Welcome back to day 2 of our series, Top 5 Thrill Rides at Walt Disney World. Yesterday our adrenaline rush took us to the Magic Kingdom to experience Space Mountain. Today we are heading to Animal Kingdom to brave a different beast, the yeti.
Let’s take a ride on Expedition Everest – Legend of the Forbidden Mountain. Here brave explorers take an abandoned tea train deep into the Forbidden Mountain to go in search of the legendary yeti. It starts out simple enough – up and down some smaller hills, a few twists and turns. Then you start an ascent where you discover that the yeti has other plans in store for you, he has ripped apart the track you were climbing! There is only one way to go, backwards! Your tea train heads in reverse into the mountain. You will eventually stop and move forward again – this time hurtling straight out of the mountain. Beware though the yeti is still lurking; waiting for an unsuspecting tea train like yours!
The audio-animatronic yeti is a feat to be seen. He is 22 feet tall and although he no longer operates in “A” (or movement) mode, he is still large, loud, and scary! Will you escape his fearsome clutches or will you be another lost party in the Forbidden Mountain? Fear not, the next stop is the station and you are once again on solid ground.
Expedition Everest is a family thrill ride with a minimum height requirement of 44”. This is a popular attraction that draws large amounts of guests, consider using FastPass or the single rider queue.
Where are we headed tomorrow? Did your favorite Disney thrill ride make the list? Check back tomorrow to find out what the final entry on our list is! In the meantime, if you are ready to face the yeti, contact me for more information or a no-obligation quote to find out how a Disney Vacation Specialist can turn a fearsome trek into a family adventure of fun!