I guess I will start out by saying thankyou to Ringling Bros for inviting us out for a night full of fun in Pittsburgh. There show "Legends" is now touring the US and I couldn't have been more thrilled to receive an email inviting my Lil'Princess to come see the show.
The Ringling Bros also own the Ringling Bros. Center for Elephant Conservation which is located in Central Florida.
Twenty-nine elephants currently live there, and 13 more will join the group by 2018, after Ringling Bros. decided this year to stop using elephants in its traveling circus.
So yay for all you animal rights people & yay for me & Haylie for being able to see the elephants before they retire to the conservation.
Really any! I saw infants all the way up to senior citizens in the audience. If you have a sorta behaved super young one, go ahead and take them! The circus is as kid friendly as it gets. All parents, so a little fussiness will probably go unnoticed.
For my daughter, 3 really was the perfect age. Old enough not to wiggle & also old enough to sorta know what was going on so she didn't need me to narrate the whole show.
Good news is you can see Legends now- April 2016. Click the link below to see if they are coming to a city near you :)
Ringling Bros Circus Schedule
I wasn't even planning on writing this in, but I have been asked by many people on my social pages, so I thought I would add this info for y'all :)
The first half is about an hour long. They then take an intermission, which at first sounds horrible, like who likes intermissions?!?! But with little ones, perfect for a potty break ;-) Then the 2nd half starts and goes for about another hour. Just long enough to feel you got your money's worth, but not to long for your child to get antsy.
Honestly I couldn't have had a better evening with my lil'family! My daughter had so much fun that we have been joking the past few days that she's going to run away from home and join the circus! I mentioned above that we have been fortunate to take Haylie many fantastic places all over the country, but she is currently acting like the circus is the best thing she has ever done in her life. Her preschool teachers & friends even know Haylie went to the circus because she liked it that much that everyone had to know she went lol....
The only negative thing I can think of, but it kind of turns to a positive....We were obviously given complementary tickets to share all this fabulousness with you, but when looking at the price per ticket online.... It did sound kind of pricey at first. The exact show we went to was $75 a person, but after thinking about it & realizing all the money Ringling Bros must use to take care of there animals & to fund the Elephant Conservation, not a bad price at all! I would rather shell out afew extra dollars knowing the animals are taken care of for life. I don't know, just peace of mind I guess. You just don't know if you were to attend some dinky little traveling circus how the animals are treated. Where do there elephants retire?
So I guess it is safe to say this family agrees that the Ringling Bros Legends show really is the greatest show on earth!