Welcome, Disney fans, to a magical journey through the whimsical world of everyone’s favorite mischievous blue alien—Stitch! As you embark on your enchanting trip to Disney World with your family, get ready to make unforgettable memories with Stitch at various spots throughout the parks. From character dining to meet and greets and exclusive merchandise, we’ve got the ultimate guide for you!
If you are traveling to Orlando soon and wondering where to find Stitch at Disney World, this is the post for you! Stitch is one of my clients’ favorite characters from the series Stitch’s Great Escape and the 20th anniversary of Lilo & Stitch from the Walt Disney Company movies. Keep reading to find out more info on who Stitch is, where you can find him, and some great details on other fantastic character experiences in the Disney parks.
Who is Stitch?
Stitch is one of the newer Disney characters. He is a friendly little alien who befriends Lilo Pelekai in Hawaii. He is one of the most lovable characters and for many kids, and adults, finding a character meet with him or having a dining experience with Stitch is the highlight of their visit to Disney World!
Where can you find Stitch at Disney World?
You can find Stitch in the Magic Kingdom at the Walt Disney World theme parks. The best place to spot him is in Tomorrowland, close to Buzz Lightyear Spaceship Spin, Cosmic Ray’s Cosmic Cafe, the Carousel of Progress, and Space Mountain roller coaster. To find Tomorrowland, simply enter the main gates of Magic Kingdom, pass the Town Square Theater, and head down Main Street. Turn right to enter Tomorrowland before you reach Cinderella Castle, near the Hub.
You will often find Stitch at the Rocket Tower Town Stage in Tomorrowland, having a great time dancing and interacting with the guests of the Disney parks. Check the My Disney Experience app for the latest info on where and when to find him meeting guests. You can also ask any cast member who will be happy to direct you.
In general, this is more of a character sighting rather than a traditional meet-and-greet experience with character autographs. Stitch will pose behind guests for photos. However, Stitch has also been sighted for the first time exploring Tomorrowland amongst the guests, which is exciting for many fans!
EPCOT also hosts Stitch at times, particularly in the World Showcase, so be sure to explore each pavilion for surprise encounters. Don’t forget to bring your autograph book and camera to capture those precious moments with Stitch, creating lasting memories for your family.
Is there a character dining option with Stitch at Disney World?
For a truly immersive and delicious experience, start your Stitch-filled day with character dining. ‘Ohana, located at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, offers the perfect setting for a Hawaiian feast with Stitch . Your family will be treated to a family-style breakfast with Lilo, Stitch, and other classic Disney characters like Mickey Mouse. Watch out for Stitch’s antics as he interacts with guests, adding an extra sprinkle of fun to your meal!
One of the pros of character meals is that it offers families several opportunities to spot their favorite characters while dining. The Best Friends’ Breakfast offers scrambled eggs, breakfast potatoes, Stitch and Mickey waffles, ham with pineapple, and a variety of fresh fruit and breads.
Pricing for this character dining option is $35 for kids and $60 for adults. Be sure to bring along your autograph book and camera, as the characters will stop by each table for a visit! Character meals are a great place for your little ones, especially young children, to engage with their favorite Disney princesses and characters in the Walt Disney World parks.
Is Stitch on Disney Cruise Line?
Stitch can usually be found making appearances during various events and activities on Disney Cruise Line. You might spot him at deck parties, character meet-and-greets, or even special-themed nights. The specific locations and schedules can vary, so it’s a good idea to check the daily cruise itinerary or ask the onboard crew for the latest Stitch sightings and other available characters. Keep an eye out for that mischievous blue alien!
Where can you find Stitch merchandise at the Walt Disney World resort?
What’s a Disney trip without some fantastic souvenirs? You’ll be delighted to know that Stitch-themed merchandise is plentiful throughout Disney World. Explore shops in Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, and Disney Springs for a wide selection of Stitch plush toys, clothing, accessories, and more.
You can find Stitch merchandise at many of the gift shops at the Disney World theme parks. If you head out to Disney Springs for some great dining and shopping, be sure to stop by World of Disney. You will find plenty of merchandise from all of your favorite Disney characters. If you are a Disney Visa cardmember, be sure to ask for your discount when purchasing merchandise.
Also, look for Stitch merchandise at the Disney World resorts. You may have your best at the Polynesian Resort BouTiki and Moana Mercantile.
On your next visit, be sure to also check out the shops in Tomorrowland for great Stitch merchandise. If you are experiencing the character dining at the Polynesian resort, check out their stores, called BouTiki and Moana’s Mercantile for some Stitch merch.
Keep an eye out for exclusive merchandise that may only be available in certain locations, such as the merchandise carts near Stitch’s meet-and-greet locations. Whether it’s a Stitch-themed MagicBand, a cute T-shirt, or a huggable plush, you’re sure to find the perfect souvenir to commemorate your Stitch-filled adventure on your Disney vacation.
Can Stitch be found at the Disney World parades?
Absolutely! Stitch is known to join the fun during parades at Disney World. Keep an eye out for him in parades like the Festival of Fantasy Parade in Magic Kingdom, the Disney Adventure Friends Cavalcade, or other special event parades.
Just be aware that character appearances can sometimes change, so it’s a good idea to check the daily schedule or ask a Cast Member for the most up-to-date information. Get ready to catch a glimpse of Stitch’s intergalactic dance moves!
Can you meet Stitch during the holiday season?
Oh, absolutely! Disney World loves to sprinkle a bit of holiday magic, and Stitch often gets into the festive spirit too. During the holiday season, you might find him dressed in seasonal attire or participating in special holiday events and parades. It’s a jolly good time to meet and greet Stitch while enjoying the holiday cheer at Disney World.
Plan to get there early because long lines can develop for special offerings of character sightings at the holidays. Be sure to check the schedule for character appearances to make sure you don’t miss out on the holiday Stitch extravaganza!
What happened to Stitch’s Great Escape?
Ah, Stitch’s Great Escape! That interactive show attraction closed its doors at Magic Kingdom in 2018. This attraction has been a favorite for Stitch fans, offering an interactive experience with the mischievous alien. As of January 2022, it hasn’t reopened, and there haven’t been any official announcements about its return. Disney occasionally repurposes spaces for new attractions or experiences, so keep an ear to the ground for updates on what might be next in that former ride location spot!
Tips for Making the Most of Your Stitch Adventure:
Download the My Disney Experience App: Stay updated on Stitch’s whereabouts and scheduled appearances using the My Disney Experience app. This handy tool provides real-time information on character locations, showtimes, and more.
Book Advanced Dining Reservations: Character dining experiences, like the one at ‘Ohana, can be in high demand. To secure your spot, be sure to make advanced dining reservations through the My Disney Experience app or website.
Arrive Early for Meet and Greets: Character meet and greets can draw long lines, especially for popular characters like Stitch. Plan to arrive a bit earlier than the scheduled appearance time to ensure you have plenty of time to meet and interact with Stitch.
I hope this post helps you get ready for a Stitch-tastic adventure on your next visit to Disney World! From delightful character dining experiences to heartwarming meet and greets and a treasure trove of exclusive merchandise, there’s no shortage of opportunities to celebrate your love for Stitch with your family. So pack your bags, don those mouse ears, and make memories that will last a lifetime in the company of everyone’s favorite intergalactic troublemaker—Stitch!