Stitch Encounter

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Stitch Encounter
Hong Kong Disneyland
Area Tomorrowland
Status Operating
Opening date 13 July 2006
Walt Disney Studios Park
Area Production Courtyard
Status Operating
Opening date 22 March 2008
Tokyo Disneyland
Area Tomorrowland
Status Under construction
Opening date Spring 2015
Replaced Captain EO Tribute
Shanghai Disneyland Park
Area Tomorrowland
Status Development
Opening date December 15, 2015
General statistics
Attraction type Living Character show
Designer Walt Disney Imagineering
Theme Lilo & Stitch
Hosted by Stitch
Must transfer from wheelchair
Assistive listening icon.svg Assistive listening available

Stitch Encounter (also known as Stitch Live) is an interactive show located in Tomorrowland at Hong Kong Disneyland. A similar attraction, under the name "Stitch Live!", is located inside Walt Disney Studios Park at Disneyland Paris. A version of the attraction has also been announced for Tomorrowland at Tokyo Disneyland, to open in spring of 2015.[1]

Disney attractions similar to Stitch Encounter include Turtle Talk with Crush, located in both Epcot at the Walt Disney World Resort and Disney California Adventure Park at the Disneyland Resort as well as Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor at Disney World

The attraction is a prime example of both real time animation and digital puppetry. Stitch Encounter consists of an unscripted, real-time conversation between park guests and the animated character Stitch, Experiment 626 from Disney's Lilo & Stitch movies and TV series. The attraction, which opened in July 2006, was part of a three attraction expansion to Tomorrowland, Hong Kong. It is located adjacent to the entrance of Space Mountain. The attraction offers shows in three different languages (Cantonese, Mandarin and English), to accommodate the variety of languages guests of Hong Kong Disneyland speak. Show times are available at the entrance of the attraction and each show has a length of approximately 15 minutes.

Attraction description[edit]

Guests are seated in a movie theater-like room, called the Space Traffic Control. Children are then encouraged to sit up front, on the floor, so that Stitch can see them during the show. At the start of the show, the host of the Space Traffic Control requests the computer to search for an available spacecraft captain to talk to, the computer connects to the spacecraft which Stitch is in. After that, guests (both children and adults) in the Space Traffic Control are randomly chosen by Stitch to interact with. Stitch can interact with guests in many ways such as chatting, singing them a song with his ukulele and even take their pictures. Stitch looks and moves much like he does in the movie, complete with corresponding facial expressions and gestures. The conclusion of the show occurs when the audience aids Stitch in his escape from Captain Gantu.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "‘Stitch Encounter’ to Replace ‘Captain EO’ at Tokyo Disney Resort". Stitch Kingdom. December 19, 2013. Retrieved December 19, 2013. 

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