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NEW: The Expedition Everest Attraction Closure is Extended

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NEW: The Expedition Everest Attraction Closure is Extended
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Expedition Everest – Legend of the Forbidden Mountain

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The most thrilling coaster in Disney World is Expedition Everest – Legend of the Forbidden Mountain. It is my (Monica) family’s favorite coaster, and we affectionately call it “Yeti.”

Board your train in search of the mysterious Yeti who has been known to terrorize the locals. The journey starts off smoothly, but then we find the tracks are destroyed and we must travel backward. We see a projection of the Yeti and are sent forward (photo op) and circle back up into the mountain. You will get a VERY brief view of the largest Disney animatronic ever built.

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See why it’s such a beloved attraction at Animal Kingdom? I love the queue line with all the artifacts and information regarding the real search for Yeti. It’s the only ride at Disney that actually makes me scream and not just yell “woo” for fun!

Refurbishment

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Way back in September of last year, we shared that Expedition Everest will undergo refurbishment from January 4, 2022 until mid-April 2022. That’s 3.5 months!

The refurbishment will likely not include fixing the infamously broken Yeti animatronic. Since that is a structural issue and would require Imagineers to essentially rebuild the mountain, that is too big of a project to squeeze into four months.

You can read more about the broken Yeti HERE. While we did not have a set reopening timeline, we do have a new update for you.

New Reopening Date

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According to the Disney website, Expedition Everest is set to reopen on May 1. The attraction is on the refurbishment calendar until April 30.

Expedition Everest will reopen on May 1, 2022.

Unfortunately, this mean the reopening has been pushed back from mid-April to late-April. Hopefully we do not see any more extensions. This is such a beloved attraction, and many will be disappointed to hear this news.

Are you visiting Animal Kingdom during this refurbishment? Are you bummed about the extended refurbishment or do you usually skip the ride anyway? Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook.

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