Cirque du Soleil is coming back to Walt Disney World’s shopping and dining district, Disney Springs. But it won’t happen in 2020.
According to Cirque du Soleil’s website, the show “Drawn to Life” will open at Disney Springs on February 10, 2021. Shows are currently scheduled from that day through March 31, 2021.
Replacing “La Nouba” and originally slated to open at Disney Springs on April 17, 2020, “Drawn to Life,” and the rest of Cirque to Soleil was hit hard by the global pandemic. Cirque Du Soleil even declared bankruptcy. “Drawn to Life” had to layoff 95% of its workforce and was postponed until further notice.
But as the saying goes, “The show must go on,” and last month, we reported that it would go on this November because the Disney World website directed one of our writers to the tickets page and she was presented with November showtimes.
Today, August 20, I clicked the link on the Disney World website to find direct access to “Drawn to Life” tickets to be no longer active, and I was redirected to Cirque du Soleil’s homepage.
Luckily, “Drawn to Life” was the first show that popped up, and after clicking the button to “buy tickets” I only found those for shows in February and March.
So, we have good news and bad news. The good news being Cirque du Soleil and Disney will be able to present their collaboration to live audiences. The bad news being we have to wait until February 2021 to see it happen.
Disney Parks blog describes Cirque du Soleil’s new show at Disney Springs as the following:
“Our 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.
When Julie finds an unfinished animation piece and a letter from her late father, her imagination is awakened, and she embarks on an inspiring journey into the whimsical world of animation. Along the way, she meets characters like Mr. Pencil (her father’s favorite pencil), who help guide her. Julie also encounters Miss Hésitation, the story’s villain, who reflects Julie’s own doubts and fears as an artist.
Throughout her adventure, Julie is reunited with Disney characters from her childhood, giving her the encouragement she needs to animate with her own unique artistic voice.”
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