MT. EVEREST EXPEDITION IN FLORIDA IS NOT AN APRIL FOOLS BUT EXISTS AT DISNEY ANIMAL KINGDOM PLUS OPENING NEW 429 ACCESS TO DISNEYApril 1st, 2006 by tisner
Mt Everest Expedition addition to Disney’s Animal Kingdomin Orlando Florida is coming soon.
As one whose idea of a fun ride is the carousel, perhaps I am not the one to tell you that the new Animal Kingdom ride, Expedition Everest, is set to open this Friday…but I will. The new ride is described as a ‘family thrill ride’ and combines some tricks and turns from favorite coasters Space Mountain and Big Thunder Railroad while adding the special Disney Imagineering magic of its own.
The Expedition Everest coaster features a runaway train spiraling, dropping 80 feet, and running backwards through the dark, all the while escaping a mythical creature guarding the mountains. Everest, tall and stately and snow-covered, looms large in the Animal Kingdom and there’s a new mountain village of Serka Zong, looking appropriately aged and weather distressed.
In a related thought…the new entrance to Walt Disney World is scheduled to open April 4th. This is a four-lane divided boulevard called the Western Way. It will let you all come through Florida’s Turnpike without having to go on I-4. This road will connect with the roads that are close to Disney’s Animal Kingdom…and the roller coaster! Have fun!