Disney World's Expedition Everest closing for lengthy refurbishment in 2022

Sep 08, 2021 in "Expedition Everest"

Posted: Wednesday September 8, 2021 1:28pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Expedition Everest at Disney's Animal Kingdom is scheduled to be closed for a multi-month refurbishment in early 2022.

The rollercoaster will be closed from January 4 2022 until mid-April 2022. Unfortunately the closure will not see any improvements to the show, or a repair of the Yeti animatronic figure. Work will take place on the ride control system.

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HauntedPirateApr 20, 2022

Correct. Hair ties were at least cleaned up. Beyond that, it didn’t look much different based on the picture that was sent to me (which just happened to be at the top 😂).

Tom MorrowApr 20, 2022

The core attraction of Expedition Everest is that it's a roller coaster. If you meet the yeti then that defeats the purpose of the ride's narrative of the yeti not wanting you around. As in, since it reopened from refurbishment? Because immediately after opening the top looked as filthy as ever, just with less hair ties.

HauntedPirateApr 20, 2022

I heard from a shoes-in-the-park source that the ride was, in fact, cleaned up a bit.

Doug MeansApr 19, 2022

i had to read this twice

wdwmagicApr 19, 2022


ToTBellHopApr 19, 2022

Although not currently keen on bringing a child into this cruel world, he is keeping his options open to continue the family line, so no, not at this time.

Doug MeansApr 19, 2022

Hey: I didn't read the article or any of this thread yet, so is the yeti going to be fixed?

G00fyDadApr 19, 2022

But don't make it too obvious.

GimpYancIentApr 19, 2022

Since the Yeti is the core attraction within the Expedition Everest attraction, I suggest periodic sightings of a Walk Around Yeti character around the Expedition Everest attraction area. Can't hurt!

HauntedPirateApr 19, 2022

Single rider is our friend for EE these days, unless it's our one "ride this as a family" ride.

ToTBellHopApr 19, 2022

I waited in Standby like a real man. Tried Genie+ one day. Too much damn stress. I can wait with the poors. I just BMO caviar.

HauntedPirateApr 19, 2022

Oh look at you, Mr Fancy Pants Riding EE Four Times Since Friday. Leave some seats for the poors, you monster!

ToTBellHopApr 19, 2022

I’ve managed to ride EE 4x since it reopened, so I guess we’ve been lucky?

HauntedPirateApr 19, 2022

We’ve all been there. Welcome to the club. 😉