The new Disney attraction, “American Idol Experience” opens at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Orlando, FL February 14.
The park is gearing up for the attraction’s debut, and I got a tip about what will be going on behind the scenes prior to the opening:
Cast, Crew and Imagineers are invited to a special preview of The American Idol Experience at Disney’s Hollywood Studios(tm) Jan. 5-7, where they can audition for a show that same day or watch the show and vote for their favorite performers.
Auditions will be held from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Shows begin at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Because this preview is part of our test-and-adjust process, it will be open to Cast, Crew and Imagineers only, and show times are subject to change.
Also, starting on Thursday, they will be doing the same thing (test-and-adjust) but will start including park guests, but are not advertising it. Likewise, none of the “Dream Tickets” for the daily winners (passes to skip the line for AI auditions for the winners who are in the age range to audition) will be given until the actual opening date of 2/14. These are all just trial runs.
I’m hoping to have a spywitness present at some of the events for the opening, so stay tuned!