass that might have been used for a long time would replace with 3 million yuan for tourists.
Sky Gallery, the longest cantilever glass gallery in the World（photo by Wang Jingping）
Three million yuan glass exchanges make tourists feel more experienced
With a total length of 69.6 meters, the “sky gallery”of Ordovician project of maintaining the world record of Guinness is truly the “longest overhanging glass gallery in the world”. In just more than two years, more than 6 million tourists experienced the project. The glass deck has been trampled by tourists leaving a lot of abrasion marks. The degree of its popularity in the scenic area is beyond imagination. According to the relevant person in charge of the scenic spot, the tempered glass deck of Sky Gallery could be used for 8-10 years, but since 2017, the glass deck has been trampled by tourists and a large number of scratches have appeared. The impact of glass transparency reduces the tourists' sense of excitement and experience. With all the attitudes of tourists as the core, the scenic spot will spend about three million yuan to completely replace the glass deck.
In fact, the continued popularity of the Ordovician scenic area has always been closely related to its catering for tourists. Ordovician is the leading high-altitude projects gathering place in China. The scenic area includes: the "Sky Gallery" which won the Guinness World Record, one of the nine high-altitude projects in the world, "Step by Step" and "18-meter Cliff Swing" , and more than 50 high-altitude projects. The Ordovician scenic area becomes famous after its completion, and still maintains its original vitality and has its innovation and renewal every year., "21 meters horror swing", "step by step alarm", "cliff single wooden bridge", "extreme swing rope" and other unique cliff features continue to be sought after by tourists. In addition, in order to improve the satisfaction of tourists, the scenic spot is more focused on "detail management"to let its status of the Internet red.
Refresh project difficulty and pay 40 million regular testing and maintenance equipment
In order to satisfy the conquering desire of tourists, the scenic spot constantly upgrade and refresh the difficulty of the project, such as the "cliff swing" from the original 4 meters to 8 meters, 16 meters, until 21 meters; one of the nine high-altitude projects in the world "Step by Step " to a more challenging “Maximal Leap”and “Step by Step Alarm”, from fixed distance to change distance, swing springboard, which not only test the balance of tourists but also needs a strong balance to pass. The project is constantly upgraded, equipment testing and maintenance is more important. According to Zhao Zhidan, the director of the scenic area, the equipment will be regularly tested and maintained. This year, the cost of equipment maintenance has reached nearly 40 million yuan.
“Step by Step Alarm”Project ( photo by Wang Jingping)
"Food is the most important thing for the people." The headaches in tourism are usually eating and living. The quality of food has also become a factor for tourists to consider when choosing a place to travel. The reporter visited the Ordovician scenic spot and found that there is a special catering area "Chongqing Famous Food City" in the west gate of the scenic spot. Snack shops there have clearly marked prices. There are many kinds of barbecues, hot and sour powder noodles, set meals, drinks and so on. Tourists can "pay at the price". Tourists can also see the process of business making and eat without worrying about being slaughtered. They can also have a little rest when they are tired of playing. Five minutes' drive from the Ordovician scenic spot, the Dream Town has its own characteristics in every type of guest room. The bird's nest type, the house type and the unique cliff view make it possible to see the mountains without leaving the house. According to the relevant people, tourists who buy the package tickets of the dream town hotel can enjoy the privileges of entering the park in advance and two days' unlimited times.
Attractive kebabs ( photo by Wang Jingping)
Throughout most of the scenic spots at home and abroad, more and more projects are built, but as opposed to the longer route, it is difficult to find benches to rest after playing along the way. Especially when there are many tourists, it is more difficult to find a place to rest. Many people have to choose a seat, but for many family tourists, especially those who take children and elderly tourists, which has become a big problem. The Ordovician scenic area has a pavilion-style visitors' rest area not far from each other. It is very convenient to find a rest area without deliberately searching for it. Every detail of scenic area service will affect the tourists' evaluation of the scenic area. Ordovician discipline strength and detailed management will give tourists a good reputation.（Translated by Zhao Han）