Disney Guests Rescued From Newly-Reopened Coaster As Multiple Evacuations Occur

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Walt Disney World Resort has something for everyone to enjoy.

From iconic attractions to entertainment shows to immersive experiences and so much more, Disney Park Guests are treated to so many amazing adventures when heading to Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, or Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

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One of the most thrilling attractions in all of Disney World is Expedition Everest.

The iconic coaster has been a staple at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, but up until last week, it had been closed for refurbishments. On one of its first days of reopening, Disney Guests were evacuated from the highest point of the coaster as it came to a complete stop at the highest point Mt. Everest in the Park.

Now, just a few days later, it seems the incident has occurred again.

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TikTok user @southerndisneybelle shared a video yesterday of the train stuck at its highest point.

Expedition Everest at Disney World is currently stuck #disneyworld #fyp #themepark #rollercoasterfail

@southerndisneybelle

Expedition Everest at Disney World is currently stuck #disneyworld #fyp #themepark #rollercoasterfail

♬ original sound – SouthernDisneyBelle

The user notes that they could hear children crying and that Disney Cast Members were sent to perform an evacuation. After being stuck for several minutes, the Disney Guests were evacuated safely from the coaster. While it certainly may seem frightening, Disney Cast Members are expertly-trained in ensuring Guest safety and do an excellent job of making sure everyone can safely get off an attraction when it does break down.

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Disney’s description of Expedition Everest reads:

Yeti or Not, Here He Comes!

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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More On Disney’s Animal Kingdom

While visiting Disney’s Animal Kingdom, you’ll want to make sure to take a ride on Kilimanjaro Safaris and then take a trip over to Pandora to ride Avatar Flight of Passage and Na’vi River Journey. Enjoy A Celebration of the Festival of the Lion King and then head over to Asia to ride Expedition Everest. Get your splash on at Kali River Rapids and head over to the Tree of Life to say ‘hi’ to Flik at It’s Tough To Be A Bug! Don’t forget to check out Discovery Island, Rafiki’s Planet Watch, and the various animal treks through the Disney Park, as well!

What do you think of this Expedition Everest evacuation at Walt Disney World Resort? Let us know in the comments!

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