When was the last time you went to the circus? For me it had been years until last night when we attended the opening night of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus called Dragons. 2012 is the year of the Dragon, and the theme was carried throughout the show. It was an exciting night from the start. I went with my husband and daughter and she brought along her friend. We met other friends at the circus which added to the fun!
Before the show there was an animal expo that featured many of the animals that were to perform that night. It was nice to get up close to the elephants, horses, and especially see the lions and tigers playing in their pens.
The show was very entertaining and featured numerous daring acts. There was always so much action it was hard to decide what to look at next! There were motorcycles on the tightrope and men that were launched high into the air using flexible balance beams. The girls did not disappoint either. They performed some amazing stunts in clear plastic bubbles hanging high above the circus floor. I was impressed with the caliber of performance and the amount of people involved in putting on such a spectacular show.
My daughter and her friend really enjoyed watching the horse riding tricks and the acrobats that were able to jump through flaming hoops! It was a great show and something the whole family will enjoy.
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