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Santa's Magical Kingdom - Opening Night Review

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Santa, Rides, Circus and Acrobatics
Santa's Magical Kingdom, Christmas, Family, Kids, Circus
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Christmas is about families and what better way to start the Christmas cheer than by attending Santa's Magical Kingdom. I was invited to the opening night to find out what this show is all about. The show has been a sell-out success in Melbourne for the past three years, awarded by the Australian Event Awards as Best New Event in Victoria. It's finally opening for the first time at Sydney Showground at Olympic Park Saturday 12 December 2015.

Santa's Magical Kingdom, Christmas, Family, Kids, Circus
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Initially, on arrival, there is a long line of excited families waiting for the doors to open. Once opened, the line moves quickly. There is a limited number of tickets sold for each session, which enables relatively easy movement inside.

Santa's Magical Kingdom, Christmas, Family, Kids, Circus
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The halls had been transformed into a Christmas fantasy wonderland. Our tickets included access to all the rides. Even as adults we felt the excitement of Christmas surrounded by beautiful glittering Christmas trees.

Santa's Magical Kingdom, Christmas, Family, Kids, Circus
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Plenty of rides with flashing neon lights and welcoming Christmas characters greeted us all. I was thrilled to see the excitement and happiness on all the kids' faces.

Santa's Magical Kingdom, Christmas, Family, Kids, Circus
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There were lots of rides to enjoy; Santa's Sleigh Ride, the Giant Ferris Wheel, Swinging Pirate Ship, Cliff Hanger, Fun Slides, Roller Coaster, a carousel and fun kids' activities.

Santa's Magical Kingdom, Christmas, Family, Kids, Circus
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Santa's Magical Kingdom, Christmas, Family, Kids, Circus
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Santa's Magical Kingdom, Christmas, Family, Kids, Circus
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Santa's Magical Kingdom, Christmas, Family, Kids, Circus
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Enjoy the feeling of a white Christmas with an ice skating rink the whole family will enjoy.

Santa's Magical Kingdom, Christmas, Family, Kids, Circus
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They have a free gingerbread decorating station for the little and big kids at heart. Of course, I had to try one as I have always been a fan of gingerbread. Delicious!

Santa's Magical Kingdom, Christmas, Family, Kids, Circus
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There is Lego making and the if the kids attempt to make a Lego Christmas tree, they can take it home.

Santa's Magical Kingdom, Christmas, Family, Kids, Circus
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We walked through the winter wonderland surrounded by penguins, polar bears and sparkling Christmas trees. A snow machine gently sprayed wet snowflakes. They felt so real and melted instantly to nothing.

Santa's Magical Kingdom, Christmas, Family, Kids, Circus
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Santa's Magical Kingdom, Christmas, Family, Kids, Circus
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A beautiful snow maiden greeted all the kids and lots of photos were being taken.

Santa's Magical Kingdom, Christmas, Family, Kids, Circus
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I couldn't resist jumping in for a photo with the Snow Queen.

Santa's Magical Kingdom, Christmas, Family, Kids, Circus
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There is plenty more for the kids to do, like storytelling with Mrs Claus and photos with Santa. Most of the games were an extra cost of $5 to enter. You'll find lots to choose from and some great prizes.

Santa's Magical Kingdom, Christmas, Family, Kids, Circus
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Santa's Magical Kingdom, Christmas, Family, Kids, Circus
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You can bring your own camera or use your phone and take some great photos with one of the roving Christmas characters or you can line up and do a photo package with Santa. If you visit Santa he gives the kids a little toy.

Santa's Magical Kingdom, Christmas, Family, Kids, Circus
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Food is available to purchase. They sell hot chips, sandwiches, hot dogs, popcorn etc or maybe even bring some of your own snacks from home. When feeding a family at shows, the food and drink costs can make quite a dent in your wallet.

Santa's Magical Kingdom - Circus Show

Santa's Magical Kingdom, Christmas, Family, Kids, Circus
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The show runs for approx. 45 minutes, Santa and his helpers from the North Pole put on spectacular performances thrilling parents and kids alike. The mischievous elves perform all sorts of acrobatic jumps, flips, and stunts.

Santa and his fairy helper dazzle the kids.

Santa's Magical Kingdom, Christmas, Family, Kids, Circus
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Santa's Magical Kingdom, Christmas, Family, Kids, Circus
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Hoola Hoops galore.

Santa's Magical Kingdom, Christmas, Family, Kids, Circus
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Juggling act with acrobatic flips, jumps and twirls.

Santa's Magical Kingdom, Christmas, Family, Kids, Circus
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Naughty Elf and his balancing chair act has everyone cheering.

Santa's Magical Kingdom, Christmas, Family, Kids, Circus
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Santa's Magical Kingdom, Christmas, Family, Kids, Circus
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High flying Aerialist Elli Huber mesmerizes the audience with her gravity-defying skills, flying swiftly through the air.

Santa's Magical Kingdom, Christmas, Family, Kids, Circus
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Santa's Magical Kingdom, Christmas, Family, Kids, Circus
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Motorbike madness in the spinning ball dazzles the whole family. Up to 3 motorbikes race inside the ball and at one stage with a stunning woman standing bravely in the middle.

Santa's Magical Kingdom, Christmas, Family, Kids, Circus
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This is a fun, exciting circus show, perfect for young families with little kids. The only part I thought could have been a bit more dramatic was the ending. I felt a finale with all the entertainers dancing and flipping on stage with flashing lights and sparkling streamers or snow falling would have been a nice exciting finish. Apart from that, I'm sure you will still enjoy it!

Tickets:

$39.95 per person plus a processing fee of 0.73 cents includes the rides and the circus show. If you have a family of 4 it is slightly cheaper - $35.00 each. There is a processing fee for each ticket online. Click here to buy tickets.

Getting there:

You can catch a train straight to Sydney Olympic Park.

Parking: For groups I think it's cheaper to drive and pay for parking than all catching trains. There are a few free 2-hour parking spots along Grandview parade or you can park in the Parking stations. They charge $5 per hour, the maximum of $25. Park at (P1), then walk across to the Showground Halls 2 & 3. Click here for a map of the Sydney Showground area.

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Why? Family Christmas Spectacular Rides & Circus
When: 12th December until 24 December, 2 or 3 sessions a day depending what day, 10am, 2pm, 6pm.
Phone: via email on the website
Where: Sydney Showground, Halls 2 & 3, Sydney Olympic Park
Cost: $39.95 each plus processing fee ($40.68), Family of 4 $35.00 each plus processing fee.
Your Comment
Not as Christmassy as it is made out to be, a lot of the rides the smaller kids can't get on.
by kitty6 (score: 1|10) 1661 days ago
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