Today, January 3, is the final day to ride Expedition Everest, at least for a while. The popular coaster is about to undergo refurbishment. It is expected to reopen in the middle of April, but the exact date has not been given.
Many fans are getting in one last ride before it closes. As you can see in the screenshot above, Guests have been experiencing a Wait Time of over 60 minutes. The next available return time for Disney Genie+ was hours away.
Before the holidays, Expedition Everest was an Individual Lightning Lane Attraction. Walt Disney World moved one Individual Lightning Lane attraction in each Park to Disney Genie+ for the holiday season, through January 3. At Disney’s Animal Kingdom, the ride has been Expedition Everest.
Some roller coaster enthusiasts state that Expedition Everest is the best coaster at Walt Disney World. There are no inversions, but the ride does reach a speed of around 50 miles per hour. The story adds to the excitement.
Here’s the description of Expedition Everest, from the Walt Disney World website:
Yeti or Not, Here He Comes!
Wander into a Tibetan village at the base of Mount Everest and board a train to the “top of the world.” Beware: Some say a legendary snow monster lives deep in the mountain.
After a steep ascent, your train picks up speed and races into the darkness. Without warning, a broken and twisted track appears in front of you. Brace yourself as you plummet backward into total darkness. Inside the cavern, the mythical tale comes true as you see the shadow of a massive, growling beast!
Race to escape the cursed mountain—before the Yeti claims another expedition.
A Word of Warning
Some parts of Expedition Everest – Legend of the Forbidden Mountain may be scary for children. This attraction features loud noises, fast drops, high speeds, dark places and frightening creature effects.
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