According to reports from various sources (including the Orlando Sentinel), the Walt Disney World Resort officially confirmed today that, starting from October 2, Stitch's Great Escape will cease operating on a daily basis, opening to park Guests only during the busiest times of the year. When it will be open, it'll have reduced operating hours, usually from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. According to Disney's official website, the attraction will be open Nov. 19-26 and Dec. 17-Jan. 2.

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Anonymous said...

I preferred the original theme of this attraction , the ExtraTerrorrestrial , but I am concerned that any attraction has a reduced schedule.
Is it due to operational costs or popularity ?
If it's costs then how many more rides face a similar fate ?
Disney isn't cheap ( although I have always championed it's value for money ) so guests won't want to visit and discover that their favourites are closed.
What do you think ? Should we be worried ?

CaptJapan said...

Thank goodness, there's just too many rides at Disney World these days. I hope this'll be a direction they follow like with Epcot. I just love empty buildings and closed rides at higher ticket prices! :D

Oh and more meet and greets, Iger! That'd be great.

I can taste the sarcasm lol.

I can taste the sarcasm lol.

Anonymous said...

No ride should ever operate just seasonally. That's ridiculous

Anonymous said...

I agree! They have done it for years with the Carousel Of Progress.

Anonymous said...

Maybe EPCOT represents the Disney Corp's cynical vision of one potential future and we're just not getting the message.
Empty buildings , wasteland and with less and less going on.
Not really of course.
I hope EPCOT gets back to it's former glory pretty soon or my forecast for it's future is bleak. Without people going through the turnstiles it won't have a future.

Anonymous said...

Was just at EPCOT last night. The place was jammed, packed with people for Food and Wine. Not even the $10, 8 ounce beers will scare them away

Anonymous said...

It's probably because they're looking to phase it out or replace it with something else. I'm all in favor of that--the chili powder smell has been saturated into the walls.

Anonymous said...

Soon after I wrote my post I saw photos of the people packed into EPCOT and realised my comments about diminishing crowds there were way off the mark.
Obviously events like the food & wine festival and the flower festival do draw huge numbers to EPCOT so that has to be a good thing.
I still think that they need to give some areas of the park an injection of interest.........just like it had a few years ago in it's heyday.

Anonymous said...

Stitch is leaving the Magic Kingdom, thats a sure thing. Rumor has it right now Wreck it Ralph will replace it.... I don't like Stitch but WiR just doesnt fit in at all. It'll just be a cheap fix I guess

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