American Idol Experience closing at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

American Idol Experience closing at Disney's Hollywood Studios


Disney has confirmed via a press release this morning that the American Idol Experience will be closing at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.  The attraction opened back in 2008 where guests of the park could compete to be a part of the TV show American Idol.

Here is the official statement from Disney and FreeMantleMedia:

“After more than five successful years, The American Idol Experience will be coming to a close at Disney’s Hollywood Studios theme park in January 2015. Our partnership with FremantleMedia and 19 Entertainment has been a great addition to the park and we are very appreciative of the amazing cast and guests who have devoted their time and talent to make this experience special and memorable. We are incredibly proud of the more than 2,000 Dream Tickets that have given guests a chance to live their very own Cinderella story and audition for ‘American Idol’. This past season alone, three of the Top 13 contestants were originally discovered through The American Idol Experience and we expect the attraction to continue providing top contestants for ‘American Idol’ XIV in the coming year.”

The American Idol Experience is scheduled to close in early 2015.  Disney has not announced a replacement for the attraction at this time.

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via Attractions Magazine



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