American Idol Experience Auditions

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Walt Disney World have put out a casting call for hosts, judges, and audience warm up personalities for the upcoming American Idol Experience at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Here are the details:

Walt Disney Entertainment is seeking Hosts, Judges, and comedic audience warm up hosts, for the opening cast of its newest attraction, The American Idol Experience at Disney’s Hollywood Studios™ Park in the Walt Disney World® Resort in Orlando, FL set to open January 2009. Rehearsals begin October 12, 2008 in Orlando.


HOST: Male, 20s – 30s. Charismatic, handsome, trim, hip. Quick wit and improv skills needed. In synch with the times: look and slang. Knowledge of American Idol and the music industry a plus. Confidently ringmaster all the hosting elements of a fast-paced multimedia show.

JUDGES: Male and Female, 30s – early 50s. Music educated with extensive music background. Confident, big personality/charismatic. Improv and comedy skills needed. These roles are not intended to be an impersonation of the American Idol Judges as seen on TV. Types needed: Hip, Optimistic, Comically Constructive. Judges will provide constructive and knowledgeable vocal feedback, always with an entertaining twist.

AUDIENCE WARM UP: Male and Female, 20s – early 40s. Energetic, big personality, playful, charismatic. Improv and comedy background needed. Must be able to command and entertain large audiences. Music and DJ skills a plus. Will be responsible for warming up the 1000+ member audience, making sure they are energized, informed, and ready to play their role as the supportive studio audience.

All performers employed by the Walt Disney World Resort are covered under the terms and conditions of a Collective Bargaining Agreement with Actors’ Equity Association.

Applicants must be at least 18 years old and authorized to work in the United States.

Please visit for audition dates, times and locations.

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Tom Corless

Tom has been regularly visiting the Walt Disney World® Resort from the time he was 4 months old. While he has made countless visits in the last 28 years, he did not become a truly active member in the Disney fan community until the summer of 2007, when he decided to launch the WDW News Today website and podcast. Tom has since become an Orlando-local and is a published author on Walt Disney World.
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