Friday, July 17, 2009

A Night at the Circus "Zing Zang Zoom"

Last night, we were able to attend Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey's "Zing Zang Zoom" circus courtesy of Mom Central and the Feld Family Activators. When I say, "We", I mean Stacey (The BFF), Stella (BFF's daughter), Angry Toddler and myself. Angry Husband has been very busy doing work-type stuff lately.

We started the night off with a Special Event for the Activators. We were treated to a buffet of wonderful "circus-type" foods (i.e. hot dogs, soft pretzels, all you can eat cheese dip for the pretzels). We then had a great show put on by Magical Zingmaster Alex. Stella was chosen as his helper. She was very excited.

They then brought in the clowns and goofed around with the kids. They loved the clowns and thought they were very funny, and not so scary. Ever since Poltergeist, Julie has not been a fan of clowns. Stacey and I agreed, that these were not scary clowns.

*All Access Pre-Show

At 6:30, we went down to the floor of the Honda Center for the "Clown College" show. We got to meet more performers up close, along with getting autographs, seeing the elephants, and even miniature horses. This is event is FREE to everyone with a ticket to the Circus. Several hundred people "flooded" the floor for this. Angry Toddler seemed to get lost in the shuffle. He is used to Daddy putting him on his shoulders. Ya, a 45 lb. kid on my shoulders was not too comfortable.

*Main Event

It was then time for the "Main Event". We went up the stairs and took our seats. Stacey and I were very excited because our seats were on the end. Yes, we are big dorks. Angry Toddler and Stella requested more cotton candy. We obliged, because really, we wanted some of the sugary goodness also.

We saw acrobats, elephants, horses, zebras, and even dogs perform some fabulous acts! Angry Toddler and Stella really loved the show. I didn't even tell Angry Toddler that we were going to the Circus, until we got there. He talked about going to the Circus all day today. He was very excited to tell his preschool friends this morning.

And a little video I took of the dog acrobats...please no comments on my bad videography!

I really want to thank Mom Central and the Feld Family Activators for such a fabulous event!

The Circus will be at the Honda Center through July 26th, and then will be in Ontario from July 29th-August 2nd. Use can use promo code: MOM, when purchasing tickets on With this code, you can purchase a 4-pack of tickets for $44.


  1. That looks rad! I wonder when the circus comes here to des moines next? It looks like a fancy show, but teh clowns helpers looked like they could dual perform in another kind of show ;-)

    Thanks for sharing!

    Sorry if i sound dumb, I am Only Aman

  2. wow, what awesome photos. glad the kids enjoyed it so much.

  3. That looks like an awesome time. Great photos! Now I'm craving some cotton candy though...

  4. Have you gotten the song out of your head yet?
    Great post!

  5. It was so much fun. Thanks to Julie and Mom Central! It was a GREAT event. I was a little apprehensive because I'm afraid of clowns but these weren't the scary ones. It didn't give me the creepy "carnie" vibe at all. I had a blast. It was a mix between Cirque du Soleil and the old circus that I went to when I was a kid. It had all the class of cirque and the entertainment of an old circus. Stella digs all the slap stick and physical humor and, as a parent, I could appreciate the actual artistic value in all of it. It was so much like a musical. Suz, I do still have the song in my head...LOL.

  6. I really miss these kids!!!!


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