American Idol and Disney's Hollywood Studios
If you've ever dreamed of becoming a part of the "American Idol" phenomenon, then "Welcome to Hollywood!" Actually, welcome to Disney's Ho9llywood Studios. Because this winter, you can live the dream during the brand-new "American Idol" attraction that will give guests an opportunity to experience the thrill - whether auditioning, performing or judging as part of the audience. And it all takes place in a live interactive setting with all the glitz and glamour of the distinctive "American Idol" set..
In the audition process, guests perform "live" in front of a a Disney's Hollywood Studios producer for the opportunity to be cast in a Them Park show. If they're judged to have that star quality during the screening process and after backstage preparation - working with a vocal coach, hair and makeup - it's lights up and showtime for the guest in front of a live audience and a panel of judges.
Performers with the highe4st votes will compete in an end-of-day Grand Finale show, and the ultimate winner will receive a guaranteed reservation for a future regional stadium audition - to ensure no waiting in long lines - for the "American Idol" TV show. (Of course, when it comes down to the television show auditions, everyone is treated equal.) "Millions of people have imagined themselves standing on the
'American Idol' stage." said Jay Rasulo, chairman of Disney Parks and
Resorts. "We're excited that we will be bringing the dream to life
every day at Walt Disney World."
Simon Fuller, creator of "American Idol" adds,
"Disney's new attraction perfectly captures what we at 'American Idol' feel
is the heart and soul of this brand, real people getting a shot to make
their dream a reality."