MAGICAL KINGDOM COMES
POPULAR CHRISTMAS ATTRACTION MAKES ITS WAY TO PERTH
IF you think putting up the Christmas tree is a big task, spare a thought for Santa’s Magical Kingdom producer Keith Brown, whose successful Christmas extravaganza is opening in Perth on December 2.
The event has sold out in Melbourne for the last four years since it began and now a second show in Perth will mean double the Christmas decorating.
Presented by Showtime Attractions, Unique Attractions and FJF Amusements, Santa’s Magical Kingdom is the result of directors Brown, Tony Gasser and Jamie Pickett deciding to take their 23 years of experience building Santa villages and present festive fun on a much bigger scale for the whole family.
The three-hour sessions include walking through a winter wonderland with falling snow and ice skating, a Christmas Craft village, storytelling with Mrs Claus, amusement rides and Gingerbread Land, where you can decorate a gingerbread man.
“In Melbourne last year alone, we went through just under 50,000 fresh gingerbreads,” Brown said.
“Not many people leave with gingerbread still in their hands.”
There is also a 40minute International Circus Christmas Show, thanks to Gasser’s family background in the Swiss circus industry, which includes Brazilian motorbike riders, a hula hoop act, trapeze artist, fairies and the jolly man himself, Santa.
Brown said he wanted to bring Santa’s Magical Kingdom to Perth in previous years but the logistics were only possible now thanks to the newly constructed multi-purpose Crown Pyramid, which was custom-designed by Gasser.