Did You Know? Expedition Everest

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One of the best attractions/rides at Walt Disney World’s Animal Kingdom is Expedition Everest. Following the tale of a runaway train through the Himalayan Mountains, riders are taken on a journey like no other! Here are some neat features about this ride.

  • Opened on April 7, 2006
  • Tallest mountain in all of the Walt Disney Parks standing at 199ft. tall
  • 18th mountain-themed attraction for Disney
  • 1st Disney roller coaster to switch between forward and backwards in a single ride
  • Features a Yeti that is the largest and most complex audio-animatronic figure ever built by Disney and is 25ft. tall, has 1,000 sq. ft. of ‘skin’ that is held in place by 1,000 snaps and 250 zippers and is controlled by 19 actuators
  • The Yeti broke a few months after opening when the framing split which could cause a malfunction if it operated
  • Holds 34 passengers per train
  • Features an 80 ft. drop
  • Made the Guinness World Records in 2011 as the most expensive roller coaster in the world – reportedly $100 million once it was completed

Who else wishes the Yeti would work again?

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Susanne Kain was not born a Disney fan, but after marrying into a family that loves all things Disney, it didn’t take long for them to transform her into a Disney lover too! Since then, she has been to Disney over 10 times and falls in love even more with each visit. A self-proclaimed foodie, she is always looking for the next best dish that Disney has to offer! When Susanne isn’t dreaming of Disney, planning her next trip, or visiting a park, she enjoys spending time with her husband and son who also share her love of Disney.

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