I’m a little behind in reporting this news, but felt it was important for those planning September trips to be aware that The American Idol Experience will close permanently on August 30 (Hey, that’s my birthday!) It will not reopen. It was originally reported that it would close in January, but they rushed the closing.
As I rumored a while back, the For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing A Long will move away from the paper return time cards and begin using Fastpass+ on September 2nd. It will be a Tier 2 Fastpass+, basically replacing American Idol. I’ve been asked if one should choose this or Star Tours. I would choose the early show for the Sing A Long and use my 4th FP+ for Star Tours. Star Tours has HUGE capacity and also has low walk on waits in the morning and late in the evening. I’ve updated my Fastpass+ Priority Guide to reflect this change. I also posted a note on my guide to experience all the Frozen Summer Fun.
The Frozen Summer Fun is currently only guaranteed until September 28 and the Fireworks will move to Fri-Sun only in September.
In a very minor note the American Film Institute Showcase will close permanently today, August 17, 2014.