New Disney Cirque du Soleil Show “Drawn to Life” Expected to Debut This Fall at Disney Springs

Drawn to Life, the new show expected to replace La Nouba in Disney Springs, was notably absent from the list of shows announced today by Cirque du Soleil to be returning to the stage.

Thankfully Cirque du Soleil CEO, Daniel Lamarre, gave an idea of the opening date in an interview with the Los Angeles Times.

“It’s a tribute to Disney animation, and we felt honored to have the opportunity to do a show with the IP [intellectual property] of Disney,” Lamarre said. “We should be able to open sometime in the fall.”

Fall 2021 is going to be a busy time at Walt Disney World® Resort, as the 50th Anniversary celebration of Magic Kingdom® Theme Park is planned to begin October 1, 2021.

La Nouba was the original Cirque du Soleil show on Disney property, and ran for 19 years from 1998 to 2017. It was housed in a free-standing theatre that resembled a white tent in Disney Springs.

Drawn to Life is the story of the love between a father and a daughter. Delightful, mesmerizing movements of Cirque du Soleil acrobatic mastery pair with the magic of Disney animation to accentuate the show. The main character is Julie, a courageous and determined young girl. Her father, Tom, was a Disney animator who raised his daughter and surrounded her with Disney animated characters who helped her grow and played important roles in her life.

To learn more about what to expect from Drawn to Life, check out the article we wrote in March 2020.

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