Cirque du Soleil
[Disney Vacation Planner]
|At A Glance
||Created in 1984 by visionary
and one-time street performer Guy Laliberté, Cirque du Soleil
has gained unparalleled acclaim with astonishing, high-energy
shows performed around the world.
Cirque du Soleil opened on 23rd Dec 1998, and as expected is
quite a busy attraction, though not so busy that it's difficult
to get late tickets.
Created in 1984 by visionary and one-time street performer Guy
Laliberté, Cirque du Soleil has gained unparalleled acclaim with
astonishing, high-energy shows performed around the world. A stunning
blend of circus art and street entertainment, Cirque du Soleil
captivates with a dazzling array of outrageous costumes, magical
lighting, and fantastically original acts and music.
The newest extravaganza from Cirque du Soleil, La Nouba,
conceived especially for Downtown Disney West Side, is presented
in a state-of-the-art venue - an inspiring cylindrical structure
with metal towers soaring to a height of 160 feet.
Other Cirque shows around the world include Las Vegas (Mystere),
This 70,000-square-foot theater conveys the look and atmosphere
of a "Big Top," and has seating for 1,671 guests.
The show which lasts for 90 minutes features more than seventy
performers in a not-to-be-missed mix of big-top circus acts with
original music, fantastic costumes, and innovative choreography.
There aren't any animals used in the show, which tends to focus
on balancing and skill acts instead, with Trapeze, Trampolining,
High Wire acts, alongside skill/grace type acts. Around 15 minutes
before the start of the main show a number of clowns interact
with the audience in a sort of pre-show.
The show will be staged twice daily, five days a week. Disney
recommend arriving at least 30 minutes before the start of each
performance, but it's probably worth extending that if you've
got a vehicle to park.
Although all seats have a good view, it's worth avoiding the
first 2 or 3 seated rows because a lot of the action occurs overhead,
which unless you're good at looking up for long periods is going
to be a sure fire route to a painful neck after a while.
To contact the box office for information, or to book tickets,
call (407) 939-7600.
Note: Flash photography is not permitted during the performance.