Samoa’s circus master plans amusement park
Magic Circus of Samoa ring master, Tupa’i Bruno Royale has a retirement plan for Samoans.
He told the Samoa Observer his interest of establishing an amusement park to be known as the Samoa Safari Park.
“I have discussed with the Prime Minister of Samoa, Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi and together with Cabinet, they have given their complete blessing for Samoa to have a permanent amusement park,” Tupa’i said.
“It will have a small zoo with zebras, camels, beautiful birds from around the world.
“The small amusement park will be where families on the weekends can have barbecues or picnics, and at the same time enjoy riding the Ferris wheels, different kinds of rides, opened on weekends and holidays,” Tupa’i said.
Tupa’i said he has acquired 12 rides, but all together there will 14 rides for children and adults.
“Samoa has a circus and it travels around the world, now we can have an amusement park too.
“For families in rural areas, many have never been to an amusement park due to the fact that they are all found overseas.
“But imagine Samoa having its very own that is a dream come true for so many children. It will be affordable for all. They can even have camel rides, but it’s also educational at the same time when learning new things about the animals they get to see,” he added.
Tupa’i said there is no specific date to start with his plans, but they have a couple of venues in mind.
“I cannot disclose the location yet but we are working on it and it’s getting close.
“It has been an incredible journey. I am still okay for now with travelling. I have some incredible people who have been with me for a long time who can run the circus. But I am nearly at that point where I just prefer to stay in Samoa and not travel so much.”
He said when he does retire; his son will take over the business.
“The circus does not belong to me, it belongs to Samoa. I am just a passing mediator, it will continue without me. The highlight for me is that I am so happy that I was part of it,” Tupa’i said.