This popular thrill ride takes guests on a rickety tea plantation train up and into 199-foot-tall Forbidden Mountain on the way to Mount Everest. Once inside the chilly mountain interior, you’ll have a startling encounter with the fearsome Yeti—part god, part beast—and the largest and most complex Audio-Animatronics figure ever built. Banished, you’ll hurtle through darkness and even ride backward. The coaster has several steep drops and sharp turns, and some parts are very intense. The incredibly detailed queue snakes through a Himalayan village filled with artifacts, a museum, and a Yeti shrine. Single rider line available. 44”/112 cm. height restriction. Health warning. Must transfer from wheelchair to ride.Get a full copy of PassPorter's Walt Disney World guidebook here.
Ages: Ages 8 & up
Thrill Factor: Dark, drops, height
Coaster Duration: 3 min.
Single Rider? Yes (Note: Entrance is a bit hidden: Look for it off to the right of the regular and FastPass lines.)
Bonus: This attraction is open during Morning Extra Magic Hours (but not evening Extra Magic Hours).
- Must transfer from ECV
- Must transfer from wheelchair
- Seating type: low bar
PassPorter's Ratings for Expedition Everest
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Awesome ride. It is so much fun. I love when you see the Yeti and then go backwards. It is very thrilling. I could ride it over and over again.
DisneyKimber gave this a rating of 10 on 06/30/2016 at 11:27:56 pm EDT
Absolutely one of my all time favorite Disney rides!!
Belle1976 gave this a rating of 10 on 06/30/2016 at 2:38:21 pm EDT
Definitely avoid it in the rain!
Horace Horsecollar gave this a rating of 10 on 06/30/2016 at 12:27:38 pm EDT
SO much fun!
Team Disney gave this a rating of 10 on 06/30/2016 at 11:51:49 am EDT
LOVE this ride!! Tied with another coaster as my 2nd favorite ride in all of WDW!
TomiRocket gave this a rating of 10 on 06/27/2016 at 1:16:13 pm EDT
The very first time i rode it was back when the yeti actually worked and I just wish they would fix him, but it is still a fun ride that gratefully doesn't leave me with a headache like some of the other coasters in Disney
2babiesandthemouse gave this a rating of 9 on 06/24/2016 at 4:33:06 pm EDT
Husband and youngest love this one!!
questkitten gave this a rating of 9 on 06/24/2016 at 3:58:16 pm EDT
Great ride-but avoid in the rain.
gardengalWDW gave this a rating of 10 on 06/24/2016 at 2:18:40 am EDT
Really fun roller coaster with a great queue !
Dopey Girl gave this a rating of 9 on 06/20/2016 at 8:50:43 pm EDT
Really fun roller coaster with a great que !
Dopey Girl gave this a rating of 9 on 06/20/2016 at 8:49:58 pm EDT
Great queue, awesome ride. Too bad they can't figure out how to make the yeti work.
MissyMouse70 gave this a rating of 10 on 06/19/2016 at 9:52:58 am EDT
Best ride in the park.
scott disney dad gave this a rating of 10 on 06/18/2016 at 5:30:53 pm EDT
great thrill ride even for healthy seniors
Bernie bear gave this a rating of 10 on 06/17/2016 at 4:51:21 pm EDT
With the new later hours you must ride in the dark, so much more intense!
ashlvsq2004 gave this a rating of 8 on 06/16/2016 at 7:16:20 pm EDT
If you like thrill rides, this is a must do!
jodistrock gave this a rating of 10 on 06/13/2016 at 8:53:40 pm EDT
One of the best queues in all of Walt Disney World, one of best themed attractions too. Oh yeah, and also one of the best rides!
goofyboysmama gave this a rating of 10 on 06/09/2016 at 8:57:24 pm EDT
Love, love this ride!! Especially at night!!
hokiegal gave this a rating of 10 on 06/05/2016 at 10:26:13 pm EDT
Great coaster, but for the love of all things Disney, fix the Yeti.
Urbss gave this a rating of 9 on 06/05/2016 at 7:16:26 pm EDT
What is better than a really good roller coaster? How about one that goes backwards? I loved this ride.
Loridove gave this a rating of 10 on 06/05/2016 at 6:49:47 pm EDT
Best roller coaster in Disney, Great setting and exciting ride.
Big G gave this a rating of 10 on 06/05/2016 at 5:59:40 pm EDT
I wish I could give this ride an 11. Worth the wait to get the first row if you want a spectacular view. I love the deceptive buildup to the first thrill. I rode it 14 times in a row one day. Absolutely my favorite WDW attraction.
Marie the Cat gave this a rating of 10 on 06/05/2016 at 12:02:23 pm EDT
Best ride at AK! Smooth coaster with great views at the highest point. The queue is very entertaining.
FARMERGIRL gave this a rating of 10 on 06/03/2016 at 10:02:27 pm EDT
It was over too quickly. Detail in the queue was awesome also.
comfort80 gave this a rating of 10 on 06/03/2016 at 3:16:11 pm EDT
Too scared to ride it.
Jaffa8 gave this a rating of 1 on 06/02/2016 at 4:40:52 pm EDT
Zatrina gave this a rating of 10 on 06/01/2016 at 7:28:32 pm EDT
Excellent coaster, the detail in the queue is amazing too (although would typically use FP+ or single rider as the waits can get long).
Emlette gave this a rating of 10 on 05/28/2016 at 7:54:55 am EDT
So much fun, and a really smooth coaster. The view from the first hill is awesome!
dodgersle gave this a rating of 9 on 05/27/2016 at 3:44:02 pm EDT
txtink gave this a rating of 9 on 05/27/2016 at 12:36:31 pm EDT
My ultimate favorite ride!
MayraLR gave this a rating of 10 on 05/27/2016 at 12:09:33 pm EDT
zettarooski gave this a rating of 10 on 05/27/2016 at 9:29:47 am EDT
My family's #1 rated ride by everyone in the family.
megeed gave this a rating of 10 on 05/26/2016 at 11:26:37 pm EDT
Love it. My favourite ride
NZMum gave this a rating of 9 on 05/26/2016 at 11:14:42 pm EDT
Ride it over and over in the single rider line!
norm & linda gave this a rating of 10 on 05/26/2016 at 11:07:01 pm EDT
I do not care for roller coasters, but I really enjoy this one!
mrsbruhaha gave this a rating of 9 on 05/26/2016 at 1:33:20 pm EDT
Yeti poster near Expedition Everest | photo by mestitch
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