The colorful and acrobatic antics of “La Nouba,” which have entertained millions of Floridians and Disney World visitors, are coming to an end.
“La Nouba,” the long-running Cirque du Soleil production based at Disney Springs, will close at the end of 2017. Its final performance will be Dec. 31, the troupe announced Friday afternoon.
With over 8,500 performances to date, La Nouba by Cirque du Soleil has been a Disney Springs staple for nearly twenty years. Since its inception in late 1998, the show has welcomed many new acts; the most recent additions include a duo of comedic clowns followed by a troupe of world-famous break dancers and a real-life couple skilled in the rarely-seen art of aerial bamboo.
“We are incredibly proud of the success that La Nouba has had for nearly two decades,” said Jerry Nadal, Senior Vice President of the Resident Shows Division for Cirque du Soleil. “We want to thank Walt Disney World Resort for a wonderful run over the years. We look forward to announcing what’s next.”
The company decided to announce the closure nine months ahead of time in deference to tourists who have already locked in vacation plans.
“We know that people plan their Disney vacation far in advance,” Arrington said. “We want to be available for people coming here this year.”
No word as to what will replace La Nouba at Disney Springs.