Disclosure: We were provided tickets to the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents CIRCUS XTREME opening night show to facilitate this review. All opinions are 100% my own.
Are you looking for a family date that’s sure to entertain this Valentine’s Day weekend? Get out of the house and head to the Wells Fargo Center for some absolutely amazing stunts, tricks, and laughs in the new show from Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey, CIRCUS XTREME!
We are always excited when the circus comes to town and now that the boys are a little older, they know what to expect and can share in our excitement. Opening night in Philadelphia was last night for CIRCUS XTREME and it was awesome as usual. As soon as you walk into the Wells Fargo Center, you’re welcomed by flashing lights, lots of colors, and the smells of circus food including popcorn and cotton candy.
When we got to our seats, we realized we were early enough for the pre-show but had already grabbed our dinner for the night so we decided to stay put. Make sure to arrive between 30-60 minutes (max!) early to enjoy the pre-show which included mini acts from the clowns, acrobats, one of the elephants, and the human cannonball. Plus a HUGE bounce house obstacle course was open to the kids.
When the show started, I thought I knew what tricks to expect and boy was I wrong. CIRCUS XTREME was new and fresh and exciting to watch. Adorable animals included camels, lions, poodles, and the famous Ringling Bros. elephants. The performers walked on wires, bungee jumped in glow in the dark suits, dangled from the sky, and bounced high on trampolines. There was one guy that used a silver rotating pendulum to showcase his daredevil tumbling skills both on the inside AND the outside. The audience gasped so many times, I lost count. And a favorite of mine, the youngest human cannonball in history was shot over 100 feet across the Wells Fargo Center to land perfectly safe in a large, inflated pillow mat (is there a better name for that?). We cannot wait until next year!
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents CIRCUS XTREME is in town at the Wells Fargo Center until Monday, February 16th! Tickets are on sale now, click here to order! Enjoy!
Ringling Bros.® Presents CIRCUS XTREME! It’s time to have XTREME fun with your family!
Prepare to be astonished and amazed by some of the coolest acts that can only be seen at The Greatest Show On Earth.® Children Of All Ages can let their imagination go wild in an exhilarating adventure with extraordinary circus artists and exotic animals. From the highest mountains to the deepest seas, join them as they explore a world of extreme beauty, flexibility, strength and dexterity in ways you’ve never seen before. Prepare to be amazed by incredible strongmen, astonished by the freestyle tricks and flips of BMX riders, and fall in love with their performing pachyderms.
We were provided tickets to the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents CIRCUS XTREME opening night show to facilitate this review. All opinions are 100% my own.