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Oracle Arena
7000 Coliseum Way Oakland, CA 94621
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6 events
1 review
31 stars
Share ahead with the kids your budget. Dolls are $35 , lite wands $30 , snow balls in a plastic cup with lid and logo $12. and it is set up to make you feel bad if your don't purchase and the kid to feel left out if you don't buy. Have a discussion ahead and help kids see the set up or save their allowance for the goodies.
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8 events
1 review
38 stars
It was fun. I liked the staging which is always impressive but if you have done the frozen experance in California adventure you get the same experance. Of course my daughter loved it. My advice for what it is worth, BART is not worth the walk, especially after the show when your kids are tired and on a sugar rush, just pay for parking. Eat before but get there early to avoid the crowds going through the metal detectors. Don't bring anything metal. Bring your own dollar store candy, yes they go through your stuff but they are looking for candy. While at the dollar store buy some wands or whatever you your kid wants because otherwise you are paying $28 for a light up wand you could have gotten for $1. Also don't bring a stroller, they sent allowed inside and it holds up the line getting in. Oh and the lighting prevents decent pictures of characters so do a shoot with the kids at the tide photo booth before the show and if you are going to spend more money the program is the best way to get pictures you can see $20. Hope that helps. Have fun!
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"Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus: Barnum's FUNundrum!"
36 ratings
4.4 average rating
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3 events
3 reviews
2 stars
attended Aug 11 2010

I would not call it "The Greatest Show on Earth," but I really enjoyed it along with my daughter who was turning 11 on this day, my sister that was visiting from Arkansas and my significant other who tagged along. I expected to pet the animals at...continued

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6 events
2 reviews
7 stars
attended Aug 15 2010

Just went to yesterday's show and it was excellent. It was my daughters 1st time to the circus and she is 3. She was a little skeptical at first and didn't know what to expect but she loved it!

The tix were great and what a great price I...continued

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13 events
7 reviews
3 stars
attended Aug 15 2010

Its been a while since I've attended a Ringling & Barnum Bailey Circus; this one did not disappoint. I really enjoyed the event as did my husband and 3 1/2 year old granddaughter. We attended the "up close" encounter beforehand as well as the...continued

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Featuring 130 performers from six continents, almost 100,000 pounds of performing pachyderms, cowboys, pirates and mermaids, Barnum’s FUNundrum! is a super-sized spectacle so massive you just can’t miss it!

The monumental, once-in-a-lifetime 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.**

Animal Open House

**Ninety minutes before show time, visit the Animal Open House. Animals are an essential part of the circus tradition at Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey®, and the Animal Open House provides each guest the opportunity to see the amazing animals up close, to ask questions and to speak with the animal staff about the unique relationship — one built on mutual respect, trust and affection — they have with their majestic animals. While you’re visiting, be sure to check out the information displays for interesting facts about the pampered pachyderms!