|“||Welcome to the Grand Opening of the A&A Music Factory!||”|
"Grand Openings & Great Expectations" is the 3rd episode in Season 4 of Austin & Ally. It aired on February 8, 2015. This was the 3rd episode to be filmed in Season 4. It was watched by 2.07 million viewers on the night of its premiere.
Austin and Ally are just about ready to open the Austin & Ally Music Factory and the press is all up on them. But, when Trish and Dez accidentally tell the press that Austin & Ally can teach first-time music students how to play in a band in just a week, Austin & Ally are accidentally stuck to a promise they don't think they can keep. Their first batch of students consists of Ally's previous student Lily on bass, a video gamer named Max on keyboard, a baseball player named Herman on drums, and a tomboy skateboarder named Dylan on lead guitar. At first Team Austin is doubtful about the four and even hire extras to drown out their sound but once they connect to each student on a personal level, they are able to figure out the gateways into getting them to understanding the instruments and at the end of the episode, the band successfully performs, proving the worth of the Austin & Ally Music Factory.
- Ross Lynch as Austin Moon
- Laura Marano as Ally Dawson
- Raini Rodriguez as Trish De la Rosa
- Calum Worthy as Dez Wade
- Briana Lane as Beverly Robbins
- Mimi Kirkland as Lily
- Claire Engler as Dylan
- Mar Mar as Herman
- Isaak Presley as Max
Austin: We also split a gigantic hot dog and now, I have a gigantic stomach ache.
- The cast had the table read of this episode on November 3, 2014.
- This episode began filming on November 6, 2014.
- It was revealed by Dylan that Ally's tour was called "Finally Me Tour".
- A new Mall of Miami set is introduced in this episode.
- This is also the first episode where the A&A Music Factory set is featured.
- In fact, this is the first episode with an event (events in this case) of the A&A Music Factory (first event: "Sneak Peek" for the press; second event: "Grand Opening").
- This is a special episode, as said in the promo.
- This episode is a sort of continuation of previous episode.
- Trish was the guide of the Music Factory for the press.
- This is first appearance of Dylan, Herman and Max.
- The instruments of the students were:
- A clip from this episode was shown in the 2016 Kids Choice Awards.
- Max is played by Isaak Presley, who will later appear in the Disney show 'Stuck in the Middle'.
- When Dez was going to cut the thread off Ally's shirt, he cut a portion of her shirt but you couldn't see it anywhere.