Luna Park or Amusement Park will tour Botswana from 22 November 2012 to 30 December 2012. This comes after the Luna Park was last seen in other areas of Botswana besides Gaborone in November 1994.
The project to bring back the tour came after a study, which was conducted last year through a financial consultants firm, to check viability of the project. The results of the survey gave a number of over 350 000 people who were interested in playing with Luna rides. The high number of the interested group ranged between 14 years to 33 years.
The project is managed by Ticketnet, a 100 percent-citizen owned Botswana company and Luna rides supplied by Play Land Amusements of South Africa.
According to a press release from Ticketnet, the Luna Park will tour six villages/towns, which are Gaborone, Jwaneng, Serowe, Letlhakane, Francistown, Maun during this festive period.
This is a non-stop tour, which will last for 6 weeks with 2-day break between each location. The Luna Park has been put at a minimal price compared to industry standards so as to allow everyone access to them.
The event is all public and its aim is twofold: to promote quality family time among Batswana during the festive period and, secondly, to give Batswana youth in other parts of Botswana an alternative source of fun and entertainment this festive season.
The event will also have companies and organizations wishing to do public education or market their services. Among other sources of entertainment will be a local artist at each host location playing for attendants.
There will be clowns, body arts, toys for children, autographs signed by local celebrities and give aways by a number of companies.
“We believe this event will also improve local tourism as a number of people have shown interest in visiting host towns in their regions. We, therefore, take the time to encourage Batswana, especially youth to take the opportunity and use this tour to entertain themselves and colleagues and refrain from acts that lead them astray,” said Ticketnet Managing Partner, Mr Edward Koma.