I’ll admit that I’m a casual fan of American Idol, okay maybe more than a casual fan. There’s something wonderful about a rags to riches story. Yes, I know that the story is heavily scripted by producers and, yes, I know that this season’s choices… Read More »American Idol Experience Updates Song List
Yesterday Season 11 American Idol Winner Phillip Phillips visited the Disney’s Hollywood Studios’ theme park version of the popular reality TV contest, spent some time answering questions, and even greeted park guests who were performing as part of the show. I love that they do… Read More »American Idol Winner Phillip Phillips at Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Singing sensation Kelly Clarkson was spotted at Walt Disney World having fun with friends and family. While there she took the time to post with a pair Disney characters who are also familiar with transformation — Beauty and the Beast. Clarkson was in town to… Read More »Kelly Clarkson visits Walt Disney World
Entertainer Paula Abdul spent Valentine’s day enjoying the Disney theme parks. Here she is in Disney’s Hollywood Studios with Minnie Mouse. I wonder if Paula dropped in on the American Idol Experience. That would have been a shocker. Btw, look carefully and you’ll notice that… Read More »Paula Abdul Greets Minnie Mouse for Special Valentine’s Day Photo
One of the very first contestants to win a ‘Dream Ticket’ at Disney’s American Idol Experience attraction in Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and the first to win singing a Disney song (Colors of the Wind from Pocahontas), is one of the early success stories of the… Read More »American Idol Experience Dream Ticket Winner Gabi Carrubba Gets Ticket to Hollywood on Real Show
For anyone who wants to spread a little Christmas cheer while dreaming of a golden ticket to the next American Idol audition, the folks at Disney’s Hollywood Studios have you covered. In addition to the regular line up potential stars can choose from 8 Christmas… Read More »American Idol Experience add Christmas Songs to List
The results show began with Val and Peta and two troupe members dancing to the classic Madonna hits, “Like a Virgin” and “Like a Prayer.” Excuse me for a second while I count my rubber Madonna bracelets. The evening’s first results revealed that Ricki and… Read More »Dancing With the Stars, Week 5 Elimination – So Long, Sparkles
Friday, August 19 was opening day of the D23 Expo (I’m working under the assumption that you are familiar with D23) and it kicked off with a bang. Or a mouse, as the case may be. It always starts with a mouse.
While the expo was open to the general ticket-buying public, it did offer a number of perks specifically to official D23 members, such as discounted passes, special “members only” events and early admission. It pays to belong, people!
Friday’s itinerary started at 9:00 a.m. with two of the aforementioned members only events, namely the Disney Store Opening Ceremony and the Radio Disney Road Crew Dance Party.
Other events that morning included an art contest with Disney.com, vintage footage showcasing the history of the Disneyland Hotel (congrats, DH, on the new ranking!), meet and greets with artists Jim Salvati and Robert Olszewski of the Disney Store and Disney Dream, respectively, and characters from Disney Channel’s Jake and the Never Land Pirates.
Then it was time for the 2011 Disney Legends Ceremony, which was, as you might imagine, magical. However, not everyone was able to attend the ceremony, so they had to settle for other really cool things like The Wonderful Words of Disney… Behind the Page: Kingdom Keepers presentation with Ridley Pearson. I would have loved to have attended this event to discuss some of my issues with the continuity, or lack thereof, within the series, but alas, Mr. Pearson was spared my fanboy criticism, and is probably the better for it.Read More »D23 Expo Recap: Day 1