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Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus Returns to Tampa, Without Animals



For many, the circus is a beloved childhood memory full of wonder and excitement. But in recent years, concerns about animal welfare have put a damper on the once-thriving industry. In response to these concerns, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus announced that they would be retiring all their elephants by 2018 and eventually bring the shows back without any live animals. Just in time for the new year, Tampa is welcome to witness the return of the circus without animals.

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is coming to Tampa on Jan. 5-7 at Amalie Arena. Promises to take audiences on a unique, intergalactic adventure. Without live animals, the focus of the show shifts towards the performers, who showcase their incredible acrobatics and stunts. Expect to see performers defy gravity while “floating” through the air, and gravity-defying routines that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

One of the highlights of the show is sure to be the “Wheel of Steel” act. Two daring performers race around a massive rotating apparatus high above the ground, performing flips, twists, and turns that will leave you breathless. Other exciting performances in the show include the gravity-defying trapeze act and the breathtaking high-wire stunts. With exciting music, stunning visuals, and amazing performances, this is a show unlike any other.

If you’re worried about the lack of animals, fear not – the circus has replaced them with an incredible array of stunning digital projections and animatronic puppets that will fill the big top with all the wonder and magic you remember from circus shows of old. The animatronic puppets are so lifelike that you’ll swear they’re real, and the digital projections will transport you to far-off planets and distant galaxies. The end result is a show that’s just as awe-inspiring as any circus you’ve ever seen before, even without live animals.

Tickets for Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus show in Tampa are on sale now. Prices start at just $25, making it affordable for families and circus fans alike. Children of all ages are welcome to attend the show, and there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Whether you’re a longtime fan of the circus or a first-timer looking for a new adventure, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is a show you won’t want to miss.

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus may have retired their live animals, but that doesn’t mean they’ve lost any of the magic that made them such a beloved institution. With stunning performances, beautiful visuals, and magical animatronic puppets,  Ringling Bros & Bailey Circus promises to be a show that will dazzle and delight audiences of all ages. Don’t miss your chance to see the circus back in Tampa, and experience a new era of circus entertainment that celebrates the wonder and magic of the human spirit. Book your tickets now, and get ready to blast off on an unforgettable adventure!

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