Thursday, September 22, 2016

Stitch's Great Escape at Disney World will move from daily operation to seasonal

Disney World will no longer operate Stitch's Great Escape at the Magic Kingdom will no longer be open daily starting Oct 2, 2016, but will operate as a seasonal ride.

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The last full day of operation will be Oct. 1, according to the Orlando Sentinel.

The attraction will be open Nov 19 to 26 and Dec. 17 to Jan. 2, 2017, according to the Disney World website.

The Tomorrowland attraction is based on the 2002 film "Lilo & Stitch. "The attraction opened Nov. 16, 2004 and replaced the The ExtraTERRORestrial Alien Encounter, which many people thought was too scary for the Disney audiences at the time.

While Stitch is a beloved character, the ride was not one of the popular attractions. Reaction to the announcement was mixed on social media.

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