Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey’s Built to Amaze Recap

Over the weekend, Sawyer got some much needed Mommy & Daddy time as we took him to see Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey’s “Built to Amaze”! We received complementary tickets in exchange for promotion of the show. The three of us also went to the circus last year, but with a new theme every time they come to Atlanta, we were excited to attend again. The show was amazing and it was definitely worth our drive!

Ringling Bros Built to Amaze Recap

This year, we made it down to Philips Arena in time for the pre-show. The pre-show is included with your ticket, and allows you to meet with the clowns, try on circus wardrobe, and other very fun and exciting activities. When my kiddo saw the large bounce house taking up one side of the arena, he knew exactly what he wanted to do!

Also before the show, we had to stop by one of the many souvenir stands. Sawyer brought some birthday money he had saved, and purchased a glowing lanyard and elephant toy. He was very happy with his purchases, especially his necklace that lit up when the circus was going on.

Ringling Bros Built to Amaze Preshow

Once we got seated, we couldn’t wait for the show to begin. The opening of the circus brought out all of the participants, human and animal. Sawyer was thrilled to see the elephants – that was one of his favorite parts of the show! There were other animals throughout the show as well – ponies, puppies, and tigers!

Ringling Bros Built to Amaze Animals

There were also lots of high-flying, up in the air stunts in the Built to Amaze show. There were tightrope walkers who also enjoyed riding their bikes way up high. Trampoline jumpers also wowed us by doing flips and jumping from a taller wall between the two trampolines. There were some acrobats too!

Built to Amaze Tightrope

All in all, the Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey’s “Built to Amaze” is a wonderful show, and I’m glad we took Sawyer. Aside from the animals, he said the girls where his favorite part – but he liked them all so he couldn’t pick just one!

There is one more day (Feb. 17) of the circus at Philips Arena in Atlanta. This show is also one of several that are touring the country so check ticketmaster.com to see if it’s coming near you!

Comments

  1. Jessica says

    This looks like a ton of fun. I have been wanting to take my daughter to the circus but never catch them when they are here. I think she is at the age she would really appreciate the animals and the shows. Not too sure about the clowns though!

  2. Terry says

    Many, many years ago, I took my Daughter to this. So much fun, and I would love to go again. I will have to check and see if it is coming to a town near us.

  3. Isabella Grey says

    Well that looks like fun. I don’t go to the circus anymore due to personal reasons, but I bet the kids from my Aunts’ 4-H group would love to see something like this.

  4. Shell says

    I need to check for the circus near us. My boys went when they were little and loved it, though now they don’t remember much of it.

  5. Cara says

    Looks like you had a great time. It makes me want to take the kids to the circus this summer when it comes back to town!

  6. Amanda says

    Oh how much fun!! I love the elephants! :) My great aunt actually after she retired went to clown college. She still dresses up and goes to visit the kids at the hospital!

  7. Rosey says

    That’s wonderful that he had a good time! The big circus doesn’t come to town here, I don’t think we have a proper facility for them?

  8. Janel says

    My favorite is always the elephants. I don’t know why, but I’m always impressed by them – probably because they’re so big.

  9. Eliz Frank says

    What a wonderful outing. I haven’t been to a show like this in ages. Your photos are great too..

  10. Kenda Smith says

    The circus is definitely a family event that has withstood the tests of time. Can you imagine how many memories have been made thanks to the fun under those tents?