American Idol coming to Disney's Hollywood Studios

Posted Monday, February 11, 2008 9:13 AM | Contributed by Top Thrill Dragster

A theme park version of American Idol is coming to Walt Disney World. Walt Disney Parks and Resorts and the hit television show's producers announced a deal this afternoon that will have Disney create a theme-park version of the show in an old sound-stage theater at Disney's Hollywood Studios by the end of this year. The Fox network TV show -- a singing contest that taps into America's cultural fascination with creating stars -- is the most-watched series currently on TV and has been almost since it premiered.

Read more from The Orlando Sentinel.

Monday, February 11, 2008 11:30 AM
This is a great reason to visit Universal.
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Monday, February 11, 2008 12:04 PM
I don't know, I think it looks like a cool idea.
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Monday, February 11, 2008 12:46 PM
I hope that Millionaire didn't get axed for this. Hasn't (P)KI been doing this sort of thing for years on the stage at the end of the fountains?
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Monday, February 11, 2008 1:37 PM
...................Millionaire has been closed since 2006. This will be going in the old ABC theater that hasn't been used in years.
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Monday, February 11, 2008 2:19 PM
It's not for everyone, but it does bring the ultra popular American Idol brand to the theme park.
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Monday, February 11, 2008 4:25 PM
So the company that owns ABC is presenting a version of a FOX TV show in one of its parks. Wasn't that long ago that ABC and FOX were accusing the other of stealing its "nanny" show.
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Monday, February 11, 2008 5:18 PM
FremantleMedia Enterprises owns the American Idol brand, not FOX.
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Monday, February 11, 2008 5:29 PM
Sigh, way to go Rasulo lets spend million of dollars on an attraction that in 6 years or less will be laughed at, you think they would of learned there lesson with Millionaire.
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Monday, February 11, 2008 8:42 PM
PerrysburgGuy, this will be at DISNEY's Hollywood Studios, not Universal. The Disney MGM Studios went through a name change recently.
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Monday, February 11, 2008 10:35 PM
I think he was being sarcastic... as in this "POS" will make that park better.

I'll wait to see what how it is before I judge, I heard Laugh Floor was horrible then came away very entertained, then saw it 3 more times while on property...

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Tuesday, February 12, 2008 12:40 AM
Relatively speaking, this is not an expensive kind of attraction to install. If it does go away in a few years, who cares? I'm sure it'll put clicks on the turnstiles.
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Saturday, February 16, 2008 5:06 PM
Why not just get a karyoke machine?
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