Cirque du Soleil announces Drawn to Life at Disney Springs will suspend preview shows

Cirque du Soleil has just announced that it will temporarily suspend the previews of its upcoming ‘Drawn to Life’ show at Disney Springs. The preview shows were scheduled to begin on March 20, 2020.

The closure follows Walt Disney World shuttering its parks, Disney Springs locations, and resort hotels.

“Drawn to Life” is a brand new show from Cirque du Soleil that will perform in the Disney Springs theater that was original built for La Nouba. It features 12 separate acts, live music, and a unique story about the magic of Disney animation. Walt Disney Imagineering and Walt Disney Animation Studios worked closely with artists at Cirque du Soleil to create the show.

While Cirque du Soleil had shutdown most of its traveling and fixed location shows, the curtain hadn’t officially dropped on the new Orlando show until today’s announcement.

According to the statement from Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group:

“From the very beginning of the new coronavirus outbreak, the Group took rigorous measures to protect its work teams and the public. Our priority has always been, and remains, the health and safety of our artists, our partners, our employees and our audiences. We will continue to monitor and assess the situation to determine when the show previews will start.”

Those customers who are already holding tickets for an impacted performance will be contacted by their point of sale for refunds or a chance to see a later show.

The announcement is specifically about the preview shows and does not mention an expected return to regular shows, but the official grand opening of “Drawn to Life” was scheduled for April 17th. We will pass along any information we receive about the status of Cirque du Soleil shows and when to expect “Drawn to Life” to return.

Previously: Preview first two acts of “Drawn to Life” Cirque du Soleil’s new show telling the story of Disney animation.

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