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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JoeCamelSep 10, 2022

I rode Gwazi a couple weeks before it closed and I still wouldn't ride space

ThepumaSep 10, 2022

Did that last night and wow...it was like an old 70s rollercoaster....rubbish and rickety

ThepumaSep 10, 2022


DznyRktektSep 09, 2022

When I was there, a section of track was missing at the top of the mountain. Fortunately the train reversed and we made it out safely. ;)

JoeCamelSep 09, 2022

It trying to be like space

ThepumaSep 09, 2022

EE is one of my favourite Disney attractions. It has always been relatively smooth, but we went on twice a few days ago and it was positively painful! Very rickety and uncomfortable.

DisneyfanMASep 08, 2022

Makes sense saw that land had 3 closures after I posted this

DCBakerSep 08, 2022

There are thunderstorms in the area now. It was running earlier today.

DznyRktektSep 08, 2022

Like a Freudian slip, but an outrage nonetheless. ;)

pdude81Sep 08, 2022

Is Kali also closed? Could always be weather at this time of day

DisneyfanMASep 08, 2022

Saw this ride is closed 'temporarily'.. haven't paid attention is still down from recent weeks or is today just a brief outrage?

JoeCamelAug 22, 2022

Back of the train? Probably the yeti gnawing them when chasing you out of the mountain, he almost caught it

SoFloMagicAug 22, 2022

It was up and running while I was there today. But the wheels sounded rickety in the back of the car. Can't explain except to say that the track felt bumpy. Not sure if just wheels needing replacement in my particular train or something else. I ride this a lot and haven't felt that before.

Poly1974Aug 21, 2022

This points to one of the issues with park reservations. If you are a family that had planned to go to AK on Saturday and your primary reason was to ride EE early and often, you are stuck going to AK and having to wait until 2p before you can hop somewhere else. Losing that ability to pivot when ride closures or weather dictate is a big negative to the current system.