Cirque du Soleil Drawn to Life debuts at Walt Disney World

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Drawn to Life show
Posted: Friday November 19, 2021 7:45pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Disney and Cirque du Soleil celebrated the opening of the new show 'Drawn to Life' earlier this evening at Walt Disney World's Disney Springs.

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 along with Walt Disney Animation Studios, the story is driven by 10 unique acrobatic acts alongside animation from beloved Disney films. In addition, the show features all-new animation created by Disney artists led by Animation Director Eric Goldberg, best known for characters such as the Genie in the Disney Animation classic “Aladdin.”

Drawn to Life is the 50th production created by Cirque du Soleil and its premiere coincides with the Walt Disney World Resort 50th anniversary celebration. With an international cast of 62 artists, Drawn to Life will perform Tuesday through Saturday at Disney Springs at Walt Disney World Resort.

For more information on show tickets, dates and pricing, visit

Watch the video below for highlights from the show and a look at the acts you will see in Drawn to Life.

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arich353 days ago

That helps, we were looking at seats just to the left of the line in 206

MisterPenguin3 days ago

Personally, I would never get a seat outside the red angle. The closer to the stage the better. The stadium seats are tiered enough that the person in front of you doesn't block your view.

arich353 days ago

What about the top level (206)?

MisterPenguin3 days ago

For Drawn to Life, when they say that "there are no bad seats," IMO, there are. There are screens, which enhance the show, that can't be seen from the extreme sides.

arich353 days ago

Okay we decided to go on our trip. We want to stay in the $85 sections, which one would be the best?

MisterPenguin3 days ago

Well, something vantablackish, they were practically invisible.

TikibirdLand3 days ago

Are you sure they used vantablack? Didn't know it was available in any cloth...

MisterPenguin4 days ago

I was there tonight! They couldn't get the two double wheeled apparatus up into the recess of the stage's attic. At least at first. It took about 10-15 minutes, then the show continued. It was hard to tell what was happening with the stage hands wearing vantablack cloaks. Good thing my camera has a low light and zoom settings so I could see what they were working on. Lotta people took a potty break.

wdwmagic4 days ago

DznyGrlSD4 days ago

No not really. There really isn't a bad seat in that theater the way it's designed.

arich355 days ago

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

luke210210 days ago

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

DCBaker17 days ago

Edward Jackson17 days ago

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