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Cirque Du Soleil has returned to Disney Springs and it is amazing!!!


Last month I had the privilege of going to see the new Cirque Du Soleil at Disney Springs called Drawn to Life. I cannot recommend this enough!!  You have Disney music and incredible cast members performing their incredible talents. If you have not been to a Cirque DU Soleil show before this is a great way to start!!

The music , the acting, the skilled performers, and everything else kept your attention the whole 90 minutes. The story line was very easy to follow and keep up with.  I have been to other Cirque Du Soleil that I was unable to follow the stories so found this to be very nice.  The characters come out and perform in the audience and above the audience.  You will need to be looking everywhere to see it all.  Especially when it seems they suddenly appear out of nowhere.

I recommend to just keep looking around at all the details.  These little details assist in telling the story and making you feel like you are a part of it all.



I recommend making a night of it, perhaps on an off day from the parks.  Enjoy dinner and a show or a show then dinner. Both are great choices!

Cirque Du Soleil is open Tuesday through Saturday nights.  @ shows a night at 530 PM and 8 PM.  I recommend if you choose the 530 PM show to make a dining reservation at Disney Springs for 715 PM.  If you choose the 8 PM show them a 515 PM dinner reservation before would be good.

Disney Springs offers many dining reservations and options for you.  You can use the Disney My Experience App or you can try Open Table App for many of the restaurants at Disney Springs. Just make sure to get your reservations as soon as you have tickets for the show.

Picking the right seats is important.  I would recommend as close to straight on as you can.  Also, I recommend the mid range price for tickets.  You need to do what is best for you.  Their is also special seating for those in wheelchairs as well as an elevator to get to them or higher seats.

You want to arrive about 30-45 minutes prior to the show at the theatre.  Make sure to keep this in mind for dining or transportation to Disney Springs.



Over at Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside Resort you can go on a horse drawn carriage ride.  You can tour Riverside or the French Quarter. This option is also available at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort and Campgrounds.

Make sure to book early as possible.  This can be done on line: https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/recreation/port-orleans-carriage-rides/

At Port Orleans Riverside or at Fort Wilderness Campgrounds it is a maximum of 4 adults or 2 adults and 3 children.  If you have a larger party you will need more than one carriage.

At Fort Wilderness Campgrounds their is a sleigh ride in the “winter”/Christmas time. Hopefully, the wagon rides there will also come back for your enjoyment.

I hope this helps you with your Disney planning.  Please reach out with any other questions or suggestions of outside park excursions to do.

With good planning you can have an amazing vacation for you and your family!

If you have any travel questions I am more than happy to answer them for you.  I offer a free 30 minute consultation so let’s talk. If you are thinking or planning a trip to Disney or Beyond, please reach out for some planning and/or travel assistance. Call 518-265-1421 or email me at Colleen@awalkintheparkwithcolleen.net  Thank you.

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