Idol, Innoventions, and “it’s a small world” at WDW

American Idol Experience Theater
American Idol Experience Theater

When the American Idol Adventure closed last year at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, much speculation was being batted around like a ball during baseball season.  For now, an answer has been given.  The Superstar Television Theater will be renamed the Hyperion Theater and will be the host theater for this year’s version of the “For The First Time In Forever” Frozen Sing-Along celebration.  This name change may sound a little familiar as it pays tribute to the original Disney Studio in California.

EPCOT’s Innoventions West appears to be closing down.  There are several exhibits have already closed and the remainder are expected to close down by the end of May 2015.  Gone is the Test The Limits Lab, soon to be joined by IBM Think.  Surviving the first cut are The Great Piggy Bank Adventure, Where’s The Fire, the Videogame Playground, and the Disney VISA Character Meet and Greet area.  It is not clear if these existing areas will be closed permanently, or moved to other areas of EPCOT.  This has not been officially announced by Disney, so we will have to see what happens.

Finally, a couple of quick refurbishments were announced for the Magic Kingdom.  “it’s a small world” and Space Mountain will be shutting down for a couple of days.  Small World will be closed April 14 – 17 and Space Mountain will be closed April 20- 23.  There was no word on what the brief updates will include.

Thanks for reading, and have a Blessed and Magical day, friends!

Author: threestrandswdw

I am a Disney fanatic who can't get nearly enough time to be there! I am married to someone who isn't as into it as I am, but tolerates my "hobby". I live in Ohio, but would love to make the move to Orlando, if I would work either at Walt Disney World, or in some peripheral business serving the WDW area! I invite you to read, comment, and submit ideas anytime at threestrandswdw@outlook.com. Or, even better, send me a trip report to share with others! We all like to live through the experiences of others, help us stay connected to the magic! Thank you!!

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