Disney World announces 'American Idol' attraction
Published: February 7, 2008 at 4:32 PM
Walt Disney World announced today that it will bring an "American Idol" attraction to Disney's Hollywood Studios, in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. The show will put park guests in competition with each other for... a front of the line shot at an "American Idol" regional audition.
From Disney's press release:
[The] experience will include an audition process, open to all who register, where guests perform “live” in front of a Disney’s Hollywood Studios producer to be cast in a theme park show. After backstage preparation -- working with a vocal coach, hair and make-up -- it’s lights up and showtime in front of a “live” audience and a panel of judges.
Guest performers with the highest votes will compete in an end-of-day Grand Finale show at Walt Disney World, and the winner of the Grand Finale show will receive a guaranteed reservation for a future regional stadium audition -- to ensure no waiting in long lines.
The show will debut at Disney's Hollywood Studios in late 2008.