UPDATE: According to the Disney website, the hours of operation will be as follows:
- October 2 through November 18 – CLOSED
- November 19 through November 25 – OPEN
- November 26 through December 16 – CLOSED
- December 17 through January 1 – OPEN
- After January 1 – CLOSED
According to the Orlando Sentinel, Stitch’s Great Escape will be moving to “seasonal” operation starting October 2nd. The attraction will be open as attendance demands moving forward. As someone who frequents the parks, there is definitely a time where there will be 10-15 people in line and other times where there will be a 30+ minute wait when attendance is up. It’ll be interesting to see how Disney sees “demand” and how non-daily operation might affect waits when the attraction is open.
This move may be seen by some as Disney realizing that Stitch might not be the crowd-pleaser that they hoped it would be. This move may also lend some credence to the rumors that Stitch is being replaced altogether. Only time will tell.