Venue Details

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Everything very expensive. $4 for small soda - no refills. We ate before we arrived.
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus: Barnum 200 info Aug 12 2011 star this tip starred
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Paid $12 to park in the advertised parking lot
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2 reviews
2 stars
attended Aug 10 2011

The show was good, just not the one I remember from when I was a kid. There seemed to be more side shows and less with the animals (there were only tigers, elephants, dogs and horses). I loved the elephants, they were spetacular as usual, and the...continued

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2 reviews
1 stars
attended Aug 10 2011

We always go from Dallas area (Richardson) to FW for the circus rather than to AA Center cuz all the seats at FW Convention Center are much closer to the action. This year's circus had 7 motorcycles in the metal cage/ball.... pretty amazing! Also,...continued

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attended Aug 11 2011

Great fun, everyone enjoyed. Superb family entertainment

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Website

http://www.ringling.com/SectionLandingPage.aspx?id=45133

Quotes & Highlights

For videos and more, check out the circus’ official show page.

Description

This monumental event celebrates the 200th anniversary of the birth of the legendary P.T. Barnum, the Greatest Showman on Earth! and can only be experienced at The Greatest Show On Earth®, Barnum’s living legacy!

Ringmaster Johnathan Lee Iverson invites the audience to leap aboard the Ringling Bros. Express and go on a family FUNtastic adventure to meet exotic characters and witness thrilling performances that attempt to answer Barnum’s FUNundrum, “What special wonders create The Greatest Show On Earth?”

Step right up and see the Flying Caceres attempt to complete the elusive quadruple somersault on the flying trapeze; a feat that hasn’t been mastered in more than three decades. Watch the Puyang Troupe from China dazzle with a stunning display of dexterity as they bounce, flip, and twirl to new heights on a two tiered trampoline. Be amazed as you witness the impossible contortions of the body benders who fit three humans in a cube the size of a milk crate. Enjoy the wondrous ability of the Mighty Meetal, the strongest man in the world as he lifts over 1,200 pounds. And savor the stupendous skills of the hand balancers featuring Duo Fusion, a married pair of performers with a twist; the wife does the heavy lifting.

The thrills continue as you cast your eyes above at the Sky High Ice Gliders who take the high wire to new extremes and in new directions, from horizontal to nearly vertical, combining intricate acrobatic skills and extreme agility as they execute flips, perform splits, and even walk while balancing their partners on their head. Rev up the energy as the Torres Family blasts around inside a 16-foot diameter steel globe with seven motorcycles at speeds up to 65 miles an hour with only inches to spare between them in The Spherical Miracle.

In addition to treasured Asian elephants, the most of any circus in North America, Barnum’s FUNundrum! features a dazzling array of exotic animals you cannot see together anywhere else including horses, ponies, llamas, Pygmy and Nubian goats, tigers and even a rare Watusi.

About the Ticket Supplier: Feld Entertainment

Feld Entertainment is the worldwide leader in producing and presenting live touring family entertainment experiences that lift the human spirit and create indelible memories, with 30 million people in attendance at its shows each year. Feld Entertainment’s productions have appeared in more than 70 countries on six continents and include Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey, Feld Motor Sports, Disney On Ice and Disney Live!.