Walt Disney World Will Receive a Visit From American Idol Bus for Auditions at Disney Springs

We announced previously that the popular ABC television show, American Idol, will return on air on ABC starting in 2018.  Disney Parks Blog released additional exciting information for guests that will be at Walt Disney World on August 17th.  Disney Springs will receive a visit from the American Idol bus on August 17th for guests to audition to be on American Idol.  Guest who think they have what it takes to be the next American Idol will be able to audition for producers of the show.  Unfortunately, there won’t be any celebrity judges present, but it is still an opportunity to get onto the show!


On August 17th, it is recommended for guest to arrive early.  Parking will be available starting at 4 AM, with no parking available before then.  There will be NO overnight camping allowed to get in line for registration.  The parking will be available on the surface parking lot close to the West Side of Disney Springs near House of Blues and Cirque du Soleil.

Registration is expected to begin at 6 AM, while auditions will start at 8 AM.  Registration will close at either 12 PM or when capacity for auditions that day is reached.  There will be a pre-registration opportunity, which is encouraged.  Head over to in order to complete pre-registration and see all of the requirements, forms, etc.

All of those auditioning must be at least 15 years of age.  The auditions are scheduled to occur outdoors, so guests will need to come prepared for the elements.  This means to bring your water, sunscreen, appropriate clothes, etc.  Guests that are auditioning are allowed to have one guest with them for company and that guest must be over 5 years old.

What do you all think of this exciting news?  Who out there plans to audition?

We wish any of our readers well and hope to see them on American Idol!

Photo and Source Credit:  Disney Parks Blog


About Christy Caby

I am a diehard Disney fanatic! I fell in love with all things Disney from an early age and that only increased once I first visited Walt Disney World! It led me to complete a yearlong Disney College Program working at merchandise locations within Disney’s Hollywood Studios (Disney-MGM Studios at that time) and I worked for Disney Parks & Resorts Technology in Project/Program Management. Now I get to write about Disney and help others plan their magical vacations! Disney holds a special place in the hearts of my entire family as my husband proposed there, we honeymooned there, took trips while pregnant with each of my boys and have visited with them many, many times from 8 weeks old through now. One of my favorite memories from each trip is always the look on my kids’ faces the first time they see the castle. I’d love to help you plan your magical vacation! Request a free quote at or look for me on Facebook at Have a magical day!