On October 16th, EXPO 2010 announced that it set new records in the history of World Expos, with over 1 million visitors received in one single day and the total number of visitors since the opening surpassing 64.59 million, breaking the record of Japan's Expo '70 in Osaka, which received on its peak day 835,832 visitors and a total of 64.22 million visitors during the whole Expo.
Organizers of EXPO 2010 reported generally smooth operations despite the crowds, due to extreme crowd contingency plans put in place.
Security check teams were increased and the float parade was cancelled all day. Twenty extra public vehicles were added to the bus fleet inside the Expo site, and bus management personnel was boosted from 200 to 300, while ferries and bus trips were both increased and their operation time extended. New queuing barriers were added at popular pavilions, as were temporary toilets. Other measures included increased supply of goods at the Expo stores on site, visitor guidance to less crowded dining areas, and more tables and take-outs at Expo restaurants.
When the number of visitors exceeded 700,000, Expo organizers advised visitors to choose another day to visit the Expo through its official website, hotline 962010, TV and radio stations, as well as mobile phone text messages.
As of October 20th, the total number of visitors at the Expo exceeded 67 million.
(Information gathered from EXPO 2010 official website - www.expo2010.cn)