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WDW Theme Parks Discuss Mt. Everest: Did you know... in the Vacation Planning forums; that when the coaster goes backwards in the dark it inverts and then does a corkscrew. Somewhat told me that at our Biergarten table and then I rode it. I ...
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    Mt. Everest: Did you know...

    that when the coaster goes backwards in the dark it inverts and then does a corkscrew. Somewhat told me that at our Biergarten table and then I rode it. I could see some light off to the side and used that to gage
    my position and I can clearly confirm that his assertion is correct (but I could be wrong). If I'm not then why did I not know this? Also, it does explain why I seem to be a little "Off Kilter" when I get off the ride.

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    Re: Mt. Everest: Did you know...

    everest does not invert.. i've ridden everest and other coasters countless times and can insure you that it does not go upside down. if it did the coaster would have to use over-the-shoulder restraints like in rock n rollercoaster or mission space
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    Re: Mt. Everest: Did you know...

    In a WDW special on TV stated that the track actually switches just before the train starts going backwards. (Similar to a model train track change.)
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    Re: Mt. Everest: Did you know...

    ....... No, it doesn't
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    Re: Mt. Everest: Did you know...

    No...... it doesn't
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    Re: Mt. Everest: Did you know...

    If u ask the cast memeber before you get on ii, they will tell u that it only goes backward in the dark and it has only 1 drop that after the Yeti breaks the track. This coaster is all about speed.
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    Exclamation Re: Mt. Everest: Did you know...

    Look at this video---------> YouTube - ExpeditionTest


    The video starts at the top of the 2nd lift hill if you dont know the ride well. This is what the ride really does!!!!!

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    Re: Mt. Everest: Did you know...

    Since they told you this at the Biergarten, I'm pretty sure they were drunk and you might have been, too.

    Yes, the track itself flips behind you when you can hear the yeti screaming behind you where the track is all tore up. And no, the coaster does not go upside down at all.

    You go 40 miles an hour backwards, which because of the dark, makes it seem like you're going much faster.

    The track is just short of a mile long, and most of it is backward.
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    Re: Mt. Everest: Did you know...

    It is the dark, combined with backwards travel first down, then up an incline which gives everyone the vertigo the assoicate with inverted travel.

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    Thanks SJT for the youtube link.
    That answers my question.

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    Re: Mt. Everest: Did you know...

    Everest has a helix like move inside, kind of like the one outside before the Yeti scene. Which create vertical and horizontal g forces that could feel like a inversion. Easily mistaken to a person unfamiliar with rides, or a drunk person (lol) assuming it's a loop, or even a know it all on vacation. But nonetheless Everest does not go upside down.


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    A drunk, a know-it-all, or a drunk know-it-all.....or maybe just someone jerkin' your chain...!

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    Re: Mt. Everest: Did you know...

    The inverted assertion is wrong, however, if certain atmospheric conditions are present and in the right combination this ride does create a tear in the time/space continuum which can cause riders to actually be transported to another coaster somewhere on Disney property. I know because I once boarded Expedition Everest and came out of Big Thunder Mountain. Also, I was drunk.

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    Re: Mt. Everest: Did you know...

    How drunk were you and do you remember comin' outta' BTM inverted, maybe?

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    Re: Mt. Everest: Did you know...

    I was carried out of BTM, if I remember correctly.

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