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“Big Apple Circus”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Big Apple Circus

Big Apple Circus
Certificate of Excellence
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Bronx, New York
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49 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Big Apple Circus”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2012

Great family fun that you can enjoy and afford!!!!

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New York
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28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Wonderful Circus, done to "human scale"”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2012

This is a wonderful experience for kids, especially little ones. It's in a small venue and the kids sit close enough to the acts to be thrilled but not so close that they're afraid. There are no drugged or mistreated wild animals like there are in the larger arena circuses (you know the ones...) and all the acts are enormously talented. Clowns are funny, not creepy and the entire experience is fun for kids and entertaining for adults. Definitely worth the money. Hesitate to use a cliche but it really is "perfect for kids of all ages".

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Queens Village, New York
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61 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“love it”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2012

we get to go every year through my job and every year they do great new acts with funny clowns and audience interaction. LOVE IT!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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57 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“What you hope a circus will be”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2012

This is a one-ring circus in the old European style. The focus is on acrobatics and clowning, and it's just delightful. Our 6 and 7 year old girls were entranced. The tickets are a lot less expensive than for Broadway shows, and I think they had as much fun as they would have at The Lion King. All the seats are within 50 feet of the ring, so it doesn't matter that much which tier of seat you buy. What matters more is how close you are to the "front" of the ring. We were closer to the "back," and while the performers make an effort to play to the whole audience, the show is really set up to play to the front. We also brought our own snacks and drinks to the circus, and significantly reduced the cost.

Visited December 2011
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Brooklyn, New York, United States
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15 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great little circus”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2012

Polished acts that will amaze and delight children and the child-at-heart. Re-live your "I wanna run away with the circus" phase for a night at the BAC.

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