Wow, my family and I had an awesome time tonight at the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey "Fully Charged" Circus! This was all of our first time going to a Ringling Bros. Circus show, and now I know why it's called "The Greatest Show on Earth"!
We arrived early so we could see the animals up close in the animal open house. This is free with admission, but you must arrive early (90 minutes) because after a certain time they close it to get the animals ready for the show. The boys really enjoyed seeing the animals before the show and were impressed with the tigers and elephants.
"Fully Charged" couldn't be a more perfect name for the show. Every part of the performance is bright, energetic and lively. The show is very fast paced and entertaining. Usually during long periods my son will start to get fidgety, but he had no problem staying still for "Fully Charged". He was either cheering and applauding the performers or watching with anticipation!
We all loved the high-wire performance. It was four stories high and the performance was breath taking, seriously my husband held his breath the whole time. We were dazzled by four performers who walked, jumped and even rode a bike on the tight-rope high-wire.
My favorite act was The Human Fuse. Brain Maiser aka "The Human Fuse" was launched through the air from a crossbow. I've always heard about the human cannon in a circus show, so I was really excited to see this. Ringling Bros. took it to the next level, not only did Brain soar through the air but he did it WHILE on fire! Yes, they lit him on fire! We loved it!
My family and I had such a great time at the Circus tonight! I know the boys will have some great stories to share with their friends.
There's still time to visit the circus this weekend! Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey's "Fully Charged" Tour is in Bakersfield, CA with performances on Saturday, August 27th (times: 11:30 AM, 3:30 PM, and 7:30 PM) and Sunday, August 28th (times: 1:00 PM and 5:00 PM). Ticket prices range from $15-$65 and can be bought at Rabobank.
Disclaimer: Special thanks to our sponsors who arranged to have my family and I attend the show for free in order for me to write my review. No monetary compensation was given and all opinions are my own.