If you haven’t heard, Lighthouse Immersive has transformed the Las Vegas Artspace into the Immersive Disney Animation experience! We were graciously hosted by Lighthouse Immersive, however all opinions below are our own – so without further ado, here’s our review of the experience.
Immersive Disney Animation is an innovative celebration that takes you inside the greatest films of Walt Disney Animation Studios, from their very earliest, groundbreaking features to the beloved hit movies of today.
Imagine stepping into the Casita with Mirabel from Encanto, being at Pride Rock as Rafiki presents Simba – surrounded by the animal kingdom as the sun rises. Imagine hopping on a train with Judy Hopps and going into Zootopia or taking a magic carpet ride with Aladdin and Jasmine, and so much more….
Now you can! Step into the art and legacy of Walt Disney Animation Studios and celebrate the music, artistry and animation from the creators of Frozen, The Little Mermaid, Big Hero 6 and many more.
Lighthouse Artspace 3720 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
The Lighthouse Artspace is located at The Shops at Crystals. There are two parking options for your convenience – self-parking at the Aria garage or valet parking at The Shops at Crystals.
Both options are located right next to one another. If you are a local, you can score free self-parking for the first three hours as long as you have a Nevada ID. Or you can valet directly at the shops.
$49.99/person | Basic Ticket: experience admission only
$59.99/person | Premium Plus Ticket: includes an Immersive Disney Animation Print, a Lighthouse Immersive cushion to rent for the show, an interactive wristband (synchronized light up wristbands that are in sync with the show and songs), and experience admission
$99.99/person | VIP Ticket: includes skip the line, VIP souvenir laminate, Immersive Disney Animation Print, a Lighthouse Immersive cushion to rent for the show, an interactive wristband (synchronized light up wristbands that are in sync with the show and songs), FLEX (change date/time up to 48 hours in advance) and free return visits (for 30 days from initial visit for an experience only admission), and experience admission
Children under 2 are FREE and any individual ages 2 and older requires a ticket for admission.
Family and friends pricing for 4+ and group pricing for 10+ are available and recommended if you are going with 4 or more people.
$45.99/person/minimum 4 tickets | Basic Ticket
$54.99/person/minimum 4 tickets | Premium Plus Ticket
$89.99/person/minimum 4 tickets | VIP Ticket
Pros and Cons
Here are some things we liked and didn’t like about our experience.
Easy to get to, we did self-park with the stroller and took a handful of elevators to get to our destination.
The interactive wristbands were so fun for the kids
Our 5-year old’s favorite part of the 1-hour experience… the bubbles that came down during three songs
Lots of nostalgia for us parents or those who love Disney and have seen a lot of the older Disney movies
The focus is mainly on older Disney movies, most of which most kids do not know. Some of the newer movies highlighted included: Encanto, Frozen 2, Brave, Zootopia
Let It Go from Frozen is NOT highlighted which was disappointing and Coco was also not included
The experience was a bit long for everyone. At about the 40-minute mark, kids were getting antsy and there were a handful of families letting their kids run wild after this point, which was disrupting for everyone. While the experience is more on the pricier end, I would cap it at 40 minutes unless they implement newer movies to keep the younger kids intrigued
Can be sensory overload for those sensitive. Not recommended for those with sensitivities as there are a lot of lights, music, and action happening simultaneously. Update! As of 6/20/23, Immersive Disney is now offering Sensory Friendly Showings!
Tips for Your Visit
Sensory Friendly Viewings A(dded 6/20/23)
Presenting sensory-friendly viewings at Immersive Disney Animation
Sensory-friendly viewings offer a welcoming and comfortable space with reduced sensory input where viewers with special needs can have the best possible experience, and enjoy the magic of Immersive Disney Animation!
Comfortable gallery lighting at all times, and no blackouts
Sensitivity warnings for content (emailed to guests before viewing)
Quiet areas outside the gallery where you can take a break from the show
To purchase tickets for Sensory Friendly viewings, look for time slots marked Sensory Show on ticket calendar.
Bring Headphones for Littles
If you have littles who get overstimulated easily or are sensitive to noise, we highly recommend bringing headphones. This is sensory overload, so if you have highly sensitive littles ones, I would not recommend this experience unless you attend a Sensory Friendly Experience.
These are the baby headphones we use or these child headphones up to age 16 or for us adults with smaller heads. We like this brand because they focus on ensure the headphone grows with your child and doesn’t cut into their head like plastic headphones.
Stroller & Babywearing Friendly
This experience is stroller and babywearing-friendly. We brought our Mockingbird stroller with zero issues. You are seated for the majority of the experience, so it was easy to park the stroller and enjoy. Also babywearing is very easy here as well.
Note that if you do bring a stroller, you will have to use multiple elevators to get to your experience depending on where you park.
This experience is an hour-long, not including waiting during the pre-show which can be a long time for some families. We recommend eating, using the restrooms, and getting out any wiggles beforehand as you will not be able to do that during this experience.
Additionally, during our visit, it was a bit disrespectful when other families had their kids running around during the show yelling as it was disrupting others from the experience. So make sure your littles can sit for a while or be occupied in one area as it is a seated experience.
Premium and VIP Tickets
If you’re wondering if premium or VIP tickets are worth it, we recommend looking at what is included in each ticket tier above to decide. While we enjoy Disney, it was more nostalgia for me and my husband as the kiddos didn’t know most of the shows and songs. We’d probably be fine with general admission through the Basic Tickets. However, if you are a hardcore Disney lover and plan on enjoying the experience over and over, the VIP ticket is a great option if you are planning on going more than 2x during a 30-day period.
Our 5-year old enjoyed the bubbles that dropped three times during the one-hour show the most and kept asking if they were going to do bubbles again in between instead of caring too much about the actual experience. LOL
I personally was singing every song that I knew and loved the nostalgia but could have enjoyed with a Basic Ticket, not Premium. Premium is a good option if you have kids who will enjoy some of the older Disney films (Lion King, Pocahontas, Peter Pan, etc). and want the interactive wristband and the Disney print, but only are going to visit one time.
Leanna Carson is an expecting mama via IVF and a serial entrepreneur.
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