Terrific Tuesdays: Expedition Everest – Legend of the Forbidden Mountain

Walt Disney has mastered the art of entertaining guests as they stand in line (or queue if you prefer). Yes, you are in line, so why not have something to do rather than standing there waiting? Expedition Everest is a great example of how to entertain guests  while immersing them into the story line during the wait.

Entering the stone structure you slowly make your way into a quaint general store, past a temple and through a museum with relics and artifacts from previous explorers. There is the story of the Yeti, the snow monster that many believe inhabit the Himalayas. I don’t know about you but just being there, made me feel cold, like I imagine it would be in India! OK, maybe it was nerves!

When you arrive at the loading area, you will board a weather beaten train, which slowly ascends across rolling hills, making its way up a steep incline and through a stone tunnel. Looking down, you can see the green forest below, making you forget where you are actually heading! Heading up the mountain, be sure to be on the lookout for the dreaded Yeti!

This ride is unique in that once you reach the top, the ride takes you backward spiraling down to the bottom and it is also in the dark. Just when you aren’t sure you can take anymore, you reach the bottom of the mountain.

This is a must do for roller-coaster and thrill seeker fans. The train does have a large pocket in front you of on the ride so you can stash your bags, but I found this ride to be a little rough without any padding within your seat. Keep in mind, I am not a roller-coaster fan so my I am a little biased! Will I ride it again? Maybe not, but I will definitely get in line just to see everything in the queue before loading the train!

Be sure and see the cast members taking pictures to the left as you exit the gift shop after your adventure!

Are you a roller-coaster or thrill seeker? Is Expedition Everest on your list of Must-Do’s?

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Debbie and her husband live in Collegedale, TN where her youngest son is going to college. She is a huge Disney fan who dreams of someday retiring and working as a tour guide at Walt Disney World. She has enjoyed many trips to WDW with children, grandchildren and sometimes adults only. It is her ultimate goal to make sure everyone who visits WDW has the same magical time that she enjoys every time she visits.

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One Response to Terrific Tuesdays: Expedition Everest – Legend of the Forbidden Mountain

  1. Shepard C Willner says:

    When I did the Expedition Everest and the Yeti ride during Memorial Day weekend of ’14, the experience was my first coaster ride in over 40 years because I’m not a coaster fan: I’m scared of heights in open spaces, and any ride to the top of the big drop especially if you’re in front, is SCARY. That said, I was able to handle this ride because I was in the middle of the train and we rode backwards. In addition, I went straight for the ride and bypassed the rest of the ride’s experience, including the visit to the museum and the general store. I did stop by the gift shop at the end to get some lapel pins and a soda from the cooler. Yes, I did have the DDP, but I used cash for the soda rather than the snack credit.

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