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Happy 5th birthday to Expedition Everest
Apr 07, 2011 | 8:25am EDT
Disney's Animal Kingdom's Expedition Everest is 5 years old today!
Walt Disney World's most recent e-ticket attraction began soft openings in January 2006, and officially opened on April 7 2006. Initially
announced by Michael Eisner
at The Walt Disney Company Annual Meeting of Shareholders on March 19 2003, and then
officially unveiled on April 22 2003
, construction began in July 2003.
Expedition Everest, at just under 200ft, is one of the tallest mountains in Florida. Notable features include an 80ft drop on nearly a mile of track including a backwards sections to the ride. It has become one of Walt Disney World's most popular attractions and a cornerstone of Animal Kingdom's offerings.
Click here for a look back at 3 years of construction photos and updates.
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Thanks to Brad Kaplan http://bradk.smugmug.com/photography, for this series of photos from day one of Everest in the City.
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