Today’s the LAST Day to Ride Expedition Everest Prior to Lengthy Closure

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If you are visiting Walt Disney World in the near future, unfortunately, Expedition Everest will be closed for a lengthy refurbishment beginning tomorrow — meaning today is the last day to ride the fan-favorite coaster until it reopens in April.

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If you are visiting Walt Disney World today, make sure to venture up Mount Everest and pay the yeti a visit as after today, the coaster will be closed for months. According to the Walt Disney World refurbishment calendar, Expedition Everest will be closed for refurbishment from January 4, 2022 to mid-April.

At this time, we do not have a reopening date for Expedition Everest, nor do we know exactly what the refurbishment will entail; however, many are hoping to see the yeti get fixed. 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.

We do want to note that 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.

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As with all refurbishments, this is subject to change and to ensure the most up-to-date information, check the My Disney Experience app or Walt Disney World website.

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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Is the Expedition Everest refurbishment affecting your plans? Let us know in the comments below.

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