Please post your 'experience' here let everyone know what its all about, what happened and who you think would enjoy it along with any pics and videos if you have them :D
Johnie and I saw this for the first time on our recent trip (March '09).
It follows the basic premise of the popular reality show, allowing Disney guests to audition (held earlier in the morning at DHS) and compete (in a series of three shows throughout the day) for a spot in the final show (last show of the day) where a golden ticket is awarded (a front of the line pass to any AI audition held around the US).
The set dynamics are quite similar to the TV show (as you'll see in the photos) right down to the three judges...Randylookalike, Paulalookalike and SimonCowellsoundalike (they even have the bright red Coca Cola cups on the table ).
And what AI experience could truly *be* experienced without Ryanseacrestlookalike? Yes, he's there. Along with the obligatory cameos from "real" AI winners on the big screen.
If you've seen the reality show, the AI Experience is very much the same. Three contestants perform their chosen karaoke song and are then critiqued by the judges. (To thunderous boo's and jeers when Simoncowellsoundalike speaks)
At the end of the show, you, the audience member, are allowed to vote for your favorite "Idol" via the keypad on the armrest of your chair.
Cue the lights, start the music, fade to black.
Now quite frankly, perhaps I'm too skeptical for my own good, but I think it's rigged. I have my hypothesis but I'll save that for my trip report.
At the end of the day, I have to say my favorite part was the preshow guy who warms up the audience and teaches everyone how to push the button on the key pad. Now, HE was funny.
Ok, a few photos:
I don't know anything about the song selection. I'm assuming they get to pick?
Yes, the winner at the end of the day gets a pass to go to one of the AI auditions. Let me see if I can find out anything else about it.
FAQ from the WDW website....it's 15 pages long