Fans Are Wondering Why This Iconic Animal Kingdom Attraction Was Abruptly Shut Down

Whether visiting Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, or EPCOT, Walt Disney World Resort is full of adventure and new experiences.

However, Guests waiting in line for Expedition Everest – Legend of the Forbidden Mountain yesterday witnessed a new experience that no Guest expects to see when visiting Walt Disney World.

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Allegedly, Expedition Everest – Legend of the Forbidden Mountain was abruptly shut down yesterday morning. According to this Guest’s post on Reddit, Guests were asked to leave the line, the gift shop was closed, and Park security was present.

Anyone knows what happened at Everest this morning?
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This Guest took to social media to ask about the shocking situation that took place at the Disney Park, and the replies came pouring in.

Fans have been speculating together about what could have happened at Expedition Everest – Legend of the Forbidden Mountain.

One Reddit user responded, expressing that they thought it could be a “legal issue” such as Guests fighting each other or “trying to get into prohibited areas.”

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Another Reddit user also responded, saying that the police (as in, not Park security) will only become involved if there’s been a physical altercation, if someone with an active warrant is present, or if there’s been “a potential fatality.” The same user points out that the original poster didn’t mention any paramedics, making this scenario an unlikely explanation.

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Fans mostly came to the general consensus that there must have been a fight or a physical altercation.

However, Disney hasn’t made any statements and the situation hasn’t been mentioned in any news stories. Therefore, it’s important to note that this is all speculation at this point.

About Isabella Reimer

Isabella Reimer grew up visiting Walt Disney World and relocated to Central Florida to be even closer to The Most Magical Place on Earth. She earned her Bachelor’s from Florida State University, where she studied Creative Writing and Women’s Studies. Her biggest hobby is bonding with the ikran at Avatar Flight of Passage, and her retirement plan includes becoming the 1,000 Happy Haunt of the Haunted Mansion.