New Cirque du Soleil show will pay homage to Disney magic

A new Cirque du Soleil show will debut at Disney World focusing Disney’s rich history of animation, Disney and Cirque du Soleil have announced.

The current show La Nouba, which has been playing at Disney Springs in Disney World for nearly 20 years will close on Dec. 31, 2017.

No opening date for the new show has been announced, but cast members have said the interior of the building, located on the West Side of the complex, will undergo major renovations first.  La Nouba premiered on Dec. 23, 1998. It was the third resident show ever created by Cirque du Soleil.  La Nouba will take a final bow on December 31, 2017.

Daniel Lamarre, President and CEO of Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group, said of the new show, “We are incredibly inspired by Disney’s immense creative universe. We are convinced that bringing Disney’s magic to life on stage will touch audiences and bring them back to their childhood.”