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American Idol to kickoff auditions at Walt Disney World once again

The second season of American Idol on ABC will return to Walt Disney World to launch the audition process. A nationwide bus tour for the vocal performance competition series begins August 25th when the Idol Bus stops at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, the first of its 20-city tour across America offering hopefuls a shot at superstardom.

ESPN WWOS is a 220-acre facility that hosts more than 100 events a year ranging from youth to professional sports including dance and cheerleading competitions.

During singing auditions at the complex, ABC’s “American Idol” Season 1 winner Maddie Poppe, runner-up Caleb Lee Hutchinson and finalist Catie Turner will make special appearances.

Early arrival is encouraged. Parking will be available as early as 4 a.m., but not before. Registration will begin at 7 a.m. with auditions starting at 9 a.m. Overnight camping will not be permitted. Sadly the celebrity judges will not be on site for this part of the audition process.

All singers must be at least 15 years old to audition. Pre-registration is encouraged. To pre-register and for additional details, full eligibility requirements, submission forms, and terms and conditions, visit Those auditioning can bring one guest to accompany them and the guest must be over 5 years old.

“American Idol” bus tour auditions begin on the same day in San Diego, California, as a second Idol Bus joins the nationwide quest for talent. In addition to appearing in person, hopefuls can submit audition videos online via or by showing off their talents via Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or using the hashtag #TheNextIdol.

“American Idol” returns for its second season on ABC (2018-2019) with all-star judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie. Emmy-winning producer Ryan Seacrest will also return as host.