Written by Nathan Wertheimer
Orlando, FL – It was quit a surprise over the weekend when local media outlets publicized about the closing of The Greatest Show on Earth®. This circus has been running for many years now. Families from many generations have seen and enjoyed this circus. The Ringling Brother Circus was well known about the world. They will truly be missed when when they close down for good.
The reason for this circus closing is speculated that there was a drop in attendance at each show due to the protests and numerous marketing campaigns. Plus, PETA was protesting against the circus elephant having to performing at each show. Back in 2016, it was the last time to see these elephants perform at the circus.
Now with Ringling Brothers Circus ending their tour, there are other smaller circuses around the country hoping to take their place. One cannot compare the other circuses to the Ringling Brothers. They were are top-notch circus.
It is unclear what Feld Entertainment will do with all the props, all of the animals, and circus performers and staff. Some of the props may end up on display at The Ringling Circus Museum in Sarasota. Now the circus will be deciding what to do with all the circus animals. There is some speculation that some of the animals maybe given to other zoos and or possibly other circuses.
Once this circus is gone all that will be left is The Ringling Circus Museum. This museum is located at 5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota, Florida 34243, which is about 2 hour drive from Orlando. For more information go www.ringling.org
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