Is Cirque du Soleil’s ‘TORUK – The First Flight’ Replacing La Nouba?

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La Nouba, Cirque du Soleil’s currently running show at Walt Disney World, will be holding its final performance on December 31, 2017. This Disney Springs staple has been been dazzling audiences for nearly twenty years. But what’s next for the custom-built, freestanding theater? Many have speculated, but it appears that just because La Nouba is leaving doesn’t mean Cirque is saying goodbye.

Jerry Nadal, Senior Vice President of the Resident Shows Division for Cirque du Soleil gave this statement. “We are incredibly proud of the success that La Nouba has had for nearly two decades. We want to thank Walt Disney World Resort for a wonderful relationship over the years. We look forward to announcing what’s next for Cirque du Soleil.”

Disney has also stated that, “Given Disney’s strong relationship with Cirque du Soleil over the years, we may soon have news to share about exciting new entertainment coming to Disney Springs”.

With the opening of Pandora- The World of Avatar this summer at Disney’s Animal Kingdom it would make complete sense that Cirque du Soleil would bring “TORUK – The First Flight” to Orlando.

“TORUK – The First Flight”, inspired by James Cameron’s AVATAR, envisions a world beyond imagination set thousands of years before the events depicted in the film. The word Toruk, in the Na’vi language, refers to the great leonopteryx, the mighty red and orange predator that rules the Pandoran sky.

Looking at Toruk’s current touring schedule it appears it ends mid-January. Could this hint at a return to the U.S. to its new home venue? Of course this is just strong speculation until Disney makes its official announcement.

Take a look at the video below for a glimpse at what the show looks like:

Would you be excited to see “TORUK – The First Flight” come to Disney Springs? Let us know in the comments below.

Photo Credit: Cirque du Soleil

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