Cirque du Soleil 'Drawn to Life' tickets go on sale for Cirque Club Members and Passholders with general sales to start August 20

Aug 17, 2021 in "Cirque du Soleil"

New 'Drawn to Life' Cirque du Soleil show at Walt Disney World
Posted: Tuesday August 17, 2021 8:57am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

After more than a year of waiting, Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group and Disney Parks, Experiences and Products have announced that Drawn to Life is scheduled to open on November 18 2021.

The highly anticipated show coming to Walt Disney World Resort is a collaboration between Cirque du Soleil, Walt Disney Animation Studios and Walt Disney Imagineering and will take residency at Disney Springs. Tickets will go on sale at 7am ET on August 20 and can be purchased at

Pre-sale ticket sales have begun for Cirque Club members for performances from November 18 through December 31 2021. Disney World Annual Passholders can also purchase in advance now.

“We are so looking forward to unveil this beautiful, long-awaited creation to the public,” said Daniel Lamarre, President and CEO of Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group.

“We were moments away from opening night in March of 2020 when performances were paused. Intermission is now over and we cannot wait for Cirque and Disney fans to experience the joy of this love letter to the art of Walt Disney animation.”

“With its combination of Disney animation and awe-inspiring performances, Drawn to Life is a great addition to the Disney Springs entertainment lineup and perfect for all ages,” said Jeff Vahle, President of Walt Disney World Resort. “I’m excited for a new generation of guests to experience this show as part of their Walt Disney World vacations.”

Drawn to Life, written and directed by Michel Laprise with Fabrice Becker as Director of Creation, is a live acrobatic journey telling the story of Julie, a determined girl who discovers an unexpected gift left by her Disney animator father: an unfinished animation. As she dives into the inner world of animation guided by a surprising pencil, Julie embarks on an inspiring quest filled with her childhood Disney memories. Developed in partnership with Michael Jung, Executive Theatrical Development, Walt Disney Imagineering, the story is driven by 10 unique acrobatic acts alongside animation from beloved Disney films as well as all-new animation created by Disney artists led by Eric Goldberg, best known for characters such as the Genie in the animated classic, “Aladdin.”

“It was an honor to have the opportunity to interpret the spectacular works from Disney’s catalogue of animation into a live show and we couldn’t be more proud of this production,” explained Diane Quinn, Chief Creative Officer Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group. “Together with Walt Disney Animation Studios and Walt Disney Imagineering, we have created a stunning show that will inspire audiences to dream and reach for the impossible.”

“Cirque’s world-class creative and production team worked closely with us, getting to know and understand every aspect of Disney,” said Natalie Woodward, Vice President of Production, Disney Live Entertainment. “Our incredible collaboration on Drawn to Life has created a show that celebrates Disney’s legacy in the art of animation in a unique and signature style that is pure Cirque du Soleil.”

“I think guests will be amazed to see how the magic of Cirque du Soleil and the art of Walt Disney Animation Studios have come together to bring life to classic and current characters like Baloo, Baymax, and Cinderella in ways that no one has ever imagined,” said animator Eric Goldberg.

Drawn to Life is the 50th production created by Cirque du Soleil and its premiere coincides with the 50th anniversary celebrations at Walt Disney World Resort. With an international cast of 64 artists, Drawn to Life will perform Tuesday through Saturday at Disney Springs at Walt Disney World Resort.


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arich351 hour ago

Would the $85 seats at the bottom level to the side be an awful viewing experience?

luke21025 days ago

Does anyone know if the soundtrack is available to buy/stream?

DCBaker12 days ago

Edward Jackson12 days ago

Yeah we may make reservations at a Disney Springs restaurant instead.

DznyGrlSD12 days ago

What acts did these replace from the original concept? Someone said they had Diablos in the show

DznyGrlSD12 days ago

90 minutes with no'll be pushing it.

JIMINYCR12 days ago

Cant wait for our next trip for this. Cirque always has been on our list of Must Do's when we go to WDW. Sadly we had plans made when it was shut out by covid and we didnt have the opportunity to see the new production. Well worth the ticket price.

t3techcom1812 days ago

It's 90 minutes, so definitely try to push it back if possible.

DCBaker12 days ago

Daniel Lamarre - CEO of Cirque.

grimb16812 days ago

Can anyone tell me who the disney cast member is standing with the grey suit

brb100612 days ago

If I remember correctly, Cirque shows are usually an hour long.

brb100612 days ago

Sounds like the perfect show to watch on Disney's 100th Anniversary in 2023. Perfect show for hardcore animations fans.

Edward Jackson12 days ago

Quick question, how long is the show? I have tickets for the 5:30pm show on January 6th. I had forgotten I had purchased the tickets and I have a 7:30pm reservation for dinner at the French restaurant in Epcot. What are my chances of being able to keep the reservation?

DznyGrlSD12 days ago

Oh the gifts! They gave us champagne as we entered the lobby and an opening night pin. After the show we all got a show poster & credits packet. I'm taking mom on Saturday and can't wait to see it again