Fandom

The Disney Wiki

42,277pages
Add New Page

The Disney Wiki

The American Idol Experience

42,277pages on
this wiki
Add New Page
Comments4 Share

The American Idol Experience was an attraction that opened on February 14, 2009 at Disney's Hollywood Studios in the space occupied by the former ABC Superstar Theatre and the “Doug Live!” attraction.

The attraction closed permanently on August 30, 2014.

Show summary

The attraction is based on American Idol, the number one overall television series the last four seasons (as of 2010) and the most popular reality TV series broadcast on Fox from January through May, with the series’ annual finale one of the three top-rated TV shows of the season, behind only the Super Bowl (the annual NFL Championship Game) and the Oscars, having produced such singing stars as Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Hudson, Jordin Sparks, Lee DeWyze, Scotty McCreery and its’ most recent winner, Nick Fradiani.

The attraction, licensed to Disney by Idol producers 19 Entertainment and FremantleMedia North America emulates the actual process of becoming a star on the show. Potential contestants, who must be 14 years of age or older, and which in many cases will be between the age limits between 15 and 28 years old and either an American citizen or on a work permit, performs first in front of a Disney cast member, and then if they pass, sing in front of an audience of more than 1,000 in the theatre. Those chosen by the audience in the daily shows will then perform again at the end of the day for a final performance that will determine a winner from the judges and the audience, who (if they are in the age limit) will be involved in an actual Idol audition by way of a dream ticket that will allow them to bypass the first round at a regional audition, and possibly get a chance to perform in front of the show's judges. Those who are not within the age limit can pass the prize to a friend (or family member) or can wait until reaching the legal age limit to use that ticket.


v - e - d
Disney's Hollywood Studios logo
Hollywood Boulevard
Citizens of HollywoodThe Great Movie RideStar Wars: A Galaxy Far, Far Away
Echo Lake
Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Hall of Fame PlazaFor the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along CelebrationIndiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular!Jedi Training: Trials of the TempleStar Tours: The Adventures ContinueStar Wars: Path of the Jedi
Muppets Courtyard
Muppet*Vision 3D
Pixar Place
Toy Story Midway Mania!
Animation Courtyard
Disney Junior - Live on Stage!Star Wars Launch BayVoyage of the Little MermaidWalt Disney: One Man's Dream
Sunset Boulevard
Beauty and the Beast Live on StageRock 'n' Roller Coaster Starring AerosmithThe Twilight Zone Tower of TerrorFantasmic!
Current Entertainment
Symphony in the Stars: A Galactic Spectacular
Former Attractions and Entertainment
Disney Stars and Motorcars ParadeSounds Dangerous!Back to Never LandAladdin's Royal CaravanJourney into Narnia: Prince CaspianStar ToursStudio Backlot TourBackstage PassBear in the Big Blue House: Live on StageBlock Party BashDinosaurs Live!Here Come the MuppetsHollywood's Pretty WomanMuppets on Location: Days of Swine and RosesPlayhouse Disney: Live on StageSorcery in the SkyThe American Idol ExperienceThe Legend of Captain Jack SparrowWho Wants to Be a Millionaire – Play It!The Sorcerer's Hat • Monster Sound Show • ABC Sound Studio • Superstar Television • Disney's Doug Live • The Magic of Disney AnimationHoney, I Shrunk the Kids: Movie Set AdventureLights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt ShowNight of JoyEarful TowerAnimation AcademyBehind the ForceDick Tracy's Crime SolversHercules Victory ParadeMulan ParadeThe Hunchback of Notre Dame: A Musical AdventureThe Spirit of PocahontasVillainy In The Sky
Upcoming
Star Wars LandToy Story Land

Ad blocker interference detected!


Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.