Expedition Everest reviews
Theme Park Insider readers offer their ratings and reviews for Expedition Everest, a roller coaster in Asia at Disney's Animal Kingdom. (The minimum height to ride is 44 inches.)
Written by Robert Niles
Expedition Everest is a high-speed roller coaster through Disney's version of the Himalayan mountains. It's a Vekoma coaster with trains that carry 34 passengers and are designed to look like old steam-engine tea trains, with the mock engine in the rear of the coaster. From base to peak, guests will reach a max speed of 50 mph, moving forwards--and backwards.
Needless to say, something goes wrong on your mountain tour as the train careens across the mountain, forcing you to confront the fierce guardian of the mountain, the Yeti.
A fun twist on the Matterhorn experience. I enjoyed the backward trip as well as the animation on the walls. - Jeff Krinock
It's a ak classic. Must ride even if the line is long. Get your fast pass in the early in the morning or go during a hurricane (like me). 10/10 - Jaiden Cohen
Still a massive personal favourite of mine. It is just different to other coasters. Twists and changes in direction makes this a lot more fun than the standard 'upside down' coasters out there. Always go on this at least twice when out there on holiday - James McGee
This was a so/so ride experience for me. As a thrill seeker, this coaster did not have enough thrills. As an attraction, it was a bit boring and did not include strong story elements. I think it is not realistic to base my score of this ride on an element that is no longer there. 4/10. - Nick McKaig
A mediocre coaster trough and around an almost empty mountain with a broken headliner. This is money not well spent in a park that screams for well themed family rides. This is not one of them. - O T
Still rate this attraction very high, even without the working yeti. It's original, it's beautiful, it's fun, it's thrilling. It is close to perfection. - Bryce McGibeny
Probably the best roller coaster Disney has to offer. - Stephen Wallace
I moved slower than the line in this queue because I was fascinated looking at all the objects and stories that had been perfectly placed. The lift hill on the ride made you feel like your train was floating along with nothing underneath it. The ride itself was a very different experience with the track switching, and I actually got a bit of a thrill on the drop! (something I do not have for any other Disney rides). One thing that knocked this ride down a point was the seat was rather hard for something going forwards and backwards, riders are going to get jostled around a bit and need a bit of padding. (9/10) - Lexi R
The only reason this isn't a 10 is because the Yeti isn't working. - Jacob Sundstrom
Fantastic as a coaster and a queue. I agree with others, keeping it away from perfection without the Yeti animatronic working. They've since removed it, but I still remember when all aspects of the ride functioned properly, from the steam coming from the trains to the giant animatronic. It is still one of the great Disney coasters, but that failure keeps it from perfection. - Jeffrey Rickel
I have to say I enjoyed the details prior to the ride. I mean honestly, you wait all that time to ride the roller coaster and barely see the yeti because it went too fast and it was too dark. Now if this was my mother's review haha she was say it was awesome (I thought she was having a heart-attack because she was screaming so bad). - Meg T.
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