I got to go to a sneak preview of Stitch’s Great Escape in Tomorrowland at the Magic Kingdom today. If you’ve ever wanted to meet Stitch, this is the attraction for you. The basic premise is that Experiment 626 (Stitch, before Lilo renames him) has been captured by the Galactic Federation and the guests in the attraction are new recruits who have been assigned the task of guarding him. Of course, mayhem ensues.
If you’ve ever ridden the Extraterrestrial Alien Encounter attraction that was there previous to the Stitch attraction, you’ll recognize a lot of the show elements, although there are a couple of smelly enhancements. (You’ll have to experience the show yourself to see what I mean.) Stepping into the Stitch world is a truly kewl moment for me, since Natasha worked on the movie and her name is in the credits, not to mention the fact that Stitch is my favorite Disney character. The new ride is a lot more kid-friendly than Alien Encounter, though some very young kids might be put off by the complete darkness and loud noises. If I were to get really picky, there are a few things about the attraction I would change, but nothing that isn’t me being kind of nitpicky about the details.
So grab your plasma rifle and see if you can keep Stitch from escaping!