CIRQUE DU SOLEIL
For several years we have heard the rumor of Cirque du Soleil, a Montreal based entertainment company, planning a mega park in Puerto Vallarta. In 2014, it was revealed that an agreement had been made with Grupo Vidanta and the Goddard Group, putting to rest the idle gossip, yet causing speculation and curiosity as to what the theme park would entail.
Grupo Vidanta takes pride in their endeavors with protecting and preserving the environment. This is further good news for those of us who’ve had objections to some other projects in the Puerto Vallarta area, which haven’t been as conscientious or considerate of valued natural surroundings.
There’s no doubt the creation of jobs, both in construction phase and the after the park opens in 2018, is encouraging grounds for local support for this development. A Cirque du Soleil theme-park will undoubtedly draw a huge amount of tourists to Puerto Vallarta, thereby making it more of a destination than it is already. Since Cirque du Soleil’s inception in 1984, there have been close to 150 million spectators to over 300 cities and six continents, enjoying their amazing and imaginative performances.
Plans for a Village of the Sun and a Village of the Moon are projected, along with an interactive water park. Visitors won’t be subjected to standing in long lines, enduring the beating sun because a show will be going on all around them, of which they will be participants. There will also be an outdoor venue that will accommodate an audience of up to five thousand, offering one of Cirque du Soleil’s distinctive productions.
The Cirque du Soleil permanent theme-park plan follows on the heels of a very popular and well attended resident show at the resort Riviera Maya, the first show in Latin American of its kind. A custom built dinner theater, with a capacity for 600 people, is home to Joyá, a unique presentation of the whimsical Cirque du Soleil brand. At seventy minutes, the story of a young girl’s fantastical journey unfolds, accompanied by juggling, gymnastics, puppetry, aerial acts and a bouncing trampoline wall, where performers seem to fly through the air. The protagonist travels through time in a show that incorporates scents and smells into the act in a “feast for the senses.” The show in Puerto Vallarta is unique in that its setting is one where patrons are able to sit at tables, order from a menu of small sampling portions, as well as beverages.
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Thanks to our Guest Blogger Adam Garcia for this great article! (Opinions expressed are his own…)
About Vacation Villas of Mexico Founder, Vanessa Cole
The founder of the company, Vanessa Cole, lived in Puerto Vallarta for 10 years and in Cancun for 2 years. She has worked in Luxury Vacation Villa Rentals since 2001.
Originally from San Antonio, Texas, Vanessa earned a degree from the University of Texas in Austin, majoring in International Business and Latin American Studies. Fluent in Spanish, she has worked and traveled all over Mexico and South America.