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A VIP ‘La Nouba’ Experience Debuts with ‘L’Experience’ at Walt Disney World Resort

Darcy Clark

by , Disney Springs Marketing Manager

Last month, I told you about the new clown duo that recently joined the cast of “La Nouba” by Cirque du Soleil. I hinted that something “behind-the-scenes and amazing” was coming. Today, I have more to share and I’m certain that the experience of “L’Experience” will not disappoint!

First, L’Experience guests will have reserved seats in the “front and center” area of the theater, with incredible views of the onstage action. Upon arrival, they’ll be greeted by their personal Cirque Usher who will escort them to their seats. Souvenir popcorn and soft drinks are included, along with a gift bag full of popular Cirque du Soleil merchandise. (If you want to purchase more after the show, you’ll also get a 10% discount coupon for The Cirque Boutique.)

All the “things” are wonderful, but to me, the most exciting part of this experience is the behind-the-scenes access:

  • Have you dreamed of standing on the Cirque stage, looking out into the theater like the performers do? I did it. And. It. Was. Awesome.
  • Ever wonder what the backstage areas look like? The theater was purpose-built for “La Nouba,“ and for the first time, guests will get a look behind the curtain (literally). I had the chance to take part in L’Experience and I now have an entirely new appreciation for what it takes to bring the show to life.
  • Amazed by the array of costumes? (Me, too!) Guests will get an inside peek at the La Nouba costuming department; it’s one of the first stops on the tour. I was dazzled by the miles of fabric and endless sparkle of sequins.
  • Starstruck by the talented Cirque performers? Guests will have the chance to meet one of them and get a personal keepsake photo. (I got to pose with one of the show’s most colorful characters, Green Bird, and I can’t wait for other fans to have a similar experience!)


I may be biased, but for a special night out L’Experience really is the ultimate way to see La Nouba; it’s offered on Friday and Saturday for the 6 p.m. show. The cost is $250 per person and capacity is limited to keep the tours small and intimate.

Ready to book? Call the Disney Reservation Center at 407-939-7328.


  • Perfect! Thanks.

    We have tickets! 😉 August 29th, Section 103 Row A seats 1&2 [or maybe 3&4, the CM wasn’t clear]. A surprise for my son who starts College the following Tuesday.

    I have Shula’s booked for 8:30, maybe I’ll try to bump that to 9 to be safe.

    • You have one lucky son! I know you won’t want to feel rushed, so moving your dinner to 9:00 p.m. is probably a good idea. (Plus, you’ll have all that popcorn to tide you over) Enjoy the show!!!

  • AS question: How long does the whole experience last? I’m trying to figure out what time to book dinner.

    Hope I can get tickets for late August…

    • Douglas, I’d suggest a late dinner — maybe around 8:30pm or later, to be safe. For a ‘late August’ tour, I’d suggest booking as soon as possible as spots are limited. Have fun!

  • Hello!

    Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful information. I was looking for something extra ordinary as a birthday gift for my husband’s fiftieth birthday, for our upcoming late October trip. His birthday is on Hallowe’en Day, and while I have his favourite restaurant booked for dinner that day as well as Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party, I’ll need something to top those off.

    This is it!

    Being Canadian, we love Cirque du Soleil, and this experience for him would be amazing! Your sharing of this information is perfect timing for us.

    Now, to keep all of this secret for another two months…..


    • Jackie, pretty sure you’re winning the ‘wife of the year’ award with the fun you’ve got planned for your husband’s 50th! Enjoy “L’Experience” … I know you will!

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