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La Nouba – 6 Things You Need to Know about Disney World’s Cirque du Soleil Show

Editor’s Note: Sadly, La Nouba has been retired. However, enjoy this walk down memory lane with some amazing facts and secrets from a show that has given so many guests so many great memories over the years.

Cirque du Soleil (Circus of the Sun) started back in 1984. It’s a circus that features human performers, there are no animals. There are several different troupes, and all of the Cirque du Soleil shows are different. Some of the troupes tour, while others are in permanent locations. At Walt Disney World, La Nouba by Cirque du Soleil performs at Disney Springs. It’s easy to find, just look for the circular white building that resembles a circus tent in the West Side section. Shows are usually held twice a night, Tuesdays through Saturdays, although the schedule is subject to change. La Nouba is a fascinating show, the whole family will enjoy it. The show is also perfect for a date night away from the kids. Here are six amazing things that you might not know about La Nouba, without giving away any secrets from the show.


6 – Discounts Are Available

Families traveling on a budget may think that they should skip La Nouba. Think again, tickets can be affordable. If your hotel has an Official Disney Ticket Shop ask if they sell discounted tickets. Sometimes there are discounts for Disney Vacation Club Members, Annual Passholders, or Florida Residents. Another way to possibly save money is to become a Cirque Club member. It’s free to join. Visit for more information.

5 – Includes Live Music

While guests buy La Nouba tickets in order to see the performers, the music is a huge part of the show. It was composed by Canadian Benoit Jutras, who is responsible for much of Cirque du Soleil’s music. There are two singers and six musicians who perform at each La Nouba performance. If you like the music, it has been released on CD. It contains 12 songs from the show.


4 – Go Behind the Scenes

If you want to learn more about La Nouba, sign up for L’Experience: The Ultimate Way to Experience La Nouba. With L’Experience you’ll get to see the theater before the show, you’ll see costuming and tour the backstage area, and so much more. You’ll meet one of the artists and get a great picture. You’ll sit Front and Center for the show. You’ll even receive popcorn and soft drinks. Guests who sign up for L’Experience: The Ultimate Way to Experience La Nouba will also receive a 10% discount at the Cirque du Soleil Boutique. L’Experience: The Ultimate Way to Experience La Nouba is available only on Fridays and Saturdays for the first performance. For more information or to make reservations, call 407-939-7328.

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3 – Plenty of Humor

Most guests expect to be amazed by the tremendous feats that are performed by the acrobats. What they don’t expect is to laugh so hard. You’ll love the antics of the clowns and other mischievous characters that are part of the show. The clowns aren’t just for the kids; the adults will laugh harder than they have in a long time.

2 – No Bad Seats

No matter where you sit for La Nouba, you’ll have a great view. The theater seats up to 1,671 guests per performance. The seats are sold in several different categories; Golden Circle, Front and Center, and Categories 1-4. Don’t think that you won’t be able to see if you’re not near the front. Even the Category 4 seats offer great views. In fact, some frequent guests recommend the cheapest seats, because you’ll be further back and better able to take in all that is going on.

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1 – An International Show

La Nouba by Cirque du Soleil is truly an international show. You’ll enjoy the talents of 65 performers from 15 different countries. You’ll see clowns, aerial ballet, trapeze, rola bola, trampolines, diabolos, cyclists, and even breakdancing. The performers are some of the best in the world, and you’ll be amazed every moment. There is some danger involved, but the performers make it look so effortless that you’ll think that they were born doing these things. The music and the costumes add to the experience. The show is so impressive that it could be the highlight of your Walt Disney World vacation.

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About Paula Kennedy

Paula grew up in Massachusetts, attended New England College in New Hampshire, then moved to Virginia to pursue a career in radio. Several years later she and her family visited Walt Disney World for the first time and they were overtaken by the magic. When they were offered a chance to move to Central Florida, they jumped at it. Paula now works as a freelance writer. Her works (under the name Paula Brown) include co-writing Dining at Walt Disney World: The Definitive Guide, and the fictional Dream Wanderers, The Coffee Cruiser, and It's About Time. In her spare time Paula can usually be found at one of the theme parks. She is also an obsessed Star Wars fan.