By: Adam Alexander
If you are wondering how ABC is going to save money (and pay those insanely high salaries they are giving to Katy Perry and Ryan Seacrest, it appears that they will make a permanent home for their auditions and that home is ORLANDO!
According to TMZ the show will shoot audition weeks at Walt Disney World in Orlando. for 2 reasons. The first, it promotes a huge brand within the Disney company: amusement parks. Secondly, it’s way more cost-effective than traveling the show to various cities.
A source familiar with the deal told TMZ that there’s also talk of doing some of the auditions at Disneyland on the West Coast. It would also give the show a cross-section of America and beyond, without having to hit the road.
The show got too expensive to produce, which is why FOX had to let it go off the air a year ago, and this will save a considerable sum. No dates yet as ABC hasn’t even locked in all the judges HOWEVER we here at MIX 105.1 will work tirelessly to give you all the updates as we get them!