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Old 06-15-2014, 03:31 PM   #1
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American Idol will possibly close in January 2015

I'm actually happy about this because I never liked the show and have never wanted to do the attraction. I have no idea what is going there, but I think it's gotta be better. I used to love Superstar Television when it was there. Maybe they could bring that back.

http://www.wdwinfo.com/news/theme_pa...nuary_2015.htm

http://disneyatwork.com/2014/06/amer...cular-closing/

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Old 06-15-2014, 05:42 PM   #2
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We've watched the TV show some over the years, but none in my group have ever had the desire to do the DHS attraction. I can't see spending a chunk of my precious park time to do this. I am glad it will leave, if it does.
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We actually like the attraction but I can't stand the judges. It's also a great location for an A/C break!
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Umm I saw it 2 years ago and it was ok I guess but it isn't something that i wanted to see again so it will be interesting to see what goes there.
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It's not something we regularly go to - I think I've been twice, so I wouldn't be upset to see it go.
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Kinda happy to see it go, we have never seen it or had any desire too
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I like it, but its been there a long time now and that space could house something new and fun. My favorite was when it was "Doug: Live". Loved that cartoon and the show with audience participation was really cute.
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I've enjoyed the attraction at DHS several times, but there is rarely a full house. I also think the American Idol television show has dropped significantly in ratings over recent years. I'm wondering if it has more to do with that?
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Not a fan of those type of shows, on tv or in person. Honestly, we didnt even glance towards it on our last Disney trip.
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Can't say I'll miss it. I never liked American Idol anyway, I had no reason to waste park time on it.
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I've enjoyed the attraction at DHS several times, but there is rarely a full house. I also think the American Idol television show has dropped significantly in ratings over recent years. I'm wondering if it has more to do with that?
I'm sure that the decline in the show's popularity has a lot to do with this. For this show to work, Disney has to rely on a significant amount of contribution from its park guests (as contestants and audience members). Not at all surprised to see it going. I am a little surprised that Disney has kept it as long as they have as so much of the show is out of their control. Not typical of Disney to leave so much of the "show" and guest experience so variable and left to chance.
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I heard someone say they moved the date up, was yesterday the last day for American Idol?
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Catey is correct. It closed the other day. We were supposed to view the show one last time on our trip & I scheduled a Fp+ for it but my bf was having a diabetic moment (sugar too low) & we couldn't bring his soda in with us.
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I had read somewhere that the American Idol closure was moved up so it could possibly be replaced with the Frozen Sing along
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Never attended the show in the park. Have never watched more than the split second it takes me to change the TV channel of the TV show. And if the TV show stopped today, I would not have anything to miss.
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