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‘American Idol’ Bus Tour Visits Disney Springs for Open Auditions

‘American Idol’ Bus Tour Visits Disney Springs for Open Auditions

The groundbreaking series, “American Idol,” will debut on its new home at ABC in 2018. And, there’s more exciting news! For the first time, the ‘Idol’ bus will kick off open auditions at the Walt Disney World Resort.

If you think you could be the next “American Idol”, head over to Disney Springs on August 17 to audition with “American Idol” Producers. (Celebrity Judges will not be on site.) Early arrival is encouraged. And, for you early birds, parking will be available as early as 4 a.m. – but not before. Registration will begin at 6 a.m. with auditions starting at 8 a.m. Early arrival is encouraged, as registration will close at 12:00 p.m or sooner due to capacity. No overnight camping please.

‘American Idol’ Bus Tour Visits Disney Springs for Open Auditions

The auditions will take place outdoors, so make sure to bring water, sunscreen, and a hat to stay in top shape for your audition. Parking will be available at the surface parking lot on the West Side of Disney Springs, near House of Blues and Cirque du Soleil.

All singers must be at least 15 years old to audition. Pre-Registration is encouraged. To Pre-Register and for additional details, full eligibility requirements, submission forms, and terms and conditions, visit www.americanidol.com. Those auditioning can bring one guest to accompany them and the guest must be over 5 years old.

The search is on for the next American Idol. Could it be you?

Springs Street Eats Food Truck Rally Coming to Disney Springs

Springs Street Eats Food Truck Rally Coming to Disney Springs

A fun dining event is “rolling” into Disney Springs June 2 and 3! Springs Street Eats will highlight eight food trucks – featuring some Central Florida favorites, including the Fantasy Fare and World Showcase of Flavors usually found in Exposition Park! You’ll find the trucks in the West Side neighborhood outside of Cirque du Soleil Friday, June 2 from 4 to 11 p.m. and Saturday, June 3 from noon until 11 p.m.

With live entertainment, this food truck rally is sure to be a tasty event that’s fun for the whole family. Check out the visiting food trucks below!

  • Fantasy Fare – Treat your senses to fan favorites found at Disney theme parks around the world – like the famous Hand-dipped Corn Dog!
  • World Showcase of Flavors – Try signature sandwiches inspired by the cuisine featured at the Global Marketplaces during the annual Epcot International Food & Wine Festival.
  • Caketeer – Offers high quality gourmet cupcake and custom cake products throughout the Downtown Orlando and Central Florida area, made using the finest culinary-grade ingredients.
  • Philly’s Best Cheesesteaks – The best cheesesteaks in or out of Philly are on the prowl on the streets of Florida! Philly’s Best Cheesesteaks are serving up hot and fresh cheesesteak sandwiches just for you! Real Philly Cheesesteaks, you just can’t get any better than that!
  • 900 Degreez Pizza – This converted container food truck features a bespoke imported Italian wood-fired oven that can cook a pizza in an unbelievable 90 seconds. The food truck façade features an all-glass panel that allows customers to view the chefs at work.
  • Magic 4 UR Palate – Maintaining a high standard and quality to creativity, our dishes are appealing to the eye and at the same time arouse the taste buds, leading you to crave more.
  • The London Fish and Chippy – Homemade beer batter is the perfect dip for preparing specialty haddock fish and chips. Bringing seafood lovers a vast selection of fresh fried seafood you will enjoy.
  • Tikiz Shaved Ice – Bringing sweets to the streets, Tikiz Shaved Ice is the ice cream truck of the future! Offering Ice Cream as well as refreshing Hawaiian Shaved Ice where Guests can dispense their own custom shaved ice syrup creations.

Two New Acts Added to Cirque du Soleil La Nouba On Travel With Rick

This week on Travel With Rick,  we bring you the two newest acts added to Cirque du Soleil ‘La Nouba’. During the Awaken Summer Media event, we had the pleasure of viewing the new additions to La Nouba, it’s not the entire show, just the two new acts, “B Boys and Aerial Bamboo”.

B Boys is a fast paced “break dance” type act where three guys spin, twist, jump and flip! Aerial Bamboo is a traditional circus act rarely performed today, you can count the number of top professionals doing it on one hand.


Enjoy New Acts at La Nouba by Cirque du Soleil with Half-Priced Tickets for Kids

Beginning May 2, 2016 at Walt Disney World Resort, you can enjoy half-price savings off a child’s ticket for La Nouba by Cirque du Soleil at Disney Springs when they purchase an adult ticket for shows May 31-July 23, 2016. Child-priced tickets start as low as $24 for Category 4 seats.

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You can escape to a wondrous world of make-believe during this stunning shows, featuring more than 65 artists representing 15 countries. Plus, this is a great opportunity for you to experience brand new acts including daring aerial bamboo artists and high-energy break dancers.

Real-life partners Alexander and Exaterina Abramov come to La Nouba by Cirque du Soleil as masters of a craft perfected by only a handful of artists around the world – Aerial Bamboo. The act requires extreme trust as for most of the performance, Exaterina is held only by Alexander – his arms, his feet and even his teeth – as he himself hangs by his feet or arms high above the stage. This mesmerizing act will leave you breathless!

 

And, for the first time in the history of Cirque du Soleil, La Nouba has dedicated an entire act to the high-energy dance B-Boying, commonly referred to as breakdancing. This new act brings together three accomplished B-Boy dancers from around the world with the choreography, design, music and costumes of Cirque du Soleil, to offer you an experience like never before.


New Year, New Acts At La Nouba By Cirque Du Soleil

La Nouba by Cirque du Soleil at Disney Springs allows guests to enter a world of the extraordinary as acrobats, singers, trapeze artists, jugglers and clowns delight and mystify with daring acts of grace. And now, this breathtaking show has just added these two exciting new acts.

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Real-life partners Alexander and Exaterina Abramov come to La Nouba by Cirque du Soleil as masters of a craft perfected by only a handful of artists around the world – Aerial Bamboo. The act requires extreme trust as for most of the performance, Exaterina is held only by Alexander – his arms, his feet and even his teeth – as he himself hangs by his feet or arms high above the stage. This mesmerizing act will leave guests breathless!

For the first time in the history of Cirque du Soleil, La Nouba has dedicated an entire act to the high-energy dance B-Boying, commonly referred to as breakdancing. This new act brings together three accomplished B-Boy dancers from around the world with the choreography, design, music and costumes of Cirque du Soleil, to offer Guests an experience like never before.

In addition to these two new acts, La Nouba by Cirque du Soleil recently celebrated an exciting milestone – welcoming over 10 million Guests since opening in 1998.


Special ‘Dinner & A Show’ Offer For ‘La Nouba’

For a limited time, you can purchase the special Dinner & A Show package, which includes a meal at a popular restaurant in Downtown Disney area—plus a ticket to La Nouba by Cirque du Soleil.

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Explore ticket prices per person:

  • $99 plus tax for a Category 2 ticket ($89 plus tax for children ages 3 to 9)
  • $119 plus tax for a Category 1 ticket ($109 plus tax for children ages 3 to 9)

The package includes 1 ticket to a 6:00 PM performance Tuesday through Saturday nights on the following dates:

  • September 30 through November 1, 2014
  • November 6 through November 22, 2014

Before or after the show, enjoy dinner at Wolfgang Puck Grand Cafe, Planet Hollywood or Splitsville Luxury Lanes. The offer includes one entrée, dessert and a non-alcoholic beverage.

Take advantage of this special offer now and enjoy a spectacular night of food, fun and one-of-a kind entertainment this fall at Downtown Disney!

Contact your Kingdom Magic Vacations’ Travel Planner today!

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La Nouba Celebrates 6,000 Bravos at Downtown Disney

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Walt Disney World La NoubaA few weeks ago, Cirque du Soleil celebrated the 6,000th performance of La Nouba at Downtown Disney at Walt Disney World Resort. La Nouba features high wire and flying trapeze, acro-gymnastic performances and other displays of coordination and strength, set to live music and brilliant choreography. With an international cast of 67 artists, Cirque du Soleil welcomes more than 1,650 spectators, ten times per week.

“The partnership between Cirque du Soleil and Walt Disney World, represents the union of two of the world’s most iconic brands in what is a very unique and ideal relationship,” said Cirque du Soleil Company Manager Neil Boyd.  “We continue to be thrilled with providing world-class family entertainment by presenting La Nouba to an international audience for nearly 13 years here at Downtown Disney.”

The dynamic, white structure found on the Westside of Downtown Disney houses the multi-media stage and theatre which was the first permanent “Big Top” Cirque du Soleil ever built. Since Cirque opened the show for the first time on Dec. 23, 1998, multi-generations of Disney guests have made this theatrical circus a success over the years. This past July, La Nouba welcomed its 8,000,000th guest.

“Reaching the 6,000th performance of La Nouba demonstrates just how special, timeless and unique the show is,” said Keith Bradford, vice president of Downtown Disney. “La Nouba appeals to guest of all ages, making it a perfect fit among our assortment of offerings at Downtown Disney.”

The professional athletes and entertainers of La Nouba come from 14 countries around the globe and together deliver unparalleled artistic entertainment that sparks the audience’s curiosity and imagination, 478 shows a year.

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