Cirque du Soleil’s Drawn to Life opens at Disney World (and you won’t believe who was there)

While Disney parks are full of shows, characters, and attractions, there are also MANY things to do outside of the parks, including some things you may already know!

Cirque du Soleil at Disney Springs

There are dinners with shows at certain Disney World hotels (although they are currently suspended), an entire shopping and dining district that is FREE to visit and more. I, After a 19 month delay, there is now a NEW show that you can only see if you visit Disney World!

circus of the Sun. has had a long association with Disney, with the old program, La Nouba, operating for nearly two full decades at Disney Springs before closing in 2017. Now Cirque du Soleil returns to Disney Springs with a NEW show. Attracted to life, which opens TODAY, November 18, 2021!

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If you don’t know it, the new program does 10 different acrobatic performances that follows the story of a twelve-year-old girl who needs to finish an animation project left by her Disney animator father after her death.

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To do so, he undertakes his own research inspired by animation (guided by a pencil!) Full of childhood memories, imagination and Disney dreams.

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The show features an international cast of 62 artists performing some seriously amazing feats.

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During the show, you will be able to see events with amazing performers on unicycles …

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… a giant hand (!) …

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… acrobatics performed in front of character designs (see Pinocchio behind?) …

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Ab juggling…

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… and MUCH, much more!

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Attracted to life is a Cirque du Soleil show that is Disney World exclusive, so you’ll have to head to Disney Springs to see it! Tickets are already on sale and the show takes place most afternoons from Tuesday to Saturday.

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But let’s get to the exciting part: the OPENING NIGHT itself!

It makes me feel great to be back in the theater!

When you enter the lobby, there is one bar area where you can buy alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.

Bar menu

Alcoholic beverages are usually served in this beautiful Attracted to life tax!

We love themed mugs!

There is also one gift shop area to navigate before entering the theater.

Gift shop

The store is full of unique memories, included shiny backpacks

A fun backpack!

colored water bottles

Water bottles

… I tons of clothes!

You can replace your entire wardrobe with “Drawn to Life” T-shirts

There are t-shirts and hats for the whole family!

More clothes!

You can even buy a set juggling balls so you can train at home after seeing some of the show’s amazing performers.

Train to be a future Cirque du Soleil performer!

There are also a variety of themed items after the program’s Pencil characters!

Drawn to Life Gift Shop

And, since it’s Disney World, you can also buy one Illuminated spinner with a Cirque du Soleil theme.

To add to your collection of lighted spinners

Before deciding what memories we wanted to take home, it was time to go to the theater!

Pre-show Drawn to Life

The stage is empty for a while …

An empty stage (but not for much longer!)

… until performers begin to appear!

Attracted to life

During today’s opening night, there have been few pre-show which took place before the performance officially began!

Pre-show Drawn to Life

We were glad we arrived in our early seats to be able to enjoy the show before the real show!


There was a lot to see.


In the manner of Cirque du Soleil, members of the public were invited to participate.


Then Joan Stamos appeared before the performance began to make a curtain speech! IT’S UNCLE JESSE!

It’s John Stamos!

You can check out his speech here:

He The general manager of Cirque du Soleil, Daniel Lamarre, and the Walt Disney World President Jeff Vahle also appeared before the performance to make a brief comment!

Daniel Lamarre and Jeff Vahle

Then it was time for the lights to go out and for the performance to begin! For more information about the show (and merchandise you can get for the show), check out our links below:

We’ll keep an eye out for more new and returning Disney entertainment, so stay tuned to DFB for more!

Behind the scenes of the NEW Cirque du Soleil show HERE!

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Have you ever seen a Cirque du Soleil show? Let us know in the comments!

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