Tuacahn Amphitheater is nestled picture-perfectly amongst a majestic red rock canyon in St. George, Utah. Every production is both captivating and enchanting, but there is more to the experience than just the show! We are giving you the inside scoop, with ten tips to make you enjoy your experience at Tuacahn even more.
1. Arrive in Style
Caroline’s 7th birthday happened to be on the same night that “Disney’s The Little Mermaid” was showing at Tuacahn. What better way to make the birthday girl feel like a real life princess than to be picked up in our Limo?!
We stocked the Limo with her favorite sodas that she and her family could enjoy on the ride to Tuacahn.
Her mom also pre-purchased “Disney’s The Little Mermaid” original broadway CD at the Tuacahn Gift Shop so that songs from the show would be playing the entire ride! Our limos are luxurious and affordable.
2. Arrive Early
Arriving early ensures that you will have plenty of time to get the full experience. It also means shorter lines at the box office and less people at the photo ops! Here are a few places you don’t want to miss taking a picture by!
3. Enjoy the Preshow Dinner
You’re most likely going to be going to dinner before the play anyway, so why not have your feast at an all-you-can-eat THEMED buffet right at Tuacahn? Ariel’s Luau includes honey teriyaki chicken, kailua pork, and so much more! My personal favorite? GRILLED PINEAPPLE! There’s plenty of kid friendly bites including mini corn dogs, mac n cheese & french fries. The dinner displays everything Little Mermaid, including Dinglehoppers!
4. Book the Backstage Tour
The backstage tour is one of the greatest things Tuacahn offers. The best part? It’s only $4.00! ($2.00 for children) AND if you book the dinner and the tour, you get $2.00 off your Adult Tour Ticket! The tour allows you to see everything up close & personal. While every tour is different, you will most likely be taken through underground tunnels, peek inside the green room, and see the costume shop in action!
Caroline was lucky enough to take a picture on stage with some of the most well known props!
5. Buy the Best Concessions!
The concessions at Tuacahn are surprisingly affordable, and every bit as delicious. While they offer a wide variety of goodies, my personal favorites are the Frozen Lemonade and Roasted Almonds.
If you have your kiddos with you, purchase a Kids Pack! It comes with popcorn, ice cream and a souvenir cup they can keep!
6. Come Prepared
St. George can reach high temperatures, but Tuacahn tends to be a few degrees cooler. Your show will go well into the evening, so be prepared for both hot & cooler temperatures during the duration of the show. I always bring a light jacket just in case!
7. Comfort is Everything.
One of the most appealing things about Tuacahn is there really isn’t a bad seat in the house. You can enjoy the show from anywhere, but you will enjoy it even more if you are comfortable. Luckily, Tuacahn provides cushion rentals at a very low cost. I highly recommend renting one or bringing your own!
8. Go to the Gift Gallery
I personally can’t leave a concert without purchasing a t-shirt, and I am the same way at Tuacahn! The gift shop sells all kinds of Little Mermaid treasures! (including t-shirts!) And of course, Dinglehoppers!
9. Keep your Program & Ticket Stubs
While these make great souvenirs, they are also full of great deals and coupons to use at some of St. George’s most popular places!
10. Stay for the Meet and Greet!
After every show, various members of the cast go to the concourse for a FREE meet and greet. Traffic in the parking lot is inevitably congested after the show, so you might as well spend that time meeting your favorite characters! They are just as charming in real life as they are in the show.
There you have it! I hope you enjoy your next trip to Tuacahn. Services described in this post are also customized for “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”, as well as “The Wizard of Oz.” No matter what you decide to do or see, be sure to expect the unforgettable!