LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – Emotions and excitement are running high as Cirque du Soleil and Walt Disney World debut their new show “Drawn to Life.”
The show opened to audiences Thursday after facing months of delays due to the coronavirus pandemic.
“Today is symbolic. It’s not only the opening of a new show at Disney Springs, it’s the reopening of Cirque Du Soleil as an organization. I cannot wait to see the emotion tonight in that theater for that reason,” said Daniel Lamarre, Cirque du Soleil CEO.
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The new show, a collaboration between Cirque du Soleil, Walt Disney Animation Studios and Walt Disney Imagineering, focuses on a girl named Julie who discovers that her Disney animator father left behind an unfinished animation.
Ten acrobatic acts drive the story as Julie embarks on a quest filled with her childhood memories of Disney.
“Rarely do we have a story that people can rely on. This one is a great story, very emotional, and I think people and families in general will really appreciate it,” said Lamarre.
Tickets for “Drawn to Life” are now available online or at the box office on the west side of Disney Springs.
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