My family and I recently had the amazing opportunity to go to the circus! I had not been to the circus since I was little and I barely remember it same for my husband so we were just as excited as the kids.
This year is a big year for the Circus and for their new all blue tour:
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents DRAGONS is a once in a millennium event that honors The Year of the Dragon. Circus performers from the farthest reaches of the earth have assembled for Ringling Bros. Presents DRAGONS to showcase their astounding acts of bravery and astonishing athleticism. Ringling Bros. Ringmaster Johnathan Lee Iverson presides over this fantastical celebratory tournament of circus champions that brings together mystic dragon lore with authentic circus feats.
It was a great and we had so much fun. If you arrived early the audience had an opportunity to go down and see the elephants up close and personal in all of their greatness. Once inside you had the chance to go down to the middle of the arena and meet with the clowns and many of the other circus performers. My favorite performers were the Shoalin Warriors there focus was amazing.
Aside from the elephants if you asked my son his favorite part was the Globe of Steel where 8 motorcycles went around this huge 16 foot steel ball. I was holding my breath with each extra rider that went in there.
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I would definitely recommend purchasing your tickets early as they sell out fast! Be sure to visit Ringling for show times in your area and ticket information.