Cirque du Soleil at Disney Springs, at Walt Disney World, is an awesome show to enjoy. It's great for a date night or simply something fun to do outside the theme parks.
We've seen plenty of Cirque shows over the years and this is one of the BEST! Drawn to Life is a phenomenal show of acrobatics and music, with a Disney-centric story line.
Part of the uniqueness of Cirque du Soleil is the coming together of performers from many countries and the sheer talent of everyone who is a part of the performance. There are live musicians, singers, actors and acrobats performing.
Drawn to Life tells the story of Julie, a little girl whose father died and left a story unfinished – an animated story. Through Disney's animation, her story unfolds during this amazing Cirque du Soleil show.
Ten amazing acts complete the 90-minutes or so of the show. While a lot of the acts have a direct connection to specific animated Disney films or sketches, others are more generalized.
Be sure to schedule some time to go to a Disney Springs restaurant or bar after the show to discuss your favorite acts from Cirque du Soleil! We continued our "Disney date" over drinks at nearby Jaleo that evening.
Being a huge Disney fan is not a requirement to appreciate the show. As long as you appreciate live performances, amazing acrobatics, and incredible set design, you'll love it.
If you do love Disney, however, you won't be disappointed. I cannot remember a time I was so jazzed about classic Disney references and music since Mickey's PhilharMagic debuted at the Magic Kingdom.
Shows are Tuesday through Saturday, with two performances a day. One at 5:30 pm and another at 8:00 pm.
The pre-show before the show is inside the theater. Children are selected to draw pictures on stage, that are displayed on projections as a pre-show “finale” of sorts just before the show starts at 8:00 pm.