Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey: Circus XTREME Review

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This past Friday evening, my family and I had the fun opportunity to attend Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey: Circus XTREME at Amalie Arena in Tampa. Thanks to the Mommy Spot Tampa, we were thrilled for this opportunity especially since this is Farewell tour for Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus.

I personally have grown up with Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, so it was a thrill for my hubby and I to take our boys so that they can also share in this part of history and excitement! I have to say that it was also a bittersweet experience knowing that May will be the last shows for Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus.

We had such a great time and there were so many wonderful acts throughout! I have to say that the show is XTREME in every way!

“It’s time for your family to be amazed by all the X-TRAORDINARY things you know and love about America’s favorite live family entertainment experience. Be astonished by UN-XPECTED circus spectacles you’ve never seen before and that can’t be seen anywhere else but at The Greatest Show On Earth®. Get ready for an X-HILARATING adventure with X-TRAORDINARY circus artists and magnificent X-OTIC animals, like our big cats!  It’s time to awaken the spirit of Children Of All Ages and stir the imagination of your family!

The show is over 2 hours long, but I am amazed at just how quickly the time flies by with each of the acts! You will be on the edge of your seat during the performance and your jaw is sure to drop a time or two, I promise! It was also exciting, since this is the first year that Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus has ever had a female-ringmaster. Kristen Michelle Wilson did a superb job!

I particularly loved the beautiful Bengal tigers, two-humped camels ridden by Mongolian Women and the Trained Poodles, while my hubby and boys loved the more daring acts, which included BMX trick riders and the bungee aerial skydiving display. We all loved the high-flying human cannonball! Every act had dare, wonder and anticipation of what was to come!

It is hard to believe that Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey has been providing magic to families for 146 years! I am so thankful that I was able to share this “Greatest Show on Earth” experience and magic with my boys. They are still talking about it and I know that they will treasure this memory forever!

For ticket information and schedule information, be sure to visit Ringling.com. You can stay up-to-date on all of the latest Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey news by following them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Do you have special memories of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus? I would love to hear them!


Disclosure: The Mommy Spot Tampa Bay was provided complimentary tickets. All opinions are our own. 

Heather Brickell
Heather Brickell
Heather resides in Clearwater with her husband Keith of 16 years and their two precious boys, Drew 10 and Brady 4. She has a passion for teaching others how to save money and blogs about her ways to stretch the family budget on her blog My Sweet Savings. She also loves to share product reviews with her readers and has a love for fashion, beauty and food-related projects. Heather is thrilled to be a contributor for the Mommy Spot Tampa Bay.

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