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Opened as Animal Kingdom's first major coaster and first ride to feature a mythical animal, Expedition Everest is a forwards / backwards mine train coaster in which guests encounter the legendary Yeti through special effects and a stationary animatronic figure. As you wait in line to board the ride you pass through  a Tibetan village at the base of Mount Everest, full of interesting artifacts.  After a steep initial ascent, the mine train shoots through the mountain at high speed, and after a shock encounter you career backwards in the dark.  This is a popular ride and can be busy at peak times, but at the very end of the day you can sometimes walk straight on.


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