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[11 May 2017 | No Comment | ]
‘American Idol’ Set to Return to ABC for the 2017-18 Television Season

American Idol is set to return to the small screen thanks to an agreement between ABC and FremantleMedia North America and 19 Entertainment.
The popular music competition series ended its run on Fox at the end of the 2015-16 season, but will be back on ABC for the 2017-18 season. A host and judges for the show will be announced at a later date.
“American Idol is a pop-culture staple that left the air too soon,” said Channing Dungey, president, ABC Entertainment. “ABC is the right home to reignite the fan base. We are …

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[22 Jun 2014 | No Comment | ]
This Week in Disney News – American Idols, Disney Villains, and Food & Wine Festival Updates

This week saw some big news coming out of Walt Disney World, including the announcement of an attraction closure and more updates about this fall’s Epcot International Food & Wine Festival.
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It was announced this week that the American Idol Experience at Disney’s Hollywood Studios will  close in early January 2015. The attraction opened in 2009 and more than 2,000 “dream tickets” were handed out since then. Three of the top 13 contestants from last season’s reality TV episode made it to the show via the dream ticket.
Coming …

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[18 Jun 2014 | No Comment | ]
‘American Idol Experience’ at Disney’s Hollywood Studios Closing in January 2015

Disney’s Hollywood Studio’s ‘American Idol Experience’ is closing at the beginning of 2015.
The attraction based on the Fox television series opened in 2009 and allows guests of the park to be contestants. The winner of each “show” returned for the grand finale at the end of the day and the winner of that round was given a “dream ticket” to cut to the front of the line at the American Idol reality show auditions.
When the attraction opened, host Ryan Seacrest and past American Idol winners and contestants including Kelly Clarkson, …

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[12 Aug 2013 | Comments Off on Limited Time Magic This Week: The American Idol Experience Juniors Edition | ]
Limited Time Magic This Week: The American Idol Experience Juniors Edition

This week’s Limited Time Magic event is all about the kids.
‘The American Idol Experience Juniors Edition’ takes place this week at Disney’s Hollywood Studios where aspiring young singers ages 6-13 will have a chance to take center stage at The American Idol Experience.
Auditions will take place each day from park open until 4 p.m., and the Juniors show will be held each night at 6 p.m.
Guests will have a chance to audition in front of a Disney producer – but no “Dream Tickets” will be provided. If selected for the …

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[20 Jan 2013 | No Comment | ]
New Song Choices Added to American Idol Experience in Walt Disney World

A new season of American Idol is now underway, and its return has brought some new additions to The American Idol Experience in Walt Disney World. This week, Disney released a list of additional song choices that were recently added to the attraction, which is located in Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
The American Idol Experience simulates the experience of performing on and watching American Idol in person, as talented guests take the stage to compete in shows throughout the day. The winner of each show during the day then gather in the evening to …

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[4 Aug 2012 | No Comment | ]
American Idol Phillip Phillips Makes Surprise Appearance at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Guests at one of the American Idol Experience shows at Disney’s Hollywood Studios got an special treat this week, as current American Idol Phillip Phillips stopped by the show. Phillips made a surprise appearance at the show on Thursday while in Central Florida for a stop on the American Idol Live! concert tour.
In addition to appearing in the live show, Phillips also taped a series of short videos that will be played during future shows of The American Idol Experience. Each day, park guests compete at the Experience for a …

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[8 May 2012 | One Comment | ]
Carbon-Freeze Me Experience Coming to Disney’s Star Wars Weekends

This year at Disney Hollywood Studios Star Wars Weekends, guests will be able to indulge in a new experience called the Carbon-Freeze Me, where your likeness will be turned into a carbonite figurine to take home. How cool is that?
Located next to the American Idol Experience, guests can visit the Carbon Freezing Chamber where several cameras will capture various angles of your face. The images are then sent to a computer where they will be reconstructed for processing, and in about a month you will receive your 8″ figurine.
Each figurine …

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[18 Jul 2011 | No Comment | ]
American Idol Lee DeWyze Visits Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom

American Idol fans who were at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom Park today may have been in for a treat, as Lee DeWyze, the winner of American Idol’s 9th season, was also spending his time at the park today. DeWyze visited the theme park with his girlfriend, actress Jonna Walsh.
Fans of DeWyze can also catch him every day at The American Idol Experience over at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, where he appears in some of the attraction’s video elements. Lee DeWyze previously visited Walt Disney World to celebrate his 2010 American …

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[31 May 2011 | No Comment | ]
Star Sighting:  Scotty McCreery and Mickey Mouse Greet Fans at Walt Disney World

Country singing sensation Scotty McCreery, who was crowned this year’s winner of American Idol, wowed guests yesterday on a victory parade through Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World.  The seventeen year old from Garner, North Carolina, rode down Hollywood Boulevard with none other Mickey Mouse himself, waving to excited fans.  After the parade, Scotty took the stage in front of “The American Idol Experience” attraction, and thanked fans for supporting him on the hit show.  Park guests were treated to a live performance of Scotty’s hit single, “I Love You This Big.”  …

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[29 May 2011 | No Comment | ]
‘American Idol’ Winner Scotty McCreery to Appear at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Seventeen year old Scotty McCreery, winner of this year’s season of American Idol, will visit Walt Disney World’s Hollywood Studios this week, Disney confirms.
The North Carolina native beat out a huge field to win the top spot on this year’s show, and will be featured in a parade down Hollywood Boulevard this Monday, May 30, at 10 a.m.  After waving to fans from the parade route, the young singer will make his way to a stage near the park’s “American Idol Experience” attraction.  After greeting fans, McCreery is  expected to …