One of Disney World’s Most Popular Rides Is Having Serious Issues

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Recently, we’ve reported on the popular Walt Disney World Resort roller coaster, Expedition Everest, experiencing unexpected downtime on several occasions.

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The fan-favorite attraction can be found at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park, which opens at 8 a.m. EST daily right now. Yesterday, Expedition Everest did not open with the theme park, though it did open later in the day.

As confirmed by WDW Stats on Twitter, however, the ride ultimately closed again and did not reopen before Disney’s Animal Kingdom closed at 7:00 p.m. EST last night:

Expedition Everest – Legend of the Forbidden Mountain has been closed after an interruption of 118 minutes.

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Again today, however, the roller coaster seemingly did not open with Disney’s Animal Kingdom. At 8:08 a.m. EST, WDW Stats noted:

Expedition Everest – Legend of the Forbidden Mountain has been temporarily interrupted. On average, an interruption takes 68 minutes.

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It is worth pointing out this particular closure was very brief — WDW Stats confirmed it lasted just a few minutes –, but was, presumably, related to whatever problems Expedition Everest was apparently experiencing throughout the day yesterday.

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Keep in mind that Disney World Cast Members do everything in their power to keep rides and attractions operational throughout the day, every day. However, unexpected downtime and temporary interruptions do sometimes occur due to mechanical issues and general maintenance.

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If you are visiting Walt Disney World Resort today, you can check the My Disney Experience app for the latest ride closure information and wait times throughout the property.

At this time, Disney has not confirmed why Expedition Everest has been experiencing downtime on a regular basis for the past few days — keep in mind that the issues could be completely unrelated to one another.

More on Expedition Everest

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Disney officially describes Expedition Everest as:

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.

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