Joe Rohde gets asked about fixing the yeti from a most unlikely source

Oct 24, 2017 in "Expedition Everest"

Joe Rohde revealed on Twitter yesterday that he was asked about the status of Expedition Everest's yeti from a most unlikely source -U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

In later replies, he tweeted, "My answer was long" and " IS in the best interests of our country :)"

Joe Rohde is a Portfolio Creative Executive with Walt Disney Imagineering, and was the creative lead on Expedition Everest and Disney's Animal Kingdom.

The Yeti, Guardian of the Mountain, is a mammoth-sized Audio-Animatronics figure with a potential thrust, in all of its hydraulic cylinders combined, of slightly over 259,000 pounds force -- potentially more instantaneous power than a 747-400 airliner.

The animatronic's motion was switched off less than a year after the ride opened in 2006 due to various unspecified structural issues around the figure.

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Article Posted: Oct 24, 2017 / 10:02am EDT