So, what is the best ride at Animal Kingdom? We think the answer is Expedition Everest.
Most people love a good roller coaster. Fortunately, Disney World has many great ones, and Expedition Everest – Legend of the Forbidden Mountain ranks among Disney’s best.
Located in the Asia section of Animal Kingdom, Expedition Everest is appropriately located at the base of “Mount Everest” in a “Tibetan village.” Here you will board a train and then head straight up toward the 200-foot mountain peak. But be warned: a legendary snow monster makes his home deep inside the mountain, and he doesn’t like visitors!
After the steep climb, then your train begins its rapid descent as you hurtle back down the mountain and into a dark cave. Next, you’ll happen upon some broken train tracks, at which time the train reverses course and plummets backward into the darkness.
Soon the shadow of a gigantic (and angry) snow beast appears before your eyes! He roars, and the train races away before the Yeti makes a meal out of you.
The scenery in this attraction is spectacular, especially during the slow ascent to the top — you get an elevated view all over Walt Disney World! If you have a chance to go on this ride at nighttime, you’ll be rewarded with a dazzling experience.
Expedition Everest is a relatively smooth ride compared to many coasters (which jostle you around). However, the attraction may be on the scary side for children because of the frightening visual effects, loud noises, speeds, darkness, and drops.
For anyone brave enough to board this frantic train, then you’ll be rewarded with 3.5 minutes of fast-paced pleasure.
Category: Thrill Ride, Big Drops, Dark
Height Requirement: 44″ or taller
Good for: Kids, Tweens, Teens, Adults
Disney Genie+/Lightning Lane Pass: Included in Genie+