January 2016, Latest & Greatest News

Legendary Circus Fun

Recently, we headed downtown to the Amway Center for an afternoon of family fun! If you’re familiar with the Amway Center, then you know it’s home to the Orlando Magic….they have a cool name display outside the arena, and we had some fun with the letter ‘M’ (of course!).

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We had a great time checking out the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents LEGENDS show. It really was a dazzling performance for both Stephen & I to watch and also to enjoy through Liam’s wide-eyed amazement 🙂

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One of the things that I personally love about the circus is all the colors, and we were not disappointed. The entire show was filled with rich, vibrant colors. Absolutely stunning!

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These performances made us laugh, in true circus fashion….llamas, goats, dogs, & one amazing pig!

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The Asian Elephants are magnificent creatures and this was the last time we would be seeing them in the Ringling Bros. circus.

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Lions & Tigers….oh my!! Trainer — Alexander Lacey has great skill when it comes to working with both the elephants and these big cats. The lion was pretty feisty during the performance. I don’t know if it was part of the act, or not, but it was entertaining!

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Ringmaster Johnathan Lee Iverson with another legend that Liam was enthralled to see come out …. unicorns!!!

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This was a cool stunt act by the Torres Family. They rode their motorcycles altogether in that metal sphere…..crazy!!

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EIGHT of them going round & round….

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This was Liam’s favorite part of the circus this year….the trapeze. This act was the Solar Hawks, and they were fantastic! Liam absolutely loved that there was a sort of gigantic trampoline to catch them. I think the whole thing reminded him of gymnastics (which he still loves) so it really had his attention.

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Just clowning around….

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Finale….

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Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents LEGENDS was definitely a show we will soon not forget. Going to the circus is a memory I have from my childhood, and I am so happy to now make these new memories with my boys ❤ …..They truly do put on The Greatest Show on Earth! I hope you had a chance to check our their show. If you have not, and they are still scheduled to come to your area, you can find their tour schedule here.

Until next time, friends!

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NOTE: I was invited by Feld Media to attend the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents LEGENDS at the Amway Center in Orlando. No other compensation was given & all opinions above are my own.

December 2015, Sponsored Post

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey ~ LEGENDS

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Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents LEGENDS unveils the unbelievable to Children Of All Ages. Legendary circus artists from around the globe perform awe-inspiring feats of daring, spectacles of strength and thrills of wonder. Join us for an unforgettable family night of legendary proportions at Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents LEGENDS at the Amway Center from January 14-18, 2016.

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From Feld Entertainment:

Ringmaster Johnathan Lee Iverson guides Paulo the Legend Seeker on a quest to discover real, living legends from around the world. Audiences will experience Alexander Lacey and his enduring bond with his lions, majestic leopard and tigers during one of the most captivating acts. The Solar Hawks, a dream team of acrobats, come together to amaze by attempting four consecutive triple somersaults on a one-of-a-kind double-wide trapeze specifically designed for The Greatest Show On Earth®. The Riders of the Wind, Cossack trick-riders will thrill as they thunder into the arena on the backs of thoroughbred horses stealing your breath with their daring stunts. Experience and learn about the special relationship between trainers and treasured Ringling Bros.® Asian Elephants as each trainer shows off individual elephant’s natural skills and abilities.

Photo Credit: Feld Entertainment
Photo Credit: Feld Entertainment

 

We had a fantastic time when the circus came to town last year, and the look in my little man’s eyes when he saw all the legendary acts perform was priceless! I cannot wait until we can experience it together again as a family.

For a limited time, I have an incredible offer to share with you! You can save $4 off tickets using promo code: 4MOM. Offer valid on all shows EXCEPT Thursday at 7:30 p.m. (opening night), Saturday at 3:30 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m. Not valid on Front Row and Premium Seating, nor day of show. Offer valid through January 14.

Tickets for Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents LEGENDS start at $16. Tickets are available at www.Ringling.com or www.ticketmaster.com, at any Ticketmaster outlet, by calling 800-745-3000, or at the Amway Center box office (phone: 407-440-7900). For group ticket sales and information, call 866-248-8740.  The Amway Center is located at 400 West Church Street – Suite 200, Orlando, Florida 32801.

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Photo Credit: Feld Entertainment

 

Free to all ticketholders, the All Access Pre-show meet the performers of The Greatest Show On Earth, get autographs, take photos and enter to win a one-of-a-kind pachyderm painting.

Ticketholders can purchase an upgrade and go backstage with a VIP Behind the Scenes Tour of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey. The backstage experience includes an insider look at props and wardrobe, an up close and personal encounter with the animals and a chance to meet stars from the show. Fans will also have an opportunity to take pictures and learn educational fun facts.  To take advantage of this once-in-a-lifetime experience, just log on to ringlingbros.expapp.com from your iPhone or Android smartphone, and provide your name, e-mail and phone number to become a VIP circus insider.

For more information visit Ringling.com.

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Photo Credit: Feld Entertainment

 

If you are local, you should definitely take advantage of this fantastic promo deal for $4 off tickets with promo code: 4MOM. We hope to see you at Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents LEGENDS when it comes to the Amway Center January 14th through 18th. Definitely not a show to miss!

Until next time, friends!

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January 2015, Latest & Greatest News, Sponsored Post

XTREME Circus Fun

Recently, we were invited by Feld Media to attend the new Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents CIRCUS XTREME at the Amway Center in Orlando. No other compensation was given & all opinions below are my own.

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It had been many years since both Stephen & I had been to see a Ringling Bros. show, and for Liam, this was his very 1st experience! It was so thrilling! If you have ever been to a circus, this new XTREME show is unlike any show you have ever seen!  While we saw the traditional favorites of the animals, tricks, and clowns, with this show, there were also beautiful acrobatics & amazing stunts!

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Little man said his favorite part of the show was the clowns AND the music 🙂

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This family on the trapeze was crazy good!! I was scared for them, but they pulled off their performance without a hitch 😉

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Liam’s eyes lit up when the elephants came out!

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Quick family selfie ….had to do it! 🙂

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My favorite was the tigers! They had an incredible performance with the trainer. Look at them in this pic….so exotic!

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YES! — there was a human cannonball — AND….yes — it was a lady (girl power! 🙂 )

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The show closed out with the incredible performance of with the BMX riders and the acrobatic stunts. There was so much going on….it was awesome! Liam was LOVING it ❤

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Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey truly does put on The Greatest Show on Earth! I hope you had a chance to check our their show. If you have not, and they are still scheduled to come to your area, you can find their tour schedule here.

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Until next time, friends!

~H