The American Idol Experience | Disney’s Hollywood Studios

American Idol

While guests are usually the ones to enjoy the attractions and shows at the Walt Disney World Resort, “The American Idol Experience” places Disney’s Hollywood Studios guests in the spotlight, allowing them to experience them the thrill of auditioning and performing or voting on their favorite musical performances.

Modeled after the famous “American Idol” television show, the newly opened Walt Disney World attraction makes dreams come true by showcasing the talents of park guests age 14 and older who have aced the auditions (audition slots are limited and interested guests are encouraged to arrive early).

Like the television show, fans – not the onstage judges – have the final say on who is deemed the best of the best. With seating to accommodate 1,000 audience members, the high-tech theater features keypads at each seat so guests can vote for their favorite singer.

It’s just one of the many fabulous experiences awaiting you in Orlando. Get cheap Disney tickets now from The Official Ticket Center, Orlando’s # 1 discount ticket agency.

Howl-O-Scream 2009 at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay!

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This fall, guests should be watching their backs as Howl-O-Scream celebrates a decade of diabolical scares with its 10th year of terror at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay.

For 17 select nights in September and October, the Gulf coast’s premiere adventure park transforms into Florida’s top-rated Halloween event – a park-wide nightmare of inescapable fear with seductive surprises around every turn. Devious creatures infest Busch Gardens’ 335 acres with dark, sinister, adult-targeted fun, including more all-new haunted houses than ever before, spine-tingling scare zones and thrilling live stage shows. Even the streets themselves aren’t safe from the wandering hoards and other terrors of the night, and bone-chilling roller coasters keep the screams coming all night long. Howl-O-Scream 2009 will leave you begging for mercy…and screaming for more.

Now’s The Time, Disney’s The Place!

Magic Kingdom

Walt Disney World Resort is a contiguous 40-square-mile, world-class entertainment and recreation center featuring four theme parks (Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disney’s Animal Kingdom); two water adventure parks (Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon); 33 resort hotels (23 owned and operated by Walt Disney World, includes six Disney Vacation Club resort properties); 81 holes of golf on five courses; two full-service spas; Disney’s Wedding Pavilion; Disney’s Wide World of Sports Complex; and Downtown Disney, an entertainment-shopping-dining complex encompassing the Marketplace, Pleasure Island and West Side. Walt Disney World Resort is also included in vacation packages of Disney Cruise Line.

Located at Lake Buena Vista, Fla., 20 miles southwest of Orlando, Walt Disney World Resort opened October 1st, 1971. Open daily, year-round.

Hours of Operation

Open daily at 9:00am, 365 days per year.

Walt Disney World Resort Highlights

Magic Kingdom


Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Downtown Disney

Disney’s Wide World of Sports Complex

Disney’s Blizzard Beach

Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon

Disney Cruise Line

Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit at Universal Studios Orlando Now Open!

Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit

Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit

It’s adrenaline pumping and music thumping, as you head straight toward the sky. Suddenly, you’re doing 65 mph, 17 stories over the streets and buildings of Universal Studios. Gasping with excitement, you rock out to the song YOU picked before strapping in. And, best of all, your aerial adventure has been caught on video.

Get ready to take your music for a ride on Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit, the world’s most technologically-advanced roller coaster. For the first time ever, you pick the soundtrack while on-board cameras record your pulse-pounding flight in, around, and over Universal Studios. Back on the ground, you can even purchase a music video of your ride. The “never been done before” elements also extend to the track itself with several world’s-first moves.

Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit will be the most personalized and immersive roller coaster experience in the world!

The Shuttle Launch Experience at Kennedy Space Center!

Kennedy Space Center

Kennedy Space Center

It’s awesome to experience. The  Shuttle Launch Experience at Kennedy Space Center has to be seen to be believed. The Shuttle Launch is part of your admission package at the Kennedy Space Center.

“It’s not a thrill ride,” said Dan LeBlanc, chief operating officer of the Visitor Complex. “You won’t be dodging asteroids or battling any aliens. We have worked hard to ensure that it is as close as you can be to simulating the reality of a Space Shuttle launch within the confines of Earth’s gravity.”

Weekly Scoop: August 16 – 22

Weekly Scoop | The Official Ticket Center

Weekly Scoop | The Official Ticket Center

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Start with The Weekly Scoop. It’s chock full of awesome information about everything that is going on with Disney, Orlando and the theme parks.

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