Update: This attraction will close permanently in January 2015.
The American Idol Experience in Hollywood Studios is a must do for any aspiring singer ages 14 or older. Each day, American Idol judges choose 15 different guests to participate in the American Idol Experience show (there is one winner per show). In the finale at 7 pm, 5 winners compete and the person who receives the most votes will receive The Dream Ticket which they can use to schedule a front-of-the-line audition at a regional audition for the American Idol TV Show!
Length of Show: 25 minutes; Check your Times Guide for showtimes on the day of your visit
Height Requirement: None
Scare Factor: None
Rider Switch (for small kids): No
Weather Procedure: Located indoors
Ride Photo: No
Flash Photography: I believe it is okay here.
Queue: Watch messages from past American Idol winners as you wait
Extra Magic Hours: No
Fastpass: Part of Fastpass+ but not recommended
When to Ride: Any show but the finale at 7pm does feature more singers and it is when the Dream Ticket is awarded. Arrive 15-20 minutes before showtime during the day and at least 30 minutes before the 7pm finale
Our Touring Strategy: We love this show and try to stop in at anytime of the day
Secrets/Tips and Tricks:
- If you are interested in auditioning for American Idol Experience, make sure you head straight there when the park opens.
- Read over the FAQs from the Disney Website ahead of time
- The 7 pm finale also airs on the big screen outside the auditorium but you only have the ability to vote if you are seated inside.
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