Drawn to Life Presented by Cirque du Soleil® & Disney — which made its debut on November 18, 2021 in Walt Disney World’s Disney Springs — combines Disney animation with the truly unique and stunning acrobatic performance of Cirque du Soleil.
The production is a collaboration between Cirque du Soleil, Walt Disney Animation Studios, and Walt Disney Imagineering.
Drawn to Life finds its home on the West Side of Disney Springs in the same iconic “tent” theater in which La Nouba — the previous Cirque du Soleil production in Disney World — ran for 19 years. Disney has called Drawn to Life “a love letter to the art of Disney animation.”
The story of Drawn to Life follows Julie, who, according to Cirque Du Soliel, is, “a courageous and determined girl who discovers an unexpected gift left by her late father: an unfinished animation piece.”
Guided by a surprising pencil, she embarks on an inspiring quest sprinkled with her Disney childhood memories. Through this journey, she learns to imagine new possibilities and animate the story of her future.
In April 2023, two NEW acts were added to the production — Icarian Games and Dream of Colors, giving guests even more to enjoy. Icarian Games is inspired by the live animals that animators would bring into the studio as inspiration for some of Disney’s early movies.
Dream of Colors is inspired by the Ink & Paint department at Disney Animation.
This act features various aerialists, as well as an actress/dancer who’s made to resemble the iconic Mary Blair.
You can read more about both the story and the show here, and see photos and more from Drawn to Life here!
Drawn to Life Information
Walt Disney World; Disney Springs, West Side
Though times may vary, Cirque du Soleil Drawn To Life typically has two performances on Wednesdays through Sundays at 5:30PM and 8PM, and two Sunday matinees at 1:30PM and 4PM. You may visit the Cirque du Soleil website to see performance listings for the dates you are interested in.
Adult tickets range from $75 – $209 ($56.25 – $209 for children ages 3-9), with seating available in the Categories 1-4 (with Category 4 offering the lowest prices) and Golden Circle seating (premium seats).
Guests may view and choose individual seats within each available price listing on the Cirque du Soleil site, or use the “Best Seats” search option.
Interested guests may learn more and purchase tickets though Cirque du Soleil by clicking here. Guests may also purchase tickets by calling (877) 773-6470.
Drawn To Life is offering an exclusive discount for Disney World Annual Passholders! Instead of paying $75+ per ticket, you’ll pay $69+. Each Annual Passholder is eligible for up to 4 discounted tickets, but there are blockout dates you need to keep in mind! The 2024 blockout dates include the following:
- January 3rd-7th
- February 21st-25th
- March 30th-31st
- November 27th-December 1st
Animated Evening Prix Fixe Dining Packages
Select Disney Springs restaurants offer an exclusive Dining Package option for guests seeing Drawn to Life. You can find all of the information — including participating restaurants and prices — here.
Want to enjoy dinner before or after the show? Learn about the Animated Evening Dining Package — exclusive for guests seeing Drawn to Life — HERE!
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