Could Cirque du Soleil swing into Disneyland Paris, albeit seasonally?

Thursday, 10th February 2011 at 10:19

It already has permanent shows based at Walt Disney World Resort and Tokyo Disney Resort — now, could Cirque du Soleil, the world-famous avant-garde circus, be looking to Paris? Founder of the company Guy Laliberté has suggested for the first time that a show based at Disneyland Paris could be a real possibility. When interviewed by Christian Sylt for a piece in The Independent, we can reveal that on the subject Laliberté commented: “We are having discussions with Disneyland Paris. It could be good but we have to be careful because this is an environment where it doesn’t have the same kind of traffic as in Orlando.”

According to brief details given, any Cirque du Soleil show at the Paris resort would most likely be seasonal, with performances only during one of the busier periods for the resort, similar to the Wintuk show held from November to January in New York’s Madison Square Garden — which just finished its final run last month. The location at Disneyland Paris would possibly be the site of the existing Crescend’O “dome” in Disney Village, though probably not the existing tent, which was built for the smaller aquatic circus show in 1999 and has since been used mainly for business events. Both the La Nouba show in Florida and Zed show in Tokyo are in permanent residence at custom-built theatres.

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  • Very good news for the resort the most ideal periods for both the Resort and Cirque du Soleil would be June-late August and Oct-Dec each year.
    They may eventually be able to have a perminent venue but this wont be untill the 3rd park has been opened for a few years and we have lots more hotels on resort to provide the daily customer numbers that a perminent show would need.

  • …slowing numbers at the wild west show. = …suitable venue with pre-existing infrastructure. :-) …?

    Its great to see the updates again!

  • I have seen the show at Walt Disney World
    and it is SUPER!! if it goes to disneyland
    and make the prize nice then it will be sold out every day/night.

    go for it!!

  • I really hope that this does go ahead. I have also seen their La Nouba show in WDW, and it is brilliant. Very expensive though, especially for a family. Makes the box office price for BBWWS look cheap. We could not afford two adults and two kids on top of our spending money for 2 /3 weeks in Florida, so I did not see the show until I went with one of my sons on a later trip, and my friend got us discounted tickets.
    Many people really enjoy BBWWS ( lost count of how many hats we have stashed away in our loft ) so I would not like to see that go, and I’m not sure that the arena would be suitable for Cirque.
    I agree that June – Aug and Oct- Dec are good dates, with Summer, Halloween and Christmas visitors, although Easter holidays are very popular as well.
    Something to look forward to maybe…….

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