Stitch's Great Escape!

Tomorrowland, Magic Kingdom

  • Main Details

  • Park Magic Kingdom
  • Land Tomorrowland
  • Ride Type Theater Show
  • Restraint Over-the-Shoulder
  • Thrill Level Medium
  • Ride Duration 15mins
  • Pre-Show
  • Post-Show
  • Operates Reduced Hours
  • Gift Shop
  • Queue Details

  • FastPass+
  • Standby Line
  • Standby Wait Low
  • Single Rider Line
  • Interactive
  • Rider Switch
  • Indoor Queue
  • Outdoor Queue
  • Comfort Level Medium
  • Photography

  • Flash Photography
  • On Ride Photo
  • Restrictions

  • Height Req. 40"
  • Age Children under age 7 must be accompanied by person age 14+
  • Frightening Kids
  • Accessibility Must Transfer from Wheelchair/ECV
  • Captioning Assistive Listening System, Video Captioning, Handheld Captioning.
  • Extra Magic Hours

  • Morning EMH
  • Evening EMH
  • Important Dates

  • Grand Opening Nov 16 2004
  • Closing Moved to seasonal operation only on October 2 2016

Primeval Whirl, Stitch's Great Escape and Rivers of Light are now permanently closed
4 years ago

Stitch's Great Escape to resume temporary operation in December
7 years ago

Stitch meet and greet to move into the pre-show area of Stitch's Great Escape
7 years ago

Stitch's Great Escape! to operate during the summer along with Stitch meet and greet
7 years ago

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Stitch's Great Escape closed for refurbishment Mar 01, 2015 to Mar 02, 2015

Stitch's Great Escape closed for refurbishment Sep 16, 2013 to Sep 19, 2013

Stitch's Great Escape! is an immersive, special effect based show in Tomorrowland at the Magic Kingdom. Stitch's Great Escape replaced Alien Encounter which closed on 11th October 2003, whilst retaining much of the theater and effects.


Height/Age Requirement: At least 40" tall
Opening date: November 16, 2004

A “pre-qual” set shortly before the events of the hit Disney motion picture “Lilo & Stitch,” the family-friendly adventure in Tomorrowland showcases the mayhem caused by the mischievous “Experiment 626” -- a.k.a. Stitch -- when first discovered in the Galactic Federation.

Entering Stitch’s Great Escape! Magic Kingdom guests are recruited by the Galactic Federation Grand Councilwoman to provide additional security for a captured alien whose reputation for being extremely “difficult” has preceded him. Even so, authorities underestimate Stitch’s capacity for playful disobedience, causing havoc to erupt with guests caught in the middle of the fun.

Stitch’s Great Escape! features some of the most sophisticated Audio-Animatronics technology ever developed by Walt Disney Imagineering.

Height requirement: At least 40 inches tall.

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