Samoa Fiafia Park to open next week
Samoa’s first ever amusement park at Tafaigata will be officially opened on the 4th of January, its owners announced on Wednesday.
The park will be open on the 4th and 5th of January at 4pm in the evening.
Due to the state of emergency the park’s opening - which been scheduled for Christmas - was delayed due to ban on children under 19 attending public gatherings.
The amusement park offers food, games and more than 20 rides including a Ferris wheel, a horse carousel, a spinning "teacup" ride and a miniature train.
“Admission to the park is $6 for Kids and $12 for Adults," a statement from the Park posted to social media read.
Rides start from only $2.00.
“See the first incredible real castle being built in the Pacific Islands and have your photo with Tupa'i Bruno's beautiful 1930 classic car," the promoters promised.
“Samoa has a wonderful amusement park for the children of this great nation. It is a park that every child can enjoy without the enormous cost of traveling overseas."
But there is also the lure of fun for parents and adults: "The Banana Republic will be opened to serve cold Vailima with live music for adults only.”
In a previous interview with Samoa’s Magic Circus ringmaster and amusement park founder, Tupa’i Bruno Loyale, he stated that the measles crisis has led to the delay of its amusement park opening.
He said he believes that with the epidemic and the subsequent death toll, the amusement park can help the people get back the spirit of Christmas.
The Samoa Fiafia Park will only open on weekends and also during public holidays.
The Park acknowledged the support of the Prime Minister of Samoa, Tuilaepa Dr. Sa'ilele Malielegaoi, for his support and its sponsors: Vailima, Coca Cola Breweries, Bluesky, Betham Brothers, Sai Motors, Samoa Shipping Corporation, Apia Bottling and Apia Concrete Products.