Published: Jan 02, 2013 5:02 PM EST
Updated: Jan 02, 2013 5:10 PM EST

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Expect super-human stunts, breathtaking animal performances and, of course, the clowns at the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus' new show called "Fully Charged."

The show starts Thursday at 7:00 p.m. at Germain Arena and shows continue until Sunday.

"You are going to be sitting on the edge of your seat the entire time," said head clown Dean Kelley.

"We bring the audience up-close and personal to the show and it's high energy from beginning to end," he said.

While the elephants Carroll, Dutchess and Patti strut around outside preparing numbers, the camels hang out inside on the stage floor munching on carrots.

"We have Arabian horses, we have Shetland ponies and an adorable mini horse name goodies," said animal trainer Catherine Carden.

It takes this small army about six hours to set up the show that they guarantee to make you wanting more.

"We have an incredible knife throwing act. It makes my palms sweat every time I watch it. We have the globe of steel where you have three motorcycles going about 50 mph," said Kelley.

This circus is nearly 143 years old and the longest running circus in show business history. 

Anyone who has a ticket can come to the all access pre-show party an hour before the show to get an exclusive backstage look at what goes in to producing the show, you even get to  meet the animals.

Tickets are on sale at the Germain Arena box office or online at www.ticketmaster.com.