It’s American Idol, so the red carpet has turned to blue, but the star studded interviews as just as good as if this was the real Hollywood instead of Disney’s magical version. Ryan Seacrest, Paula Abdul, David Cook, Carrie Underwood, Fantasia, Kimberly Locke, and Bucky Covington, all share a bit about why bringing the American Idol Experience to Disney’s Hollywood Studios is so magical.

Below the cut is an even longer video with more highlights from the AIE premiere blue carpet and the motorcade.

Even more coverage of the American Idol Experience Gala Premiere party coming later this weekend; including some additional thoughts I’ve had about how successful I expect this attraction to be now that the world, and particularly starry eyed teenagers and twenty somethings, is learning about it.