Stitch’s Great Escape Will Only Operate Seasonally at Walt Disney World

WDW New Today is reporting that Stitch’s Great Escape is scheduled to change to a seasonal operation scheduled beginning on October 2nd.  The attraction is scheduled to be open from November 19 – 26 and December 17 – January 2.  These two blocks are among the most popular weeks at Walt Disney World when all attractions receive a longer than average wait time.  Outside of peak seasons the wait times for Stitch’s Great Escape are typically minimal and many guests report this as a ride that is acceptable to skip or bypass in order to focus energy on other attractions.


There have been rumors circulating about the attraction for a while with the possibility of a Wreck-It Ralph attraction reported to be in the works to take over.  The seasonal operation schedule is just another nail in the coffin as far as Disney fans are concerned.  The only Disney attraction to move to a seasonal schedule and make a grand return to a normal operating schedule is Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress, which holds a special piece of nostalgia at Disney World.  Stitch’s Great Escape just doesn’t have this nostalgia or appeal, so no one will be surprised when a permanent closure is announced.

As always, we will keep you posted as we learn more about the future for this attraction and other changes around Walt Disney World.

About Christy Caby

I am a diehard Disney fanatic! I fell in love with all things Disney from an early age and that only increased once I first visited Walt Disney World! It led me to complete a yearlong Disney College Program working at merchandise locations within Disney’s Hollywood Studios (Disney-MGM Studios at that time) and I worked for Disney Parks & Resorts Technology in Project/Program Management. Now I get to write about Disney and help others plan their magical vacations! Disney holds a special place in the hearts of my entire family as my husband proposed there, we honeymooned there, took trips while pregnant with each of my boys and have visited with them many, many times from 8 weeks old through now. One of my favorite memories from each trip is always the look on my kids’ faces the first time they see the castle. I’d love to help you plan your magical vacation! Request a free quote at or look for me on Facebook at Have a magical day!