“We are incredibly proud of the success that La Nouba has had for nearly two decades,” said Jerry Nadal, Senior VP of the Resident Shows Division for Cirque du Soleil. “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.”
Is it possible that Circ de Sole is not leaving? Are they just retiring "La Nuba" and will reopen with a newly themed/named show after a period of retrofitting the theater? Stay tuned for further developments.
In the Orlando Sentinel article about the closing, the spokesperson said "There will be news to come" with regard to what is next. I take that as confirmation that Cirque du Soleil is staying at Disney Springs.
One rumor is that during the time the permanent theatre is closed, Cirque du Soleil will place one of their touring "tent" shows in the parking area near the theatre.
Cirque du Soleil has a huge catalog of shows from which to choose. Seeing a show in the "tent" is a fun experience. With full air-conditioning/heating and padded seats, it's quite comfortable, too.
Doing this would give thousands of guests a reason to be on the West Side. Those guests are important to the restaurants and shops on that side of Disney Springs.