The American Idol Experience is one of the main interactive experiences to be a part of, at Hollywood Studios. American Idol is obviously a hit television show, so it was smart of the Imagineers to include this attraction in their theme park. There are three main parts of the attraction. The first is to watch.  As an audience member you get to watch the singers perform and then receive feedback from the judges. It is like you are at the real American Idol show. There is a panel of three judges sitting on stage, and there are cameras following the performer. The imaginers purposefully provide people with the ability to participate as audience members because it makes them feel valuable. The next part of the attraction is to vote.  There is an interactive keypad in each seat that allows the audience members to pick their favorite performer. This allows the audience to really become a part of the attraction. The Imagineers decided to integrate this attraction into their theme park because people have the opportunity to participate in something they dream of doing, but never have the chance to. Everyone likes to feel valuable, so why not provide the guests with an opportunity to know that their opinion matters! It will make people want to visit the park.  Also, it gives the guests at Hollywood Studios an opportunity to relax in the middle of their busy, hot day, and what is really special is that no two shows are ever alike! This is an attraction that will be a new experience for the audience each and every time. It makes sense that Disney would choose to have The American Idol Experience because it is something people would come back for. They know for sure that unlike other shows in the park, this one will never be the same twice. Also, this attraction is appropriate for many age groups. In other words, it is fun for the entire family! The Imagineers want to create attractions, especially ones dealing with interaction, that allow families to bond. The third part of the attraction is the performing.    The performers get the opportunity to audition and sing on a real set in front of a live audience with the opportunity to win the Dream Ticket to the real American Idol auditions. As I mentioned before, over the summer I went to Hollywood Studios, and I auditioned for The American Idol Experience, and ended up making it to the performance round. I know that as a guest it was exciting for my family and me to go through this process! There was a stage manager cuing the entrances, as well as a professional vocal coach, and hair and make up artist to glam the other performers and I up before the show! This is an experience you can not have outside of Hollywood Studios. For an entire day, as a performer, you are treated as a star. The Imagineers created this attraction because they know that people will purchase a ticket to the park simply to audition for the American Idol Experience.

 

I would not be surprised if people went to Hollywood Studios just for The American Idol Experience. The show is among the most popular television shows in theUnited States. People choose Disney parks over the rest because they really do have more opportunities to interact with one another, and other cast members and guests at the park.

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