Cirque du Soleil - Very Much Involved In The Parks
June 11, 2019The following headlne started a lot of conversation:
The headline is interesting, don't you think? It can be interpreted a number of ways. One line of thought is Cique du Soleil has cancelled its relationship with Vidanta altogether. Speculation! Another line of thought is the Park Redesign is such that Cirque cancelled its relationship with Vidanta.BREAKING: Cirque du Soleil Theme Park in Mexico CANCELLED – Park Redesigned
By JOSH YOUNG - ThemeParkUniversity.com
Published: JUNE 7, 2019
The author states he received a note from Cirque du Soleil and Vidanta, and the note confirmed the continuation of their relationship. It seems the real disappointment is that the large, single themed, Cirque du Soleil park is not part of the current plan. The excitement that accompanied the idea of such a design is gone.
That isn't to say plans for the Parks are not exciting. We received a statement from management that provides insight to the extent of the Parks and the continuning involvement of Cirque du Soleil. Please consider the following:
Cirque du Soleil has always been—and remains—a very important part of The Parks.Since we first announced this project, we have decided to greatly expand its size and scale in order to include other mesmerizing, first-of-their-kind developments and immersive experiences to complement the Cirque du Soleil zone. We pride ourselves on delivering far beyond expectations on every new project and initiative we announce, and The Parks is certainly no exception.
The Parks now spans over 830 acres and includes a vast array of 100% original concepts. The goal is to transform Vidanta Nuevo Vallarta into a new kind of destination where guests can experience every possible variation of the perfect vacation—from high-end tropical relaxation to gravity-defying attractions and everything in between—in one extraordinary location. Many of these new experiences are already under construction at the resort. In one section of The Parks, 25 acres of underground tunnels are currently being installed to ensure impeccable park operations and almost 1.3 million square feet of concrete foundations and structures have already been built, including portions of the new resort hotels. Two enormous lakes at the center of The Parks, totaling over 150 acres in size, have already been created with more on the way. And thus far, 1,500 trees have been planted, though once the project is complete, the total is estimated to be over 50,000.
The wonder-filled region of The Parks dedicated to the creative genius of Cirque du Soleil will include a first-of-its-kind thrilling new production—a dazzling, large-scale extravaganza involving acrobatics, theatrics, water performances, music, and even a spectacular dining experience. This monumental new show will be housed in a gorgeous custom theater that will be an awe-inspiring sight in and of itself. Next door, there will be a Cirque Training Studio where guests will get the chance to grab the spotlight, learning tumbling, aerial arts, clowning, and so much more from the modern masters of the circus arts. While in the Cirque du Soleil plaza surrounding the theater and studio, guests should keep an eye open for spontaneous performances as they explore. We’re proud to continue our amazing partnership with Cirque du Soleil and work together on this highly anticipated collaboration so that we can give the world a breathtaking new type of experience unlike anything seen before.
Members will be the first to learn all new updates about The Parks—including more exciting details on the Cirque du Soleil zone—as soon as they are available. For more information, contact your member services representative.
What is clear is there is a lot of property that will be developed in the future. The current area that is North of the Entrance Road appears to be approximately 143 acres:
The lakes on the South side of the Entrance Road are on about 65 acres, which makes the total acerage West of the Highway about 208 acres:
The area to the East of the highway is another 142 acres:
The total under development now is about 350 acres, plus or minus. Management reports the total acreage devoted to the Parks will be approximately 830 acres, which leaves more than half the acreage to be developed. We understand most of the undeveloped acreage is on the South side of the Ameca River and is now mostly agricultural land. Also, there is land being cleared on the East side of the highway, slightly north of the housing area too.
Management's position is there is a lot to come and it will not be disappointing. Yes, the idea of a single Cirque du Soleil theme for the Park does not appear to be in the plan. However, it is clear Cirque du Soleil is still a major component of the Parks, and we will learn more with time.