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Expedition Everest

Expedition Everest

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roller coaster
Expedition Everest
Disney's Animal Kingdom
Location Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA
Status Operating since April 7, 2006
Cost $100,000,000 USD
Height restriction 44 inches (112 cm)
Manufacturer Vekoma
Type Steel - Mine Train
Model / product Custom Other
Riders per train 6 trains with 6 cars. Riders are arranged 2 across in 3 rows for a total of 36 riders per train
Height112 feet
Δ elevation200 feet
Drop80 feet
Top speed50 mph
Length4424 feet

Expedition Everest is a steel mine train roller coaster located at Disney's Animal Kingdom in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA. The ride takes place on a 200 foot tall artificial mountain and was built by Vekoma. The Guinness Book of World Records lists Expedition Everest as the world's most expensive roller coaster.

Design[edit | edit source]

Expedition Everest begins with a lift hill that travels up the snowy mountain. After some drops and curves, the ride travels up the lift hill and stops there momentarily. At this time, the transfer tracks below switch, and the trains then falls backwards through a new section of track. Next, the ride is held up at another transfer track, where it falls forwards into the rest of the ride.

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