Walt Disney Animation Studios and Lighthouse Immersive Studios, the producers of the blockbuster Immersive Van Gogh, are developing the next global attraction, Disney Animation Immersive Experience, and it’ll be touring! It will display at Toronto, Ontario first and tickets are already on sale. Tickets to this one-of-a-kind immersive experience start at $39.99 and can be bought online at disneyimmersive.com.
From hits of today like Encanto, Zootopia and Frozen, to all of the classics including The Lion King, Peter Pan and Pinocchio, audiences will feel like they’ve entered the incredible worlds of beloved Disney characters and become one with them.
The opening dates for each city are as follows:
- Toronto | Dec. 21, 2022
- Cleveland | Jan. 19, 2023
- Nashville | Feb. 9, 2023
- Detroit | Feb. 9, 2023
- Denver | Feb. 16, 2023
- Boston | Feb. 23, 2023
- San Antonio | Feb. 28, 2023
- Minneapolis | March 23, 2022
- Columbus | April 6, 2023
Additional cities are currently being scheduled and Tokyo will be the first city outside of North America to receive Disney Animation: Immersive Experience.
“The collaboration with Lighthouse Immersive is a first for Disney Animation,” said Clark Spencer, President, Walt Disney Animation Studios and two-time Academy Award®-winner (Encanto, Zootopia). “It’s a dream to bring the best of animated storytelling together with the top experts in the immersive art experience. We can’t wait for audiences around the world, of all ages, to experience the great moments from our legacy of feature films in this incredible way.”
“Like so many of us, I have a life-long love of Disney films,” said Lighthouse Immersive founder Corey Ross. “I’ve grown up with them since childhood and so has my family. The work lends itself brilliantly to the immersive experience and I am confident this program will give our guests the opportunity to be engulfed in the world of Disney, making them feel like they’re standing next to their favorite characters and seeing the world through their eyes.”
Disney Animation Immersive Experience Teaser Trailer
The audience experience will be further enhanced by Lighthouse Immersive’s Global Creative Director David Korins, (Tony Award®-nominee whose credits include more than 20 Broadway shows including Hamilton, and an Emmy Award® winner for Grease Live). Korins will develop never-before-seen interactive lobby elements that guests can enjoy before or after entering the gallery.
Ross captures the excitement both Disney and Lighthouse Immersive feel for the project as he describes how it begins: “Just imagine journeying through Zootopia with Judy Hopps, diving to the ocean floor with Ariel, flying on a magic carpet with Aladdin, and stepping into Casita with Mirabel and the family Madrigal. This is where the Disney Animation: Immersive Experience will take you.”