Stitch Encounter is an interactive show located in Walt Disney Studios Park (under the name Stitch Live!), and in Tomorrowland at Tokyo Disneyland and Shanghai Disneyland Park. The first edition of the show at Hong Kong Disneyland was closed on May 2, 2016 to make room for Star Wars: Command Post.
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 Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World. Neither of the American Disney resorts have ever seen the release of this attraction, with Stitch's Great Escape! in Magic Kingdom being the sole currently operating Lilo & Stitch-themed attraction in the United States.
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 from Disney's Lilo & Stitch franchise. 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 different languages depending on the version (Cantonese, English and Mandarin in the former Hong Kongese version, French and English in the Parisian version, Japanese in the Tokyo version, and Mandarin in the Chinese version), to accommodate the variety of languages guests in the different parks speak. Showtimes are available at the entrance of the attraction and each show has a length of approximately 15 minutes.
Guests visiting the Stitch Monitoring Station, located in Tomorrowland, will be able to communicate with Stitch in real time over the theater’s large screen. The entire family will enjoy chatting with that mischievous Stitch in this attraction full of humor and surprises.