Nov 8, 2012

Still Time to Catch Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents DRAGONS in Chicago #ChiRingling

We've gone to the circus for the last several years.  I went regularly as a kid.  You'd THINK I'd have seen it all by now. You might even think the boys would get tired of the same old thing every year.  But then again, if you thought that, you've probably never been to a Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® circus.  Yes you can count on several of the same types of acts each year.  There will be clowns and elephants and some sort of motorcycle at to be sure.  But there is ALWAYS something new and exciting at the circus.

This year's theme was Dragon and the whole show the ringmaster's side kick was trying to prove that he had the four characteristics to slay the dragon.  It is a cool way to tie all the acts together despite their diversity.  Plus it meant there was a super cool animatronic dragon that came out at the end of the show, a huge hit with the boys!!

I'm personally a fan of the acts involving skill and strength like the trapeze.  This never fails to thrill me.  But this year there were a few acts that were incredible even if they did make me question....why exactly did they ever decide to try that in the first place????  One act broke thick piece of wood and metal on their heads and then bent pieces of metal with the necks.  CRAZY! But the finale of one act took the cake for me.  You'd have to see it to believe it but it involved blades and flames and blindfolds!

Don't forget to go early and enjoy the preshow on the circus floor where you can try on costumes, get your very own clown nose and take photos with clowns and other members of the show.

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Weekday is defined as any show Monday through Thursday or Friday matinee, not including holidays such as the day after Thanksgiving.  Discount does not apply to Circus Celebrity, Front Row, or VIP seats.  No double discounts.  Service charges, handling, and facility fees may apply.

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Our family received complimentary tickets to facilitate my review. All opinions expressed are my own honest personal feedback.


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