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American Idol Experience, Disney Magic at its best

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The set of The American Idol Experience.

I knew The American Idol Experience is in previews and I heard via a twitter from someone who had auditioned and made it into the 2pm show that there would be shows on Saturday, so I drove out to the Disney’s Hollywood Studios to sit in on three Saturday afternoon shows. I’m glad I did.

There is much to be happy with about the attraction, and, as always, a few rough edges that need to be cleaned up. But, hey, that’s what Soft Openings are for. Right?

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Ryan Seacrest out to Disney’s American Idol Experience

TV and radio personality Ryan Seacrest poses in front of The American Idol Experience attraction at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Walt Disney World. Seacrest, who hosts the popular “American Idol” television show, also stars in the new Walt Disney World theme park attraction which opens… Read More »Ryan Seacrest out to Disney’s American Idol Experience

American Idol Experience, first look at the stage

Was just given access to a new video that includes the first look at the American Idol Experience stage and some of the backstage areas. As others who have seen the show say, the stage is really faithful to what you’re used to seeing during… Read More »American Idol Experience, first look at the stage

Disney’s Hollywood Studios update

We went to Disney’s Hollywood Studios on Saturday. If you hadn’t heard things are changing a bit around there. Until recently DHS was Disney World’s unloved stepchild. Always looked over when new projects came its way. What else explains all the Pixar based rides going… Read More »Disney’s Hollywood Studios update

American Idol Experience Attraction Tour

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The marquee.

The American Idol Experience Attraction is currently in cast member previews at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and no photos are allowed. That means it’s very difficult to get pictures of the theater and set design. I hear the design looks just like the real thing from the popular TV version of American Idol.

But over the last few weeks, I have been able to walk around and get some great shots that give you a great idea of what you’re going to experience when you do get to see the show.

Up above you see the Marquee for the attraction. It features a giant screen that will be used to broadcast the shows when the theater fills up. It will probably do that frequently as the theater capacity is not that big for a show of this magnitude.

(more of the tour below the cut)

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David Cook on The American Idol Experience

David Cook visits Disney’s Hollywood Studios Next month the exciting new American Idol Experience will open at Disney’s Hollywood Studios Theme Park at Walt Disney World! When it opens to the public on February 14, The American Idol Experience will take its inspiration from TV‚Äôs… Read More »David Cook on The American Idol Experience

American Idol Experience Audition Contestant Preview

There are a couple websites out there talking about what the guest experience will be like for those in the audience at the American Idol Experience, which is currently in soft-opening phase (which means not guaranteed to be open on any particular day and no golden tickets awarded) at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. But I’ve been given a few details from a couple first hand accounts of what the audition and show performance is like from those guests lucky(?) enough to pass the muster.

So if you’re considering auditioning. Heads up. Here’s your first look at what you’ll need to be prepared for.

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