In 2004 the Circus of Illusion replaced the technological Webmaster in the Storybook Land Big Top.

Fact File

  • Location: Storybook Land
  • Opening Year: 2004
  • Closing Year: 2005

The Show took elements from the popular Spooktacular Ice Show, with the performance including both illusions and dance routines, as well as circus performances.

Also included in the show was a montage of clips from old shows and parades in the park, including Circus Hassani, Peter Rabbit and the original Circus on Ice from the late 1980s.

In 2005 the Circus of Illusion was expanded, with the show now being fronted by The Twins, a famous pair of illusionists. With the new hosts came a variety of new illusions, including one which saw the pair make it snow inside the big top.

The 2005 closed season saw the big top host the Magic of Panto on Ice during the Winter Weekends, but it transpired this was the last show to be hosted in the venue. Since the start of the 2006 season the Big Top sat empty until being demolished for the area’s redevelopment into CBeebies Land for 2014.