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    American Idol Experience Closing

    There's a rumor that the American Idol Experience at Disney's Hollywood Studios will be closing in January 2015. Honestly, I would not be surprised. The actual television show keeps losing more and more viewers each season and is on its last legs. The attraction isn't too popular and I know that many contestants have no desire to spend the time auditioning and performing during their visit. Personally, I thought this attraction was a bad idea from the start. Of all the times I've visited the studios I only bothered to see the show once. At the end of the day it's just a big karaoke show. Not that entertaining and surely not bringing people into the park.

    Disney's Hollywood Studios American Idol Experience set to close in early 2015?
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    Re: American Idol Experience Closing

    Honestly, it's about time. I've only seen it once. I appreciated it for the AC relief and ten minute nap I was able to sneak in. The space it occupies and the empty area next to it that used to hold Sounds Dangerous are prime locations and should be used for new attractions.

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    Re: American Idol Experience Closing

    It was such a gimmick to begin with that failed to really pan out. I rarely see anyone lining up to audition. Most aren't old enough to be eligible to use the golden pass to the real auditions anyways.

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    Re: American Idol Experience Closing

    Should have never opened in the first place. The show was well past it's prime when the attraction opened, and it's been in a steep decline the last few years.
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    Re: American Idol Experience Closing

    Agree with most of the posts above...had friends appear in it once or twice but never really caught on and has lost momentum as quickly as the show has...
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    Re: American Idol Experience Closing

    Here here, as noted American Idol was in decline when the attraction opened, not sure how much trqaffic it really gets these days anyway. Therea re a bunch of things that could be done witht eh area, a Villians themed 3 D show would likely be packed.
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    Re: American Idol Experience Closing

    Disney seems to be overlooking the cash cow that is their Villains.
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    Re: American Idol Experience Closing

    Bulldoze it, make Star Wars Land. They can expand the park towards the parking lot a little, but they need to use all the space they've got in that park. Can't have both AIE and the Sounds Dangerous Theater sitting empty and unused. If Indy happens to be on the way out the can incorporate that space into Star Wars Land as well.

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    Re: American Idol Experience Closing

    Quote Originally Posted by Zipadeedooda View Post
    There's a rumor that the American Idol Experience at Disney's Hollywood Studios will be closing in January 2015. Honestly, I would not be surprised. The actual television show keeps losing more and more viewers each season and is on its last legs. The attraction isn't too popular and I know that many contestants have no desire to spend the time auditioning and performing during their visit. Personally, I thought this attraction was a bad idea from the start. Of all the times I've visited the studios I only bothered to see the show once. At the end of the day it's just a big karaoke show. Not that entertaining and surely not bringing people into the park.

    Disney's Hollywood Studios American Idol Experience set to close in early 2015?
    They could have closed this back in January 2005 and I would never have noticed. How this silly talent show continued to garner ratings on television is beyond me.
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    Re: American Idol Experience Closing

    Quote Originally Posted by StewbotTalborg View Post
    Bulldoze it, make Star Wars Land. They can expand the park towards the parking lot a little, but they need to use all the space they've got in that park. Can't have both AIE and the Sounds Dangerous Theater sitting empty and unused. If Indy happens to be on the way out the can incorporate that space into Star Wars Land as well.
    I wanna drive the bulldozer.....cuz I may not stop there. Might think about driving through some of the 800 character meeting places!



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    Re: American Idol Experience Closing

    Someone give Firemedic a set of keys to a bulldozer...STAT!
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    Re: American Idol Experience Closing

    Vrooom, vroooooommmmm!!!!!!



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    Re: American Idol Experience Closing

    I have my list and I'm ready to go! You guys want to add something to it?



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    Re: American Idol Experience Closing

    Do we have to stay at Studios or does this dozer travel?
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    Re: American Idol Experience Closing

    My list goes "World" wide.



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