The Entire Experience

We have been able to gather quite a bit of information on the American Idol Experience attraction at Disney’s Hollywood Studios over the last week and we thought we would share it in one large post. Below is the latest picture and videos (embedded from our fantastic WDWNTube video site, of course) released by Disney to promote Walt Disney World’s newest attraction, as well as the complete list of songs that will be available to contestants. Keep in mind the attraction opens officially on February 14th, 2009, but is currently holding soft previews daily.


TV and radio personality Ryan Seacrest poses in front of The American Idol Experience attraction at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Seacrest, who hosts the popular “American Idol” television show, also stars in the new Walt Disney World theme park attraction which opens to park guests Feb. 14, 2009. In the attraction, park guests can vote on their favorite performance, or audition with the chance to perform on stage. Disney’s Hollywood Studios is one of four theme parks at Walt Disney World Resort. (Diana Zalucky, photographer)

Songs Contestants Can Sing in the Show:

Disney Songs

  • Best of Both Worlds (Hannah Montana)
  • Bet On It (High School Musical 2)
  • Breaking Free (High School Musical)
  • Circle of Life (The Lion King)
  • Colors of the Wind (Pocohontas)
  • Ever Ever After (Enchanted)
  • Go The Distance (Hercules)
  • Part of Your World (The Little Mermaid)
  • Play My Music (Camp Rock)
  • Reflection (Mulan)
  • Rock Star (Hannah Montana)
  • This Is Me (Camp Rock)
  • You’ll Be In My Heart (Tarzan)


  • Achy Breaky Heart
  • All-American Girl
  • Amazed
  • Boot Scootin’ Boogie
  • Breathe
  • Do You Believe Me Now
  • How Do I Live (Without You)
  • I Hope You Dance
  • I Like It, I Love It
  • I Told You So
  • Independence Day
  • It’s Good to be Us
  • Life is a Highway
  • Lost
  • Man, I Feel Like A Woman
  • My Wish
  • Our Song
  • Sweet Home Alabama
  • This Kiss
  • Walkin’ After Midnight
  • What Hurts The Most


  • Dance Best of My Love
  • Fame
  • Hot Stuff
  • I Will Survive
  • Knock On Wood
  • Last Dance
  • Never Can Say Goodbye
  • Turn Your Love Around
  • You’re The First, The Last, My Everything


  • 1-2-3
  • Bailamos
  • Just Another Day
  • La Bamba
  • Smooth
  • Turn The Beat Around
  • Waiting for Tonight

Rock/Pop Up Tempo

  • Big Girls Don’t Cry
  • Black Horse and a Cherry Tree
  • Bohemian Rhapsody
  • Breakaway
  • Don’t Stop The Music
  • Express Yourself
  • Face Down
  • Footloose
  • Hit Me With Your Best Shot
  • I Can See Clearly Now
  • I Feel The Earth Move
  • I Wanna Dance With Somebody
  • If Everyone Cared
  • No One
  • Old Time Rock and Roll
  • Over You
  • Rock With You
  • Since U Been Gone
  • Somebody to Love
  • Suspicious Minds
  • Sway
  • The Great Escape
  • Walk Away
  • Walking On Sunshine
  • You Really Got Me Now
  • You’re My Best Friend

Rock/Pop Ballad

  • A Moment Like This
  • Alone
  • Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me
  • Drops of Jupiter
  • Home
  • If It Makes You Happy
  • Iris
  • Just Once
  • Kiss From a Rose
  • Looks Like We Made It
  • Stand By Me
  • Unchained Melody
  • Walkin’ In Memphis
  • What a Wonderful World
  • Your Song


  • 100 Ways
  • Ain’t No Mountain High Enough
  • Ain’t Too Proud To Beg
  • For Once In My Life Meduim
  • Get Ready
  • I Heard It Through the Grapevine
  • I Want You Back
  • I Wish
  • I’ll Be There
  • Midnight Train to Georgia
  • New Attitude
  • Reach Out, I’ll Be There
  • Signed, Sealed, Delivered
  • Stop In The Name of Love
  • Superstition
  • Then Came You
  • Vision of Love
  • You Are The Sunshine of My Life
  • You Keep Me Hangin’ On
  • (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman
  • You’re All I Need To Get By

The Audition Process:

The Audience Experience:

Setting The Stage:

Be sure to stay tuned for continuing coverage of the American Idol Experience as we get closer to the official opening day on February 14th, 2009.