Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus Tickets
Imagine a time when you could stand near a railroad track and watch as car after car of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus wagons passed by. You would see animals, boxes of gear, and nothing but the boldest colors imaginable. As "the greatest show on Earth" this particular circus had a big reputation to uphold, and did so during an era when all circuses had to be portable and on the move. Though the trains were put to rest in 1957, the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is still a touring company that uses arenas and stadiums to continually wow audiences around the country. They currently have three different tours traveling America. (read more below after Ringling Bros. schedule of events)
2013-2014 Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Schedule:
The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus currently has its Red, Blue, and Gold tours running all at the same time. Each appears in a large stadium or arena but uses an entirely different theme. The Red tour is known as the "Built to Amaze" tour and it is the newest of them all. It features the usual cast of clowns and acrobats but also includes a lot of unusual engineering and animal acts as well.
The Blue tour is the "Dragons" tour and it is based on mythology and uses the theme of "dragon tribes" with tons of aerial work and colorful spectacles.
The Gold tour is called "Fully Charged" and is one of the most high energy shows that the group has ever done. It uses a lot of human performers as well as the classic elephants, horses, dogs, and big cats. Its emphasis, however, is on the amazing human strength that is used during the performance.
The Newport Beach - CoronadelMar Patch says that the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus has a "contemporary twist". Focusing on the newest Red tour, the article points out that the circus is definitely one for contemporary audiences, and not only does it meet modern expectations, but it also challenges the performers along the way.
It is not easy to satisfy modern and relatively jaded audiences. This is an era when spectacles and grand displays are not as impressive as they should be, but Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus has been wowing audiences since the early 1900s and has turned it into an art form. While they have not remained entirely free of controversy throughout the decades, they are still considered a top family friendly experience for people of any age.