Disney to create American Idol attraction in Florida

Walt Disney World Resort in Florida has announced it will have an American Idol attraction at the park by the end of this year.

The attraction  will be located at Disney’s Hollywood Studios theme park and will follow the model of the show which is similar to the UK shows Pop Idol and X Factor.

In connection with 19 Entertainment and FremantleMedia Licensing,  Disney guests will be able to audition, perform on stage in a competition and attempt to impress the judges in a “live” interactive entertainment setting.

Guests with the highest votes will compete in an end-of-day grand finale show at Walt Disney World, and the winner of the Grand Finale show will receive a guaranteed reservation for a real future audition for the show.

Disney Parks and Resorts chairman Jay Rasulo said: “Millions of people have imagined themselves standing on the American Idol stage. We’re excited that we will be bringing this dream to life every day at Walt Disney World.”

19 Entertainment chief executive Simon Fuller said: “Disney’s new attraction perfectly captures what we at American Idol feel is the heart and soul of this brand, real people getting a shot to make their dream a reality.”



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