Amidst all the closures and changes that the theme park world is grappling with in the wake of the COVID-19 Pandemic, it might seem strange to get some construction news out of Walt Disney World. But it looks like, some time before things ground to a halt in the theme park world, permits were filed for the demolition of an attraction we've long since known was DOA...
Stitch's Great Escape demolition permits have officially been filed
Rumors have swirled for several years about the imminent demise of Stitch's Great Escape, especially as this attraction operated for over two years, with the pre-show space serving as a temporary meet and great a few times during periods of heavy park traffic. And though this attraction has been in a bit of a limbo space over the past few years, it looks like Disney is finally ready to put the final nail in this attraction's coffin.
According to WDWMagic forum poster danlb_2000 it looks like permits have been officially filed that will gut the theater formerly used for Stitch's Great Escape. Of course, since these permits were likely signed off on long before the current construction moratorium, so there's no way to know when this project will actually commence.
And even if the demolition does occur soon, we could be waiting even longer to hear about any kind of replacement as there are a number of factors that are working against this project at the moment, and not just the current Walt Disney World closure.