One of Disney World’s most popular rides has serious issues – Inside the Magic


Recently, we reported that Walt Disney World Resort’s popular roller coaster, Expedition Everest, has experienced unexpected downtime on several occasions.

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The fan favorite attraction is at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park, which opens at 8:00 a.m. EST daily right now. Yesterday Expedition Everest did not open with the theme park, although it did open later today.

As confirmed by WDW Stats on Twitter, however, the ride finally closed again and did not reopen until Disney’s Animal Kingdom closed at 7:00 p.m. EST last night:

The Everest – Legend of the Forbidden Mountain expedition was closed after a 118-minute hiatus.

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To this day, however, the roller coaster apparently hasn’t opened with Disney’s Animal Kingdom. At 8:08 a.m. EST, WDW Stats noted:

The Everest Expedition – The Legend of the Forbidden Mountain has been temporarily halted. On average, an interruption lasts 68 minutes.

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It’s worth pointing out that this particular shutdown was very brief – WDW statistics confirmed it only lasted a few minutes – but was likely related to the issues the Everest Expedition apparently encountered throughout. the day yesterday.

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Keep in mind that Disney World Cast Members do everything in their power to keep the rides and attractions operational throughout the day, every day. However, unexpected downtime and temporary interruptions sometimes occur due to mechanical issues and general maintenance.

Everest Night Expedition
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If you’re visiting Walt Disney World Resort today, you can check out the My Disney Experience app for the latest information on ride closures and property-wide wait times.

At this time, Disney has not confirmed why Expedition Everest has experienced regular downtime in recent days – keep in mind that the issues could be completely unrelated to each other.

Learn more about the Everest expedition

Everest expedition sign
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Disney officially describes Expedition Everest as:

Stroll through a Tibetan village at the foot of Mount Everest and board a train for the ‘Top of the World’. Warning: some say that a legendary snow monster lives deep in the mountain.

After a steep climb, your train picks up speed and heads into the dark. Without warning, a broken and crooked track appears in front of you. Prepare as you plunge into total darkness. Inside the cave, the mythical story comes true when you see the shadow of a huge growling beast!

Race to escape the Cursed Mountain, before the Yeti calls for another expedition.

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