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Expedition Everest effects status watch

Discussion in 'WDW Parks General Discussion' started by wdwmagic, Apr 18, 2007.

  1. ADMachine

    ADMachine Well-Known Member

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    The mist, bird, and yeti are all gone. Only the waterfalls, shadow and (occasionally) station steam work, sadly. It really kills the mood of the ride
     
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    That's so sad. So there isn't even a stationary/Disco Yeti anymore?
     
  3. ADMachine

    ADMachine Well-Known Member

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    The yeti is still there, just broken. You said you're bringing a 1st timer, so be sure to let them know to look up in the last cave, or you'll miss him (like my mom did).
     
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    You know what else really kills the mood of the ride? Hundreds of hairbands strewn all over a major show scene.
     
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  5. ADMachine

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    Yeah, that too. I think Everest should just be re-named, "The Ride Everyone on WDWMagic Complains About"
     
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    TREOWCA???
     
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    Everest Edit.jpg
     
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    If you're bringing a first-timer, the key is not to mention all the stuff that's not working, either before or after. Just let them enjoy it and they probably will. All the ambiance and the mountain itself are still really impressive, and the strobe light effect is surprisingly effective at fooling people into thinking the yeti is still moving. All the false alarms in this thread about people who have ridden the attraction over the years and swear they saw the figure move is proof enough of that.
     
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  9. Doug Means

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    i think some people who get to ride it a lot and see stuff, forget the entire ride experience for those of us who don't. From the walk up to it and just seeing the mountain, the details in the Queue, and the roller coaster is a good enough thrill for people who like roller coasters. there are a lot of little details that may not be working but most people don't know about that (so they won't know to look for it). there is enough great detail that the average person can still enjoy it over and over again. i was lucky enough to see the yeti work the 1st time i rode it (i lived near there for 5 years). but the steam and the bird are things i didn't think about until people started saying they weren't working. now i look for it when i go to see myself. i wouldn't have, except for forums like this.
     
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    Exactly. Parents need to stop their brats from doing that. It is not good luck for your cheering squad. It is littering.
     
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    And them some of us don't try to look for every single little thing that may or may not be working, and just enjoy the attraction. A weird concept around here, I know.
     
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    does any know why doesnt the station steam work 100% of the time?
     
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    I have heard that the CM's often turn it off especially in the summer as it is real steam.
     
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    Just take the first timer and don't spoil the ride by telling him that nothing works. After the ride, tell him how scary and great it was when the Yeti swings his arm at you. Then in a few months he might find this board and post about how it was working the first time he rode it.

    In all honesty, I do find the hair ties more annoying than the disco yeti. I just ignore him, but I can't ignore the hair ties. If I knew, I had forgotten it was for good luck at the cheer competitions.
     
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    Well to be fair... I'm sure actual Everest climbers leave their garbage on the mountain all the time, maybe hair ties are pretty realistic fake-trash?
     
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    Pandora opens this month. How long do you think it'll take them to yank EE for the refurb it needs?
     
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    2 years if ever.
     
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    I'm putting my cash on end of on season 2017, so maybe this fall, fingers crossed
     
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    I would take that bet. As long as EE keeps making its numbers, I have a feeling the Yeti will remain a statue for the foreseeable future.
     
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    How do we know there's even still animatronic parts underneath all the fur? ;)
     
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