Disney’s American Idol Experience

020_20.JPGSo my whirlwind trip to Disney World for the American Idol Experience is over, so now the fun begins…I get to share it with you! I stayed at the Polynesian – which is a great hotel for families – my room was located between two pools – which made me remember to call my hubby so he could bring my bathing suits when he comes out today! They also have the Lilo & Stitch breakfast at this location and they’ve got the Hawaiian theme going in full swing. During lunch with the members of the Walt Disney World Moms panel and media relations guru Laura Spencer, I got the chance to meet some fabulous bloggers including Mommy Musings, Leigh with Theme Park Mom and Heather at NiaOnline.com.
By 4pm, we headed over to Hollywood Studios for the red carpet and caught a glimpse of the dozens of Idols who were riding down the blue carpet in GM cars and waving at the crowd…even Carrie Underwood and David Cook were on hand for the procession! Below is a quick Flickr slide show and I’ve put together a video of our fun filled night. Enjoy and I apologize in advance for my shaky handycam!

Role Mommy Hits Disney’s American Idol Experience from Beth Feldman on Vimeo.

American Idol & Me!

images.jpegSure, I’m over the age limit to be a contestant on “American Idol.” And sure, my life long dream has always been to sing and perform on stage in front of a crowd of adoring fans. So when I was contacted a few weeks back by the wonderful folks at Disney to attend the red carpet premiere of the “American Idol Experience” in Orlando, I nearly fell out of my chair. They like me! They must really like me.
Maybe they heard me sing in a random YouTube video. Or caught a shot of me performing a Cheetah Girls number from “Disney Sing It” at one of Disney Interactive’s holiday events. Either way, yours truly will be on a plane tomorrow morning on her way to the Magic Kingdom where I will meet a handful of other lucky moms (whom I’m sure love to sing too or are huge AI fans), and straight out of a song from “Dirty Dancing,” I am positive that I will be having “The Time of My Life.”
While I’ve met lots of celebrities in my lifetime, the thought that I’m going to get the chance to be front and center watching some of my favorite American Idols perform is simply incredible. I never did buy tickets to see them when they were on tour, but I do watch the show every week with my kids and this year, I have to say that some of these kids are incredible. If you’re wondering who will actually be appearing and performing at the hottest ticket in Disney, then get a load of this unbelievable line-up…Paula Abdul, David Archuleta, Fantasia Barrino, Bo Bice, Jason Castro, David Cook, Bucky Covington, Diana DeGarmo, Melinda Doolittle, Simon Fuller, Josh Gracin, Justin Guarini, Taylor Hicks, Michael Johns, LaKisha Jones, Kimberley Locke, Sanjaya Malakar, Mandisa, Syesha Mercado, Ryan Seacrest, Chris Sligh, Carly Smithson, Jordin Sparks, Phil Stacey, Rueben Studdard, Carrie Underwood, Brooke White and Ace Young.
I’ll be blogging, vlogging, facebook-ing and twitter-ing about my Disney red carpet experience with the American Idols, so keep coming back to RoleMommy.com and I’ll fill you in on the latest and greatest. Now it’s time to get a much needed pedicure and something cute to wear as I start brushing up on my favorite American Idol songs.
Gotta bolt…why do you ask? Simple…I’M GOING TO DISNEY WORLD!