Today In Disney History ~ May 21st

Today In Disney History ~ May 21st

The American Idol Experience was a theme park attraction at Disney’s Hollywood Studios at the Walt Disney World Resort. Inspired by the popular American television series American Idol, the attraction invited park guests to audition in front of live audiences who would vote for their favorite singers.
The attraction’s grand opening took place on February 14, 2009, with occasional preview performances in the weeks leading up to the official opening. A press event just prior to the official opening featured many “Idol” celebrities, including all seven winners, numerous finalists, host Ryan Seacrest, judge Paula Abdul and “American Idol” creator Simon Fuller.
The American Idol Experience has been promoted by winners of the American Idol from Season seven onwards by appearing in commercials and announcing “I’m going to Disney World!”.
In June 2014, Disney announced that the show would close in January 2015, then two months later they moved up the closure date to the end of August 2014. The show’s final performances were on August 30, 2014.

TMSM Today in Graphic by Sherry Rinaldi DeHart; Wiki

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