Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey – The Circus is Coming to Town!

Yesterday, I posted about Disney on Ice and how much I am looking forward to the show coming up next month.

Well, another great family tradition that hubby and I want to start is heading to the circus when Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey is in town! I still remember the first time my parents took me to a Ringling Bros. show. I was 12, and I was certain that I was going to be bored out of my mind. (You know the age. The tween that just can’t be pleased. I was definitely one of those tweens.) Instead of being bored, from the moment the lights went down until the very end of the show, I didn’t move. I sat in awe the entire time. The animals, the characters, everything had me absolutely mesmerized. It’s been almost 20 years since my first Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey show, but I still remember how much I enjoyed it and couldn’t wait to go back again. That’s the kind of memory I want to share with my kids. I want to see the excitement in their eyes as they watch all that takes place in front of them.

Thanks to Mom Central, I found out that Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey is bringing the Zing Zang Zoom show to our area in February! Here’s what their website has to say about this particular show:

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents ZING ZANG ZOOM®: Through the mystery of magic and the mastery of skill, audiences will be spellbound as Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents ZING ZANG ZOOM®, a thrill-filled, mind-blowing circus spectacular where family fun is no illusion.

Magical Zingmaster Alex and his assistant, the alluring Levitytia, lead audiences through a kaleidoscope of color and imagery revealing extraordinary worlds of fantasy, flight and phenomena that celebrates the uplifting spirit of the circus and wards off a cynical Mr. Gravity and his team of “heavies” who try to bring everyone down.

Be mesmerized when a four-ton elephant disappears before your eyes, and a gravity-inducing nemesis transforms across species into a ferocious tiger. Stand in awe as a dazzling trapeze artist performs a perilous, anatomically unimaginable one-arm speed-spin high atop the arena floor, and two formidable, female human cannonballs are blasted through the air in a daring, awe-inspiring display of bravery. Become electrified as the dangerous double wheel of steel, the gasp-inducing high wire and soaring gigantic swings defy both gravity and logic.

Fun-filled magic merges with traditional circus arts to create a world of infinite possibilities where apprentice illusionists levitate their parents with a wave of a wand, and audience spirits keep rising as the high flying circus is (literally) turned upside down. Perhaps the most magical of all, watch in amazement as an incomparable array of exotic animals including a herd of majestic Asian elephants, magnificent Bengal tigers and elegant Arabian and Friesian horses join forces with our human performers to create an experience that will surprise and delight Children of All Ages, rendering us speechless and reminding us that the magic of The Greatest Show On Earth® lives forever in our hearts and imaginations.

Wow, wow, WOW!! Doesn’t that sound exciting?! My kids would go crazy over that! The show won’t be in our neck of the woods until February 2010, but hubby and I are already making plans to be there!

There are different editions of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey touring the country this fall and winter. All of them feature amazing Asian elephants, fascinating tigers, family fun and so many thrills that are certain to keep you on the edge of your seat all night long.

And as a special bonus, you get two experiences in one. The All Access Pre-Show begins an hour before show time, live on the circus floor. The Pre-Show provides the opportunity for kids to interact with performers, try on costumes, and get up close and personal at The Greatest Show On Earth©. The Pre-Show is free for all ticketholders and should not be missed!

Want to know the best part? Remember the post yesterday, and how I said that Mom Central is extending some really fantastic special family offers? Well, they’re doing it again for Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey! Just look for the box marked “MC Promotion” when purchasing tickets:

  • * *Offer #1: Get 4 tickets for just $44 by entering the code “MOM” at select ticketing channels. Offer good on all weekday performances, which includes all weekday evening and Friday matinee performances; minimum purchase of 4 tickets required; additional tickets above 4 can be purchased at $11 each.
  • * *Offer #2: All weekend performance tickets will be $4 off the original price.
  • *Offer #3: Get the best Circus Celebrity, Front Row and VIP seats available – We have reserved seats in these sections just for you! Enter the code MOM. No discounts available on these sections.

** Not valid on Circus CelebritySM, Front Row or VIP seats and may not be combined with other offers including special Opening Night pricing. Other fees may apply.

The above offers are good in the following cities:

  • Denver: September 30 – October 11, 2009
  • Boston: October 14-18, 2009
  • St. Louis: October 15-18, 2009
  • Cleveland: October 21-26, 2009
  • Rosemont/Chicago: November 5 – 29, 2009 *available for purchase on Sept. 8. 2009
  • Auburn Hills: November 18-22, 2009
  • Charlotte: January 27-31, 2010 *available for purchase on Sept. 12, 2009
  • Atlanta: February 12-21, 2010 *available for purchase on Sept. 12, 2009
  • Cincinnati: March 10-14, 2010 *available for purchase on Sept. 21, 2009
  • Dayton: April 29 – May 2, 2010 *available for purchase on Sept. 21, 2009

Don’t miss your chance to see The Greatest Show On Earth© live and on stage!

I wrote this review while participating in a blog campaign by Mom Central on behalf of Feld Entertainment. Mom Central sent me a gift card to thank me for taking the time to participate.

Angie Vinez (2893 Posts)

Angie is a wife and mother to 8. Her life revolves around cooking, cleaning, laundry, and other household duties. She is passionate about her life in Christ and wants to encourage other mothers in their own walk of faith. Angie is active on many social media networks, loves technology, photography, and graphic design, and loves creating blog designs for other mom bloggers.


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    Ahhhh! We went to the circus a few months ago and like you I thought I was going to be bored. My girls LOVED it!

    Found you via MBC and am now following. Have a great weekend!

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