A blizzard of fun at Canal Walk this Festive Season.
Imagine standing inside an enormous snow globe in the middle of a sizzling summer…
Imagine sliding down the spiralling peaks of a giant soft serve ice cream cone…
Imagine winter if Willy Wonka was in charge…
Now you’re imagining exactly what the holidays will bring this year at Canal Walk, when a fantastic frozen Snow Play Park returns for one final season from 5 December 2013 to 5 January 2014, and of course this final frosty splash will be more eye-popping than ever before.
Activities and rides that are at once whimsical, wondrous and wild will be taking place in the transformed Centre Court, where everything will be snow-sprinkled and ice-crystalled, naturally. And this time there’ll be a sugar-rush too, with outsized candy and lollipops providing that seasonal sweetshop feel.
“If you can imagine a gorgeous theme park that has been frozen – frozen fun! – and dusted with magic, then you’re picturing exactly what we’ve been busily plotting,” says Camilla Lor, marketing manager for Canal Walk. “And it’s going to be the biggest and best yet.”
Canal Walk’s Snow Play Park will have at its heart a fairytale ice palace, in the middle of which will be a cool 13m slide for the smallest festive frolickers. Next to this will be two snow-filled play areas, where children will be able to enjoy all the delights of real snow, making snowballs and snowmen.
The high point, quite literally, of this wintery wonderscape will be the Ice Cream Swirl Ride, a 21m ice slide beautifully crafted to look like a giant, whorled cornet of the sort more often seen at the beach at this time of year.
But this year Canal Walk’s Snow Play Park is actually going longer yet with a 24m Sugar Rush ride, a rollercoaster styled ride featuring breathtaking dips and rises, all decorated with outsized sweeties, candy canes and colour.
And yes, there really will be a gigantic snow globe: the magic Snow Globe will be in the centre of the Snow Play Park, where folk can walk into to have their photo taken within flurries of fantastical snow.
“We’re offering a truly special snow experience this year,” says Camilla. “Children are going to be delighted, and parents are going to feel like kids again, and isn’t that what the festive season is all about?”
Of course, everyone’s favourite fella Santa Claus will be waiting to greet children alongside the Snow Play Park, and to listen to their secret wishes. Kids can have their photos taken with Santa too, or post their letters to the North Pole in the special Santa Postbox.
Canal Walk’s Snow Play Park will be open every day from 10am to 10pm, with sessions every hour on the hour until 9pm. Each session lasts 45 minutes.
Tickets cost R70, with a R30 special for snow play for tots under two, and R50 tickets for mini riders between two and five years. Those who simply want to wander through this jolly folly and experience the magic of the season pay just R20.
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And when everyone is happily tired out from all the snow fun, the popular Canal Walk Express will be running on the Upper Level. Tickets are R10 from train staff.
For more information about Canal Walk’s festive programme, contact the Customer Service Desk on (021) 529 9699/ 98, or email .
Alternatively get updates online at Canal Walk’s Facebook page – www.facebook.com/canalwalk – or on the website www.canalwalk.co.za