Even if you've been to a circus before, you are sure to see some things in this show you have never seen before.
The I-X Indoor Amusement Park, presented by Marc's, returns for its 23rd year of spring-time thrills March 23 - April 15, 2012, at the I-X Center in Cleveland, Ohio. The event has expanded its footprint to include even more entertainment and excitement than ever before!
New this year is Cirque Shanghai, featuring world-class acrobats from China, showcasing a spectacular combination of acrobatic skills, athletic prowess and dangerous, jaw-dropping tricks. “This is a show not to be missed,” said Eric German, executive show director. “The abilities of this group are astounding; they push the limits and create an amazing production. It’s perfect for families to sit and enjoy together!” High-wire stunts, death-defying motorcycle acts and amazingly choreographed balancing routines will surprise and delight audience members of all ages. The Big Cat Encounter show returns for a third year of up-close and personal interaction with some of nature’s biggest cats. Veteran trainer and handler Clayton Rosaire educates while he entertains, using skills and a sense of humor to command lions and tigers to do amazing tricks! This show has proven to be a huge attraction and now includes expanded theater-style seating. All Cirque Shanghai and Big Cat Encounter shows are included in the price of general admission, providing triple the entertainment value!
In addition to live entertainment, over 20 acres of rides will whirl and twirl patrons big and small, from the biggest dare-devils to pint-sized riders! Thrill City brings on the speed with rides that flip, rotate, drop, spin, and fly. Fan favorite Freakout swings riders up to 70 feet high and guarantees to churn out the screams. Practice your best Superman pose on the Cliff Hanger, which will have you flying through the I-X Center - capes optional. The amazing Spinning Coaster dazzles the daring with non-stops spinning cars and unexpected speed – be sure to have friends to hang on to! G-Force seems to defy gravity, giving riders serious “hang time” before coming back down to earth, while Super Shot sends riders shooting up to the stars. The Flying Dutchman made its debut last year and comes back to challenge those with a fear of heights!
Kidzville is a dedicated children’s area that features over 25 rides and a petting zoo perfect for kids. The 3D Mystery Manor offers a fun and not-too-scary experience that children of all ages will enjoy (a nominal fee is required for children, but parents are always free!). The whole family can explore the nooks and crannies and the dizzying fun in the 3D Vortex Tunnel while watching out for friendly ghosts! Moms and Dads will find they can join in on some of the traditional rides too, including the State Fair Slide, Dizzy Dragons, Merry-Go-Round, I-X Center Ferris Wheel, and many more.
They’re here to save the world! Meet your favorite Marvel characters - Spider-Man on March 24 and Captain America on March 25 - for photo opportunities at the Costume Character Stage. Christian Family Weekend is March 24 & 25, with live performances from local choirs and bands. Gospel acts and interpretive dance routines will make this engaging, feel good family entertainment!
If Latin music gets you moving, you won’t want to miss the 8th annual La Fiesta Latina April 14 and 15, sponsored by Julia de Burgos Cultural Arts Center and Latinocleveland.com. The very best of Hispanic heritage and culture with national and local acts, dance, food, arts and entertainment are all part of the event highlights for patrons to enjoy.
The I-X Indoor Amusement Park is held at the I-X Center in Cleveland, Ohio on Route 237, adjacent to Cleveland Hopkins Airport. It is easily accessible from I-480, I-71 and the Ohio Turnpike. For more information call 1.800.897.3942.
General Admission $24; Children under 48’’ $21; Seniors 60+ $10 Saturdays and Sundays and FREE Weekdays; Children 3 and under FREE. $21 Advance tickets available at MARC’S and AAA. Bring in any Diet Pepsi or Mountain Dew can to the I-X Center Box Office after 3PM (Monday-Friday Only), buy one general admission ticket at full price and get the second one FREE.
Opening Day is Friday, March 23rd at 3PM! Dates and times vary. For a listing of all dates and times please visit the official I-X Indoor Amusement Park website atwww.ixamusementpark.com