Wednesday, April 7, 2010
April 07: Snowy Peak in Florida?
Designed to be a miniature version of Mount Everest, the mountain this roller coaster ride is built on and within is nearly 200-feet tall and occupies a 6.2-acre site in the Asia section of DAK.
Disney's 18th mountain-themed attraction, Expedition Everest - a thrilling themed roller coaster, had first been announced back in April 2003. On this day in 2006 a grand opening ceremony took place with Disney CEO Bob Iger and theme parks chairman Jay Rasulo.
"As the ride goes along and guests get closer to the yeti, the more real he becomes, building excitement and bringing the ride to a climax when they meet faceto-face!" -John Van Oort (principal mechanical engineer for the Show Mechanical Group, Disney Imagineering)
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