Circus Circus Las Vegas Good Enough For All

Circus Circus Las Vegas Good Enough For All

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Unique Circus Circus Family Fun Vegas Hotel

Is Las Vegas a place only for adults to have fun? Obviously, there are many attractions for adults to have fun in the deemed sin city of the world but kids accompanying their parents have an opportunity too! One of the famous attractions of Las Vegas is the Circus Circus hotel. It’s unique & different than all the other hotels that are primarily attracting hoards of gamblers. Being in the hotel is like being in a real circus, well minus the real elephants & etc but the theme of the circus big top remains prominent. It’s the most kid friendly hotel in Las Vegas with its indoor amusement park where everybody can play games like at the carnival to win prizes!

Circus Circus 9th Largest Hotel in the World 2007

In addition to being the most kid friendly hotel on the Las Vegas strip Circus Circus Hotel is also the 9th largest hotel in the world as of 2007. Of course this is at the moment & is subject

Circus Circus Family Fun Vegas Style

Circus Circus Family Fun Vegas Style

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Circus Circus Las Vegas boasts as being one of the most kid friendly hotels in Las Vegas. With its big top attitude and its indoor amusement park it very well may be. In addition to being the most kid friendly hotel on the Las Vegas strip Circus Circus Hotel is also part of the famed MGM Grand hotel group.

The beauty of this particular hotel doesn’t lie so much in its size or even the circus like atmosphere. The charm lies in the fact that it was something new and relatively untried along the Vegas strip. Rather than build to suit the gamblers they were hoping to attract, this particular hotel was wise enough to offer something new and untried by appealing to families with children rather than solely to gamblers.

Well, the gamble has paid off in a city that is known for both its hits and its misses. Other hotels and casinos are also working to cultivate the family friendly image that Circus Circus has basically proven. Not only did this hotel build The Adventuredome Theme Park they also decided to make accommodations

Australian Contemporary Circus

Australian Contemporary Circus

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Growing from the same roots as European circus (which started in London in the 18th Century when trick-rider Philip Astley opened the first circus), Australian circus has developed its own distinct character. Particularly it was at the forefront of the development of New (or Nouveau) Circus in the 1970s and 80s – during which time Circus Oz and The Flying Fruit Fly Circus were two of the biggest players.

Formed in 1978 by the merger of two troupes, Soapbox Circus and New Ensemble Circus, Oz was one of the first non-animal circuses to make it big, predating Cirque du Soleil by around six years. Politically motivated, Oz operated on principles of gender equality and collective ownership – the performers were at the centre of the show, co-devising the material. Rather than have just one act per artist, the early shows saw a small cast taking on multiple roles and working with multiple skills.

Formed the year after Oz, and at times working closely with them, The Flying Fruit Fly Circus was a performing troupe, but did its most significant work training young artists who went

Circus Broadsides

Circus Broadsides

The Circus is coming! The Circus is coming! Hurry, Look, its here today and gone tomorrow! Every man, woman and especially the children read in awe the regal Circus posters or lithographs as the billing crews covered the complete sides of barns, buildings, and fences telling the world that the greatest entertainment event of the year was quickly approaching.

Advertising has been around for as long as anyone can remember. Advertising has appeared in an incredible array of mediums, shapes, and sizes from the very simple ad in a newspaper to a Television Commercial.

Anything in print required at the very least a typesetter. Thus the basic printing form was called the letterpress or raised lettering. The ability to add graphics illustration became a novel idea and suddenly artists of all calipers had an outlet for their work. In the 1800’s, a trade skill meant working as a young boy, to learn the very basics no matter how mundane they were until you advanced to the next level of your chosen profession.

Woodcarvers for example, learned as an early apprentice to clean the shop then to sharpen the tools before they ever were allowed to

Circus Circus Vs Excalibur Which One Is Better for You

Circus Circus Vs Excalibur Which One Is Better for You

If you are planning to go to Vegas and are looking for a place which may be suitable for the whole family (where there are children), you are probably going to ponder booking the Circus Circus or the Excalibur, in the hope that your children won’t hate you forever because you dragged them to an adult-oriented place. This page will also discuss pros and cons of these 2 Vegas resorts for the adult-only visitors.

First of all, I have to highlight that Las Vegas (and in particular all the main resorts and casinos), is not the place I would take my children (for reasons that range from the heavy smoke everywhere, to the high level of alcohol-related ‘bad’ behaviour). However, if you really need to take your children there, then you’ll probably want to offer them something that they will also enjoy. Therefore, the budget resorts Circus Circus and Excalibur will be on the shortlist, understandably. But… Which one is best for your family?

In terms of ‘things do to’ for children, Circus Circus has the best set up, thanks to its huge Adventuredome: here you have a wide range of rides which cater to all

History of the Circus From Roman Times to Present Day

History of the Circus From Roman Times to Present Day

The first Circus was created over 2000 years ago. Circus is a Latin word, which comes from the Greek ‘Kirkos’, meaning a circle or ring. Circus, in Roman times referred to a circular or oval area surrounded by tiered rows of seats.

The Circus Maximus was the first Circus established in Rome. This was a massive open air arena with an oval ring. There was enough space for 250,000 spectators so it was enormous! The arena was used for chariot races, battle re-enactments, horse shows and other entertainment. Acrobats and jugglers entertained the audience between the main events, while trained exotic animals were also on display.

The End of the Circus? When the Roman Empire fell, Circuses disappeared. Showmen and small groups of entertainers “wandering minstrels” wandered from town to town throughout Europe, keeping the Circus alive throughout the 14th and 15th Centuries. This worked well until around the 16th Century, around the time of Queen Elizabeth 1st when these Wandering Minstrels and travelling communities became considered a menace to society, and entertainers were requested to perform in set locations rather than be allowed to wander freely. The main place of entertainment during these years would

The Victorian Circus

The Victorian Circus

It is known that there were hundreds of circuses operating in mid Victorian times around 1850-1860. Circuses were a part of culture and a unique part of western culture and what is known as Victorian culture and Victorian culture had important influences on Modern Culture. The skills whether that of the performers or the specific engineering and design work done in preparing the circus were important. It is known that there were aquatic circuses where the circus ring was flooded with water. It is known too that in Roman times, amphitheatres were flooded with water so that mock sea battles could be staged. This article aims to describe the unique feel and culture of the time. It aims to elaborate on what is meant by the lewd and sometimes grotesque nature of circuses. Were circuses close to theatre and burlesque in some degree?

You can imagine the whole commercialism and excitement of Victorian circuses. The skills and daring involved was exciting and you can feel a strange freedom and beauty in this world. There was a certain American gentleman Richard Sands who ran a circus. He was an acrobat as well as what was known as a

Circus Costumes

Circus Costumes

Who doesn’t like a circus? Circuses have been around for hundreds of years and entertain young and old alike. Perhaps you have always wanted to be a circus star but never had the chance. If so, you may want to dress up in a circus costume during the Halloween season.

Of course, there is a sinister side to the circus too. Many times, clowns and other types of performers are portrayed as villains. Because of this darker side, a circus costume is perfect for the season.

Circus costumes for Halloween are available in a variety of different styles. In order to find the style that is right for you, take a trip to your local costume store. If you don’t find the perfect costume there, you may want to do some online shopping.

Before you decide on a specific costume type, you should definitely look around at what is available. The closer it gets to Halloween, the smaller the selection will get. Keep this in mind when you are making your choices. In other words, don’t wait too long or you may be out of luck!

Here are some ideas for great circus costumes:

Circus Crafts For Kids

Circus Crafts For Kids

Kids and circuses go hand in hand. Children love everything about the circus – from the elephants, to the lions and high trapeze acts. They love the cotton candy and the clowns jumping out of cars. But usually, the circus only comes around once a year. How much fun to put together circus crafts for kids right in your home where they can enjoy the circus any time of year!

Megaphone Be A Ringmaster!

Items needed for this craft are scissors, construction paper, stickers and markers. The child should decorate the construction paper first with the stickers and markers. When they’re done, roll the paper up in a funnel shape. Voila! Instant megaphone. Perfect for playing with outside where they can use their loud,outdoor voice.

Cages for the Animals

One of the best parts of a circus is seeing the animals. Not the usual squirrel or dog the kids can see everyday, these beasts are wild and dangerous and kids love them! This craft gives them the opportunity to cage their own, even if these are just made out of cookies. Items needed are animal crackers, glue, pipe cleaners and foam food trays. The

Circus Theme Kid Furniture

Circus Theme Kid Furniture

Every child loves the circus…and sometimes, even running away and joining one. Not that they’d actually pack up their things (who would make their lunches?) but they do daydream of the constant adventure, the travel, and how cool it would be to have an elephant for a pet.

You can give your child a chance to be part of his own personal “circus”–well, without the elephant. By using Circus Theme Kid Furniture, you can transform his bedroom into a wonderland that even Barnum and Bailey would be proud of.

No time or energy to decorate? No problem. Circus Theme Kid Furniture have all the elements–you just need to unpack the furniture (and a bit of assembly) and you’re good to go. The designs are colorful and sure to delight the young and young hearted. You have merry, mischievous clowns, seals and lions poised for another wonderful trick, spinning acrobats.

Circus theme furniture is functional, too. After all, every child needs a comfortable bed, a table and a chair, and bookshelves and toy chests to store his things. You would’ve bought them anyway–but choosing these sets let them double as d├ęcor. Here are some other easy

Las Vegas Nevada Circus Circus

Las Vegas Nevada Circus Circus

Circus Circus in Las Vegas is a hotel-casino on the Strip in Las Vegas, United States. It has 3774 rooms and a casino covering an area of 9392 square meters. Opened in 1968, It belongs to the MGM Mirage group, since the acquisition of Mandalay Resort Group in 2005.

Circus Circus, was the first hotel to invest in games for the whole family. It offers circus performances several times a day and an amusement park, the Adventuredome, built alongside the hotel, which is the largest amusement park in the world. Circus Circus is the only Strip casino to accommodate the camper with 399 places in it’s parking lot reserved for them. It also contains meeting rooms provided for 800 people, and three swimming pools. The hotel also houses restaurants (Cafe Barista, Circus Buffet, Circus Steakhouse, Garden Grill, Pink Pony, Stivali).

Originally it was the flagship casino for Circus Circus Enterprises (later Mandalay Resort Group), part of MGM Mirage today. The amusement park was opened in 1993. Adventuredome covers a surface area of 20 234 square meters (initially known as the Grand Slam Canyon). The park features 16 attractions including the Canyon Blaster roller coaster, a miniature

Reasons to Attend a Ringling Brothers Circus

Reasons to Attend a Ringling Brothers Circus

Are you interested in attending a Ringling Brothers Circus event in the near future? This is a great idea for many reasons. Even though the circus does not stop at every city in the country, if you live close to a major metropolitan area you should be in good position to buy tickets.

Here are three of the best reasons to attend a Ringling Brothers Circus:

1. Ringling Brothers is well known to be the best of the best. Sure, there are other circus companies that tour the country. But when it comes to the best, in terms of excitement and showmanship, you have to see what this company has to offer.

2. Tickets are not nearly as expensive as some people believe. Did you know that you can often times find Ringling Brothers Circus tickets for half off? This is particularly true if you use a coupon or find a special deal at a local retailer. Before you buy your tickets, make sure you search around for a deal.

3. Fun with the family. Although you can attend a circus show on your own, it is much more fun if your family is

Circus Clowns Themed Parties for All Ages

Circus Clowns Themed Parties for All Ages

Circus clown paper party goods are just the right touch for many different parties. Add animal crackers and stuffed exotic animals to brighten a first birthday. Use an antique calliope and circus wagons for unique parties with live circus clowns.

Parties big and small can use circus clowns in their many different manifestations to create a memorable day. Whether pony rides are in the budget or just another day on the farm they might make light entertainment for elementary school aged kids. Maybe other field animals can lend themselves to the circus if they are in the mood to pose for farm kids circus party pictures. Emus or goats will bring a smile to the faces of kids who don’t live on a farm.

But for many the circus atmosphere will need to be created in a neighborhood which brags of no animals larger than the family golden retriever. If he knows any tricks then he gets top billing.

Kids might enjoy making up their own circus acts or dressing as circus clowns. Rainbow fright wigs and red ball stick on noses with simple costumes make perfect circus costumes for amateur performances. Little kids could

Circus City Sarasota Florida s Claim to Fame

Circus City Sarasota Florida s Claim to Fame

“The Greatest Show on Earth” A movie that was actually filmed at the winter location in Sarasota. The film debuted at the Florida Theatre in 1952 and drew director Cecil B. DeMille, Charlton Heston, Betty Hutton, and Dorothy Lamour. A re-enactment of the parade scene down Main St. led the audience to the opening of the movie.

Everyone loves the circus. The atmosphere of the Big Top drew audiences year round. The ringmaster in his top hat and tails, the clowns with their antics, and death defying performances bringing spectators to the edge of their seats. A collective sigh of relief could be heard when each performance completed safely.

In 1927, the Ringling Brothers decided to make Sarasota their winter home. What a boost for the small bay side village. The tropical setting drew performers and tourists alike. The attraction lured 100,000 visitors to Sarasota in one season. When John Ringling saw the public curiosity about the behind the scenes activities of the circus, he opened the winter location for tours on Christmas Day 1927. For a mere $.25 for adults and $.10 for children anyone could view the inner workings of the circus. Truly, John

Circus Ring From Playmobil Toy Review

Circus Ring From Playmobil Toy Review

Many of us have happy memories of visiting the circus as a kid, I know I do. I mean what’s not to like about it right? There are tigers, elephants, horses, clowns and acrobats, all in one place and you get to eat yummy popcorn and cotton candy. And my kids are no different. Any visit to the circus is sure to give children happy memories to last a lifetime. But what can you do when the circus only comes to town but once a year?

Well, I have good news, now the fun doesn’t need to end when the circus leaves town anymore. The Circus Ring from Playmobil, allows your children to recreate the magic of a real circus by conducting from their own homes. The Circus Ring from Playmobil comes complete with all the things needed to run a triumphant circus. There is the signature Big Top tent, trapeze artists, ticket booths, lighted entrance, a ringmaster and more. Plus the set is large enough that small hands won’t run into trouble playing with little pieces. The pieces are large enough for their little hands making the magic come alive in their hands.

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The Uses Of Circus Stilts

The Uses Of Circus Stilts

The circus never fails to amaze everyone, from children to grandparents, as it presents striking performances by skilled people. The circus world justifies the use of stilts in their act since stilts originated as a form of entertainment. This happened in China in the seventh century when an emperor desired to watch a new form of entertainment in his palace. In the modern circus, aside from the animal exhibition, flying trapeze, magic, and fire-eating feats, one of the best parts is always the circus stilts number. We see regular-looking performers suddenly transforming into giants while doing their stunts on stilts.

They are the circus stilt performers and with their extended heights, they can be so amazing and funny, too. Usually, they also act as clowns since their roles require them to be funny. However, some circus numbers are serious and breathtaking. These performers stand on stilts made of wood or metal. Their lengthy costumes also add more height to their legs. As part of the circus, the circus stilts performers clown around by walking, running, jumping, dancing, and flying the trapeze. Though this requires concentration, some clowns on stilts can still manage to do their act through

Satan s Circus

Satan s Circus

At the end of the Civil War, New York City was a den of iniquity, with prostitution as common as warm beer in a cold dive. Although flesh peddling was available on the lower east and west sides of Manhattan, the most prolific area of prostitution was called Satan’s Circus, which was the area between 24th and 40th Streets, and between 5th and 7th Avenues. The “Main Street” of Satan’s Circus was Broadway between 23rd and 42nd Streets, which was then known as “The Line.” Satan’s Circus later became part of a larger tract of decadence called “The Tenderloin,” which was also known for it’s grifters and numerous gambling houses.

In the 1890’s, after Tom Edison electrified New York City, that stretch of Broadway in the Tenderloin was called “The Great White Way,” because of the numerous lighted advertising signs prominent on the streets. In the early 1900’s, when the theater district moved uptown above 42nd Street, the “Great White Way’s” name was conveyed to the area on Broadway above Times Square.

After the Civil War, the New York City police were greatly demoralized; destroyed by corruption within their own ranks and by a Tammany Hall

The Big Apple Circus Is Big Fun

The Big Apple Circus Is Big Fun

This summer I took my girls to the Big Apple Circus in Queens, New York and it was a night of family fun! Loving to travel as much as I do, I made a commitment to myself that this summer I was going to approach my own “backyard” of Long Island and surrounding areas, with the same passion as I do when I travel, by researching and experiencing all the sights and activities that are happening locally. At the top of my list was The Big Apple Circus. I am not a patron of circuses that exploit and use exotic animals or have them doing unnatural things. But, after doing some research, I was fairly certain that this circus did not fall into that category and was willing to take a chance and see for myself. I was very pleased by what I found on all levels!

The Big Apple Circus has been around in New York City since 1977, and I’m ashamed to say, I had never seen it before this past weekend. A great deal has changed in the past 35+ years from its humble beginnings in Battery Park, to headlining at Damrosch Park at

Complimentary Deals & Dining Options In Circus Circus Las Vegas

Complimentary Deals & Dining Options In Circus Circus Las Vegas

Folks who are looking for a great place to stay in Las Vegas along with the family should look no further than the Circus Circus hotel. Few hotels in Las Vegas will offer the fun filled “Big Top” environment (just like in a real circus!) that you will find at Circus Circus.

Complimentary A Better Deal Even Paying a Bit More

The Circus Circus hotel is unique in concept, setting it apart from the many other hotels along the Vegas strip. Nonetheless, folks traveling to Vegas with the family are recommended to at least check some others too, comparing prices & packages with the other hotels & resorts in the vicinity. Keep in mind that complimentary stuff are like money in the bank particularly when they involve food or activities that you were planning to do even without the complimentary. So you may be able to negotiate a much better deal even though you might be paying a couple more dollars a night for free parking, complimentary meals, or tickets to events, shows, & attractions.

Dining Options in Circus Circus Hotel

An important factor that can influence a person to choose to stay at

Create Fun and Fabulous Circus Invitations

Create Fun and Fabulous Circus Invitations

Here’s some Circus Birthday Party invitation ideas to help get your creative juices flowing:

IN-PERSON CLOWN INVITES – Have Mom, Dad, a drama student, or a professional clown go to each of your child’s guests’ homes dressed in full clown garb and personally invite each of your child’s guests to the birthday party. The clown could do a simple juggling trick, tell some silly jokes, use puppets, do some slapstick, etc. to add to the fun “invite.” Ultimately, the clown will hand each guest a personal invitation to the party.

CIRCUS POSTCARD INVITES – Find some postcards that have pictures of various circus animals or circus scenes on them and turn them into birthday invites. Ideally, an elephant doing a trick at a circus, a lion-tamer with a lion on a platform, a Big Top circus tent, etc. Put your party details on the back of the postcards. Say something like:

Lions, And Tigers, And Bears, Oh My!
Join Me For Some Big Top Fun At My 5th Birthday!
Show Time & Date:
Location: Big Top At: (Address)
R.S.V.P. To Ringmaster: (Name & Phone#)
Wear Your Circus Best!

BALLOON INVITATIONS – Blow up balloons