Disney and Cirque du Soleil are teaming up for the first time in over 20 years!
Disney announced that they’ll be producing a Cirque show for Disney Springs, a shopping area near Walt Disney World in Florida. The show is a collaborative effort between Cirque du Soleil, Walt Disney Animation Studios and Walt Disney Imagineering.
Cirque du Soleil is the largest theatrical producer in the world, and if you’ve ever been to a Cirque show, then you already know how magical they are. It’s not your average ringed circus — the shows are typically set to music and a theme, and they each sell a story throughout the performance. Plus, there are super impressive stunts and acrobatics.
Disney is no stranger to these types of shows. In fact, they produce very similar shows for their parks on a regular basis, so this team-up makes total sense.
“For more than 60 years, we’ve been bringing Disney stories and characters to life in our theme parks around the world,” Chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences and Products Bob Chapek said. “Now our teams at Walt Disney Imagineering and Walt Disney Animation Studios have joined with Cirque du Soleil to create an entirely new experience that will wow Walt Disney World guests and bring timeless, enchanting Disney stories to life in an unforgettable new way.”
The new show has yet to receive an official title, but according to reporters who were at Disney’s presentation, it will have an animation theme, which is very fitting for Disney.
“New animation sequences will be created for the new Cirque du Soleil show. And the live performers will interact with the animated characters,” Ashley Carter wrote. “The story revolves around a young girl who gets sent into the world of animation.”
Tickets are already on sale for the show. Previews start in March 2020, and it opens in April.