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Hit show The Tarzan Encounter to return for second encore season this summer

Wednesday, 18th January 2012 at 20:42

Can you swing through the trees like an ape? Are you a talented gymnast with a passing resemblance to Jane Porter? Disneyland Paris is giving you another chance to make your big break — and for thousands of new park visitors to watch in amazement — as it confirms: The Tarzan Encounter will return again!

Official casting notices (PDF) have just gone out for the high-flying acr0batic stage show, with contracts running from late April to early September. Last year, the show performed from 11th June to 4th September with contracts beginning early May, so it looks like the show’s 2012 return to The Chaparral Theater will follow broadly similar dates, perhaps beginning a week or two earlier.

Auditions were launched this same week last year and the show returned to positive acclaim in June, ending a two year hiatus and finally giving the production, which began in 2000, a long-awaited tenth season. In 2009 the Frontierland stage presented the less popular Goofy’s Summer Camp, while in 2010, despite efforts to bring Tarzan back, it remained empty through the summer. Its 2011 return was therefore hailed by Disneyland Paris as quite the event, even boasting a special video trailer at the annual shareholders meeting and listing it as one of the key “highlights” at the end of the year.

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  • This shows you that there is no money in the kitty for development of new shows at present they could not even bring an existing show from the USA with slightly simplyfied lightning effects.

  • I havn’t seen the Tarzan show for a few years, so hope it does return for 11th June week when I am there. I found Goofy’s Summer Camp very disappointing, but liked the Pocahontas show they had there once. We also liked the Beauty & the Beast show in Videopolis, even though it was all in French as I recall. We liked having lunch at the same time. Shame there is no show there these days.
    A new one in either theatre would be good, although I would prefer Captain EO to be replaced with a new 3D show as that is well past its sell by date IMO.

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