Disney’s Stitch’s Great Escape
Jeannie, Jeannie, Jeannie BLOG 7th January, 2018
THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY
While most Disney attractions around the world are beloved by the fans who ride them, even the Mouse can make a mistake.
When it comes to Magic Kingdom, many fans would agree: that mistake is Stitch’s Great Escape.
The attraction, which is a theatre-in-the-round experience featuring the escaped alien Stitch, opened in the Tomorrowland area of Magic Kingdom in 2004 and is commonly regarded as one of the worst attractions at Disney World. In fact, after analyzing the opinions of 126,000 children in 2016, the site Touring Plans found that Stitch’s Great Escape came in dead last among kids’ most-liked attractions. However, despite the ride’s unpopularity, Stitch has hung around at the Magic Kingdom for nearly 14 years, overstaying his welcome and finally being put on a seasonal schedule in 2016.
As Ken Storey at Orlando Weekly so aptly put it, “After the world is inevitably thrown into a nuclear holocaust where all life comes to an end, there will only be three things left on this fire crusted Earth; cockroaches, Cher, and Stitch’s Great Escape at the Magic Kingdom.”
For the past two years, the attraction has only run when Magic Kingdom is extremely busy, such as during the holiday week between Christmas and New Year’s when families flock to the parks. Now, it seems that the ride may finally close for good.
According to WDW News Today, the attraction is rumoured to be closing on January 6 after making its final run over the 2017 holiday season. While this rumour is now widespread throughout the “kingdom,” Disney has yet to confirm the news. On Wednesday, Disney’s official in-park Twitter feed even responded to a query about the ride, offering no answer as to the fate of the attraction, but merely sharing the operating hours with the user.
INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE FOR THE DAY
You cannot solve a problem with the same mind that created it – Albert Einstein.
Happiness is… Knowing you’ve done the right thing, no matter what other people think.
GRANDAD’S ONE LINER IT’S A CRACKER JOKE OF THE DAY
Colin & Fergus: “The dodo died. Then Dodi died, Di died and Dando died… Dido must be shitting herself.”
Love is…enjoying the simple things of life together
TRACK OF THE DAY
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