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New Cirque du Soleil ‘Drawn to Life’ in Disney Springs Delayed Until 2021

It’s been a long time waiting, in fact, it’s almost 3 years since Cirque du Soleil closed in Disney Springs. Thankfully, Disney has recently announced some more information about the new Cirque du Soleil show ‘Drawn to Life’ coming to Disney Springs in 2021.

In this post, we will share with you everything we know about Cirque du Soleil: Drawn to Life including when it’s opening, how to get tickets and what the show is going to be like.

(News 8/25/20): Cirque du Soleil Drawn to Life Opening Delayed Until 2021

The new show “Cirque du Soleil: Drawn to Life” was getting ready to open in March when the parks closed down, and the opening thus delayed. Disney was hoping to debut the show in November 2020, but that has now changed and the opening pushed back once again.

As of this writing, the new opening date for Cirque du Soleil: Drawn to Life is February 10, 2021.

Performances that were originally listed on the official Cirque du Soleil website from November to January now are no longer listed.

“We are evaluating the timing for the opening of Drawn to Life based on guidance from government and health organizations,” a Cirque du Soleil spokeswoman shared.

Anyone who already had tickets for one of the previously canceled Drawn to Life shows, will be contacted to rebook on another date in February or beyond.

To buy tickets for Cirque du Soleil: Drawn to Life click here.

What is Drawn to Life?

Disney finally gave a name to the new Cirque du Soleil show. It will be called: “Drawn to Life,” and will celebrate Disney animation.

Cirque du Soleil Drawn to Life

The story for Drawn to Life revolves around Julie, a courageous and determined girl who discovers an unexpected gift left by her late father: an unfinished animation piece.

Guided by a surprising pencil, she embarks on an inspiring quest sprinkled with her Disney childhood memories. Through this journey, she learns to imagine new possibilities and animate the story of her future.

Original Story

When we found out back in 2017 that “La Nouba” by Cirque du Soleil was coming to an end, we were definitely disappointed. Its final show was on New Year’s Eve 2017, and since that time, the details have been scarce about its replacement.

Behind he scenes Cirque du Soleil Disney Animation show

What we do know is that Cirque du Soleil “Drawn to Life” is a tribute to Disney Animation, done in the unique Cirque du Soleil way. It promises to “transport the audience into the world of Disney animation with new original acrobatic sequences, dazzling choreography, musical masterpieces and whimsical characters.”

Of course, to make it all come together, thousands of hours are put in behind the scenes by the cast and crew creating the new Disney Cirque du Soleil show which is going to leave audiences in awe.

behind the scenes look at new Cirque du Soleil animation show Disney Springs

Daniel Lamarre, President and CEO of Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group, elaborated, sharing “We are incredibly inspired by Disney’s immense creative universe. We are convinced that bringing Disney’s magic to life on stage will touch audiences and bring them back to their childhood.”

Also included in the new show is a brand new score that Disney says: “shakes the soul. A story that tugs deeply at the heart.”

Here is a video showing the work going on behind the scenes on the new Cirque du Soleil Disney Animation show, “Drawn to Life.”

I absolutely love this idea, and working together the genius of Cirque du Soleil with a Disney animation theme will make it a can’t-miss show!  I’m looking forward to seeing how Cirque du Soleil will showcase the rich history of Disney animation, telling the story in a way that only they can.

Opening Date

When will the new show be open? Disney has announced that Cirque du Soleil Drawn to Life is opening on February 10, 2021. Go to the Cirque du Soleil website to buy tickets which are now on sale.

Tickets cost between $79 and $169 depending on where you want to sit.

We’ll update you on any more info we have on the new Cirque du Soleil show as soon as we have it. Stay tuned here at Ziggy Knows Disney for more news…

In the meantime, if you are excited about “Drawn to Life” just wait until you see what else is coming. Read about all the other what other new rides are coming to Disney World in the next few years!

Your Thoughts:

I want to know what you think about Cirque du Soleil “Drawn to Life,” coming to Disney Springs…

  • Are you looking forward to Disney Animation as the theme?
  • What franchises would you like to see in the show?

Let us know in the comments section below!

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Tuesday 10th of December 2019

Looks like it will be great. Sounds amazing. :)

Leigh oskwarek

Sunday 21st of January 2018

Can’t wait. Hope it’s open for our next Disney trip in September