Cirque du Springfield is Live! The Rundown and What You Need To Know

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

The circus has arrived in Springfield!  Well…three of them have arrived!  Looking for a freak show? The Burnsum and Bailey Circus is here! Traditional circus?  Ding-A-Ling Bros at your service!  Feeling fancy? Then Cirque de Puree is for you.  But which one will rein supreme?  It’s up to you to find out in the latest event in TSTO…Cirque du Springfield!

As always, loads of dialogue with this one, so be sure to read along to see what happens! And of course, I’ll be posting it as each week wraps up…

Once again we see another multi-event in Springfield.  So love them, or hate them, they’re still here.  So let’s all try to make the best of this…

Anywho….things kick off with a series of 6s tasks for Bart and Milhouse (and remember you have to be on Level 15 and have Marge unlocked to see the event)…

After you’ve completed the initial task you’ll kick off the Cirque du Springfield Event!

First, remember this was an app store update available for download.  So if you haven’t already done so, and you don’t see the Splash Screen above (or a variation of it) for your game, or snow in your Springfield head to your app store and update TSTO.  You may have to search the store for Tapped Out, as it doesn’t always appear on the update list initially…

Second, if you’re looking for details on what’s to come (beyond this first Act), so you can prep donuts, etc..check out the Spoilers post here.

Third, ALL of the details, as we post them, for this event will be linked on the  Event Page here.

Now on with the details for Act 1!

Here’s EA’s event synopsis:

The Burnsum and Bailey Circus has brought the carnival freak show to Springfield, only to find that the Ding-A-Ling Bros. Circus got here first. Now the two are in direct competition to see who can win the hearts and minds of the locals.

While the two circuses are battling it out, Cirque de Puree arrives and immediately outclasses them both. The two rival circuses must now team up to convince the town that cirques aren’t even circuses and should be driven back to elitist coastal towns where they belong.

We should all know by now unless of course, you’re new to TSTO that the prizes for this event follow the same questline format to unlock as our regular mini-events do.

Just like every large event recently, this is not your typical Major Event.  And there are pros and cons to that, and everyone will find their own pros and cons.  And some people’s pro will be someone else’s con.

As always, I just ask that you have an open mind, and reserve judgment until we’re into the event.  It’s 5 weeks long, it should be fairly easy to complete, you’ll unlock a bunch of new prizes and no crafting to grind through,  so let’s just have some good old-fashioned TSTO fun! And, as long as you don’t rush things, you won’t get bored because it’ll change each week!

Here’s the event schedule:

Act 1 Starts February 9th (WEDNESDAY)
Act 2 Starts February 18th  (FRIDAY)

Act 3 Starts February 27th (SUNDAY)
Act 4 Starts March 8th (TUESDAY)

Event Ends March 16th, 2022 (WEDNESDAY)

As I stated above, the initial quests are 6s.   Once completed you’ll start the Super Freak questline, which is the Act 1 story to follow.  This is how you’ll unlock the Act 1 prizes.

Note: Some of you have mentioned you are having trouble getting the event to start.  You need to download the latest update and the requirements for this are: Level 15 AND have Marge unlocked.  It won’t trigger unless you’re there.

Three-Ring Circus

Milhouse: Bart, when’s it my turn?
Bart: You’ll get your turn when I say it’s your turn.
Milhouse: I thought when I shared my remote-control airplane, we’d actually SHARE it!
Bart: We ARE sharing it. I get to fly it, and you get to watch me.
Milhouse: Bart, look out! You’re going to crash into that tent! *toy airplane crashes*
Bart: *hands over controller* Okay, NOW it’s your turn.
Burnsum: Confound it. Who barn stormed my big top?! I forbid any looky-loos looky-looing at my extravaganza!
Bart: Extravaganza? What the heck is this?
Burnsum: Only the most popular circus in the world. The Burnsum and Bailey Circus!
Bart: Sure it is, P.T. Blowhard.
Burnsum: You’ll dance to a different calliope when you see the greatest freak show on Earth!
Bart: Freak show?! I’m in!
Make Bart Check Out the Circus– 6s
Make Milhouse Try to Find His Toy Airplane- 6s

And this triggers the entire story premise for each act…

(and yes, just like I did for the past multi-events, I’ll be posting full dialogue for this one before the next act starts)

Now let’s talk about what’s included…

Here’s the Act 1 Synopsis from EA:

The Burnsum and Bailey Circus arrives in Springfield, ready to delight the locals with its carnival freak show. With Burnsum’s headline attraction at the helm, the trapezing Marguerite, Springfield is quickly swept up with circus fever.

Everyone in town is now talking about Burnsum’s circus and things are looking up for the old-timey ringmaster, that is until the Ding-A-Ling Bros. Circus steps in. They declare that Springfield was theirs first, and vow to drive Burnsum and Bailey out of town to regain their circus monopoly.


I’ll lay out specifically what you need to do for each part in the turbo tappin’ post, but I don’t want any of you to get messed up with this.  So don’t forget to SCROLL!

Currency Act 1, Circus Peanuts:

Here are the prizes for Part 1:

Circus Caravan (Decoration)- Super Freak Pt. 1 and 115

Circus Sign + Circus Fences (Decoration)- Super Freak Pt. 2 and 115 Can buy more circus fences once unlocked in the store

The Amazing Smoking Monkeys (Decoration)- Super Freak Pt. 3 and 115

Marguerite’s Wagon (Building)- Super Freak Pt. 4 and 155

Marguerite (Character)- Super Freak Pt. 5 and 195

Questline, which I’ll post later, will show how each is unlocked. 

Characters who can complete tasks for Act 1:
Mr. Burns
Burnsum (New Premium)

Each Act will have a new premium character that will earn event currency.  From what I can see, based on the info from EA, characters will be used throughout the entire event.  So Act 1 will be used in Act 2, 3, and 4…etc. 

Characters earn:

5 /4hrs for Freemium
8 /4hrs for New Premium

The Store

Here’s what’s included today:

New stuff…

 Burnsum & Burnsum and Bailey Circus– 150 .  Will earn event currency for the entire event.

Donut Promos

Mr. McGreg + a Tray of 132 Donuts- $9.99 USD.

Both promos will be available in the store until the event ends on March 16th.


Mystery Boxes…

This Month In TSTO History-  Mystery Box Token Only.  Includes:

Phineas Q Butterfats*
Howard’s Flowers*
Madame Chao’s*
Tunnel of Love*
Up Up and Buffet*
Montgomery Burns State Prison*
National Bank of Springfield*
Death Mountain and/or Dr. Colossus*
Spider Pig & Crap Silo*
P-Rex & Tar Pits*
Beach House*
Botanical Garden
Zenith City Times
Shuttle Hangar
Space Training Center
Burns Casino
Cletus’s Dice Den
Gaming Moe’s
Homer’s House of Cards
Impulse Wedding Chapel
Lucky Casino
Nero’s Palace Casino
Springfield Airport
Tourist Information Center
Reward Center
KTV Building
Radstation Air Fortress*
Cococut Babaloo
Der Krazy Kraut*
She She Lounge*
Himeji Castle*
Royal Tokyo*
Le Krusty Burger*
Filthy Angel’s Orphanage*
Rio Day’s Inn Ero*
Zip Zap and Za*
Juvenile Correction Facility*
Juvenile Courthouse
Moving On
Hard Lad Nightclub
Mega Church
Canadian Border
Books! Books! And Additional Books!
Ziff Bouvier Mansion
Captain Mordecai’s Boat
Ziff Wedding Home

 Returning Premium:

All returning premium content will be available from today until the event ends on March 16th.  Also, I’m not doing new SIB posts for the returning content.   So I’ve linked the previous posts (where available) for you to review here.  And I will also linked them on the Event Page for you to find later in the event. 

Here’s the returning content…

Small Pagan Tent– 5

Carnival Banner Bundle– 10

Fortune Teller Tent– 20

Large Pagan Tent– 20

Butterfly Tent– 20

Dunk the Monk– 20

Rockin’ Ark– 25

King Chili Tent– 25

Mermaid Petting Zoo– 30

Pageant Stage– 40

Kitchen Carnival– 40

Chopper Ride*– 45

Chinese Acrobatic Theatre*– 50

Clownface– 50

Strongman Homer*– 50

The Paralyzer*– 50

Giant Ferris Wheel*-55

Freakmobile*– 60

Pie for Guns Booth*– 60

Ba’al Pit– 70

Freak Show Tent– 80

Traveling Circus– 85

Safari Casino– 100

Exotic Petting Zoo*– 100

Carnival Float*– 120

Master Hypnotist Tent and Sven Golly– 120

Senior Ding Dong’s Doorbell Fiesta and Senior Ding Dong*– 140

Twirl ‘N Hurl*-150

Cirque de Puree and Circus Acrobat– 150

And that’s it my friends.  The details of Act 1 of the Cirque du Springfield Event!

Your thoughts on the event?  Thoughts on the content?  Excited to see the storyline? Sound off below, you know we love hearing from you!

42 responses to “Cirque du Springfield is Live! The Rundown and What You Need To Know

  1. You might want to update the targets shown above after EA messed up and put part 2 as the part 3 target, part 3 as the part 4 target and part 4 as the part 5 target along with part 5.

    It means we’ll need to collect an extra 40 for both part 3 and 4 – Boooo !!

    That makes ’em ( * = needs altered ) 115,115, * 155, * 195, 195

  2. At first, I wasn’t too excited about a Circus theme… but then looking at the fun of design, I changed my mind! With the new land accruing in the frontier, I don’t have to worry about running out. So I decided to have a little fun in my new land! I used Krusytland sidewalks for ground and worked buildings around that. I wish we could purchase circus animals like elephants (did I miss them?). I added the cotton candy and fried dough stands. Also when cleaning up new frontier land, selling back the donut veins is a pain, you have to find each one individually in inventory. At least the new trees in inventory, stay on them until all are sold and inventory cleaned out. I am enjoying decorating my new land!

  3. FINALLY!! They finally fixed the upper leftmost and upper rightmost buttons on iOS so that they are not partially hidden by the curvature of the screen on iPhone’s!! A-freaking-mazing. Took long enough! LOL

  4. Only 3 things in my mystery box, items that I’ve already passed on before, but pleasantly surprised to see a few things in returning content I missed out on: the Ba’al Pit, Pies for Guns and the Mermaid Petting Zoo. I’m good with that.
    Since a lot of the traditional Valentine stuff is already in the mystery box, I doubt I might finally get Mrs. Scratchy in a Valentine store, but hope springs eternal.

  5. Thanks Alissa, support corrected it right away.

  6. So yeah there’s a glitch, thank you to Alissa for posting a link that Tappers can go to help EA know what’s going on (trust me! this glitch has gotten Tappers irate on the TSTO Facebook page, so EA knows what is going on!) When in doubt? take time off from Tapping …. ☺️🤘🏻

  7. Will there be any coins for Mystery Box as prizes or do you have to buy all the coins?

  8. Having the same problem with Part 3. “Storage full”at 115 so can’t proceed. How do you spend peanuts?

  9. Game has an error, message of storage full on obtaining the 3rd prize, cannot complete beyond 144 donuts out of the 155 required,

  10. Stupid question, does the * mean the prize is also potentially available in yearbook?

  11. Where is the Mystery Box? I don’t see it, and I don’t think I have _all_ of the items listed as in there. Or does the Mystery Box content get released a few items at a time, and it only appears when “new-to-me” content is available?

  12. I tried contacting EA directly, you now have to use social media and have your message mixed up with everybody else’s. Can’t believe they fell that low!

    Bright side, someone figured out a way around the glitch where it says your storage is overloaded and you can’t finish the prize track. Find the characters manually, their jobs are still listed. Then they show up on the prize track properly. It lets you move on from there!

    Way easier! 😄

  13. I’m stuck at Super Freak Part 3. It asks for 155 circus peanuts but limits you to collecting 115 peanuts and says your peanuts storage is full. Is there a way around this?

  14. Are the Frontier monorail bridges new to the game? I didn’t notice them before.

  15. Where do you use the circus peanuts at?

  16. I think there might be a bug for the 3rd decoration. It needs 155 peanuts, but I was getting “storage full” for characters after collecting 115 peanuts. It’s kind of hard to explain.

    Basically, I lucked out that after passing 115, I still had enough other characters ‘in queue’ to reach 155.

    • I ran into the same thing, but wasn’t lucky enough to be able to get to 155 guess I’m stuck until they fix it..

    • This happened to me today too! I can’t get passed this bug either. After collecting 115 peanuts it says full storage and won’t let me collect any more currency to complete part 4 in the main quest line

    • OK. It happens for the next decoration too except the numbers are 155 and 195 think. Luckily you can gather more resources by hunting down the characters manually and setting them on their peanuts task.

    • i got the same glitch!!! and i can’t move past now 🙁

    • same here, but I got stuck at 152, no idea how to get past this as I have yet to figure out where to spend these peanuts other than event currency

    • the issue is with prise 3 and 4 once you get to the last set of tasks to get to the final amount it says storage full
      All you have to do if tap on he character icon in the upper left and the task is available you can then tap on the task and it will activate
      Depending on how many peanuts you need to finish for that prize.. you may only need one or two characters to get the prize..
      Same thing happens in prize 4 … so do the same thing.
      Seems that that prize 5 doesn’t have this issue and you can play normally.

  17. I wish EA had converted the Strongman Homer costume into a separate character. Bugs me that the Burns, Marge, and Nelson ones are not handled the same.
    Of course there was the same different handling issue with Mrs Glick/Hot Flash vs Grampa and Moleman costumes.
    The programming to split Strongman into a separate character probably would have been a mess. 😥

  18. I got my ☕
    I got my 🍩
    (Thank you Dunkin thank you T-Mobile Tuesday)
    I see enough new and returning Content to create an expanded FREAK SHOW
    (yes! Treehouse of Horror in February – lol!)

    If I had any minimal constructive criticism right now, plenty of this returning Content in the Store should be going for Simpsons 💵 ‘s – come on give the New Tappers a chance versus forcing them to buy 🍩’s!)

  19. Typo or brain-freeze . . . ?!?
    Event Ends February 16th !?! – D’oh !!

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