La Nouba

La Nouba

When visiting Walt Disney Resorts, there are some things that guests expect to see and do. Most plan to visit the theme parks and ride on the various thrill rides. Dining – and likely breaking their commitment to eat healthier – is probably also on the list. Visiting with favorite Disney characters, watching parades, and enjoying fireworks are expected activities, but the thrill of Cirque du Soleil La Nouba is something that many visitors to Disney World Resorts would never expect.

With so many Orlando attractions to see, it may be hard to decide where to spend your time.  Be sure to give this unique show special consideration.  So unbelievable are the acts in this one of a kind show, that many who see it for the first time are left speechless. Cirque du Soleil shows take place at many locations around the world including Las Vegas, Nevada. There are also touring Cirque du Soleil shows that travel around the country, performing in different venues. In all, there are more than 30 different Cirque du Soleil shows. Some are for adults only, while others are family friendly.

The La Nouba show by Cirque Du Soleil is a feast for the eyes and the ears.
The La Nouba show by Cirque Du Soleil is a feast for the eyes and the ears.

La Nouba is a Cirque du Soleil show that was developed specifically for Disney. It is performed in only one place: a specially designed theater located in Disney Springs West Side. Those planning a vacation to Walt Disney World Resort should definitely add this to your list of things to do while on vacation to the resort.

About the Show

Every aspect of the Cirque du Soleil la Nouba was developed just for Disney. The music, the sets, the characters, all are original to la Nouba, and will not be seen or heard in other Cirque du Soleil shows. Even the theater, which seats more than 1600, was built just for the show.

It is difficult to envision what you will see when you attend this show. It is, as the inventors of Cirque du Soleil once said, the circus reinvented.

More than 60 performers gather in the theater from all over the world. Each has an amazing talent and puts it on display for the audience night after night. Some of the acts that you will see at Cirque du Soleil la Nouba are:

  • Juggling
  • Clown
  • High Wire
  • Acrobats
  • Ribbon Dancers

Even if you think that you see some of these acts performed in other venues, if you haven’t see a Cirque du Soleil show before then you have not seen anything like it. There are performers of all ages. Young dancers will amaze you with their grace.

The beauty and elegance of the ribbon dancers, performing an aerial ballet as they glide suspended above the stage by colorful ribbons, is honestly breathtaking. The daring of the acrobats, combined with the feeling of romance and beautiful original music, all work together to make this show unlike any other.

Along with the beauty and grace are generous helpings of humor. In fact, humor is present at almost all times during the show thanks to special characters, such as clowns and even a confused cleaning lady, who will show up at various times throughout the performance.

Many people who are seeing the show for the first time sit speechless with their mouths agape as they watch seemingly impossible acts of agility and daring.

Adding to the beauty of the show are the amazing costumes and fabulous sets. Do not skip Cirque du Soleil la Nouba. When you see it once, you will surely want to come back again and again.


As mentioned above, Cirque du Soleil la Nouba is appropriate for children and adults. The kids will enjoy the fast pace of the show, the clowns and fascinating colors and movement. The adults will be in awe of the feats that are performed in all aspects of the show as well as the beauty and grace that are displayed.

While the show is only 90 minutes, if you think that your little one will have trouble sitting still, consider using the child care services offered by Disney. Most of the resort hotels, even some of the value hotels, offer child care services. This will allow you to see the show and have a “date night” while your kids are left in very capable hands.


Some people, particularly those on a tight budget, skip Cirque du Soleil la Nouba when they see the cost. Yes, the show is a bit pricey, but when you see the theater and realize the amount of work that goes into putting on this amazing show, you will know that it is worth every penny.

If you have very young kids, cut the cost by taking the advice above and use Disney’s childcare services. That way, the adults can enjoy the show and you can take the kids when they are older and will appreciate it a bit more.

This is a truly one of a kind show that you don’t want to miss. Consider trimming the budget in other areas, so that you will be able to attend Cirque du Soleil la Nouba.


You should make reservations as soon as you know which dates that you will be visiting Walt Disney World Resort. Generally, reservations for the show are accepted six months in advance. You will need to choose the exact date and show time when making your reservations.

While some of the seats are a bit better than others, there are no “bad” seats in this theater. No matter where you sit, you will be able to see all of the breathtaking action.

There are some nights throughout the year that this show does not perform. That is another reason that making reservation in advance is so important. It is not uncommon for the show to sell out                  completely, so don’t wait to reserve your seats. Talk to a Disney customer service representative when you are making your other vacation arrangements. They will be able to tell you which nights the show is available during your stay and help you make reservations.

If you are planning a trip to Disney World Resort, be sure to add this onto your agenda. It is 90 minutes of your time in Disney World that you will never forget!