Friday Four: Review: DRAGONS (Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus)

The Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey DRAGON circus was amazing!  It was everything the media said that it would be and more!
The kids and I went to the circus last night. What a treat!arttrider
The night started with a introduction, question and answer animal clinic. We got a chance to see a few of the animals and their trainers. I thought it was great timing for the kids to maximize what we have been covering this week in home school. One question in particular that I found to be of most interest was how do you control them? The Russian trainer said “with food!” We could clearly see that, as after every single trick, the animals directed himself toward the trainers waist purse or hand for a reward.Cool right?
After that, we went straight into the pre show.  It was almost like a carnival. There was a drawing elephant, jugglers, and even brightly colored clowns walking around saying hello and welcome. We even got to play dress up in the clowns mobile closet. clowns girl walk
After a few amazing stunts, it was time to start the show! We watched them summon the dragons with acts of strength, couragewisdom and heart ( which happens to be traits required to summon the dragon.)
 The frenzied motorcycle Globe of Steel was one of my most favorite moments. They had 8 bikers in the globe at one time.  It seemed impossible. But they did it and I watched it with my own eyes!     My older daughter thought the first roar the tiger made toward the tamer was interestingly scary .When he asked if we were scared. I thought to myself, Not really! We were outside the gate, by the time that big Mufasa looking lion got finished nibbling in him, we would be way in the elevator at least.
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The smaller boys were completely captivated by all of  the daring acts of the troupes, the skillful and graceful trapeze artist and the thrill riding on the tightrope.
Something else that was nice to see were the new animals they brought along. There was a lama, a few donkeys and the cutest ponies. It was the best ever- not your ordinary circus show at all.
Act after act ….was beauty and majestic! As for the ending….. I won’t ruin it for you, but know that it was pretty big. The crowd was screaming in joy and you’ll see why- trust me! So, go ahead and get your tickets. Thinking about the crowd and seating last night it appeared to be a sell out show.
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Here are my top four reasons to go watch the Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey DRAGONS show:
1. This year, the cats and dogs stole the show!
2. The live music was incredible.
3. The circus included interactive exercising during the pre show and engaged so many young kids to join in.
4. Parents get 190 minutes (give or take) to unwine. The kids will be well entertained.
Remember that you get  HALF OFF kids tickets to the show by using the promocode KIDS at Ticketmaster online or by calling 1-800-745-3000 (Note: ticket offer is not valid on Circus Celebrity, Front Row, or VIP seating. Additional charges may apply.. Valid on all performances except opening night. Other restrictions apply including No double discounts. The circus will be at the Time Warner Arena through Sunday, February 3rd. Tickets are on sale now–get them now while they are still available! Share your favorite circus moments with us on Facebook!
Till next time, QC Supermom
Disclosure: My family and I received complimentary tickets to the show to facilitate this review. No Monetary compensation was received. But in no way has it influenced my opinions and thoughts of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey DRAGONS.

Wednesday Wow! Win tickets to see DRAGONS!(RBBB)

 

dragonssI am so excited to announce that we have a (4) pack ticket give away for a lucky family to attend the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus Presents Dragons performance on Thursday, January 31st at 7pm. This is a great opportunity to bring your family for some circus fun in Charlotte and enjoy this mystical show.

My favorite part of the Circus, in addition to the elephants, is the All Access Preshow. One hour before the show, ticket holders are invited to a FREE preshow. Go down on the floor, try on real costumes, clown around with the clowns and get your picture taken, view acts and animals up close. (click on that picture of the elephants to watch a clip!)dragons

To avoid crowds, get there as soon as they’ll allow you in. The ring closest to backstage is generally where they bring the animals and the elephants. It’s also the most crowded, so if you don’t care about seeing animals, go to the other rings. If all you want is to get close to an elephant, get there early and stake out your spot.

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey ® is proud to present DRAGONS!



For the first time in circus history, myth and majesty will share the arena during this must-see family event that can only be witnessed at The Greatest Show On Earth®! 

Experience circus spectacles so incredible that once again you will believe in the unbelievable! Dragon tribes from the far reaches of the earth are brought together in a single performance, displaying their breathtaking skills in a circus tournament of champions. Each tribe must prove that they have virtues of Courage, Strength, Wisdom and Heart to arouse dragons which appear right before your very eyes! Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime family event when The Greatest Show On Earth brings the world together… to bring your family together! There’s no better way to enjoy quality time with your family at a live show! 🙂

Now, here’s how to get those Dragon tickets, follow these simple instructions:

 

1. Leave an answer here. Answer true or false to the following.

  1. Elephants respond to some 60 verbal commands, as well as recognize human and animal friends after years of separation.
  2. 22 calves have been born at the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation®with more on the way.
  3. The Asian elephant has been on the endangered species list for 32 years.
  4. A female elephant is pregnant for 24 months.
  5. A Ringling Bros. calf on average weighs 300 pounds at birth
  6. 150-200 pounds of hay per day in additional to fruits, vegetables and fresh bread is the staple  for aRingling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Asian elephant.
  7. Depending on the weather, Asian elephants can drink 30-50 gallons of water on a daily basis.
  8. An average male Asian elephant will weigh 5,000 – 8,000 pounds.
  9. The average height of an Asian elephant is 10 feet.
  10. An elephant can have up to 1,000 muscles in its trunk.

2. Post a picture of your lil one in a animal mask or costume on https://www.facebook.com/TheQCSupermom.

 

3. Tell me did those thing listed above at https://twitter.com/QCSuperMOM

PICK 1 OR 2 AND DO #3…….

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Tip:

Children under two don’t need a ticket for the show.

For entire show details go to Time Warner Kelle said to click here!

Charlotte NC,the DRAGONS are coming! (RBBB)

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Lions, Tigers and DRAGONS!….. Oh my!

Yes, I said Dragons!

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Ok, so it’s not the year of the dragon. But you can still enjoy the Chinese intensity. There is nothing like  LIVE ENTERTAINMENT!  Right now, take a step back into yesteryear. Now tap into that childlike wonder that you have stored away and allow a refreshing escape from the burdens of, well, adulthood. By the end of the night, be whisked away by your own childhood fantasies of wanting to join the circus. Your children will thank you for it.  Mine do every year!

 

If you have never been to a Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey show before, this is one you wont want to  miss! The rigging is ready. The popcorn is hot. Time to hurry and get your families tickets!  Here’s more information about the show:

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey ® is proud to present DRAGONS!


For the first time in circus history, myth and majesty will share the arena during this must-see family event that can only be witnessed at The Greatest Show On Earth®!

Experience circus spectacles so incredible that once again you will believe in the unbelievable! Dragon tribes from the far reaches of the earth are brought together in a single performance, displaying their breathtaking skills in a circus tournament of champions. Each tribe must prove that they have virtues of Courage, Strength, Wisdom and Heart to arouse dragons which appear right before your very eyes! Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime family event when The Greatest Show On Earth brings the world together… to bring your family together!


And one hour before show time, families can meet the performers, get autographs, and see an amazing elephant that paints at the All Access Pre-show –FREE with a purchased ticket!

As usual, here’s a special discount.  Use it at checkout at the list link below.Offer_2013

Show schedule, and how to purchase tickets for any of  the (9) nine performances, Jan. 30 – Feb. 3,  can be found here:  http://www.timewarnercablearena.com/page.aspx?section=events&pagetype=events&id=5631

Want to win a family four pack? Details in this weeks Wednesday Wow!  Till next time, QC Supermom