Cirque Du Soleil - La Nouba: Worrying about our seats

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  1. Coco199

    Coco199 Earning My Ears

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    Hi everyone,

    Since the show is coming to an end at the end of this year, we are driving up to WDW this weekend to see it. We're Florida residents, so we were able to get the Fun Pack (category 3 seats). We've been wanting to see the show for years but we've always put it off to do something else, but we definitely want to see it before it's gone and this upcoming weekend is the only weekend we will be able to go. I called yesterday and booked the seats (4 of us in total). The only seats they had left were in Section 105 row H, so we got them. Once we booked everyone was excited, some literally jumped up and down....until we looked at the seating chart and realized where we are sitting. The mood changed completely. We're not as excited as we were before and it's killing me. Everyone online says "there are no bad seats...the theater was designed for this show..." all that sort of stuff, but has anyone actually sat here? How was it, really? We have one person in our group who is not easily amused at all, and he's hard to impress. I was hoping he would love the show but looking at these seats I feel he's going to be complaining the whole time about it not being that nice and then complaining afterwards about it being because of the seats (Teenagers :sad2:). I've been obsessing over this, looking up in different forums for anyone who's sat here. Haven't found much but the two or three I did find all said where they sat took away from the show. I've even read some say that "there are no bad seats except for these." That made me worry even more. We're spending a good amount of money (renting a car, booking a hotel, the tickets, etc.) just to see this show and I want everyone to like it, but am feeling as though we'll be regretting it. I spent about 40 minutes on the phone booking these seats and she tried and tried to find something and this was all she could get, so I appreciate the fact we'll be there, because at least we'll be seeing it before it ends, but will it really be worth it? Maybe it would have been better if we hadn't gone al all :sad: I'm worried we'll just be seeing the performers backs or sides the whole time...we're soooooo in towards the wall!

    Also, the seats are wheelchair accessible (we have 1 wheelchair) but he can walk some so I was wondering if we should just leave the chair in the car. He would prefer that. Would we have any problems if they see he's not in his chair? He is disabled but he doesn't need his chair all of the time (definitely for the parks but this he could handle).

    Any tips, advice, or words to calm my constant worrying? I pushed for this trip and if it's a bust it will be my fault and I will be hearing about it for months (even though these were the only category 3 seats left, I booked without looking at the seating chart. I didn't think they were going to be that bad 'till I looked it up). I'm freaking out :scared:
     
  2. Alesia

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    They're really aren't any bad seats. No, they're not ideal, but they're fine. They certainly seem much more desirable than your traveling companions.
     
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  4. bumbershoot

    bumbershoot DIS Veteran

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    Have you been to Disney Springs? The walk to Cirque from parking isn’t to be ignored. I wouldn’t leave a wheelchair in the car. Unless there’s HA parking right there that I don’t know about.
     
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  5. Coco199

    Coco199 Earning My Ears

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    Thanks! We have been before but usually don't walk around to much, so he hasn't taken his chair at other times. I guess it would be best to bring it along with us.
     
  6. Coco199

    Coco199 Earning My Ears

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    Have you sat in these seats before? We don't want perfect seats, of course not, but I do want to be able to see what's going on and enjoy the show with the people I'm going with. The tickets weren't too expensive but they also weren't free and it takes a lot for us to get there and this is all we're going for, which is why we want it to be worth it. It's not that we're "undesirable", promise. Looking at this picture, those few people in that corner would be our seats but on the opposite end. From the looks of it, they're seeing the back of the performers no? If they're doing things with their hands those people over there can't see what's going on. Or am I wrong?

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  7. revdon64

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    Granted it's been almost twelve years since I saw the show, but I remember our seats being off to the side and I do not recall that I was "looking at the performers' backs." I think you'll be fine.
     
  8. Skywise

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    You're definitely going to get a "side" view but not necessarily the backs of the performers. They don't play to the center but go all over (including into the aisles!) and all directions. The acts themselves are similar with motion happening in all directions.
    I think you'll be pleasantly surprised.
     
  9. nutshell

    nutshell Oh, Disney!

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    You have nothing to worry about.
     
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  10. CarolynFH

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    Having seen multiple Cirque du Soleil shows (La Nouba & others) from equivalent seats to yours, I agree that you have nothing to worry about. In fact, I saw one show several times from different seats and felt that I could see and enjoy more from up in the corner than down level with the stage.
     
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  11. Coco199

    Coco199 Earning My Ears

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    Thank you all! I really can't wait to see the show. We're going to the Saturday at 6:00pm one. I've been wanting to see it for a while now and we just never have so this is our last shot before it's gone. Hopefully the seats will give us an ok view. Thank you all for the advice. I'll let you know how it goes. If anyone comes across this thread and has sat in that specific section, please feel free to add :)
     
  12. FCDub

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    Best advice I can give: Short of buying a new set of tickets, there's nothing you can do now. Best not to stress and just make lemonade out of lemons, if it comes to that.
     
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  13. Serrina89

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    I went to this show in 2013. I believe we sat in the top middle but the show itself, like others said isn't centered in the middle. It's 3 dimensional with performers performing high in the air and on all different sides. They use every inch of the stage and aisles. Don't worry, it'll be great. Enjoy yourself and if anyone complains about it, leave that person at home/ with grandma.
     
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  14. Tomh

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    In this picture, at the top, just above the stage there are two people sitting in the front row, what looks to be a woman in a red shirt, and a man in a blue shirt. That is section 101, opposite side of the stage from 105. My family and I sat in exactly those seats in section 101 this past August. In previous visits, We have sat in section 203, and front center section 103. I actually enjoyed section 101 better than section 103. Not only is the view amazing, there were performers just feet away from us nearly the entire night, and we were close enough to see their facial expressions, which added an element to the show which we never experienced in our previous visits.
     
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    kenthanson Earning My Ears

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    I was going to point this out as well, it's not like a traditional play where they play to centre of the room, they do a really good job or playing to the entire audience.
     
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  16. Mickey's Best Girl

    Mickey's Best Girl Magic, mayhem and shenanigans ahoy.

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    I also think you’ll be pleasantly surprised. During some portions of the show there’s so much going on one doesn’t even know where to look. And as other have stated, the show is not played entirely to the front and centre crowd. It’s played in various directions and various heights.

    ETA: if I were in your shoes I’d be telling my travel companions their options are to zip it and be thankful or stay home.
     
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    We are FL residents as well- and did Cirque last week, although we opted for Category 1 seats- which were discounted as well. Yes, you are going to have a bit of a 'side' view. Yes, the seats are less optimal than the ones 'front and center'. This was my 4th time- those seats on the side always have quite a few people in them, and we didn't observe any disappointment from the people sitting there. Ultimately, a $30.00- $35.00 FL Resident special for the harder to sell seats on the far sides are not going to have as good a view as the seats people pay a considerable amount more for- nor should you expect them to. All that said, you will have a good time- and the four of you will have seen the show for a more than reasonable price. As PP's have said, the show moves and flows on different parts of the stage. There is always so much going on that if you focus on what you can see well- and not worry about what you have a limited view of- you will enjoy the performance. My advice is stop worrying. The tickets are non transferable and non refundable, and you have what you have, so just go end enjoy yourself.
     
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  18. Spork24

    Spork24 Mr. Blue Bird on my shoulder

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    I've been to la nouba twice and though I haven't sat in every seat, I don't believe there's a "bad" seat in the house.
     
  19. DavidNYC

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    It’s fine. Performers are all over the stage at any given moment. For every thing you have that your view isn’t great, they’ll be another thing where it’s the best. And for most of the acts, it’s pretty equal no matter where you are. I’ve never been disappointed with seats at any of the many shows I’ve seen from many angles. They know what they’re doing.
     
  20. GPC0321

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    We went in 2016 and I got the cheapest tickets there were, I think they came with a warning that there might be a partially obstructed view. I think there were some areas of the stage that we couldn't see, like if some of the performers were far upstage (towards the back of the stage), we couldn't see them until they moved downstage (towards the front) a bit more.

    Honestly, it didn't matter. And there were truly only a few rows behind us, and we were all the way to one side. Literally the "cheap seats" but it was still one of the coolest things I've experienced and a highlight of that trip. Just amazing.

    Enjoy the show!
     
  21. DOOM1001

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    I got the Fl resident special 3 tickets category 3 for $96 and pretty much got the same 105 section the OP got,but row E instead of H.We're going Tuesday and I knew I had to go before it closed,after seeing the seating chart I'm not worried as even though its a side section it seems to be close to the stage,and for what I paid I can't complain,I mean my seats are literally right next to some category 2 seats.If I waited any longer getting a seat will probably get difficult when the Christmas crowds start coming in and the number of shows starts getting really limited.
     

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