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EXPEDITION EVEREST


As you enter Asia, its difficult to miss its newest and most impressive attraction to date. Standing at almost 200ft high and covering some 6.2 acres is "Expedition Everest", a thrilling runaway train ride that travels forwards (and sometimes backwards!) around the famous himalayan peak. That’s not all though, the regions most infamous and seemingly mythical creature, the Yeti (or abominable snowman) has been sighted perilously near to the tracks taking you on your journey, are you set to encounter the notoriously dangerous monster yourself?

Expedition Everest, billed as a family thrill ride, begins in the mythical village of Serka Zong. A place where many an intrepid explorer visits when attempting to conquer the Himalayan mountains. As you wind your way towards the Anandapur rail station, you'll pass through an old tea warehouse that houses an elaborate museum, full of Nepalese artifacts, sherpa photos and a history of the himalayan mountains and its mysterious resident, the Yeti. With the scene set, you'll board the aging industrial steam train destined for the foot of Mount Everest. As you exit the station, Yeti murals signal the dangers that lie ahead. The train continues across a teetering bridge into the mountain, dives into shimmering glacier valleys and then climbs up through the snow-capped peaks. Things suddenly take a dramatic turn as the train is suddenly halted by a mangled track, the result of an angry Yeti out to cause destruction and chaos. With no other way left to go, you are sent hurtling backwards into the steep drops and sharp turns of the mountains darkened caverns. However, with danger seemingly averted and the train heading in the right direction again, a turn into the icy caves and canyons sees you come face to muzzle with the enraged Yeti. The train accelerates into a fog of spiral curves taking mountaineers down an 80-foot plummet to escape the wrath of the powerful creature.


About this Attraction

Location: Asia

Type: Rollercoaster

Duration: About 3 minutes

Fastpass: Yes

Single Rider Line

Onride photo available

Flash photography and video lighting not allowed

Child Swap available

Pal Mickey Interaction

Best time to visit: Very popular. Visit in the first hour of park opening or take advantage of the Fastpass system.


Tips & Fun Facts

It's recommended you make Expedition Everest one of your first stops of the day. Queues will get long, fast, especially during peak season. If you wish to pick up a fastpass for it, try and do so before 12pm to guarantee you get one. Its not unusual for them to run out early in the afternoon.
Some children, even those who make the height requirement might find the attraction quite frightening. Parental discretion is advised.

Expedition Everest stands just under 200 feet tall. Each train has six cars and can accommodate 34 passengers in total.
1,800 tons of steel were used in the mountain structure. That is about six times the amount of steel used in a traditional office building of this size.
To create the sense of an enormous mountain range, Imagineers painted a "mural" of shadows across the face of the mountains. The range, glaciers and valleys is a canvas of rockwork, carvings and painting creating a forced perspective where closer-in objects have a massive look while appliqués trick the eye into perceiving far off objects.
To give it a more organic look and feel, landscapers planted 4 species of Giant Bamboos, 10 species of trees and 114 species of shrubs over approximately 2 hectares of rockwork on the mountain

Some 2,000 handcrafted items from Asia are evident in the props, cabinetry and architectural ornamentation.


Additional Information

Guests must transfer from wheelchairs/ECV's to board.

Guests must be at least 44 inches tall to ride this attraction

For safety and comfort, Guests should be in good health and free from heart, back or neck problems, motion sickness, or other conditions that could be aggravated by this adventure. Expectant mothers should not ride. Attraction may be too intense for some young children.


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Recommended For

Children
Teens
Adults

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Nearby Dining & Shopping

Anandapur Ice Cream Truck
Serka Zong


Hidden Mickeys

The queue area in the museum building contains quite a few artifacts arranged together to form hidden Mickeys such, as well as a stuffed yeti toy that's wearing a set of Mickey ears!


Photo Prices

One 8" x 10" photo    $18.95
Two 5" x 7" photos    $21.95
Four 5" x 7" photos   $32.95
One 18" x 24" poster    $27.95
Two 11" x 14" posters    $27.95
Four 4" x 6" photos    $27.95
Other packages available, ask for details.


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