BREAKING: Permits Filed for Stitch’s Great Escape Demolition, Work Slated to Begin On Rumored “Wreck-It Ralph” Attraction at Magic Kingdom

We told you back in 2018 that Walt Disney Imagineering was once again developing a Wreck-It Ralph-based attraction to replace the “seasonal” (I think we can now all agree that it’s gone and that we were right… I would hope) Stitch’s Great Escape in Tomorrowland at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom. Well, now it seems work is set to commence on the project as recent permits (Notices of Commencement) were filed for demolition of the theater’s interior.

According to sources, the new Wreck-It Ralph attraction would reuse the existing theater-in-the-round from Great Escape (which were also used for Alien Encounter, Mission to Mars, and Flight to the Moon), but would attach video game-style controllers to every guest seat.

Of course, with construction halted throughout Walt Disney World property due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, progress all depends on when things will return to normalcy, but it’s clear that the project is moving forward for the time being. The current Stitch meet and greet will likely be closed upon the park’s reopening, whenever that might be.

If all goes according to plan, the Wreck-It Ralph attraction in Tomorrowland will be coming our way in 2022, directly following the opening of the TRON Lightcycle Run roller coaster in 2021. These additions combined with the ongoing cosmetic changes in Tomorrowland should provide the base for a “new” version of the area for the Magic Kingdom.

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  1. What an awful, stupid replacement. They have so many properties that would fit better with this land like the more popular Incredibles or the beautiful Meet the Robinsons. Heaven above I hope the rumor of replacement is wrong.

  2. Hi Jessica! How do we know that this is the specific address for Stitch’s Great Escape? The address on the permit points to the road behind Fantasyland!

  3. I think it would be nice to have Wreck it Ralph in Tomorrowland. I really want the Incredibles to be instead of Wreck it Ralph. It will be awesome!

  4. I’m still bitter Skippy was just destroyed and couldn’t live on in cameo form somewhere else or even in the cue for the new attraction….

  5. I didn’t get to bless Disney World until this past December for my very first time. And you know like most people before you go on a trip you spend all your time reading up different things like what to do, where to eat, etc. Safe to say I was bummed because I read about all these rides that were closed or shut down and I was like “damn I missed out on a lot.” Even though a lot of people tell me most of the rides that are closed weren’t that great I’ll still never know what it’s like to ride Stich’s Great Escape or The Great Movie Ride, All the old Epcot rides and all the others. But I’m excited to see what the future brings and at least if a rides not gonna be used at least a new one takes it’s place… Hopefully 🤞

    1. You see, in the future, we’ll live with monsters from the closet and use this revolutionary thing called the Internet. Oh, and play video games, drive cars from 1972, and reminisce about life in the 1920s. Perfect complement to talking with fish, flying over the countryside in an old timey hang glider, flying around with superheroes, and exploring water with a strong Hawaiian girl.

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