Disney With Kids: Conquered the Expedition Everest @ Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park

Disney Animal Kingdom Expedition Everest With Kids

Our recent trip to Walt Disney World marked a special milestone for our kids. They are now tall enough to ride most of the roller coaster rides and old enough to enjoy those rides themselves.

After three days of fun hopping between Walt Disney World theme parks from Hollywood Studio to Epcot and Disney’s Animal Kingdom. It is clear that the Expedition Everest ride at Disney’s Animal Kingdom was their favorite. Even though we didn’t meet the Yeti on the ride since he was on spring break. Maybe next trip we will get to meet him.

Disney Animal Kingdom Expedition Everest Ride

Mr. Rojo took Miss J and Mr. Z for the second time on the Expedition Everest ride on the last day. Yeah.. I was too much of the scary cat to take on a roller coaster ride the same day I was going to drive 8 hours back to Atlanta.

Disney Animal Kingdom Expedition Everest Shop

After the ride, it was fun to walk around in the gift shop. Yes, it’s a tourist trap to get more money from our pocket but when we talked to the cast member who worked the cash register that day we found out that most of the props inside the shop are the real equipment left behind on the Mount Everest base camps.

Disney Animal Kingdom Expedition Everest Can

In order to create the accurate experience and also help clean up the Mount Everest, Walt Disney World had help recycle and brought down some equipments and gears left behind by climbers.

Disney Animal Kingdom Expedition Everest Gear

Knowing that it gave me goose bump. I looked around and imagined the life and danger these climbers encountered during their climb. I don’t know if we will ever be that adventurous like our friends at the Planet D who climbed to Mount Everest Base Camp so for now we have at least concurred the thrill ride.

Disney Animal Kingdom Expedition Everest Lantern

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Disclosure: Thank you Walt Disney World for hosting our family during Disney’s Social Media Moms. We received discount hotel stays and complimentary items like tickets, food and entertainment from Walt Disney World. But as always this post is based solely on our own experience and opinion without any no outside influence.

About Amy Querido

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  1. I love learning little tidbits of info like that about Disney! How interesting that some of the artifacts are actually from Everest.

  2. I love that ride! I will always remember it as the ride on which I lost my glasses. When they say secure your belongings, they mean it.:)

  3. We went to Orlando a few years ago. It’s one of our favorite trips and memories.

  4. Maybe your kids will dream of visiting the real Everest someday now!

  5. Hey, if you’d gone on that ride a second time…who would have taken the picture :lol:

  6. Your kids are absolutely adorable! I love the “I’m about to go on a roller coaster” smiles in the first picture.

  7. I see there’s been a lot of changes since I last visited Disney in 1986!!! Gasp!!!

    • I know! Disney constantly improved their parks. They are currently working on new/improved section in Magic Kingdom. I think it will be awesome. They know how to keep people coming back. :)

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