Guests Evacuate From Disney Show Due to Dangerous Popcorn Machine

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The cast on stage of Cirque Du Soleil, surrounding a drawing desk.

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One of the best parts of visiting Walt Disney World Resort is the world-class entertainment. But did you know you can see a breathtaking circus-style show without ever stepping into a Disney Park?

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At Disney Springs, Drawn to Life presented by Cirque du Soleil celebrates the magic of the 50th Anniversary of Walt Disney World Resort and the child that lives inside all of us. This ticketed performance features jaw-dropping acrobatics and theatrical memories to last a lifetime!

An acrobat hangs off a thin pole.
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Unfortunately, some Cirque du Soleil Guests this week got a different kind of lifelong memory. Reddit user u/disneybelle was waiting for Drawn to Life to begin when the fire alarm went off and all Guests were evacuated from the theater.

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“The way the cast members were awesome and we were evacuated quickly and safely,” the Guest recalled. “We found out after the evacuation that the building was fine, and it was a popcorn machine getting too hot. We were allowed back inside and finished our show.”

A woman in a red shirt and blue jeans, a performer with a pencil on his head.
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Thankfully everyone was safe and got to see Cirque du Soleil perform!

More on Drawn to Life Presented by Cirque du Soleil and Disney

Performers on the stage, some dressed as white gloves.
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This special Cirque du Soleil performance, located at West Side in Disney Springs, is a special celebration of Walt Disney World Resort’s 50th Anniversary. Dining packages are available. From Disney:

Watch in wonder as the beauty of Disney animation blends with the thrilling spectacle of Cirque du Soleil!

A Creative Tour-de-Force

Set your imagination in motion with Drawn to Life—a love letter to the art of Disney animation.

In this first-ever collaboration between Cirque du Soleil, Walt Disney Animation Studios and Walt Disney Imagineering, journey into a world where an animator’s desk becomes the stage and drawings come alive. The show is a celebration of life, accentuated by the delightful, mesmerizing movements of Cirque du Soleil’s acrobatic mastery.

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Please note that the story outlined in this article is based on a personal Disney Parks Guest experience. No two Guest experiences are alike, and this article does not necessarily align with Inside the Magic’s personal views on Disney Parks operations.

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