There are few shows as magical and mysterious as those of Cirque du Soleil. For the past 19 years the west side of what is now known as Disney Springs has been home to La Nouba, Central Florida’s very own Cirque du Soleil show. Whether you have seen it before or never sat in awe as you watch the acrobatics unfold, this is your chance to say farewell to La Nouba before the final curtain December 31, 2017.
I was first introduced to Cirque du Soleil as a child after my mother saw a show in Las Vegas, and I remember eagerly waiting the arrival of La Nouba as the giant white tent building arrived. When I finally sat in the audience for myself to watch La Nouba I was hooked. I’ve seen Cirque du Soleil shows in Las Vegas, traveling shows as they came through Central Florida and even watched one on DVD. But La Nouba, my home show, will always have my heart.
La Nouba At Disney Springs
My family was invited to enjoy La Nouba recently, and although it has been years since I last sat in the audience it was just as wonderful as I remembered it. Everyone, even the baby was mesmerized.
Along side the wonder, Cirque du Soleil has a knack for humor, and La Nouba is no exception. Although not traditional clowns, the clowns of La Nouba have their own special humor. As we donned special red noses to pose for a photo we were photo bombed by performers as they walked through the halls on their way to perform.
Rather than just act on stage, one of the things that makes La Nouba special is the way the cast comes into the audience. My daughters giggled each time the clowns took the stage in between acrobatic performances.
After the show, don’t be surprised if everyone comes away from La Nouba with a different favorite act. For me it was the red silks, my husband the rola bola (which was new since last we saw the show), K the trapeze, Sissy the trampolines and the baby she loved the lights (and her nap).
Although the basic premise of La Nouba has remained the same, some of the acts have been revamped over the last 19 years. If it has been a while since your last visit, it’s time to rediscover old favorites and see the newer acts before the end. It’s a great night out for locals and visitors a like – especially on rainy nights like the night we visited.
At this time, Disney hasn’t made any announcements about what is to come for the space that La Nouba currently occupies, but I can’t wait to see what’s next for the big white tent.
Be sure to visit Disney Springs and catch La Nouba before the final show in December. Tickets are available online and start at $49. Enjoy the show and be sure to tell me which act is your favorite.