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Disney Payments to Idol Stars revealed in court docs

With a new season of American Idol underway it’s fun to note that one of the final 24 actually was a ‘Dream ticket’  winner at American Idol Experience at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. In fact, Aaron Kelly won his ticket to the front of the audition… Read More »Disney Payments to Idol Stars revealed in court docs

Kris Allen, American Idol, performing at Disney’s Hollywod Studios

Here’s a first look and listen at American Idol winner Kris Allen performing at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in front of the American Idol Experience Attraction for his adoring fans. He’s singing “Heartless.” Sorry for the video image quality, but blame my mobile phone for that,… Read More »Kris Allen, American Idol, performing at Disney’s Hollywod Studios

Kris Allen at Disney World this Friday May 29th

Update: Disney has confirmed the 10AM motorcade and a 10:15AM Fan Q&A outside the American Idol Experience attraction. Better get their early if you want a front row to the Kris Allen mania! American Idol winner Kris Allen is making good on his promise to… Read More »Kris Allen at Disney World this Friday May 29th

Rocket Rods: Fast Disney News

Dwayne Johnson will stop by “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” to discuss his new Disney adventure, “Race to Witch Mountain.” Watch the exclusive interview this Friday, March 13th! Check your local listings or visit for more information.

Debbie Ryan, from Disney’s The Suite Life On Deck, is on Twitter. She talks about it on the red carpet for Race to Witch Mountain, which you can catch on Disney Society.

Buena Vista Obscura is a new series on 2719 Hyperion where FoxFurr looks into Walt Disney World’s past. This week it’s 1972’s Golf Resort.

Heather at The Examiner has the scoop on a contest for Annual Passholders to win a piece of the old SpaceMountain at WDW. It’s going down for rehab mid-April.

Don’t miss this offbeat take on Disney’s American Idol Experience by a fan of the TV show who is a tad bit too cynical to enjoy it all for what it is. But it makes for a funny read.

NYTimes Carpetbagger reports on the ruckus raised by the glimpse of Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter in Tim Burton’s upcoming live action/cg mix take on Alice in Wonderland.

David Price of The Pixar Touch takes on the ‘gender gap’ at Pixar.

Finally, below the cut here’s a video remix of Snow White with music by Daft Punk. Yeah the same group that is going to do the score for Tron 2.0 or TR2N or whatever they’re calling it.

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Disney World Moms at American Idol Experience

If you haven’t heard or seen enough of Disney’s American Idol Experience Gala Premiere, a new video featuring two of the talented Moms from Disney’s Moms Panel has just been released. I think it’s great the way Disney is using the Disney Moms group for… Read More »Disney World Moms at American Idol Experience

American Idol Experience – Backstage Video

This is the first video, not shot by Disney, I’ve seen of the backstage areas of the American Idol Experience. These are the areas that only guests who successfully pass the 30-second a cappella audition and the producer’s requirements ever see. But now thanks to… Read More »American Idol Experience – Backstage Video

Even More American Idol Experience…


There’s still more news coming from Disney’s American Idol Experience this week. A commercial for the attraction ran during tonight’s airing of American Idol. The tagline was “You can be part of the next Cinderella Story”, which is the same message they’re using on billboards around town.

I like the theme of the commercial, although I found some of the technical parts of it less than inspiring. I’m expecting dozens of people lining up each morning for expressly to have a chance at their Cinderella story in the attraction.

A Winners List

Tonight marked the fourth night of public performances of the show and the fifth Dream Ticket awarded. I have the names of three of those Dream Ticket holders and have started a list in an attempt to collect all of them going forward. If the winner so chooses, they can then provide me links to their YouTube, MySpace, or other internet pages for a chance at growing a following before they even get to the real auditions for the television show.

I’m counting on you readers to help me build this list as I can’t be there every night (although it may seem that way sometimes). The winners name and their song would be excellent.

The F. A. Q.’s

Finally, click below the link for a great list of Facts and Trivia from The American Idol Experience

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