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.
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Monday, February 11, 2008 11:30 AM
This is a great reason to visit Universal.
Monday, February 11, 2008 12:04 PM
I don't know, I think it looks like a cool idea.
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?
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.
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.
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.
Monday, February 11, 2008 5:18 PM
FremantleMedia Enterprises owns the American Idol brand, not FOX.
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.
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.
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...
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.
Saturday, February 16, 2008 5:06 PM
Why not just get a karyoke machine?