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Expedition Everest - Legend of the Forbidden Mountain

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Type: Rollar Coaster
Park: Animal Kingdom
Location: Asia
Restrictions: Height Requirement: 44" (113 cm) or taller.
Guests should be in good health and free from heart, back or neck problems, motion sickness.
Expectant mothers should not ride.
Adult supervision required.
When To Go: First thing in the morning or when the park is about to close
Opened: 2006
Where To Sit: At the front for the view or at the back for a wilder ride
Type of Restraint: Lap Bar
Number of Seats: 17 rows of two (34 people per tea train)
Photo/Video Restrictions: Photography AllowedFlash Photography AllowedVideo Cameras Allowed


HISTORY:

Conquer the Forbidden Mountain on a fast track train ride. Be whipped and rattled and shook around and though this high altitude adventure. Enjoy it, but beware of the beast (Yeti) that calls this place his home!

This ride has a drop of 24 metres and covers a land area of 2.6 hectares. The mountain is made up of over 1,800 tons of steel.

The mammoth sized Yeti and Guardian of the Mountain is one of Disney's impressive Audio-Animatronics. It has a potential thrust of over 259,000 pounds with all of its hydraulic cylinders combined. That is more power in an instant that a 747-400 airliner.

The enormous mountain range has a forced perspective due to the painted mural of shadows across the face of the mountains. The range of glaciers and valleys is a canvas of rock-work. They trick the eye into perceiving closer and far off objects have more size and depth than they actually do.

The Himalayan site has more than 900 nbamboo plants, 110 species of shrubs and 10 species of trees. That is one large planting around the 1800 tons of steel which was used to create the mountain structure. It was covered by 2000 gallons of stain and paint! The whole site was covered in around 2000 handcrafted items from Asia.

LOCATION:

In Asia which is in the northeast part of Disney Animal Kingdom. You cannot miss the large mountain dominating the area.

ATTRACTION EXPERIENCE:

Be prepared for high speeds and hairpin turns as well as sudden drops! As you enter the small village at the base of the mountain, you will notices things are not completely right ... Perhaps it is the tour operator or the supply shop. The queue passes through buildings and themed locations settle the scene for the adventure ahead. The main spot of interest is the museum area held in an old warehouse. There you will find a range of artifacts and sets and information about the Nepalese culture, history and folklore. Soon you will board your steam tea train and head off up into the mountains and into the fog and mist. This ride goes backwards as well as forward so be aware of that. The seats are individual, so no seat sharing. Even the lap bar is for one seat only, though the seats are in pairs. The ride itself is about a mile long, so be ready for a nice long ride!

Expedition Everest - Legend of the Forbidden Mountain in Asia at Disney Animal Kingdom


Expedition Everest - Legend of the Forbidden Mountain in Asia at Disney Animal Kingdom


Expedition Everest - Legend of the Forbidden Mountain in Asia at Disney Animal Kingdom


Expedition Everest - Legend of the Forbidden Mountain in Asia at Disney Animal Kingdom

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