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Update: Cirque du Soleil Theme Park in Nuevo Vallarta

October 17, 2016

Grupo Vidanta has started to release more details about the highly-awaited Cirque du Soleil experience park under construction in Nuevo Vallarta. This artist's concept depicts the "Garden Of The Nature Spirit."

Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico - Two years after Cirque du Soleil and luxury Mexican resort developer Grupo Vidanta announced their ambitious partnership to build an immersive theme park experience in Nuevo Vallarta, some new concept art detailing the design has been unvieled, and it looks like it's going to be fabulous!

Theme Park University, which revealed some preliminary artwork this past July, unveiled some new images last week, which you can see HERE.

Nuevo Vallarta's Cirque du Soleil theme park will be centered around their new show, Luzia: A Waking Dream of Mexico, which is based on the richness of the Mexican culture. The design will include sections featuring monuments of the Sun and Moon, the pyramids of Teotihuacan, and the Aztec calendar - similar to different "lands" at other theme parks.

According to the entertainment destination designers at The Goddard Group - which has been working with Cirque du Soleil on plans for "The Park" for quite some time now - construction of the water park, which will open with the first phase of the theme park in 2018, has already begun.

What is most unique about this water park is that it will be performance based. Cirque du Soleil will be having shows in and around you as you splash around this part of the park. Nothing like this has ever been done before in a water park setting, so it will be the most unique water park experience on the planet.

The new Nuevo Vallarta project aims to reimagine the theme park experience in the same way that JOY, which opened in 2014 near the Cancun resort area, redefined theatrical and culinary entertainment in the Riviera Maya.

As opposed to other amusement parks where you just go on rides and maybe watch shows, the concept here is that you're part of the show. You're literally surrounded by Cirque artists and attractions that put you right in the action. And everything around you is designed with the same fanciful creativity that packs a ridiculous number of houses around the world at their theater shows.

If all goes to plan, the Cirque du Soleil Theme Park in Nuevo Vallarta will welcome a million visitors between when it first opens its doors in 2018 and three or four years later, when the second stage of development is complete.

This would not be possible, of course, without Grupo Vidanta. The Cirque du Soleil theme park will be surrounded by several hotels/timeshares, which Vidanta has several of scattered around Mexican hot spots. The hotels are also Cirque themed and are inspired/look equally as impressive.