La Nouba Review: Cirque du Soleil in Downtown Disney

La Nouba Review

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If you’ve ventured outside of the four main parks at Walt Disney World and are looking for something else to do on property, you may want to consider La Nouba, the resident Cirque du Soleil show in Downtown Disney.  After my daughter and I saw Totem in Boston last summer, my son and husband had really wanted to see a Cirque du Soleil show.  We decided to check out La Nouba, as it’s the only show playing in a theater make especially for the show.

La Nouba Review

We traveled to Walt Disney World during one of the busiest weeks of the year – Thanksgiving week.  While tickets go on sale six months in advance, I waited until only about a month before and found that I had limited options.  We decided to attend the early show (6pm) rather than the later show (9pm) since my kids generally go to bed early.  After a full day at the parks, we headed to Downtown Disney, grabbed a quick sandwich at Earl of Sandwich, and walked to the West Side.

The theater is relatively small, and just about every seat is a good seat.  I tried for “Front and Center” tickets, but they were sold out, so I opted for a more central location further back in the theater than seats closer to the front but to the side.  That was a good decision, as we were able to see everything perfectly.  The show is an hour and a half long, with no intermission (which surprised me – Totem had an intermission).

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The show itself is fabulous.  Like all Cirque du Soleil shows, it doesn’t involve animals at all, and instead utilizes the acrobatic talents of worldwide artists.  Every routine is performed to live music, and we were at the edge of our seats during the entire performance.  Unlike Totem, that I feel had some more adult themes, La Nouba is definitely more kid-friendly reflecting the venue.  If you have time during your Walt Disney World (or Orlando) vacation, I’d recommend checking it out.

To learn more about La Nouba, visit their website.

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About Jodi Grundig

Jodi Grundig has loved traveling since she was a little girl. She started blogging in 2007 on her popular review site Mom's Favorite Stuff and after doing quite a bit of family traveling, decided to launch her own travel blog. Jodi resides in Massachusetts with her husband, nine-year old son, eleven-year old daughter, and Havanese dog. Read More…