***Disclosure: As a US Family Guide Blogger, I received complimentary tickets to this event. All opinions are 100% honest and have not been influenced in any way.***
As we all know, preschoolers are not always the most patient of creatures. They got their coats and shoes on and literally stared me down, giving the evil eye, until it was finally time to go.
Speaking of animals...I wouldn't feel right unless I addressed this. I had always heard horrible rumors about how circus animals are treated. Before the show, I did have an opportunity to briefly speak to one of the animal handlers who just happened to be on the floor. He was very nice and explained that sadly, bad things can happen to performing animals. He assured me that Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey treats their "stars" humanely and train them through a reward and repetition system, not by beating or harming them. They are also given very good diets and have veterinary care available at all times. In fact, all animals are housed in public view, and the areas are cleaned very regularly. This made me feel so much better. I had never been to the circus, so I really did want to see for myself before making any snap judgements.
So if you're a circus lover or are just curious, definitely be sure to check out Built to Amaze! It's a lot of fun for the whole family!
You can check show dates and locations HERE.