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“A taste of carnival and other dances”
Review of Plataforma

Plataforma
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US$245.00*
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Rio de Janeiro Super Saver: Corcovado and Sugar Loaf Mountain plus Ginga...
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: The Plataforma Samba Show represents the rhythmic and colorful dances of Brazilian folklore, often featuring the prior year's Carnival winning Samba school dancers. There is the option to have dinner before the show, but the real attraction is the Samba dance performances.
Maracaibo, Venezuela
Level 6 Contributor
300 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“A taste of carnival and other dances”
Reviewed 17 June 2014

It is a nice show with different dances from Brazil, no explanation given. I found them interesting, the costumes were wonderful but I just wish the dancers were a little more coordinated and displayed a higher level of energy, only few of them seemed happy to be there.

Near the end this guy (host?) welcomed us to Rio (at the end!?) and started calling out all the countries while people cheered, then sang a couple of songs and invited people from the audience to sing with him, I found it odd to interrupt the dancing like that...

At some point they take your picture and try to sell you a plastic plate with it... for 25Rs

Visited June 2014
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Rogers, Arkansas
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Good Performance & Expensive Drinks”
Reviewed 14 June 2014

Great way to see the costumes & dancing of Carnival. It is a tourist only location but still an enjoyable experience. The drinks are expensive (like may $14) but your on vacation. Relax, have a caipirinha,get your picture with the performers & have fun.

Visited May 2014
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Clonmel, Ireland
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Dreadful complete rip Off”
Reviewed 13 June 2014 via mobile

Would give it ZERO if possible dreadfully expensive and very poor. Customers are fantastic, but overall the most disappointing part of our holiday through Argentina and Rio.

Visited June 2014
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1 Thank Anthony P
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Montreal, Canada
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Better than last year”
Reviewed 29 May 2014

I go with my group to Plataforma every year. It's pricey but a lot of fun. Set your expectations for Rio's version of Vegas.

This year the show got a costume upgrade, even though most of the performers are the same from last year. The show is tons of fun and there is a lot of talent. This year they pulled up people from the audience (which they didn't last year). Show lasts 1 hour 15 minutes. The only annoying thing is that they sell pictures during the show (your pictures go on plates).

Visited May 2014
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Canberra
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19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Far Better than expected”
Reviewed 20 May 2014 via mobile

We had booked then read reviews on trip advisor. Went with very low expectations.
BUT meal, service and ambience were good.
Venue was ok
Show was fantastic, performers worked at such a High level to entertain.
Costumes and dance/athletic moves were outstanding
Musicians and singers were fabulous
I think there is a conspiracy out there to denigrate this show??

Visited May 2014
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