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Walt Disney World (WDW) Rumors Discuss Expedition Everest in the News & Rumors forums; I see that Animal Kingdom is working on Expedition Everest. Does anyone else know about this new ride and when it is supposed to open? Scott...
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    I see that Animal Kingdom is working on Expedition Everest. Does anyone else know about this new ride and when it is supposed to open?

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    2006 is its projected opening date.
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    Thanks

    Thanks for the info. It looks as if it is going to be a great thrill ride.

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    it may open late this yr as well

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    From the info I got while at AK a few weeks ago, Spring 2006 is the scheduled opening. It's going to be a much larger version of the Matterhorn from DL with a yeti apperance. From it's position in the park it looks like it's going to be the center piece of the new asia section when it's complete. Her is a link to a bunch of construction photos.

    http://www.wdwmagic.com/beastly.htm
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    awesome pics daddytomjm! i hear it also goes backwards, can't wait to try it out when it opens
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    This ride looks great. When i went in December I saw them building it. It looks like they may be finished later this year but they say spring 2006. I can't wait.

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    It also suppose to be the tallest Mountain in the state Flordia and it also has airplane lights on tops

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    Quote Originally Posted by JEDIPRINCESS
    It also suppose to be the tallest Mountain in the state Flordia and it also has airplane lights on tops
    It will not have airplane warning lights. EE as well as TOT have deliberately been built to a height of 199 feet. At 200 feet Disney would be required to install airplane warning lights but the imaginers felt this would take away from the theme so both rides heights were limited to 199 feet in height. To my knowledge the only structure at WDW that has airplane warning lights on it is the wand on SE.
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    http://www.rcdb.com/qs.htm?quicksear...dition+Everest


    Info taken from above link:

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    Type: Steel - Sit Down
    Status: Under Construction opening 2006
    Make / Model: Vekoma / Custom Other
    Cost: $100,000,000 USD
    Height: 112'
    Drop: 80'
    Inversions: 0
    Speed: 50 mph
    Trains: Riders must be 42" or taller to ride.
    History: This will become the largest ride in Walt Disney World at a cost of $100 million (USD).

    The ride will travel both forwards and backwards.

    The height of the attraction is said to be nearly 200 feet. This is probably referring to the height of the mountain and not the height of the track contained within.

    The Expedition Everest will be the first ride to use Vekoma's newest track system. Rather than the rails be on the inside of the ties, they will be on the outside. To date Vekoma has only used this system on their smaller roller coasters. This will be the first large scale installation of such a system.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Master Yoda
    It will not have airplane warning lights. EE as well as TOT have deliberately been built to a height of 199 feet. At 200 feet Disney would be required to install airplane warning lights but the imaginers felt this would take away from the theme so both rides heights were limited to 199 feet in height. To my knowledge the only structure at WDW that has airplane warning lights on it is the wand on SE.

    That what we been told when we went down there they said it going to be taller then the TT oh well.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Master Yoda
    To my knowledge the only structure at WDW that has airplane warning lights on it is the wand on SE.
    The only structure in the parks, yes. However, there are FAA lights on the Swan, the Dolphin and the Contemporary. The Contemporary isn't 200 feet tall, but it's in the flight path of the old STOLport and close enough that it still needs the lights.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rosworms
    Amusement Park:
    Walt Disney World - Animal Kingdom
    Type: Steel - Sit Down
    Status: Under Construction opening 2006
    Make / Model: Vekoma / Custom Other
    Cost: $100,000,000 USD
    Height: 112'
    Drop: 80'
    Inversions: 0
    Speed: 50 mph
    Trains: Riders must be 42" or taller to ride.
    History: This will become the largest ride in Walt Disney World at a cost of $100 million (USD).

    The ride will travel both forwards and backwards.
    I can not wait to ride this coaster.

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    Wish it was opening sooner

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    That will probably be the best ride in walt disney world

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