Expedition Everest: My MUST Ride

In previous posts, I took a look at the one ride that I must ride at the Magic Kingdom and at Epcot.  Today, we are going to take a look at Animal Kingdom, that Imagineer Haven where you can find a different aspect of the park to enjoy and appreciate at every turn!

My initial thoughts when it comes to Animal Kingdom and my must ride was that it wasn’t a ride at all that I must see – it was a show.  However, as good as Festival of the Lion King and Finding Nemo – The Musical are, there really isn’t any comparison to the feel a great ride can make you feel.  So I discounted them from the running.

Then I started thinking about the different rides that we enjoy at Animal Kingdom.  There are some good ones there, but they are kind of spaced out so there is a lot of walking to get to them all.  There’s Primeval Whirl, Sophie’s favorite ride at Animal Kingdom because it took so long before she was tall enough to ride it.  Then there is Kali River Rapids, a ride that Sophie, my niece Stephanie, and I rode twice in a row, got soaked, then, as if we weren’t wet enough, the sky opened up with rain right after we got off.  And don’t forget Kilimanjaro Safaris, that ride that takes you through to see some of the Park’s greatest treasures – the animals that populate the park.

But for me, after much consideration, I decided that my favorite ride is Expedition Everest.  It’s got it all — a great queue, incredible theming, a fun storyline.  But for me, Expedition Everest is made when you ride backwards down the track.  That is when my stomach rises, the thrills increase, and I’m ready to ride it again.  Check out these photos from TimeStream Software for just a hint of the incredible elements of the ride!

(c) TimeStream Software from Walt Disney World Notescast for iPhone
(c) TimeStream Software

On my last park, I’m going to take a look at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and talk to you about what ride I absolutely must ride there!  See you next time!

When Mickey isn’t writing on his blog, you can also read his work on Chip & Company, and he can also be found researching his next Disney trip.  Follow him on Twitter @Mickey_MDOD and on his Facebook Fan Page.

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