Stitch’s Supersonic Celebration is a new video and stage show playing daily in Tomorrowland at the Magic Kingdom. Before the show begins, the Tomorrowland News Network (TNN) plays on the newly-constructed stage’s large video screen and tells of a Galaxy Day celebration.
Here’s a video summary of the new show, followed below by a photo report:
For the “live broadcast” from Tomorrowland, newsman Tip Trendo and his Galactic Girls take to the stage for a musical number – or three. This gang certainly likes to dance.
After strutting their stuff, Tip tunes into a video transmission from Stitch, who appears on the big screen, apparently having “borrowed” a space cruiser assigned to cover the Galaxy Day festivities.
Stitch banters back and forth with Tip and also speaks directly to some of the audience members, picking them out of the crowd by shirt color or head accessory (hat, antenna, Mickey ears, etc.). The interaction is similar to that found at Turtle Talk with Crush at Epcot, though that attraction seats guests comfortably inside an air-conditioned theater rather than on the hot pavement of Tomorrowland. Plus, at sunnier times of the day, it’s rather difficult to see Stitch on the screen (as you can see -or can’t- above).
As a gift to an audience member, Stitch eventually orders two custom robots. Keen eyes will note that he places his order on-screen from a subsidiary of X-S Tech, the corporation formerly featured in the ExtraTERRORestrial Alien Encounter attraction – which the Stitch’s Great Escape attraction replaced a few years ago. Nice touch.
The “robots” (pictured above) appear on stage and start dancing, (doing the robot, naturally, and even some break dancing), to tunes like Mr. Roboto and other ’70s and ’80s pop hits.
In the end, Stitch wants to join in the fun on stage and decides to beam himself into Tomorrowland to join the Galaxy Day celebration. He proceeds to teach everyone his own personal dance and encourages everyone to get up and join in, jumping around and waving hands in the air. Children seem to enjoy it a whole lot more than the adults with them. Finally, Stitch and the gang head off into the stage doors, preparing for their next Galaxy Day celebration. The show is currently performed six times each day.
Visit our Photo Gallery for more photos from Stitch’s Supersonic Celebration.
You can also read more about the making of Stitch’s Supersonic Celebration in the upcoming Summer 2009 issue of Orlando Attractions Magazine. Although he’s hard to track down, we’re also trying to get an interview with the alien himself.
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