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My son and I recently went to the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Built to Amaze show and we had a great time. So many of the acts brought on a sense of nostalgia with me, because I vividly remember some similar acts from when my parents took me to see this as a kid.
A little bit about the show:
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey ®Presents Built To Amaze! ® — Experience all the things you know and love and be amazed by things you’ve never seen before! Witness superhuman stunts so close you can FEEL it! Astonishing performers, awe-inspiring athletes and amazing animals from around the globe have been assembled in one place providing a riveting display of unimaginable proportions that is Engineered for Excitement and Custom Built for Family Fun!
Favorite moments from the show:
The woman hanging from the ceiling then landing right on top of a moving horse was stunning.
Shooting hoops from a unicycle? Impressive!
The dance routines were so fun!
This looked like a trapeze act – sans the trapeze. The men were just throwing those girls around and they were awesome!
The dogs almost stole the show for me. So cute!
The motorcycle spinning on a rope always amazes me.
My son calls this the “giant hamster wheel”.
LOVE those elephants!
Closing the show!
The one negative I will take from this experience is the noise level. The arena was not at capacity, yet with how loud the speakers were, you would think they were trying to project outside the arena. My son has a few sensory issues (loud noise being one of them) and he had his fingers in his ears almost the whole time. He had never done that before. We’ve been to countless shows and he’s never had an issue, but I have since ordered headphones for him, just in case we have to deal with this in the future. But even without the sensory issue, the noise really was too loud for the amount of people that were there.
While the show has moved on from Rockford, you can still catch this fun show throughout the country through October 2015! Check their website to see if they’ll be coming to a town near you.