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.
Apr 07, 2011 / 8:25am EDT