A ride at the circus in Casa Linda in 1962.

If your home feels like a circus with young children amped on Christmas spirit scattering wrapping paper and toys across the living room, you might relate to this old footage of an actual circus in Casa Linda.

The footage from the G. William Jones Film & Video Collection at Southern Methodist University shows children and adults buying tickets, riding rides and viewing exotic animals at a circus at the Casa Linda Plaza in April 1962.

From the ferris wheel to the merry-go-round and the unicyclist spinning in circles, it all looks dizzying…and super fun.


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