UPDATE: Disney Claims Stitch’s Great Escape Will Return at the Magic Kingdom
Despite internal documents stating otherwise, Disney World has apparently decided not to permanently close Stitch’s Great Escape at the Magic Kingdom just yet. Rumors indicate a much needed refurbishment of the Tomorrowland Speedway later this year will facilitate the final reopening of the Tomorrowland theater-in-the-round attraction, changing the attraction closure plans we originally reported.
We of course reported that Stitch’s Great Escape was closing forever based on the leaked documents, but between the leak and Disney’s expected announcement, plans were changed. This kind of thing does happen when you announce events or projects based on leaked information, bringing to mind the changed plans for the TRON Lightcycle Power Run coaster, originally slated to replace the Tomorrowland Speedway. Regardless, we here at WDWNT.com strive to bring you information first and will continue to report leaks from viable sources as we see fit.
Regardless, Disney provided zero information to their cast members about the attraction, which prompted those working at Stitch’s Great Escape to announce to guests that January 6th, 2018 was the final day ever for the show.
Stitch’s Great Escape is currently closed with no announced return date, but the Alien Encounter Character Greeting with Stitch should be available to guests again soon. Whether or not the attraction will reopen and Disney will keep to their word, only time will tell.