Last night we went to the Jordan World Circus at the South Jordan Fairgrounds, and we had a lot of fun. This is a small three-ring circus, but there are some really cool acts.
The show is split into two halves with a half hour intermission. The first hour of the show before the intermission had some of our favorite acts. There were some really talented jugglers that worked as a group. There were 8 of them, and they juggled both individually, in duos and trios, and even all 8 of them together. It was amazing how fast and complicated their routines were.
We also really liked the aerialists. They performed in both halves of the show including once as Arabian princesses with Aladdin. During their routines, they are hoisted up on ropes and they dance in the air 50 feet above the ground using just the rope for support. It is really fun to watch. Here’s a break down of the acts:
-Tiger Tamer: This section of the show honestly seemed a little outdated to us. It was much more fun to watch the human acts.
-Hamster Wheel: I’m not sure what to call this act, but it was a guy in a big hamster wheel that rotated on a larger fulcrum. He came closer to death than any of the other performers, it seemed!
-Aerialists: Aladdin and eight princesses swinging around on ropes as described above was mesmerizing.
-Spider Man: Spiderman did a routine very similar to the aerialists. He flew high above the arena and used bungee cords rather than ropes.
-Three ring performers: They had acts in all three rings on two occasions. Once there was a Hula Hoopist, a guy balancing on round things, and a contortionist. The second time there were three contortionists including one who fired an arrow at a balloon with her feet while doing a handstand.
-Dog Tricks: Some very hyperactive dogs did a few different kinds of tricks.
-Clown Wedding: There was a silly clown scene with two hobo clowns and their troublesome car.
-Pot Balancer: I know a pot balancer doesn’t sound cool, and the kids didn’t love it, but he was a unique talent. He balanced and spun a 35 pound pot on his head. You sort of have to see it….
-Jordan Globe of Death: This is a world famous act where two motorcyclists ride inside a metal ball and through some miracle don’t crash into each other. This is one of the highlights of the night!
The second half of the show lasts around 45 minutes and includes:
-Three Rings: They have another 3-ring bit with two unicyclists and a pole routine where two guys do tricks on a 50 foot pole.
-Clown Music: The clown musical routine is a little funny, but it ran on a little too long for our taste.
-Animal Act: A camel, a few horses, and ponies, and a trainer do a few tricks. Camels look really funny when they run.
-Aerialists: The aerialists return in the second half, and their rope dancing is as fun in the second act as the first.
-Acrobats: This time, the jugglers do acrobatics. These eight guys toss each other around, do flips off each others bodies, and many other tricks that you have to see to believe.
-Dancers and elephants: The final act features two elephants and a few dancers. (We know that some people find animals at the circus controversial, and certainly the protestors outside don’t appreciate this part of the circus, but please don’t take out your frustration on our website!)
We had fun at Jordan World Circus. The acrobats were definitely the family favorite. During the intermission, you can ride ponies, a camel, or an elephant for a rather steep price. We had fun just walking around and watching. We also took our own snacks and drinks, but you can purchase food at the circus, as well as souvenirs. We tried to keep our night as cheap as possible. We do have a discount code for you.
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