Watch Out Disney: Cirque du Soleil Opening Most Mind-Blowing Theme Park Ever

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A performance of Cirque du Soleil’s Kooza (Photo: Derek Key/Flickr)

Anyone who loves the breathtaking acrobatics of Cirque du Soleil will soon be able to immerse themselves in everything Cirque. Latin American resort developer Grupo Vidanta has announced plans for a Cirque du Soleil theme park on the Pacific coast of Mexico.

A rendering of the Cirque du Soleil theme park (Photo: Grupo Vidanta)

Set to open in 2018, the park will have the capacity to allow 3,000 to 5,000 spectators for nightly performances. Details are still emerging, but rumor has it the plans also involve a water park and nature park. It will be set in Nuevo Vallarta, a planned community 15 minutes from the Puerto Vallarta airport.

Until then, Cirque fanatics can check out Joya, a performance and food show developed by Cirque du Soleil and Grupo Vidanta that debuts on Nov. 21 at the new 600-seat Vidanta Theater near the Grand Mayan Riviera Maya resort.

A rendering of Cub Med’s new Cirque du Soleil concept (Photo: Cirque du Soleil)

This is just the latest in a string of destination experiences for Cirque du Soleil. The acrobatic group also recently announced a partnership with Club Med. The first Club Med Creactive by Cirque du Soleil will open next summer in Punta Cana, in the Dominican Republic. Expect aerial silk lessons, mask painting, juggling, and more.

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