Is this attraction’s reopening delayed? I surely hope not, but it could be based off what we are seeing.
Expedition Everest – Legend of the Forbidden Mountain
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.
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!
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.
According to the Disney website, Expedition Everest’s reopening extended to May 1. The attraction is on the refurbishment calendar until April 30. However, a different message reveals that this date may be extended again.
Much like Kenny’s reaction to Hurricane Irma (pictured above), you may have a similar reaction when you hear this news!
Instead of giving a reopening date for Expedition Everest like it did before, now the Disney website simply says it’s closed for refurbishment and to check back for updates.
Wording has changed on the Disney website for the refurbishment leading us to believe the refurbishment may be extended.
It still shows as closed on the refurbishment calendar until April 30, but Disney may update that in the future once they finalize a new reopening date.
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