Disney World's Expedition Everest rollercoaster experiencing extended downtimes

Aug 20, 2022 in "Expedition Everest"

Posted: Saturday August 20, 2022 11:58am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Walt Disney World's Expedition Everest ride is experiencing extended downtimes this weekend.

The popular rollercoaster at Disney's Animal Kingdom was closed all day Friday and remains closed today.

In a push notification to My Disney Experience, guests at Disney's Animal Kingdom were updated by Animal Kingdom VP Sarah Riles.

Pardon The Inconvenience
On behalf of the entire team at Disney's Animal Kingdom, I'd like to apologize that Expedition Everest Legend of the Forbidden Mountain is unavailable today. Our Cast Members have been working diligently to get the attraction up and running again, and we are sorry you are not able to experience this attraction at this time. I hope you will enjoy some of our other attractions during your experience in the park today.
Sarah Riles
Vice President, Disney's Animal Kingdom

Expedition Everest underwent a major three-month-long software update earlier in the year, reopening to guests in mid-April 2022.

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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.