Saturday, 16 November 2013

Santa's Magical Kingdom.

Santa’s Magical Kingdom, brings the magic of Christmas to life.  Burnley Oval in Richmond is transformed in to an amazing, interactive, walk through adventure that incorporates everything that you and your family love about Christmas.

Enjoy a captivating wonderland of fun filled activities, including rides and amusements, arts and crafts and ginger bread decorating. The spectacular Christmas Circus performed by Silvers Circus is certain to delight one and all. And, of course, the day would not be complete without Mrs Claus and her favourite Christmas friends; plus most importantly of all, the jolly man himself!
Everyone Waiting To Head Inside Santa's Magical Kingdom.

The clock hit 7pm and the doors opened for the first time, at Santa's Magical Kingdom on Friday 15th November. As the enjoyment kept building as you walked closer and closer to the doors, you'd feel like a little kid again. Your inter child is about to be released. There was even a few celebrities that attended opening night such as: Chelsea Gibb, Ryan Moloney, Kimberley Davies, Anthony & Susie Koutoufides, My Kitchen Rules girls Angela and Melina Bagnato along with Patti Newton 
I brought along with me, my boyfriend Tyler and his younger sister Marli on the night. As we were heading towards the Burnley Oval, you'd notice, the massive Tent, Ferris Wheel and Massive Slide. It's not hard to miss. As we got inside, we headed straight for the Ferris Wheel. Parents are welcome to jump on in too, beware might get a little squishy. The perfect timing to get the littles one all excited, and enjoying the view over Santa's Kingdom.

Once the ride was finished, we headed back inside to SNOWLAND! Where you can find Santa's sleigh, few reindeers, Christmas light and a massive amount of beautiful snow! Within moments, were covered. It really does bring that white snowy Christmas feeling, that Australia doesn't have. 

Rides were the next stop. Don't worry about spending to much money on these, because ITS FREE! yep, you read that right. Totally unlimited for the whole night. Santa's Sleight (ride) was the biggest highlight. Everyone was cheering "ho-ho-ho" to go faster and faster.. and also backwards. Id say this ride was more aimed towards us big kids, but also available to the younger one. There is only 5 rides, so give yourself enough time to ensure the kids are having fun and cover as many of them, cause remember, they're free! Outside there was a huge slide, be prepared to get puffed out while walking up. At that very moment as Tyler and Marli reached the top, they had to walk back down as it started to rain. There is a lot to take in - including story time area with Mrs Claus and decorated areas of Sand Art, Santa Letters and Gingerbread man making.

At 8pm, were required into the second tent to view a 40 minute circus performance. I was pretty much super excited for this one, as I've never seen a circus show before. Don't need to worry about trying to get inside first, as all the seats are the best seats in the house. Super close to the stage. Also have a pram area, to park while you're seated inside. As the show started, Santa came out a greeted everyone with his Christmas whishes' and also brought out Christmas Angel. Followed with acts by: Diablo, German Wheel, Football Dogs, Slivers Magic Illusions and The Globe Of Death. You wont be left disappointed. The whole performance left us with jaw dropping action to the extreme. I do have to admit, I kept looking at Tyler and Marli to see if they're having fun but Marli was more interested in the ice cream that was handed out before the show. haha.

Santa & Angel - Photo Credited To: Santa's Magical Kingdom Facebook.

After the circus we were back inside the main tent, finishing off the thing couple of things. Such as visiting Santa, telling him what we wanted for Christmas - Marli asked for all toys and no carrots on her wish list. Santa couldn't help but laugh and finished with - "you better be a kind little girl and the elfs were do their magic." We did end up getting a photo as it was truly a wonderful night and what better way to seal the night with a Christmas Santa photo. All photos start at $22.95+ and you can also buy merchandise like snow globes, photo frames at an extra fee.

10pm was the official closing time, but they didn't show signs of closing. They kept the fun going. The whole night was worth it. The production of set up was mind blowing - the lights and Christmas music does get you into the holiday sprit. It honestly doesn't even feel like Christmas until you walk through the doors at SMK. This is truly the perfect family fun day, the kids will love the rides, entertainment and all the amazing things they can do.

 If youre interested in finding out more details:
For Ticket sales / prices: Santa's Magical Kingdom Tickets
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* all photos / videos were taken by myself, unless stated. NJT Reviews took few photos of us on rides, all rights go to her. Writing in Italic was used from Sliver Circus' page, credit goes to them.  I was not paid to review this event - however I was given free passes to attend opening night*

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