Expedition Everest Set For Lengthy Refurb – What Is the Yeti’s Fate?

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Expedition Everest in Disney’s Animal Kingdom is one of the most popular coasters on property. However, it looks like it is set for a lengthy refurbishment.

Guests visiting Disney’s Animal Kingdom are always eager to climb aboard the train and venture up into Mount Everest. While on Expedition Everest, as many of you know, the ride is soon interrupted when riders are stopped dead in their (broken) tracks as the Yeti is trying to scare you out of the mountain.

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If you are visiting Walt Disney World next year, unfortunately, Expedition Everest will be closed for refurbishment from January 4, 2022 to mid-April. Now, with Disney listing Expedition Everest on the refurbishment calendar for at least three months, many are wondering if Disney Imagineers will finally repair the yeti.

If you aren’t familiar, when Expedition Everest first opened, the massive yeti animatronic would roar and reach down to grab Guests as they raced underneath him. Shortly after the attraction opened, however, the yeti broke and has remained in its same “lifeless” state ever since.

Unfortunately, at this time we are unsure of what exactly the refurbishment will entail, but reports have come in that it will take place on the ride control system, and not with improvements of show or the yeti. With that being said, Inside the Magic will update you as we get information.

More on Expedition Everest at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

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The Walt Disney World website 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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