Many years ago, we were lucky enough to be visiting the Walt Disney World Resort on an extended family trip and on the top of our list of must-see things was Cirque du Soleil. To be able to combine a love for this magnificent high-octane show with the magic of Disney, the memories created from the night lasted throughout the years.
Now 16 years has passed since that first time and thanks to our friends at Disney, we were invited to a once again revisit the magic that is Cirque du Soleil La Nouba which has continued to entertain the audiences from the world over in Disney Springs.
If you have not seen this thrilling spectacular, do not wait because the clock is ticking down for this beloved show so much a part of the Disney landscape.
If you have never experienced La Nouba before then get ready for a party! This Cirque du Soleil staple of Walt Disney World invited you to come in, sit back and marvel at the stunning international cast as they perform glorious feats of incredible strength and breathtaking beauty.
The show’s name comes from the French phrase “faire la nouba,” which literally means “to live it up.” And do these performers ever know how to celebrate!
Acrobats, aerialists, break dancers, singers, trapeze artists, jugglers and clowns—more than 65 artists representing 15 countries—entertain and mystify with daring acts of grace. A stream of color washes over every scene with the imaginative costumes, out-of-this-world makeup and dynamic sets. As the performers weave dreams onstage, the live music—symphonic, rock or some unique fusion—is always evocative, emotional and inspiring.
Located at the West Side of Disney Springs, this striking theater was constructed especially for Cirque du Soleil. Outside it resembles an enormous ivory circus tent. Inside, an elaborate mechanical stage includes movable glass cages, platforms and inventive sets, with world-class sound and lighting systems that create a dreamlike metamorphosis from performance to performance.
Make sure you visit the Cirque du Soleil Gift Shop before the show and stock up on all of your must have circus items so you can take home a piece of the performance with you long after your evening has ended.
Like any show under the big top, with so much to take in, you can see La Nouba over and over and still not see all the marvelous excitement that is happening right before your very eyes. Everywhere you look, every performer tells a story all their own.
Here you will delight in alluring performances by aerial bamboo artists and break dancers.
Gaze up and witness a powerful love story unfold! You’ll find yourself at the edge of your seat watching this duo perform their spellbinding Aerial Bamboo routine. Originating from China, this moving art form involves fluid choreography and bold tricks performed while dangling from a pole-like apparatus that’s suspended from the ceiling. It’s the only known act of its kind in North America!
And the kids will squeal with delight as the individually world-famous break dancers come together and treat you to a high-energy B-Boy act packed with jaw-dropping power moves which marks the first time in Cirque du Soleil history, B-Boying, commonly known as break dancing, has been given its very own act.
Of course no Cirque du Soleil show would be complete without amazing death-defying acts featuring trapeze artists, balancing acts that defy gravity and of course, bring on the clowns! Not only does the show unfold right before your very eyes but it is all accompanied by a live orchestra and with vocalists whose voices are worthy of a stage all of their own.
Be a part of such an high energy extravaganza works up an appetite and there’s no better place to finish off a perfect night than at Splitsville Luxury Lane located just a short walk away from La Nouba.
This retro eatery located in the heart of all the Disney Springs fun, could be the highlight of your visit and includes not just some of the best food around but is home ton 50,000 square feet of bowling, billiards, bars and live entertainment.
There is no better way to cap off the perfect night than at Splitsville, the perfect place for the entire family.
Don’t miss your chance to experience this unforgettable show before it takes its final bow on December 31, 2017.
To reserve your tickets head over to official ticket website and for Florida residents have a special money-saving ticket offer waiting just for them. Cirque du Soleil La Nouba now playing under the big top at Disney Springs at the Walt Disney World Resort.
Disclosure: My family and I were invited as guests of Walt Disney World to attend Cirque du Soleil La Nouba however the thoughts and opinions expressed here are 100% our own.