American Idol to kick off open auditions at Disney Springs

Aug 03, 2017 in "Disney Springs"

Posted: Thursday August 3, 2017 1:06pm EDT by WDWMAGIC Staff

“American Idol,” will debut on its new home at ABC in 2018, and open auditions will begin at the Walt Disney World Resort.

The Idol bus will be at Disney Springs on August 17 giving you the chance to audition with “American Idol” Producers. (Celebrity Judges will not be on site.) Early arrival is encouraged.

Parking will be available as early as 4am, but not before. Registration will begin at 6am with auditions starting at 8am. Early arrival is encouraged, as registration will close at 12pm or sooner due to capacity. No overnight camping will be allowed.

The auditions will take place outdoors. Parking will be available at the surface parking lot on the West Side of Disney Springs, near House of Blues and Cirque du Soleil.

All singers must be at least 15 years old to audition. Pre-Registration is encouraged. To Pre-Register and for additional details, full eligibility requirements, submission forms, and terms and conditions, visit Those auditioning can bring one guest to accompany them and the guest must be over 5 years old.

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BoltAug 17, 2017

Yeah, they can't find people willing to take million dollar checks to be on national television. Loving these tabloids today.

HauntedMansionFLAAug 17, 2017

I hope they have a Paul Williams week when they get to the main part of the contest. He has such great songs and has a history with The Muppets.

JWGAug 17, 2017

Too bad they can't find any judges other than Katy Perry.

joshwillAug 17, 2017

i thought we were finally done with american karaoke

wdwmagicAug 17, 2017

PHOTOS - Thousands of American Idol hopefuls audition at Disney Springs

hokielutzAug 07, 2017

NOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! (yes its old news.... just felt like yelling out loud)

WDWBryanAug 06, 2017

I had no idea ABC picked this show up. why not let it die? they killed off the show in DHS

tissandtullyAug 04, 2017

There's a couple rounds people go through before reaching the celebrity judges portion, which kinda makes it even more terrible that they give these really bad singers hope on going through the next round to just make fun of them on TV.

MOXOMUMDAug 04, 2017

You've got my vote. :)

Nubs70Aug 04, 2017

And holds rights to every contestant till the end of time.

Biff215Aug 04, 2017

Yes, they prescreened contestants before reaching the celebrity judges. They may still go that direction as you suggested, I'm just wondering if they're looking for ways to scale back the budget by using the celebrities less.

dreamfinderAug 04, 2017

Didn't they producers do a pre-audition before anyone made it to the judges anyways? No way the celebrities could have seen everyone that was in those lines. Producers pick ones they think would make good tv, and ones who sound decent or better, and filter out alot of the chaff. Do this first round, then have a second round of "regionals" where the people the producers picked come back for the judges? Go from the 19 locations with producers to say 6 with the judges.

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Biff215Aug 04, 2017

Looks like they're visiting 19 different cities with the bus, not sure they're doing any televised with celebrity judges for that round as in the past. I'm guessing it might be a part of getting the budget down so this show can work again. It also mentions a kiosk that will stay at DS for about a month where hopefuls can record a video and send it.