A Visit to the Circus

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Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus

The Ringmaster
The Ringmaster

Just the name alone inspires awe and excitement in me.

I’ve been enthralled with the circus since I was a small kid. I’ve always wanted to take my kids to the circus and I was finally able to do just that on New Year’s Day, no less.

From the moment we entered the Tampa Bay Times Forum, we had a great time. We got there a little later than I wanted so the girls weren’t able to take part in the meet and greet before the circus began.

I think I spent most of the evening on the edge of my seat. I loved every act. Each one was incredible.

 

Motorcyclist on a highwire with an acrobat dangling just over our heads
Motorcyclist on a highwire with an acrobat dangling just over our heads

The elephants, the tigers and lions, the motorcycles in the “globe of death” the acrobats. and then…

 

 

Trick riding horse act
Trick riding horse act

 

The unicorn, the Pegasus and the Woolly Mammoth !

 

Yes really!

 

don’t believe me?

 

I have pictures….but…nothing is better than seeing it with your own eyes!

 

Acrobat jumping  through a hoop 10 feet up
Acrobat jumping through a hoop 10 feet up

 

 

Motorcyclists from the Globe of Death
Motorcyclists from the Globe of Death

My girls are already asking to go visit the Ringling Brothers Circus again..and I’m looking forward to taking them back for another visit.

Lions and Tigers sitting up
Lions and Tigers sitting up

 

Why not take YOUR kids to the circus? You can find the tour schedule here..

 

The big cats
The big cats

Have a baby under a year or are you expecting? Did you know that Ringling Brothers offers a free circus ticket for your child?  Check out the details for yourself..

 

 

Pegasus
Pegasus

 

These girls are suspended by their hair!
These girls are suspended by their hair!

 

 

A "woolly mammoth"
A “woolly mammoth”

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21 thoughts on “A Visit to the Circus”

  1. I went to the circus once and I hated it, but I am a big chicken and scared of animals, it made me so nervous that the elephants were going to just jump over and get us all in the audience….ahhhhhhhh. I will probably have to bite the bullet and take the littles, but its scary to this mama!

  2. I cannot wait until they come here! I love watching the tigers, and all of the different acrobats! You took some great pics, too!

  3. Oh how I used to love going to the circus when I was young. The circus comes here once each year and I always say the wife and I should go — “maybe next year”. For now, I’ll live vicariously through your blog post 🙂
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