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Stitch's Great Escape is rumored to be replaced with a new attraction.
October 1, 2016 was the last day of normal operation for Stitch's Great Escape. The attraction stopped daily operation and is now classified as "Seasonal". It re-opened from December 17, 2016 - January 2, 2017 as well as other times since going seasonal.
On September 30, 2017 the sign changed from Stitch's Great Escape to Stitch's Alien Encounter Character Greeting.
The attraction is expected to return from December 23, 2017 - January 6, 2018.
November 7, 2017: Stitch's Great Escape! will return for seasonal operation from December 23, 2017 - January 6, 2018.
September 30, 2017: The sign for Stitch's Great Escape has been modified so that it now reads, "Stitch's Alien Encounter Character Greeting".
September 4, 2017: WDWMagic.com user Magic Feather is reporting that a replacement for Stitch's Great Escape is still planned for the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World in 2021.
July 20, 2017: On the latest episode of The Unofficial Guide's Disney Dish podcast, Jim Hill and Len Testa discussed that the rumored Wreck It Ralph attraction would be contingent on the success of the Wreck It Ralph sequel.
January 2, 2017: Stitch's Great Escape had it's last day of operation for the holiday season. It is unknown if it will return.
December 29, 2016: WDWMagic.com user marni1971 is reporting that Wreck it Ralph is "out" based on his latest information.
December 13, 2016: MousePlanet.com is reporting that Stitch's Great Escape is expected to be open on December 17th and remain open at least through December 31st, 2016. It is unknown if both theaters will be open during this time.
November 16, 2016: WDWMagic.com user marni1971 is now reporting that this attraction may not happen.
October 31, 2016: WDWMagic.com user marni1971 is reporting that Wreck it Ralph is locked in as the replacement for Stitch's Great Escape and work should begin in January.
October 26, 2016: @CarouselOf on Twitter is reporting that Stitch's Great Escape is already being dismantled.
September 21, 2016: Dewayne Bevil of the Orlando Sentinel is reporting that beginning October 2, 2016 Stitch's Great Escape will shift into seasonal operation. October 1, 2016 will be the attraction's last day of normal operation, after which it will only operate during select times of the year.
August 15, 2016: On Episode 108 of the Unofficial Guide's Disney Dish podcast, Jim Hill explained that the replacement for Stitch's Great Escape would be a Wreck it Ralph simulator attraction based on Sugar Rush.
August 7, 2016: WDWMagic.com user Magic Feather has posted that a replacement is planned for Stitch's Great Escape. In a subsequent post, WDWMagic.com user marni1971 indicated that the attraction would be a 3D attraction, and users Magic Feather and articos indicated that the attraction could be open in 2018.
August 1, 2016: WDWMagic.com user marni1971 posted that Stitch's Great Escape would close and a new attraction would take it's place.